aFe Cold Air Intake Systems

advanced FLOW engineering, also known as aFe Power is a premier manufacturer of automotive performance systems. Founded in 1999, aFe has always been very passionate about providing compelling, innovative, and highest performing products. Their extensive product line includes AFE cold air intake systems.

What is a Cold Air Intake?

A Cold Air Intake (CAI) will relocate your factory air intake outside of your engine bay.  This relocation will move the filter into the upper wheel well or your front fender.  This new location will allow for the intake to bring in much cooler air. To learn more about cold air intake systems check out this article.

Which aFe intake is right for me?

When browsing for a new cold air intake system by aFe Power there will be several options available. Each system has their own individual benefits.

Stage 1:

Stage 1 aFe Cold Air Intake
Stage 1 aFe Cold Air Intake

The stage one CAI system by aFe is ideal for enthusiast looking for a budget friendly upgrade.  It uses your stock intake tube which allows for easy installation. Additionally it is One-Piece, and features a 16-Gauge Powder-Coated Heat Shield.  This system allows for HUGE High-Flow, High – Performance Conical Air filters in three choices of Media.

  • Torque: up to 20 lbs. ft.
  • Horsepower: up to 10 hp
  • Average Installation Time: 15 – 45 Minutes
  • Starting Cost: $200.00

Stage 2:

Stage 2 aFe Cold Air Intake
Stage 2 aFe Cold Air Intake

The stage two CAI by aFe is ideal for performance enthusiast, looking for the most power gains.  Like the stage one, it is a One-Piece system that features a 16-Gauge Powder-Coated Heat Shield. However it also comes with a precision designed roto-molded intake tube. The stage 2 system maximizes airflow volume and speed, which allows for optimum power gains. Lastly, this system allows for HUGE High-Flow, High – Performance Conical Air filters in three choices of Media.

  • Torque: up to 60 lbs. ft.
  • Horsepower: up to 40 hp
  • Average Installation Time: 45 –  60 Minutes
  • Starting Cost: $250.00

Stage 2 (Si):

Stage 2 SJ aFe Cold Air Intake
Stage 2 SJ aFe Cold Air Intake

The Stage 2 Si is ideal for Luxury Enthusiast looking for refined performance and OEM style. It’s a sealed box design that provides factory style and appearance.  Due to this design it will have less intake noise than the stage 1 or stage 2 systems. It has specially engineered airflow openings, allowing for increased airflow. Furthermore, it features a precision designed and roto-molded intake tube. Additionally it has a roto-molded or aluminum cover. This system allows for HUGE High-Flow, High – Performance Conical Air filters in three choices of Media.

  • Torque: up to 40 lbs. ft.
  • Horsepower: up to 19 hp
  • Average Installation Time: 45 – 60 Minutes
  • Starting Cost: $350.00

Momentum:

aFe Momentum Cold Air Intake
aFe Momentum Cold Air Intake

The Momentum CAI by aFe Power is their most advanced design yet.  Its ideal for extreme performance enthusiast without compromising any style. It features a one-piece sealed housing which uses factory mounting points.  This allows for easy installation. The Momentum Cold Air Intake also features Heavy Duty T-Bolt Clamps that allow for the most secure assembly.  Additionally it features a patent pending housing to filter interface.  This allows for fewer components and a larger filter.  The larger filter = More Capacity! Furthermore, it features an auxiliary air scoop that brings in additional air volume.  Additional air volume allows for an increased performance.

  • Torque: up to 60 lbs. ft.
  • Horsepower: up to 40 hp
  • Average Installation Time: 30 – 60 Minutes
  • Starting Cost: $350.00

Final Words

No matter what your specific use of your vehicle is, aFe has something for you. Whatever your desired effect for sound or power, they have something to suit your needs. All of their cold air intake systems are dyno tested and proven, allowing them to deliver real horsepower and torque numbers.  Lastly, aFe is committed to using advanced technology to design, engineer and build the most state-of-the-art cold-air intake systems on the market.