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AEM Cold Air Intake System Cold Air Intake System - 21-742C

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Features:
  • Part #: 21-742C
  • Color: Gun Metal Gray
  • Estimated Horsepower Gain: 23 HP @ 6600 RPM
  • Download installation instructions (PDF)
  • Includes AEM filter # 21-202DK
  • Compatible with filter wrap # 1-4000 (not included)
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Features:
  • The AEM Cold Air Intake System draws-in the coolest possible air for maximum sport compact performance
  • Custom-designed and engineered for your specific year, make, model and engine
  • AEM Cold Air Intakes draw low-temp air from the wheel well with one of AEM's innovative Dryflow Filters
  • Mandrel-bent 6061 aluminum intake tubes provide the smoothest possible airflow
  • Includes a washable, reusable AEM performance air filter
  • Available in your choice of flashy finishes, depending on your vehicle
  • AEM Cold Air Intakes are made in the USA
  • Installs easy in less than 90 minutes with the full soft-mount hardware kit and comprehensive instructions
  • Your AEM Cold Air Intake is backed by a Lifetime Warranty
Description:

Get your intake system running cool as can be with the AEM Cold Air Intake. Thanks to a custom design that locates the filter outside the engine compartment, AEM Cold Air Intakes rush cooler air straight into your sport compact like no other intake setup can.

The AEM Cold Air Intake starts with innovative AEM Dryflow filter technology, feeding faster, cooler air through the mandrel-bent aluminum intake pipe. That intake pipe is a stunner, too-most AEM Cold Air Intakes come with your choice of flashy finishes.

Thanks to detailed instructions and AEM's soft-mount hardware kit, installing the AEM Cold Air Intake is a breeze. All you need are standard tools and about an hour to start feeling the extra horsepower and torque. Best yet, AEM stands behind your AEM Cold Air Intake with a Lifetime Warranty. Order today, and have the coolest-running, coolest-looking sport compact on the block.

Notes:
Moss Warranty Act Statement

Thanks to the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act: US Code – Title 15, Chapter 50, Sections 2301-2312, your vehicle’s factory warranty is protected by law when you add aftermarket parts.
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577 Customer Reviews
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411 (71%)
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8 (1%)

You get exactly as advertised

I had my doubts about the whole process. But to my surprise, the intake system arrived in one piece. It was an easy install and after driving a few days I noticed a quicker throttle response and a little better fuel mileage. In all VERY SATISFIED!
Posted By Fr S (HAMBURG, PA) / August 5, 2020
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Pretty nice piece. It doesn't come with any clear instructions on how to maintain the filter. Also, it makes a high pitched whistle under WOT. I believe it may be because of the SAI port at the end of the filter. Other than that, performs well and looks great under the hood. Intakes are really just a want other than a need when it comes to performance.
Posted By Raoul L (BILOXI, MS) / July 31, 2020
2016 Volkswagen Passat
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amazing product!!

installed on a 2017 VW jetta with boost/blowoff valve from FORGE motorsports straight pipe exhaust with megan racing angled blast pipes and to tie it all in the AEM cold air intake that turned this car from a grandma gas saver to the real racecar its supposed to be! extremely satisfied! wanting to add this option to every car we own!
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Posted By tanisha s (SPOKANE, WA) / June 24, 2020
2017 Volkswagen Jetta
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cold air intake

really enjoy the intake, great improvement on my Chevy Cruz, its my form of economy & luxury, love the handling of the RS model and now better power & sound
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Posted By Michael R M (WARRENSBURG, IL) / June 3, 2020
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Sounds great!

sounds great when you get on it. Easy installation.
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Posted By Owen D (Newark, DE) / May 19, 2020
2020 Honda Ridgeline
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Installed on 2016 Honda Civic lx sedan

Installation: There was some issues installing the product onto the car, since the proper Hose Clamps were not easily labeled. the 3 hose clamps are different size and being to particular areas like the throttle body and air filter. Keep that in mind before installing them. Moreover, i would recommend having the filter inside the heat shield box already before installing by itself in the end. You will have a hard time fitting the filter since it is pretty large. Impressions: Worth it!
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Posted By Christian E (GARDEN GROVE, CA) / May 5, 2020
2016 Honda Civic
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AEM cold air intake for Honda Ridgeline

I believe this cold air intake would works great if I can get it to stop activating my check engine light, it have a nice sound to it when taking off. I had to re-install my OEM air intake until I find a solution to the problem. I won't complain too much as when I contact the manufacturer they said it was never tested on 2020 model. Therefore, they cannot say why the check engine light keep coming on. It fitted great and looked great in my truck.
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Posted By Alphponso M (LANCASTER, TX) / April 25, 2020
2020 Honda Ridgeline
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Amazing part! Easy to install

The instructions were very detailed that it made the installation so easy . All parts included. I noticed the difference in power . Overall it was a great investment. Really happy with my purchase
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Posted By Brayant A (BELL GARDENS, CA) / April 23, 2020
2013 Mitsubishi Lancer
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NOT An easy Pilot install.

