Brute Force AEM Intake

About AEM Intake Systems

Innovation is key when it comes to the aftermarket performance market. That is why one of the founders of AEM Intakes lives by the quote “If you cant make something better, why make it at all”.  AEM Intakes has pioneered many products that are now available in the aftermarket world.  They are responsible for creating one of the first hybrid induction systems, which is designed for vehicles with engine swaps. They also developed the first dual chamber intake kit which is designed to generate more power over a broad RPM range.

Brute Force AEM Intake

AEM has a line designed specifically for gas and diesel trucks, SUVs and late-model fuel-injected muscle cars called Brute Force Intakes.  These systems feature a powder-coated steel heat shield to help protect the filter from engine heat, and an intake tube designed to provide smooth flow of air.  The brute force intake will includes a large Dryflow air filter, which offers more surface area than the traditional stock filter. It utilizes deep, bull-nosed pleats engineered to improve dust capacity.

Brute Force Intake

AEM® - Brute Force Air Intake System - Gunmetal Gray
AEM Intakes – Brute Force

The big “deep breathing” engine in your truck, SUV or muscle car needs an AEM Brute Force Air Intake system to unleash all of its power. AEM tunes the resonance properties of each vehicle’s system to deliver the maximum amount of air to the engine air inlet. Temperature testing is performed to determine the optimal location for the Dryflow air filter, to achieve the lowest air inlet temperature possible. Most systems also include a powder coated steel heat shield to shroud the filter from engine heat and road dirt. As a result, AEM’s Brute Force Air Intake system delivers more torque and horsepower, while at the same time providing critical air filtration that is so important for long engine life. AEM’s quality-first manufacturing processes enable it to offer the Brute Force Air Intake system with a lifetime warranty, and like all AEM air intake systems, it’s made in the USA.

Brute Force filtering element:

All AEM Brute Force air intake systems come with the innovative, oil-free, high-flow AEM Dryflow Brute Force air filter. The Dryflow Brute Force air filter is engineered to exceed the normal flow capacities of large displacement engines, while providing outstanding filtration and dust holding capacity. And the flow requirements are exceeded by a wide margin, which allows you plenty of leeway for engine breathing modifications, without needing to worry about having enough intake airflow.

The AEM Dryflow Brute Force filter is constructed of a unique non-woven polyester-based filter media supported by a lightweight mineral-reinforced plastic cage. This filter media doesn’t require oil to filter and trap dirt and contaminants, and actually sheds dirt under engine vibration, unlike cotton-gauze, which holds onto contaminants until you clean the filter. The plastic cage helps the filter retain its shape, eliminating the chance of the filter collapsing from flow demands.

Cleaning is easy: simply tap the filter a few times to remove most of the dirt from the filter pleats, then spray the filter with AEM’s environmentally friendly, mild, all-purpose cleaner. Rinse the filter with clean water and allow to dry, or blow dry with compressed air. Best of all, the Dryflow Brute Force filter requires no oiling, so there’s never a chance of over-oiling. The Dryflow Brute Force filter is extremely durable and will withstand almost unlimited cleanings.


Key Features:

  • Increased horsepower
  • Tuned and dyno-tested to improve acceleration and engine sound
  • Low restriction high density polyethylene tubing
  • Easy to install using commonly available tools
  • AEM logo embossed air box with a metal powder coated lid
  • Air filter lasts up to 100,000 miles before cleaning is required (depending on driving conditions)
  • Washable and reusable oil-free filter media
  • AEM Lifetime Limited Warranty

Brute Force HD Diesel Air Intakes

Brute Force HD intakes are the largest, and most rugged intakes that AEM manufactures.  These intakes are available for popular late model Duramax, Cummins, and Power Stroke diesel engines. The extra-large Dryflow air filter helps provide increased filtration and dust capacity. The free-flowing intake pipes provide an increase in airflow.

AEM® - Brute Force HD Diesel Air Intake System
Brute Force HD Diesel Air Intakes

Probably no engine is more sensitive to proper airflow and filtration than a diesel. Insufficient flow caused by restriction or a dirty filter can cause exhaust smoke and excessive emissions. Adding an AEM Brute Force HD Diesel Air Intake system to your diesel truck or SUV can ensure that you never encounter these problems. The system begins with an oil-free, high-flow Dryflow air filter that is engineered to dramatically out-flow the engine’s requirements and deliver excellent dust holding capacity.

Compared to the standard nine-inch Brute Force Dryflow filter, the HD Diesel filter features over twice the filter media surface area and utilizes deep pleats to improve dust holding capacity and increase cleaning intervals. The filter is connected to a mandrel-bent, lightweight high-flow intake tube that delivers the intake air to the engine. The intake tube features high-strength dogbone brackets and dual rubber soft mounts, to ensure that the system lasts under heavy-duty operating conditions. AEM’s quality-first manufacturing processes enable it to offer the Brute Force HD Diesel Air Intake system with a lifetime warranty, and like all AEM air intake systems, it’s made in the USA.

Brute Force HD Diesel filtering element:

All AEM Brute Force air intake systems come with the innovative, oil-free, high-flow AEM Dryflow Brute Force air filter. The Dryflow Brute Force air filter is engineered to exceed the normal flow capacities of large displacement engines, while providing outstanding filtration and dust holding capacity. And the flow requirements are exceeded by a wide margin, which allows you plenty of leeway for engine breathing modifications, without needing to worry about having enough intake airflow.

The AEM Dryflow Brute Force filter is constructed of a unique non-woven polyester-based filter media supported by a lightweight mineral-reinforced plastic cage. This filter media doesn’t require oil to filter and trap dirt and contaminants, and actually sheds dirt under engine vibration, unlike cotton-gauze, which holds onto contaminants until you clean the filter. The plastic cage helps the filter retain its shape, eliminating the chance of the filter collapsing from flow demands. The Brute Force filter is a favorite of racing teams competing in rough, dusty conditions.

Cleaning is easy; simply tap the filter a few times to remove most of the dirt from the filter pleats, then spray the filter with AEM’s environmentally friendly, mild, all-purpose cleaner. Rinse the filter with clean water and allow to dry, or blow dry with compressed air. Best of all, the Dryflow Brute Force filter requires no oiling, so there’s never a chance of over-oiling. The Dryflow Brute Force filter is extremely durable and will withstand almost unlimited cleanings.

Key Features:

  • Engineered for maximum airflow, filtration and durability
  • The oil-free, high-flow Dryflow™ air filter has over twice the filtration area as the standard Brute Force air filter
  • The dyno-tuned air intake pipe is constructed of mandrel-bent 6063 aluminum for smooth airflow
  • Includes high-strength mounting brackets for maximum durability
  • Most systems include a black powder coated steel heat shield
  • Comes complete with all necessary mounting hardware and comprehensive installation instructions
  • Backed by the AEM limited lifetime warranty
  • Manufactured in the USA

In Conclusion

If you’re looking to improve your truck, SUV, or muscle car’s performance with a re-usable, dependable air filter than the Brute Force AEM intake is perfect for you. Not only will you gain increased performance, but you will reduce the need for frequent cleanings, which means more time on the street, track or off-road terrain!