AEM® - Short Ram Air Intake System

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Short Ram Air Intake System by AEM®. This system is an economical alternative to AEM's Cold Air Intake system. The Short Ram system installs easily under the hood, and on some applications outperforms the longer cold air design.

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  • Delivers increased performance for less cost
  • Easily installs under the hood
  • Every system includes the innovative, oil-free, high-flow AEM Dryflow™ air filter
  • Air intake pipe constructed of mandrel-bent 6061 aluminum for smooth airflow
  • Available in your choice of Red, Blue and Polished
  • Comes complete with all necessary mounting hardware and comprehensive installation instructions
  • Backed by the AEM limited lifetime warranty
  • Proudly manufactured in the USA

We know that sometimes you’re on a budget and can’t spend as much as you’d like on your car. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get a quality product that delivers more horsepower and miles per gallon. AEM Short Ram systems are a product of the same rigorous development and testing as AEM’s Cold Air systems. AEM Short Ram systems come with the same high-flow Dryflow air filter and the company performs extensive temperature testing to locate this filter in the coolest area of the engine compartment. In fact, during the development of these systems AEM found that some vehicles actually performed better with the shorter intake length. An additional benefit to the shorter intake length is that it fits entirely in the engine compartment and is simpler to install. Like all AEM air intake systems, the AEM Short Ram Air Intake system is made in the USA and backed by a lifetime warranty.

Every AEM air intake system comes with the innovative, oil-free, high-flow AEM Dryflow air filter. Each Dryflow filter is engineered to exceed the normal flow capacities of the engine it is required for when clean, 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 filter is constructed of a unique non-woven polyester-based filter media supported by aluminum screen wire for rigid structural strength. 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. When it’s time to clean, simply tapping the filter a few times will 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 filter requires no oiling, so there’s never a chance of over-oiling. The Dryflow filter is extremely durable and will withstand almost unlimited cleanings.

John Concialdi and Bob Sullivan co founded AEM in 1987 as a tuning performance shop in Compton California. Both men had extensive technical backgrounds in engines and engine airflow, and in a short time AEM became the go-to company for performance modifications. By 1993, when the company relocated to Gardena California, it had become commonplace to see cars wearing the bright yellow AEM logo winning races. AEM tirelessly dyno tested and worked closely with racers and auto manufacturers in an effort to understand intake energy dynamics. This resulted in the sale of their first air intake kit in 1994. AEM can boast a number of firsts and unique products: They’re the first manufacturer to make an intake system with specific tube lengths and diameters to take advantage of pressure waves in the inlet tract; they developed the first dual chamber intake kit; they designed an air bypass valve to prevent hydro-lock should the air filter ingest water; and they created one of the first hybrid intake systems for modified cars. AEM continues to create innovative products to help you get more power from your car.

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AEM warrants that its air intake systems and Dryflow™ air filters will last for the life of your vehicle. AEM will not honor this warranty due to mechanical damage (i.e. improper installation or fitment), damage from misuse, accidents or flying debris. On air intakes AEM will not warrant its powder coating if the finish has been cleaned with a hydrocarbon-based solvent. The powder coating should only be cleaned with a mild soap and water solution. Proof of purchase of both the vehicle and AEM part is required for redemption of a warranty claim. This warranty is limited to the repair or replacement of the AEM part. In no event shall this warranty exceed the original purchase price of the AEM part nor shall AEM be responsible for special, incidental or consequential damages or cost incurred due to the failure of this product. Warranty claims to AEM must be transportation prepaid and accompanied with dated proof of purchase. This warranty applies only to the original purchaser of product and is non-transferable. Improper use or installation, use for racing, accident, abuse, unauthorized repairs or alterations voids this warranty. AEM disclaims any liability for consequential damages due to breach of any written or implied warranty on all products manufactured by AEM. Warranty returns will only be accepted by AEM when accompanied by a valid Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. Credit for defective products will be issued pending inspection. Product must be received by AEM within 30 days of the date RMA is issued. If you have a warranty issue, please contact AEM and thier customer service department will assist you. A proof of purchase is required for all AEM warranty claims.

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AEM® - Short Ram Air Intake System - Red
AEM® - Short Ram Air Intake System
Average Rating: 4.7 of 5
4.8 of 5
Good Bang For the Buck!
I have a 2000 Civic EX and am noticing a nice little increase in torque and HP at higher RPMs. Plus the engine sounds more growl now when I get on the gas which is more fun of course. Only con is that AEM does not provide illustrated instruction, so they assume you know what every part on your car is called. I pulled up a helpful YouTube video and it was a breeze. I would recommend! provided fast shipping and would also recommend them. Thanks much!
APosted by (Belvidere, IL) /
2000 Honda Civic
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4.5 of 5
SRI for 2006 Mazda 6s
Short ram air intake fits perfectly on my 2006 Mazda 6s. Installation was easy with no issues. You can really here the difference when you hit 3rd gear. Sounds great. Doesn't give that great of an increase in performance but I got it for sound and appearance so it's great in that regard.
JPosted by (Charleston, IL) /
2006 Mazda 6
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4.8 of 5
Great Service And Products
Easy ordering process, prices reasonable, no issues.
CPosted by (Halifax, NS) /
2005 Honda Civic Si
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4.5 of 5
Excellent Product
I like the intake for installation. No problems at all with it. The delivery service is excellent it arrived on time. Thanks hoping to buy more products in the the future.
RPosted by (Winnipeg, MB) /
2003 Mazda Protege
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5 of 5
AEM Short Ram
This intake is awesome! It looks great in the engine bay. I can feel more power in the top end of the gears, sounds great going down the road.
JPosted by (Cobleskill, NY) /
2003 Honda Civic
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4.3 of 5
Air Intake
I got the intake in the mail pretty fast. I took it out of the box, and everything looked great. I thought it was a quick bolt on, but I needed to take one of the wheels off to install. It's more complicated than I thought.
KPosted by (Hendersonville, NC) /
2007 Honda Civic Si
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4.3 of 5
Great Look and Performance
Everything is great. For the price, well worth the look and performance. You can hear the air power being consumed when spooling up. I'm extremely satisfied!
JPosted by (Abilene, TX) /
2005 Dodge Neon
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5 of 5
Short Ram Air Intake System (Polished)
Great item. Sounds great. Works extremely well.
SPosted by (Savannah, GA) /
2001 Honda Prelude
Was this review helpful for you? Yes2  people found this review helpful.
5 of 5
1st Buy From CARiD - Won't Be The Last!
Welp! Considering this was my first buy from CARiD, I was a bit skeptical, but after the quick shipping and the product arriving in perfect condition, I was really pleased with the service. And considering the no tax and free shipping? Only made it more worth while!
JPosted by (Apple Valley, CA) /
2002 Honda Accord
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5 of 5
Looks great, sounds great and makes a noticeable difference.
SPosted by (Fort Campbell, KY) /
1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse
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