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Up the HP Ante on Your 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0L with AEM’s Cold Air Intake

January 9th, 2010 1 comment


The Hyundai Genesis Coupe was released as a direct competitor to sports cars such as the Infiniti G37 and Nissan 370Z. With styling cues derived from both challengers, the Hyundai comes out of the gates strong in the appearance segment. The Genesis Coupe also features high-quality components such as Brembo performance brakes, a limited-slip differential and a Mitsubishi TD04H turbocharger. It is in the power department however that the Genesis Coupe lacks amongst its counterparts. Weighing in at a hefty 3,294 Lbs., the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine only musters up 210 horsepower. In class of vehicles that generate right around 300 horsepower, the Genesis falls a few ponies short

Where the Genesis Coupe excels however is in its price tag and in its tuner-friendly design. The 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe with the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine has a starting MSRP of just $22k. The comparatively inexpensive price tag combined with support from the aftermarket community brings the Genesis Coupe to the forefront for performance enthusiasts.

Since the introduction of the Genesis Coupe, AEM has been working on several performance components for the 2.0-liter turbo engine. To increase the airflow to the turbocharged engine, AEM has proudly released a Cold Air Intake System for the 2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe with the 2.0-liter engine (Part Number 21-687C).

The 21-687C cold air intake system connects directly to the Genesis’ TD04H turbo compressor inlet. From the turbocharger, the intake inlet tube is directed to the passenger side wheel well. In order to make a clear path to the passenger side wheel well, AEM engineers had to redesign the vehicle’s windshield washer tank. To this end, the AEM cold air intake for the Genesis (21-687C) includes a high-quality windshield washer tank to replace the factory unit. With the AEM washer tank in place, the mandrel-bent aluminum inlet tube is routed to the passenger wheel well and is capped by a DRYFLOW performance air filter (Part Number 21-2047DK). The 21-2047DK DRYFLOW performance air filter features an inlet diameter of 3.5-inches (89mm) and a height of 7-inches (178mm). The oil-free DRYFLOW technology is extremely durable and easy to clean.

With its efficient design, the 21-687C air intake system is able to produce a maximum gain of seven horsepower at 6,500 RPM on the 2.0-liter engine. By allowing the turbocharger to take in more airflow, peak power is also improved with the addition of the AEM cold air intake. This cold air intake system is simple to install using basic tools.

Jeremy Lookofsky’s Street Warrior Cartel Scion xD on Display in AEM Booth at SEMA

November 2nd, 2009 2 comments


AEM is proud to display Jeremy Lookofsky’s modified Scion xD build in its booth at SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Assocation) 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. SEMA is one of the largest automotive aftermarket conventions in the world. The AEM booth will be in the Central Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, booth number 23243.


Jeremy Lookofsky said he was itching to build something insane and his inspiration of Project Street Warrior came from a mix of builds

Lookofsky named his build, Street Warrior Cartel xD. “The inspiration came from a mix of builds,” he said. “I have been itching to build something insane but something that could also be used to get from show to show without a trailer.”

Specifications of the Street Warrior Cartel Scion xD are:

AEM Cold Air Intake
TRD Sport Muffler
Drag Cartel Sports Header

TRD Sport Shocks & Springs
20 x 9 Front Cartel Custom Designed RockStar Themed Custom Forged Rims
20 x 11 Rear Cartel Custom Designed RockStar Themed Forged Rims
Toyo Tires T1R Front 245/30/20 & Rear 285/25/20
13’’ Wilwood SRP Hat & Rotors
Wilwood Dynapro 4 Piston Radial Mount Caliper

6’’ Custom Wide Body Modifications
Shaved Rear Door Handles
B Pillars Removed & Welded Up Rear Doors
Custom Metal Fabrication
Flat Grey Base with Jerk Designs Air Brush Graphics
Custom ED Front & Rear Bumper Molded Into Custom Wide Body

Embossed Black Leather and Yellow Suede accents on front & rear seats, door panels, audio and trim panels
Sparco Race Buckets
Rear Seat Belt Bar / Chassis Reinforcement
Sony Xplod Audio System

“Major highlights that make this build unique include the open air look of the 1960s with a new twist of technology and body lines,” said Lookofsky. “It’s been chopped 4 inches with B Pillars and the roof section removed and completely reinforced. This style build makes for a great display car interaction with its consumers and vendors.”

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WR Secret Weapon Intake Rated “Best Overall Intake System”

October 16th, 2009 1 comment

TRP Magazine did a test on both Cold Air Intake Kits and Short Ram Intake Kits and their test concluded that the Weapon R Secret Weapon Intake produced the best numbers. See the below tests for TPR results.


Honda Civic Si AEM Cold Air Intake Sound Clip

October 16th, 2009 No comments

Are you looking for a sound clip of an AEM Cold Air Intake Kit on a Honda Civic Si? Someone showed us this video over on YouTube, and we wanted to share it with you. Depending on the type of engine you have in your Civic, it might sound a little different, but you get the idea.


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Honda Civic AEM Cold Air Intake

October 15th, 2009 No comments

Honda Civic AEM Cold Air Intake

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One of the first mods that people do to their Honda Civic is a cold air intake. You need to start with an intake system because the goal of producing more power in your car has to start with letting your engine breathe better. The easiest way to do this is to add an intake system. Here, we will discuss the AEM Cold Air Intake Kit as opposed to the AEM Short Ram Intake Kit. We like the AEM Cold Air Intake for the Honda Civic because with the Civic’s small high revving motor, it has a tendency to create more heat under the hood, and with an AEM Cold Air Intake you relocate the air filter outside of the engine bay, so you expose your air filter to cooler air, and cooler air equals more power.

We recommend the AEM Cold Air Intake because of the amount of time and research and development that AEM puts into their products. Everything from the angle of the piping bends, the length of the pipe, the thickness of the metal, the type of powdercoat used, and most importantly – the advanced air filter that AEM uses makes the AEM Cold Air Intake one of the best for the Honda Civic. The Honda Civic AEM Cold Air Intake is available in blue, red, polished and silver, and we strive to have one of the largest in stock inventories of Honda Civic AEM Cold Air Intakes on the market.

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