Advanced FLOW engineering (aFe) is a manufacturer of automotive cold air intake systems, performance air filters, fluid filters, intake manifolds turbochargers, programmers, throttle body spacers, and exhaust systems. aFe was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Corona, California, USA, in two facilities totaling 160,000 sq ft (15,000 m²), including, their 77,000 sq ft (7,200 m²) headquarters and manufacturing facilities. An 87,000 sq ft (8,100 m²) warehouse and R&D facility was added in 2012.
The members of the company do so many cool things at aFe Power, but generally it takes someone getting a chance to tour the facility to really get the impact of everything that goes on “behind the scenes” at their Southern California compound. In-house capabilities include manufacturing of air filters, air intake systems, exhaust systems, headers, torque converters, intercoolers, while applying CNC machining, CAD design, 3D printing, 3D scanning, fabrication, dyno testing, mandrel tube bending, flow and filtration testing, assembly, kitting, warehousing.. and much more!
The aFe product line includes over 2,500 applications, which are all designed and manufactured in Corona, California. It comprises air filters, air intake and exhaust systems for most late model cars and trucks.
In the fall of 2007, aFe added diesel fluid filters for diesel applications. In 2008, aFe introduced the Aries 1 and Aries 2 filters and intakes for popular powersport applications. The 2009 year saw the release of the BladeRunner intercooler for diesel applications as well as the Takeda USA intake line for sport compacts.
In 2012 aFe Power entered into the differential cover and transmission pan market. The 2011 year saw the release of a new turbocharger and Scorcher Programmer product lines. aFe produces three versions of air filter media, including, their original Pro 5R, Pro Guard 7, and Pro Dry S. The Pro 5R media is a five-layer cotton gauze media to maximize filtration and airflow. The patented Pro-Guard 7 is their seven-layer filter media combining the Pro 5R media with the addition of two additional layers of synthetic media. Both of these media require filter recharging oil. The Pro Dry S media is a three-layer synthetic media that requires no filter oil, and cleans with soap and water. All aFe Power filters are washable and reusable.
aFe offers a line-up of products for the diesel truck performance aftermarket. aFe’s Pro Guard D2 filter program includes oil, fuel, and transmission filters. Released in 2007 Blade Runner intake manifold has pushed towards complete airflow management systems. aFe produces exhaust systems for diesel applications.