AEM Air Intake System 41-1002C
Some vehicles are built for performance with precision engineering and dedication to producing stand out results. The 2009 and 2010 Nissan 370Z Nizmo with 3.7 liter V6 engine is no exception. Even with a stock 303 horsepower at the wheels and 249 ft/lbs of torque, AEM engineers saw room for improvement on this high performance vehicle.
EM has been a pioneer in the development of air intake systems for powerful import models, like the 370Z, since it was founded in 1987. Recently, AEM has developed a series of intakes referred to as ETI or Electronically Tuned Intake systems. This new twist on air intakes utilizes specially tuned circuitry that works with the vehicle’s electronics allowing large power gains. With traditional designs, maintaining a large tube diameter near the MAF sensor without downsizing or restricting airflow would, in many cases, cause issues with the vehicle’s electronics. With ETI technology the MAF sensor is not confused by the air flow change and continues to supply the right signals to the computer for proper fuel delivery. This allows air intake designs like AEM’s 41-1002P and 41-1002C to maintain the calibration intended by the factory while enjoying the benefits of a low restriction air intake system.
Dyno Chart for 41-1002 AEM Cold Air Intake
“The new Nismo Nissan 370Z ETI AEM intake system is a true cold air intake,” says AEM Co-founder John Concialdi. “It consists of two 2.75 inch diameter intake pipes that were developed for use on the standard edition Nissan 370Z. However, there were some minor differences between the normal 370Z and the Nismo Edition. A front mount oil cooler made us redesign the location of our windshield washer reservoir. With the increased reported horsepower rating from the manufacturer we dyno’d the Nismo 370Z and realized there was more potential for power. So we created a new ETI calibration specially designed for the Nismo 370Z that helped us pick up an estimated 19.7 hp and 14.6 ft-lbs of torque at 7100 RPM. The gains with the 41-1002 intake were much better than those seen on the standard Nissan 370Z.”
Concialdi also commented on another feature that makes this AEM cold air intake stand out, the fact that the 370Z NISMO front bumper does NOT need to be removed. This 41-1002Cadds to the ease of installation and servicing for the 41-1002P and 4 tuned intake and filter system.
The 41-1002P intake has tubes with a polished aluminum finish and the 41-1002C has tubes with a gun metal colored powder coated finish. Both come with AEM Dryflow air filters, which require no oil, are very durable and are easy to clean and reuse. Since the OEM windshield washer reservoir was in the way, both parts also come with a redesigned windshield washer reservoir that provides needed clearance. AEM’s new ETI system for the 2009 and 2010 Nissan 370Z Nismo is a must have upgrade for drivers looking to improve power and performance.
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