The AEM 22-480B Performance Short Ram Air Intake System has been engineered to be an affordable and easy way to boost the horsepower and torque of your engine. The restrictive factory air filter and air intake housing are replaced with this AEM air intake system which was designed, tuned and dyno-tested to fit specific Mazda Protege and Protege 5 models. Air enters the system through an oversized AEM Dryflow synthetic washable air filter for outstanding air flow, filtration and performance. The sound your engine makes when accelerating is also modified to a fuller, more aggressive resonance allowing you to hear and feel the horsepower upgrade. The intake tubing is constructed from mandrel-bent aluminum featuring a durable blue powder coated finish. This air intake system was developed to accommodate the engine's factory emissions control devices including the mass airflow sensor, inlet air temperature sensor, ventilation hose and purge solenoid valve. The tapered cylinder shaped AEM Dryflow air filter is made from an oil-free, synthetic filter media that can be used for up to 100,000 miles before cleaning is needed (depending on driving conditions). Some AEM air intakes are not legal for sale or use in California and other states adopting California emission standards, while others are 50 state legal. View the 22-480B vehicle applications to determine the legal status for each vehicle.
Affordable and simple horsepower upgrade
Improved throttle response and engine sound
Low restriction aluminum intake tube
Easy to install with common hand tools
Lasts up to 100,000 miles before service is required (depending on driving conditions)
Washable and reusable lifetime air filter
AEM Lifetime Limited Warranty
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Street Legal In All US States
TUV Approved (Europe)
6 lb (2.7 kg)
Product Box Height
8.5 in (216 mm)
Product Box Length
18.25 in (464 mm)
Product Box Width
14.5 in (368 mm)
Mounting Hardware Included
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Wrench, Extension, Flat Blade Screwdriver, Allen Wrench
Custom-engineered tubes deliver better airflow than you get with a stock intake. More air means better performance.
Using cotton gauze instead of typical folded paper, our filters increase airflow while providing excellent engine protection.
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