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AEM Gunmetal Gray Cold Air Intake System for 1999-2005 VW Jetta & Golf 1.9L TDI 21-493C

Part# 21-493C l UPC# 840879008642
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Product Description

Now you can get a true cold air intake for your 1999.5 – 2005.5 Volkswagen Jetta TDI or 1999.5 – 2005 Volkswagen Golf TDI from AEM. Advanced Engine Management pioneered the cold air induction system for sport compact cars in way back in 1994. A real cold air intake system relocates the filter outside of the engine compartment to deliver cooler air inlet temperatures. Cooler air carries more oxygen, which translates into a more intense explosion in the combustion chamber to create more horsepower and torque.

Key Features

  • Replacement Filter: 21-202DK
  • CARB Exempt: Yes. E. O. #D-392-30
  • Weight: 7 lb (3.2 kg)
  • Product Box Length: 24.38 in (619 mm)
  • Product Box Width: 12.38 in (314 mm)
  • Product Box Height: 11.75 in (298 mm)

But that’s only part of the power equation. Tuning the inlet pipe in length and diameter to match the engine’s resonance helps move more air to the cylinders (think of your engine as a big air pump), and this tuning allows AEM Cold Air Intakes to deliver large power gains. Their research and development teams also monitor fueling factors and all OBDII sensors during R&D to eliminate engine issues or throwing a check engine light.



Every AEM cold air induction system features high standards of construction and they are so confident in their fit and performance that they guarantee them for the life of your vehicle! All AEM cold air systems include a lifetime DRYFLOW synthetic air filter and come with a limited lifetime warranty. To suit your personal taste, AEM makes this intake in either polished white, blue, gunmetal grey, or red. Choose your favorite look and give your VW TDI the cold air it needs to breath today!

To keep everyday splashes of water or mud from saturating your Dryflow air filter, AEM has engineered an Air Filter Wrap. This wrap is built from a durable micro-screen material and pretreated with AEM’s own hydrophobic process, keeping your filter drier and cleaner. It also stops small dirt particles, and the amount of added restriction isn’t enough to affect performance.