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AEM

Chevrolet / GMC / Pontiac DryFlow Air Filter

MSRP $50.99
$39.99
  • AEM DryFlow Air Filter
SKU: : AEM28-20042
Mfg Part # : 28-20042

Overview

AEM Dryflow Air Filter

AEM has reinvented the Lifetime performance aftermarket air filter. Our DRYFLOW Synthetic filter is the first performance air filter that does not require filter oil to filter and trap dirt and contaminants, and delivers industry leading filtration and durability that is unmatched by our competitors.

AEM's DRYFLOW Synthetic filter eliminates the hassle of re-oiling after cleaning and has better filtration and dust trapping capabilities than any other performance aftermarket filter. Our unique non-woven polyester element filters out 98.6% of airborne dust in initial efficiency (99.4% cumulative efficiency), and filters down to ONE MICRON of particulate! For comparison, a human hair is about 100 microns thick. This improved efficiency translates into longer engine life by keeping more ring- and seal-eating dirt out of your engine, with no degradation in engine power compared to oiled air filters. It also means you won't have warranty issues at the dealership because you never have to worry about over-oiling the element and having the filter oil damage your vehicle sensors.

Durable and Easy to Clean

Our media is so durable that it can withstand almost unlimited cleanings without degrading filtration efficiency, and it's easy to clean! The DRYFLOW synthetic media resists water absorption and since you never have to oil it cleaning time goes from about a day to about an hour. Because of the superior fine-dust filtering efficiency of the DRYFLOW Synthetic filter, it may require slightly more cleaning intervals depending on your driving conditions.

We reinforced the DRYFLOW filter element with a lightweight mineral-reinforced plastic cage that maintains the element's structural integrity and eliminates the chance of the filter collapsing from flow demands, while also reducing the filter's overall weight. Unlike cotton-gauze filters that use metal screened mesh to form the pleats, our DRYFLOW filter can withstand twisting and bumps, and still look and perform like new!

Plenty of Flow for Gas & Diesel

AEM's DRYFLOW Synthetic filter flows almost as well when it is dirty as it does when it is clean, and flows over twice as much air than is required for large displacement engines in vehicle applications covered by BRUTE FORCE intakes. "Many of our competitors emphasize flow as a primary means of power production in intakes," stated Chief Engineer John Concialdi. "While flow is certainly an important part of the equation, we find that tuning the inlet to work with the harmonics of the engine produces the best power gains. We address flow in the sense that the engine requires a given amount of flow, so we calculate our filter size to exceed this flow requirement to accommodate potential future engine modifications. This allows us to retain a high level of filtration efficiency and still exceed the flow requirements of an engine. Our filters will trap more dirt, and consequently extend the life of the rings and seals in your engine."

  • Element is cleanable and is guaranteed for the life of your vehicle
  • DRYFLOW air filter will NOT void your vehicle's warranty
  • Delivers 99.4% cumulative filtration efficiency, based on independent SAE J276 JUN93 Fine Dust Air Cleaner Test Code procedures
  • AEM's unique non-woven filter media never needs oil, meaning less down time between cleanings and no more chance of over-oiling, which can cause warranty issues
  • Filter element is virtually impossible to collapse and is more durable than cotton gauze
  • A neutral gray filter color complements our mirror-polished and silver powder coat finishes, and hides the dirt that it keeps out of your engine