The product itself is fine. The installation would have been faser if instructions would have just stated REMOVE THE BATTERY. This is a real pain, but the heat sheild bolts in faster. Not fighting the shield.
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Posted By Pedro C (COLORADO SPRINGS, CO) / September 28, 2018
2017 Honda Pilot
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Great item to increase mileage and horsepower.

I installed the intake in a reasonable time and I love the sound when you push on the gas. Looks good in the engine bay. I believe I am getting about 2 more mpg than before.
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Posted By Larry C (Vinton, VA) / August 7, 2018
2017 Mazda Miata/MX-5
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Great CAI for my Ridgeline

A great CAI for my Honda Ridgeline. The sound of my VTEC is exciting once you get on it. Anyone can install with only a few tools. Not sure why the price is so high for the amount of product you receive. Also nobody ever gives you a discount when you try to buy this product. All the coupons I had were not accepted. Excellent throttle response.
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Posted By augusto b (LEESVILLE, LA) / June 26, 2018
2018 Honda Ridgeline
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AEM

high quality great hardware easy to install good tech support THANKS
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Posted By Robert M (Boyertown, PA) / May 12, 2018
2017 Honda Pilot
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Easy install, very sleek looking

Very easy install, took a matter of minutes. Only unfortunate thing is mine came with a small dent. Other than that car sounds great and runs so much smoother
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Posted By Michelle D (WILMINGTON, NC) / March 26, 2018
2003 Dodge Neon
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Sounds great

Increased gas mileage and sounds great. I defenitly recommend for ecoboost owners.
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Posted By ross n (wilmington, NC) / March 13, 2018
2015 Ford F-150
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Best short tube

I did not want to go the long tube behind the front bumper route on the 370Z. This AEM intake really isolates the filters from inside the engine compartment to keep the air intake "cold" unlike some of the other short tubes.
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Posted By Richard J (PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ) / March 8, 2018
2017 Nissan 370Z
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Itty bitty

Cutest thing I've ever seen on a sonic. Love the sound of it sucking air in. Not everybody can have a sweet ride like my turbo sonic
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Posted By Jason P (EVERSON , WA ) / March 5, 2018
2015 Chevy Sonic
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I like it, but can they include an extra nut or bolt?

Over all it is a good product. Shipping time was good and the quality is good my only complaint is it comes with no extra bolts or nuts. I lost a nut but had an extra one, it would of been nice if it had an extra. Also the clamps that come for the hose that goes from the air intake to engine are so small. It barely fit around the house and one actually broke so I had to buy another. All and all a good product and air intake. The customer service from Auto Anything has been great as well. Thanks!
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Posted By Michael M (Vero Beach, FL) / March 5, 2018
2003 Volkswagen Jetta
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Perfect

The installation instruction are on point!! Will definitely buy something again.
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Posted By Joshua C (HONOLULU, HI) / January 2, 2018
2016 Nissan Altima
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2017 Honda Fit 6spd

Looks Great improved milage & performance. Chose AEM Because Of a past purchase for my Nissan. A proven product.
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Posted By Gary B (PARKVILLE , MD ) / December 28, 2017
2017 Honda Fit
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2017 Mazda MX5rf

Very satisfied with the purchase. The performance has improved and the sound the car now makes is awesome. Their was a part missing, but they promptly send the missing part with no hassle. They say it can be installed in one hour, but it took me two hours. Having done one now, I could do the next one in about one hour. Zoom Zoom
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Posted By Don S (STOCKPORT, OH) / December 13, 2017
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AEM Cold Air Intake

Nice add on to my Mini...simple to install...easy to read and understand instructions.
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Posted By Peter W A (Suncook, NH) / December 9, 2017
2014 Mini Cooper
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Great

Better mpg
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Posted By John p (MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ) / December 5, 2017
2005 Mazda 6
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AEM COLD AIR INTAKE

Very nice mod for my audi.... Looks great and sounds great, also boosts performance, you can feel it as soon as you swap the OEM intake to the AEM intake. There was just one problem the heat shield didnt fit which was disappointing.
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Posted By manuel l (ELIZABETH, NJ) / November 2, 2017
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Best of the best

You know that saying, you get what you pay for? Yea this is worth the money! The sound is good, the look is shiny, and the performance is outstanding. Next is exhaust! Btw I got this for my 2003 Acura TL
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Posted By Alina J (SANTA ROSA, CA) / September 14, 2017
2003 Acura TL
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Great boost!

It is simply awesome. I can feel that extra boost it gives to my SUV. It fitted my Honda Pilot like a glove and I also like the washable filter, it will save me money in the future. I am looking for other ways to continue to boost horsepower. Looking for a chip, OBD2 chip, that connects under the console (dash) to give it more horse power or if your company has another similar product you can recommend. Please contact me.
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Posted By Efrain g (Ponce, PR) / August 30, 2017
2016 Honda Pilot
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