Brute Force Intake System
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AEM Induction Brute Force Intake System

Part No. 21-8202DP Warranty Details  

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The AEM 21-8202DP Brute Force Air Intake System produces horsepower and torque gains by replacing the vehicle’s restrictive factory air filter and air intake housing. This air intake system was designed, tuned and dyno-tested to fit specific Dodge Ram 1500/2500 Pickup models. Air enters the system through an extra-large AEM Dryflow synthetic washable air filter for outstanding air flow, filtration and performance. The air filter is relocated to the passenger-side engine bay and is protected by a heat shield which is designed to reduce intake air temperature and increase horsepower. The intake tubing is constructed from mandrel-bent aluminum featuring a durable chrome-like finish. This air intake tubing attaches to the throttle body with an AEM intake plenum system. The tubing was developed to accommodate the engine’s factory emissions control devices including the factory crank case breather hose. The tapered cylinder shaped AEM Dryflow air filter is made from an oil-free, synthetic filter media that can be used for up to 100,000 miles before cleaning is needed (depending on driving conditions). The air intake system is easy to install with commonly available tools and it is backed by AEM's Lifetime Limited Warranty. Some AEM air intakes are not legal for sale or use in California and other states adopting California emission standards, while others are 50 state legal. View the 21-8202DP vehicle applications to determine the legal status for each vehicle.

Product Features:
  • Replacement Filter: 21-2059DK
  • Increased horsepower
  • Tuned and dyno-tested to improve acceleration and engine sound
  • Low restriction aluminum tubing
  • Easy to install using commonly available tools
  • Air filter lasts up to 100,000 miles before cleaning is required (depending on driving conditions)
  • Washable and reusable oil-free filter media
  • AEM Lifetime Limited Warranty
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Clamp Material:Steel
Filter Color:Red
Filter Type:Non-Woven Synthetic
Tube Color:Polished

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  • Q:

    where do I put the hose that comes out of the right side valve cover. I was told that the hose was for the stock air intake. what should I do with the hose now after having this AEM air intake on it?
    Asked on 7/8/2015 by Jim from central PA

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      Glad to assist, Jim. If the breather hose was originally on the passenger side of the air box, attach the stock crankcase breather hose to the nipple on the backside of the AEM® inlet pipe and secure with the supplied 1" hose clamp. If breather hose was originally on the driver's side, install supplied length of ½" hose between valve cover and breather nipple on AEM® inlet pipe and secure with the two supplied hose clamps. There are pictures and step by step installation instructions for your (1994-2001)Dodge Ram Pickup on AEM's website at

      Answered on 7/27/2015 by JJMO ASE Parts Pro from AAP


      Hi Jim, glad to help you! To further assist with the part number 21-8202DP, please provide us the year, make, model and engine size of your vehicle.

      Answered on 7/27/2015 by Steve from AAP
  • Q:

    you said The AEM Induction Brute Force Intake System (Part No. 21-8202DP) will help in 5-12% increase in torque and +8hp @ 4700 RPM. thts good in all but at 4700 rpm my truck will already of shifted lol it will never get to 4700 rpm in my truck max rpm it gets to is about 4500 and 5-12 percent increase in torque is a lot my truck stock was 335(not sure wat it is at now) so tht means its somewhere in the range of 351-372 now thts not bad i was just hoping for a little more torque and a little more hp thank you
    Asked on 7/18/2012 by eric

    1 answer



      For further assistance, please provide the year, make, model and engine size of the vehicle in question. Please call us at 1-877-ADVANCE (238-2623) and we would be more than happy to assist you with more information in this regard.

      Answered on 7/19/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
  • Q:

    how much more torque could i gain ? like minimum and maximum ? and wat about how much more hp will i gain ? like maximum and minimum ? thank you
    Asked on 7/17/2012 by eric

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      The AEM Induction Brute Force Intake System (Part No. 21-8202DP) will help in 5-12% increase in torque and +8hp @ 4700 RPM. For any further assistance please feel free to call us at: 1-877-238-2623 or visit the nearest Advance Auto store and one of our representatives will gladly assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.

      Answered on 7/18/2012 by John the Car-Doc from AAP
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