Manufacturer

AEM

About AEM Parts & Accessories

AEM was founded in 1987 by John Concialdi (J.C.) and Bob Sullivan as a tuning performance shop catering to vintage automobiles and the latest trend in street racing modified imports. Located in Compton California, AEM was embedded in the tuner market from the very beginning. It was a matter of being in the right place, at the right time, with the right technical knowhow. Between J.C. and Sullivan, AEM had two important advantages. Technical engine knowledge and massive creativity fueled by an unbridled passion to make things go faster. And when it came to understanding the air flow through an engine, few had more experience than Concialdi, who had managed the R&D department for Weber Carburetors for North American aftermarket applications the previous 10 years. By 1993 when the shop relocated to Gardena California, AEM's reputation as the modifier of choice had grown to the point that sometimes the business ran 24 hours a day in order to have cars ready for the next street race or sanctioned event. Cars and drivers sporting AEM's bright yellow logo became famous in the street racing scene for one consistent reason, they won races. AEM's first glimpse of mainstream notoriety came when cars tuned by their shop won in various classes at the "Battle of the Imports". This highly contested shoot-out and others that followed landed AEM on the cover of Turbo Magazine and Sport Compact Magazine. Many of the most visible drivers in import street racing ran cars modified by AEM, names like Adam Saruwatari, Tony Fuchs, Brian Kim and Darin Ishitani, Archie Medrano, Russ Matuseavich, Abel Iberra, Miles Bautista, E.T. Saffon and many others. Today that tradition is carried on with Stephan Papadakis. AEM developed one of the first Packaged Air Induction Systems and it came right out of their experience in dyno testing, understanding intake energy dynamics and racing at the Battle of the Imports. AEM's presence in the tuner movement and its proximity to Nissan, TRD and Honda allowed them a unique opportunity. By living side by side with racers and working with OES engineers, AEM was able to understand both the practical and theoretical side of engine performance. This combination of street experience and technical savvy resulted in the birth of the first Packaged Air Induction Kit. The kit was offered for sale in 1994 as a Do-It-Yourself upgrade for the Honda CRX and proved to be the beginning of a whole new tradition. People could suddenly purchase affordable cars and modify them for increased torque and horsepower. AEM has been a leader in the development and sale of precision tuned induction systems ever since that fateful day at the Battle of the Imports. Today, the Company's induction systems number in the hundreds and AEM is still the one to beat. Our innovations are inspired by a passion for engineering excellence, being there and getting our hands dirty, the only way to really understand technology enough to make it better.


