AFE Cold Air Intake – First Look

We are finally seeing some after market parts for the redesigned engine in the 2010 and newer Toyota FJ Cruisers. The man in brown delivered one of the first to me last week, the new AFE cold air intake (CAI). The AFE CAI replaces the stock CAI with an air box that manages a higher air flow thus adding some HP gain over the stock configuration. The AFE kit comes with all the parts needed for the installation.

AFE CAI Install Kit

The replacement air box and intake tube are made of thick molded plastic. According to AFE the material helps insulate the incoming air from the heat of the engine compartment. There are threaded brass inserts molded into the air box for the screws used to attach the cover as well as in the fitting for the intake tube.

Molded inserts

The intake tube is designed to accommodate the factory mas air flow sensor, vacuum tube and valve cover vent. The CAI speaks loads of quality in design. Look for a post soon on the installation of the CAI.


Box shown with cover

More information is available at AFE Power.



Tomas has lived in Colorado since age 5. Having grown up on the Western Slope of Colorado lots of time was spent in the Desert Southwest. Tomas' father introduced him to the love of 4 wheeling at an early age in the high mountains around Aspen, Colorado. While an avid Mountain Biker, Tomas and his Family enjoy adventures in the mountains and desert in the remote locations that can only be reached by 4wd. Day hikes are always a must when on the family trips. While enjoying outdoor activities he wants to share his love as a certified 4wd trainer and ski instructor. Tomas also enjoys caving and cave exploration. Tomas currently resides in Colorado Springs. 

  1 comment for “AFE Cold Air Intake – First Look

  1. Christopher
    April 23, 2012 at 9:32 PM

    I run an AFE cold air intake and am impressed by the improvement over stock. The techies over at ARB told be the safari snorkel won’t work well with it.

    Looking forward to seeing your install!

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