Scion FRS and Subaru BRZ AEM Tuned Intake.
Now, AEM has done something else no one has to this point. They offer an electronic module with the intake; essentially providing a tune with the intake.
We have heard some people say, ” it’s ugly “; over in our SEMA thread, where we debuted this intake, but I have to add in here that AEM was one of the last to come out with an intake for the FRS/BRZ in 2012. The reason for that being, if I were to guess, is they wanted to engineer a quality product that provides actual HP/TQ gains. So if it’s ugly and performs and your hood is closed 99% of the time, does it matter? 😉
The intake has all the features it needs to possibly be one of the better options out there for our cars.
1. The air box once installed is fully sealed. – No hot air.*
2. It pulls cold air directly from the stock location – No hot air.*
3. Electronic Module to correct the MAF readings providing gains. = power ( Jeremy Clarkson voice )
With that being said we have a review video and photos below. We also have an explanation as to why we don’t have a dyno or in car video yet. 😉 ( Think Iowa after a blizzard, no power for three days and etc… )
AEM Dyno Chart:
Nothing complicated about the install and everything went smoothly. AEM provides nice grommets and hardware to make sure everything has great fit and finish. They include a cap for the factory sound generator and rubber seals to ensure that the airbox is sealed up nicely! The fit and finish is what you come to expect from a company like AEM.
Our Firestorm FRS was our baseline for many of our test, so the mods were saved for the Argento car. Since we wanted to test this intake on a car with no other mods, it was only logical to install on the red one. Plus, it was getting jealous of all the goodies the silver car was getting!
The car feels great when you get into the revs! The engine really wants to breathe and this system gives it a rush of fresh air. When you start creeping up to that 5500rpm range, you can feel an increase in power. Right around when the shift light comes on in the video, you can hear the audible difference. In cabin noise is increased in a good way and drive-ability has not been affected so far. I have about 30 miles on the system with no issues and look forward to many more.
That is all for now everyone.