AEM Intake Systems are designed to produce massive horsepower and torque gains as well as better engine sound when used as a replacement for the factory airbox and air filter. AEM intake systems are designed, tuned, and dyno-tested to fit specific cars and trucks. These kits usually include an oversized AEM Dryflow synthetic washable air filter for outstanding air flow, filtration, and performance while allowing easy oil-free cleaning. Most AEM intake systems use mandrel-bent aluminum intake tubes, powder coated heat shields, and high quality hardware designed to reduce restriction and reduce intake temperature.
*If you have a short ram intake system with the filter exposed behind the radiator fan, you will experience the car sputtering, as if the car is about to die. That is because when the radiator fan kicks on, it pushes all of the hot air directly into the intake causing the MAFS to act erratically.
By having the AEM intake - the filter is enclosed sucking in cold air through the OEM intake scoop near the front of the hood.