AEM 99-00 Protege / 01-03 Protege Automatic Polished Short Ram - 22-480P,throtl-dev.
AEM 99-00 Protege / 01-03 Protege Automatic Polished Short Ram - 22-480P,throtl-dev.
AEM 99-00 Protege / 01-03 Protege Automatic Polished Short Ram - 22-480P,throtl-dev.
AEM 99-00 Protege / 01-03 Protege Automatic Polished Short Ram - 22-480P,throtl-dev.

AEM 99-00 Protege / 01-03 Protege Automatic Polished Short Ram - 22-480P

AEM Induction
Air Intake Systems
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Product Description

The AEM 22-480P Performance Short Ram Air Intake System has been engineered to be an affordable and easy way to boost the horsepower and torque of your engine. The restrictive factory air filter and air intake housing are replaced with this AEM air intake system which was designed, tuned and dyno-tested to fit specific Mazda Protege and Protege 5 models. Air enters the system through an oversized AEM Dryflow synthetic washable air filter for outstanding air flow, filtration and performance. The sound your engine makes when accelerating is also modified to a fuller, more aggressive resonance allowing you to hear and feel the horsepower upgrade. The intake tubing is constructed from mandrel-bent aluminum featuring a durable chrome-like finish. This air intake system was developed to accommodate the engine's factory emissions control devices including the mass airflow sensor, inlet air temperature sensor, ventilation hose and purge solenoid valve. 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 22-480P vehicle applications to determine the legal status for each vehicle.

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About AEM Induction

AEM was founded in 1987 by John Concialdi (J.C.) and Bob Sullivan as a tuning performance shop. The shop focused on vintage automobiles and the latest trends in street racing modified imports. With it's location 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. When it came to understanding air flow through an engine, few had more experience than Concialdi. He 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 had the reputation as a modifier of choice. The business had grown so much that at times it ran 24 hours a day. Racers depended on AEM 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 at the “Battle of the Imports”. This highly contested shoot-out 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. This included names like Adam Saruwatari, Tony Fuchs, Brian Kim and Darin Ishitani, Archie Medrano, Russ Matuseavich, Abel Iberra, Miles Bautista, E.T. Saffon. AEM developed one of the first Packaged Air Induction Systems. It's design came from 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. There was an advantage to 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. AEM's first air intake kit was offered for sale in 1994 as a "Do-It-Yourself" upgrade for the Honda CRX. This intake 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 of precision tuned induction systems since the Battle of the Imports. Today, the Company’s induction systems number in the hundreds. AEM is still the one to beat.

Vehicle Fitments

  • 1999 Mazda Protege ES
  • 2000 Mazda Protege ES
  • 2001 Mazda Protege ES
  • 2001 Mazda Protege LX
  • 2001 Mazda Protege MP3 ( 4 door Sedan, U/KHP 4 Cylinder Naturally Aspirated 2.0L, FWD 5speed Manual)
  • 2002 Mazda Protege DX
  • 2002 Mazda Protege ES
  • 2002 Mazda Protege LX
  • 2002 Mazda Protege5 Base
  • 2003 Mazda Protege DX
  • 2003 Mazda Protege ES
  • 2003 Mazda Protege LX
  • 2003 Mazda Protege Mazdaspeed ( 4 door Sedan, U/KHP 4 Cylinder Turbocharged 2.0L, FWD 5speed Manual)
  • 2003 Mazda Protege5 Base

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