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AEM Short Ram Intake for 2 liter Mazda 3

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First the goodies:

And here comes the bad part:

Our officially listed part number from AEM is 21-773C for the 2 liter

Everything fits except the kit's heat shield has a different cut out hole and diameter from the factory heat shield, so the factory scoop that should be reused/reinstalled as per the instruction manual DOES NOT FIT

Now, being a kit this is a big oversight from AEM. Unfortunately AEM after sales service sucks. You are left hanging and on your own.

Sure you can use the filter without the factory intake duct similar to its sister company's (K&N) design, but a kit is a kit, so that's that.

Buyer beware.
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Known issue, AEM doesn't care. Good reason to not buy anything from them.
I had the same intake, had the same fitment problem, the response from AEM was "Oh, sorry". I sent it back for a full refund and won't ever buy from them again. Seems things have not changed since then and they are still selling crap that doesn't work.

There is a thread that discusses this with pictures here-
Holy dramatic - its unfortunate sure, but a little over the top if you ask me.
I didn't.

I did however deal with a couple vendors and AEM directly. Nobody cared and the response was as if this was a non-issue. For what that stuff cost it better well fit as advertised and if there is a problem the dealer better step up. It didn't and they didn't. Instead they blew me off. No more AEM for me.
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