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How to Install an AEM Cold Air Intake 95-99

Tools Needed:
Ratchet with sockets (for bolts)
Pliers (for hose clamps)
Flat Head Screw Driver (for hose clamps)
Knife (for cutting hose)

Start by removing your stock or other intake. If you have your stock battery tray in your car then you will need to modify it to allow the intake to fit. The front part of the stock tray is too large and needs to be cut.


With an aftermarket battery tray I chose the bottom hole as my location for the rubber washer setup. The intake will connect to this piece to keep it in place while driving. Take out the battery tray to connect this or lift up your car enough to get position.

Build your intake before you start putting it to make sure you have everything, but don’t tighten all connections so you can adjust them when you get it in place. This would be a good time to make sure your intake fits with your stock battery tray that you modified.

Find where your hose ends that connects to the intake. In my 95 it is under the valve cover and very hard to get to. With 96 and up I believe it is top and center of the valve cover and very easy to get to. The hose that comes with the intake will fit directly to the 96+ neons, but with the 95 (mine) I just used a grommet and connected it to the hose that I had there already. Even with a 96+ you might need to cut the length of the hose so you don't have it in the way of other moving items in that area (example: shift cables).

After fitting your intake in the spot you might have to pull it apart to get the bottom in place. I took the top connections off to get a clear view of the battery tray placement with the intake. Put everything back together and test that your intake doesn’t rub anything or hit the hood. With the curve of the pieces it is very adjustable to fit in just the spot it was needing to be in.

Tighten up all connections and enjoy the ride!


After riding with it I have noticed some great things:

I have noticed an increase in power in almost the whole range of the rpms. With the stock intake setup it is very restrictive and is greatly improved by having a more free flowing setup. The AEM Cold Air Intake frees up a lot of space compared to the massive sized stock setup. With the removal of the stock pieces you have already helped the engine release the heat (stock piece sits on top of the engine keeping the heat in). Also with the 2 different sized pieces of the intake it Manipulates sound waves to improve the performance even more.

After driving with the new intake I have seen an improvement in my gas mileage which is now up to around 30mpg on a regular basis.

The sound that comes along with this intake is probably the best thing about it. The sound is a nice rumble that makes it more fun to drive now. I have gotten compliments on the sound from other Neon owners and even Honda owners ;-)

Some final shots:


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