AFE If you want to talk about a company that’s been in the diesel performance business as long as anyone and has a catalog as wide as they come, you’d have to be talking about Advanced Flow Engin ... read more
If you want to talk about a company that’s been in the diesel performance business as long as anyone and has a catalog as wide as they come, you’d have to be talking about Advanced Flow Engineering, otherwise known as aFe Power!
aFe was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Corona, California, in two facilities totaling 160,000 sq ft including their 77,000 sq ft headquarters and manufacturing facilities. An 87,000 sq ft (8,100 m2) warehouse and R&D facility was added in 2012. In-house capabilities include manufacturing of air filters, air intake systems, exhaust systems, headers, torque converters, intercoolers, and feature CNC machining, CAD design, 3D printing, 3D scanning, fabrication, dyno testing, mandrel tube bending, flow and filtration testing, assembly, kitting, warehousing.. and much more!
While aFe produces aftermarket upgrades for nearly every type of vehicle including side-by-sides, BMW’s, Porsches, and more, their roots and their specialty goes back to diesel pickups. In terms of your powertrain, you could upgrade and service nearly your entire truck using nothing but aFe parts. Transmission fluid, filter, and gasket? Check (oh yeah, and make sure to add a replacement high capacity AFE transmission pan while you’re at it). Upgraded exhaust? No problem! How about a lift pump capable of more fuel volume and pressure? Easy! The pros at aFe have you covered bumper to bumper!
SHOP AFE COLD AIR INTAKES AND MORE AT DPP!
Diesel Power Products carries the complete line-up of aFe Power cold air intakes, drop-in replacement filters, fluid filters, transmission pans, performance programmers, and so much more for your Cummins, Powerstroke, Duramax, or EcoDiesel. While aFe may have gotten started building building cold air intakes back in 1999, their offerings are unparalleled today. If you are unsure of which AFE part is right for you and your truck give us a call and we will be happy to help you out.
Q: What does AFE stand for?
A: Advanced Flow Engineering
Q: How long has aFe been in business?
A: aFe began operations in 1999
Q: I see that aFe offers both an open and a closed style cold air intake for my truck. Which is better?
A: In general, a closed, or sometimes called sealed, intake is the best option. The reasoning is that in most cases, the sealed version can do a better job of retaining the cooler air being brought in from the grill area and keeping it contained within the airbox to be ingested by the turbo, and not allowing it to escape to the engine bay. That said, this only related when a closed airbox is able to house a properly sized filter. In some instances, in order to even get a big enough filter in the engine bay to allow for real performance gains, an open style is necessary. All that said, many simply prefer the appearance and simplicity of an open style air box so if you're not trying to squeeze every last horsepower and prefer an open style, go for it!
Q: Does an exhaust system with a muffler versus a "straight pipe" (no muffler) have any performance advantages or disadvantages between one another?
A: In our experience, a quality muffler such as those included with an AFE exhaust will have no hindrance on performance. Its really just a matter of what type of sound you're looking to get out of the truck. Obviously, a straight pipe kit will be considerably louder than one with a muffler. That said, an AFE muffler kit will have a substantially better sound than a stock muffler.
Q: There's no selection for cab or bed length, will this system have enough exhaust to fit my truck?
A: Most exhaust systems are capable of being "universal" in terms of the length of the truck. They will include exhaust pieces in the center straight sections to accomodate diffrent cab and bed lengths.
Q: How often should I service my aFe air filter?
A: aFe recommends cleaning your filter every 20,000-30,000 miles depending on the conditions your truck is used. For those in extremely dusty or dirty conditions, you will likely need to service the filter more frquently and we would recommend using a pre-filter when in these conditions.
Q: I see several different air filter options when it comes to the actual material of the filter. Whats the difference?
A: The Pro 5R is an oiled 5 layer filter, the Pro 10R is also oiled but offers 10 layers of protection, the Pro-GUARD 7 is oiled and has 7 layers, and finally, the Pro DRY S featured an oil-less 3 layer media.
Q: Why do some aFe air filters need to be oiled?
The oil improves filter efficiency by allowing more air to flow while capturing finer debris. aFe POWER oil is a high-grade blend and safe for your engine. Q: Whats the difference between a Scorcher GT, HD, and Blue?
A: The GT and HD Scorchers are for gas and diesel vehicles with an in-cabin controller that can switch between modes. Scorcher BLUE uses Bluetooth to switch modes using a smartphone app.
As always, if you have any questions regarding any aFe Power products for your vehicle, do not hesitate to give us a call at 888-99-DIESEL or send an e-mail to [email protected] and we would be happy to assist.