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Add Power to Your 2016 Chevy Cruze With an AEM Air Intake

The AEM 21-805C incorporates the factory high pressure feed and seals in the cool air

The AEM 21-805C incorporates the factory high pressure feed and seals in the cool air

In 2016, Chevy improved its Cruze line of vehicles with new styling, matching the rest of the restyled Chevy line-up, while adding a hatchback model. It is still powered by the EcoTec 1.4L turbocharged 4 cylinder but performance has been increased to 153 hp and 177 ft-lb of torque, all while retaining a 47 mpg rated fuel mileage. This fuel efficient compact car is still no slouch with a 7.7 second 0-60 time. True to their sport compact roots, the experts at AEM Induction Systems now have an answer for the restrictive factory air intake system with the AEM 21-805C intake system.

The engineers at AEM utilized two sizes of mandrel bent aluminum tube for this intake. A large-diameter straight section for the MAF sensor sized for proper ECU tuning, and a large-radius bend using smaller diameter tubing for increased velocity into the turbo inlet. These two sections are joined by a spun aluminum adapter for a smooth, restriction-free transition. The large-diameter MAF sensor section of the intake also allows for the use of the oversized 21-2038DK DryFlow filter. This filter offers increased flowable filter area, a molded in velocity stack, and the convenience of AEM’s oil-free, washable DryFlow material.

The large 21-2038DK DryFlow filter provides ample flowable area to the intake system

The large 21-2038DK DryFlow filter provides ample flowable area to the intake system

The filter is isolated by the CAD-designed and powdercoated heatshield. This shield is designed to seal to the hood, shock tower, and engine mount surfaces, while interfacing with the stock high-pressure air scoop to provide cool, outside air while preventing the engine heat from causing poor performance. The heat shield also helps provide more airflow by opening the cool area of the lower front bumper to the filter, reducing the restriction existing in the factory intake system. All these performance improvements allow measured horsepower increases up to 7% over stock and come in an aesthetically pleasing package that looks great when the hood is up. Besides the added power, the aggressive intake sound is pleasing while not overwhelming and the open element filter design makes the turbo recirculation valve audible, giving that aftermarket blow-off valve sound when the throttle is lifted.

The AEM 21-805C intake kit is easily with common hand tools. Everything required for complete installation is included in the intake kit and no cutting of your stock equipment is required. The AEM 21-805C intake kit is designed for the follow models and years:

2017 CHEVROLET CRUZE 1.4L L4 Fuel Injection - All Models


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