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            AEM Intake Bracket

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            AEM Intake Bracket Review

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            • Performance 4
            • Ease to Use/Intallation 4
            • Quality 4
            • Price 4
            Overall Rating 4.0

            Racing vehicles are usually customized to be as light and as fast as possible. Customization usually involves replacing some heavy components with their lightweight counterparts, letting go of some accessories that only detract from the vehicle's track performance and putting some add-ons that could help improve race capabilities and/or could secure important vehicle parts especially during the race.

            One thing racers usually install in their rides is an intake bracket that could provide custom ducting not only for the turbocharger system but also for the exhaust and air intake systems. If you need such and you're confused as to what brand to get, take some time to read how the AEM intake bracket--Blank, Style A--fared in our ride.

            Features

            • Blank, Style A bracket
            • 12 inches long
            • Can be bent or trimmed
            • Can be welded to an aluminum tube for custom use
            • Comes with slotted end, so it can be secured with a bolt
            • Constructed from heavy-duty, temperature-resistant 6063 aluminum alloy
            • Sold individually

            The good

            • Excellent product! It is generous enough to give us 12 inches of high-quality aluminum alloy, providing us with lots of room to be trimmed or bent. We had trimmed it a bit to allow secure mounting of an aluminum tube to the chassis via the bracket's slotted end.
            • The material from which this bracket is made of makes it resistant to rust and corrosion. It's been several months since it has been installed in our race car, and we're thankful that until now, it hasn't shown any sign of corrosion.
            • It comes really cheap despite its quality construction. We think this is because it's sold individually, so it is priced lower than the ones that come as a kit.

            The bad

            • This bracket is designed to be welded. We think it would be better if it is made in such a way that the installer has a choice to either weld it in place or to attach it to the intake tubes via couplers. This gives the installer the freedom to use the installation method that's most comfortable for him.

            Our conclusion

            So far, so good; that's what we can say about this AEM product. Though we spent time welding it in place, the result is impressive because it really does its job well. With this installed, we now have custom ducting for the three important systems in our ride--the turbocharger, exhaust, and air intake.

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