THIS PART FITS

  • 1992 - 1995 Chevrolet Astro - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl;
  • 1995 - 1999 Chevrolet Blazer - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl;
  • 2000 Chevrolet Blazer - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl; AWD;
  • 2000 Chevrolet Blazer - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl; RWD;
  • 2000 - 2001 Chevrolet Blazer - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl; 4WD;
  • 2001 Chevrolet Blazer - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl; AWD;
  • 2001 - 2002 Chevrolet Blazer - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl; RWD;
  • 2002 - 2003 Chevrolet Blazer - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl; 4WD;
  • 2003 - 2004 Chevrolet Blazer - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl; RWD;
  • 2004 Chevrolet Blazer - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl; 4WD;
  • 2005 Chevrolet Blazer - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl; RWD;
  • 2005 Chevrolet Blazer - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl; 4WD;
  • 1993 Chevrolet Camaro - 5.7 L; 8 Cyl;
  • 1993 - 1994 Chevrolet Camaro - 3.4 L; 6 Cyl;
  • 1994 Chevrolet Camaro - 5.7 L; 8 Cyl;
  • 1995 Chevrolet Camaro - 3.8 L; 6 Cyl;
  • 1995 Chevrolet Camaro - 3.4 L; 6 Cyl;
  • 1995 Chevrolet Camaro - 5.7 L; 8 Cyl;
  • 1996 Chevrolet Camaro - 3.8 L; 6 Cyl;
  • 1996 Chevrolet Camaro - 5.7 L; 8 Cyl;
  • 1997 Chevrolet Camaro - 3.8 L; 6 Cyl;
  • 1997 Chevrolet Camaro - Z28; 5.7 L; 8 Cyl;
  • 1997 Chevrolet Camaro - Z28 30th Anniversary Edition; 5.7 L; 8 Cyl;
  • 1994 Chevrolet S10 - 2.2 L; 4 Cyl;
  • 1994 - 1995 Chevrolet S10 - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl;
  • 1995 - 1996 Chevrolet S10 - 2.2 L; 4 Cyl;
  • 1996 Chevrolet S10 - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl;
  • 1997 Chevrolet S10 - 2.2 L; 4 Cyl;
  • 1997 Chevrolet S10 - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl;
  • 1998 Chevrolet S10 - 2.2 L; 4 Cyl;
  • 1998 - 1999 Chevrolet S10 - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl;
  • 1999 Chevrolet S10 - 2.2 L; 4 Cyl;
  • 2000 Chevrolet S10 - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl; FWD;
  • 2000 Chevrolet S10 - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl; RWD;
  • 2000 Chevrolet S10 - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl; 4WD;
  • 2000 - 2001 Chevrolet S10 - 2.2 L; 4 Cyl;
  • 2001 Chevrolet S10 - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl; RWD;
  • 2001 - 2002 Chevrolet S10 - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl; 4WD;
  • 2002 Chevrolet S10 - 2.2 L; 4 Cyl;
  • 2002 Chevrolet S10 - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl; RWD;
  • 2003 Chevrolet S10 - 2.2 L; 4 Cyl;
  • 2003 Chevrolet S10 - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl; RWD;
  • 2003 Chevrolet S10 - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl; 4WD;
  • 2004 Chevrolet S10 - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl;
  • 1992 - 1994 Chevrolet S10 Blazer - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl;
  • 1992 - 2000 GMC Jimmy - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl;
  • 2001 GMC Jimmy - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl; RWD;
  • 2001 GMC Jimmy - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl; 4WD;
  • 2001 GMC Jimmy - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl; AWD;
  • 2002 GMC Jimmy - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl; 4WD;
  • 2002 GMC Jimmy - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl; RWD;
  • 2003 GMC Jimmy - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl;
  • 2003 GMC Jimmy - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl; RWD;
  • 2004 - 2005 GMC Jimmy - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl;
  • 1992 - 1995 GMC Safari - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl;
  • 1992 - 1993 GMC Sonoma - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl;
  • 1994 GMC Sonoma - 2.2 L; 4 Cyl;
  • 1994 GMC Sonoma - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl;
  • 1995 GMC Sonoma - 2.2 L; 4 Cyl;
  • 1995 GMC Sonoma - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl;
  • 1996 GMC Sonoma - 2.2 L; 4 Cyl;
  • 1996 - 1997 GMC Sonoma - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl;
  • 1997 - 1998 GMC Sonoma - 2.2 L; 4 Cyl;
  • 1998 GMC Sonoma - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl;
  • 1999 GMC Sonoma - 2.2 L; 4 Cyl;
  • 1999 GMC Sonoma - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl;
  • 2000 GMC Sonoma - 2.2 L; 4 Cyl;
  • 2000 GMC Sonoma - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl;
  • 2001 GMC Sonoma - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl; 4WD;
  • 2001 GMC Sonoma - 2.2 L; 4 Cyl;
  • 2001 GMC Sonoma - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl; RWD;
  • 2002 GMC Sonoma - 2.2 L; 4 Cyl;
  • 2002 GMC Sonoma - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl;
  • 2003 GMC Sonoma - 2.2 L; 4 Cyl;
  • 2003 GMC Sonoma - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl; RWD;
  • 2003 GMC Sonoma - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl; 4WD;
  • 2004 GMC Sonoma - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl;
  • 1991 GMC Syclone - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl;
  • 1992 - 1993 GMC Typhoon - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl;
  • 1996 Isuzu Hombre - 2.2 L; 4 Cyl;
  • 1997 Isuzu Hombre - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl;
  • 1997 Isuzu Hombre - 2.2 L; 4 Cyl;
  • 1998 Isuzu Hombre - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl;
  • 1998 Isuzu Hombre - 2.2 L; 4 Cyl;
  • 1999 Isuzu Hombre - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl;
  • 1999 Isuzu Hombre - 2.2 L; 4 Cyl;
  • 2000 Isuzu Hombre - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl;
  • 2000 Isuzu Hombre - 2.2 L; 4 Cyl;
  • 1992 - 2001 Oldsmobile Bravada - 4.3 L; 6 Cyl;
  • 1993 Pontiac Firebird - 5.7 L; 8 Cyl;
  • 1993 Pontiac Firebird - 3.4 L; 6 Cyl;
  • 1994 Pontiac Firebird - 5.7 L; 8 Cyl;
  • 1994 Pontiac Firebird - 3.4 L; 6 Cyl;
  • 1995 Pontiac Firebird - 3.8 L; 6 Cyl;
  • 1995 Pontiac Firebird - 3.4 L; 6 Cyl;
  • 1995 Pontiac Firebird - 5.7 L; 8 Cyl;
  • 1996 Pontiac Firebird - 3.8 L; 6 Cyl;
  • 1996 Pontiac Firebird - 5.7 L; 8 Cyl;
  • 1997 Pontiac Firebird - 3.8 L; 6 Cyl;

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