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AEM Intake System & Strut Bar Install | Photos & Review

With the help and support from George from AEM Intakes and Young and Meng from FRS86, it was time to give the JDM Zip Ties project S2000 it’s first couple of mods. In this blog post, we document the installation of the AEM intake system and strut bar, which is available on www.aemintakes.com.

After doing some research, we decided to go with the AEM intake system because of it’s strong roots in the Honda tuning community. Growing up around Honda’s and Acura’s, the AEM has been synonymous with those car manufacturers and it was pretty much an easy choice for us to go with AEM.

The boxes were a little too big for the tiny trunk of the car, but it’s nothing riding with the top down couldn’t fix.


The stock engine bay of the Honda S2000.


Meng working on removing the stock intake system in preparation for the upgraded aftermarket intake system.








That bling!




His brother Young comes to give a hand during the intake install.



Looks so much better than that gigantic stock unit!


In comes the AEM strut bar to complete the install.

IMG_7327The intake took a couple of hours (and beers) to complete and required a little bit of cutting of the splash guard/ inner wheel-well fender. The install of the strut  bar took about 5-minutes and was simply a breeze to do.

The cool thing about this system is that it’s not loud unless you’re on the gas and cracking VTEC. So if you’re looking for something that’s more low-profile, this is great because no one would be the wiser. And when you do get it on the gas, the smile on your face will remind you that it’s still there waiting for you.

Again, we’d like to thank George from AEM Intakes and the brothers from FRS86 to lend their time and expertise. Before they got their Scion FR-S’, they were deep in the Honda community, so working on our project S2000 was nothing that they weren’t familiar with.

For more technical information and other details, please visit www.aemintakes.com

Suspension should be next on the agenda for our project, so be sure to check back with us soon to see photos and a corresponding write up on it.