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K&N® 57-1569 Cold Air Intake System for 2014-2016 Jeep Cherokee 3.2L V6

Designed to be compatible with 2014-2016 Jeep Cherokee 3.2L V6 models, the K&N® 57-1569 air intake system provides a guaranteed increase in horsepower and torque for power-conscious Jeep owners—and features a washable, reusable High-Flow Air Filter™ to help protect against damaging engine contaminants.

K&N PERFORMANCE AIR INTAKE SYSTEMS BOOST HORSEPOWER

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee

If you want to give your Cherokee a little more zip, check out the 57-1569 performance air intake system—specifically designed to fit in the engine bay of 2014-2016 3.2L V6 Cherokees. The 57-1569 is designed to help keep engine air cooler (which can increase engine combustion efficiency), and provides a smooth, low-restriction path for airflow to the engine. Many stock intake systems have airflow-obstructing components that can create turbulence—and thus heat—resulting in less efficient combustion, and giving you less horsepower. By replacing the complete factory system with an aerodynamic tube and High-Flow Air Filter™, your engine will have access to a higher volume of cool air—giving you a guaranteed increase in horsepower and torque.

AERODYNAMIC INTAKE TUBE INCREASES AIRFLOW

The 57-1569 for the 2018 Jeep Cherokee features a High-Flow Air Filter™

The 57-1569 for the 2018 Jeep Cherokee features a High-Flow Air Filter™

Typical factory air intake systems force air through a restrictive disposable paper air filter before the air travels through a complex system of tubing—which often has tight bends, baffles, and other elements that can cause swirling, turbulent air. Excess turbulence can cause the molecules within the air to collide, which creates heat—and an increase in temperature reduces the density of oxygen molecules in the air. Since engine combustion is most efficient in an oxygen-rich environment, keeping engine air cooler often significantly increases engine combustion efficiency.

The 57-1569 intake system features a free-flowing, high-density polyethylene intake tube, which is engineered to reduce turbulence in the air, keeping engine air cooler—and increasing engine performance! The 57-1569 also incorporates a steel heat shield, which helps protect the air filter and intake air from high engine temperatures.

HIGH-FLOW AIR FILTER™ OFFERS EXCEPTIONAL PROTECTION

Most factory disposable paper filters only “surface load” contaminants—collecting them on the surface of the media, which over time can reduce the filter’s efficiency due to clogging. Alternatively, High-Flow Air Filters™ “depth load” contaminants; multiple layers of cotton fibers capture particles on many levels. Because the contaminants are incorporated into the filter fibers, the filter can still operate without significantly reducing its performance.

The High-Flow Air Filter™ included in the 57-1569 intake kit is oversized with a conical shape, providing a greater surface area and allowing for a service interval of up to 100,000 miles between cleanings (under normal highway driving conditions). High-Flow Air Filters feature an oiled, layered design—providing up to 50% more airflow than a traditional paper filter. When your filter does need to be cleaned, you can use the K&N Recharger® Kit (99-5000 or 99-5050) to quickly and easily restore your filter’s performance. Each K&N intake (and filter!) is designed to last for the life of your vehicle.

INSTALLATION

The 57-1569 air intake system after installation

The 57-1569 air intake system after installation

The K&N 57-1569 intake system is engineered to incorporate factory mounting points and the factory mass air sensor. Installation can typically be completed in 90 minutes or less, and requires only simple hand tools. Detailed instructions are included in your kit, and installation videos for many vehicles are available on the K&N website.

Engineered to fit:

• 2014 Jeep Cherokee 3.2L V6 Fuel Injection All Models

• 2015 Jeep Cherokee 3.2L V6 Fuel Injection All Models

• 2016 Jeep Cherokee 3.2L V6 Fuel Injection All Models

WARRANTY

Each intake system comes with a 10-Year/Million Mile Limited Warranty. Furthermore, using a K&N replacement air intake system will not void your factory warranty; in the U.S., manufacturers must provide evidence that an aftermarket part is the cause of a necessary repair in order to void or deny warranty coverage. The Consumer Products Warranty Act of 1975 (also known as the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act) protects consumers’ rights to their warranty coverage.

DYNAMOMETER RESULTS

A specially designed roto-molded high-density polyethylene tube helps direct airflow

A specially designed roto-molded high-density polyethylene tube helps direct airflow

K&N performance air intake systems come with a horsepower guarantee—you will get an increase in horsepower and torque! During dynamometer testing, a 2014 Jeep Cherokee 3.2L with a factory air intake system was recorded at 210.49-horsepower at 5,998 RPM. After installation of 57-1569, the same vehicle was recorded at 218.02-horsepower at 5,998 RPM—an estimated increase of 7.53-horsepower. The torque also jumped from 188.52 lb.-ft. to 193.10 lb.-ft.—an estimated increase of 4.58 lb.-ft at 4,392 RPM.

Horsepower gains vary among products and applications, but each K&N performance air intake system is designed to increase airflow efficiency for specific vehicles and their engines. Each kit undergoes significant testing to help ensure that the filter and intake tube are engineered to deliver large increases in airflow and horsepower. Please visit individual product pages to view horsepower estimates for your specific vehicle.

INTAKE SYSTEM OPTIONS

For many vehicle applications, multiple options of K&N intake systems are available. 69-Series and 77-Series intakes feature mandrel-bent aluminum intake tubes, while 57-Series and 63-Series intakes have high-density polyethylene intake tubes. 71-Series intakes are from the Blackhawk Induction™ line, which feature a black powder-coated aluminum intake tube and a black oil-free synthetic filter. Please view the specific product pages for details on each intake type.

Visit this page to purchase the 57-1569 air intake system, or visit the vehicle search page to explore air intake system options for your vehicle. Join the millions of customers who trust K&N to help them boost performance and protection in their vehicles!

The SEMA Scoop: All the New K&N Products (Plus a 1969 Chevy Build for SEMA 2019!)

There are few events more thrilling in the automotive industry than SEMA, one of the most elite and exclusive automotive trade events in the world. For a few days each fall, the brightest, most innovative minds in the industry—and all the most exciting new products—converge at the Las Vegas Convention Center for product demonstrations, unique events, and opportunities to network. The 2017 event saw more than 70,000 attendees, with over 3,000 newly introduced products, and the 2018 event has proven itself to be equally exhilarating.

1969 Chevrolet suburban

This 1969 Chevrolet suburban will be fully restored for SEMA 2019—and you can help choose the build!

K&N has been featuring several new products at this year’s show, including the ECI system (electronic carburetor injection), and the soon-to-be-available Boost Control Module and Throttle Control Module. In addition, the K&N booth included a custom-built Yamaha RD400, a 1969 Chevrolet suburban (which will be fully rebuilt for the 2019 show!), and a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado with a custom prototype intake system.

NEW K&N PRODUCTS FEATURED AT THE SHOW

ECI

The K&N ECI is a bolt-on system which adds a supplemental fuel source to improve engine performance. Comprised of a spacer plate with a fuel block and injector, an electronic control unit (ECU), and wide-band oxygen sensor, installation can typically be completed in a matter of hours. Better yet—after setting five simple parameters, the system can tune itself. After installing your new ECI system, hiccups on cold starts can be a relic of the past.

The ECI available for Holley 4150s, Holley Dominators, and Quadrajet-style carburetors

The ECI system is available for Holley 4150s, Holley Dominators, and Quadrajet-style carburetors

THROTTLE CONTROL MODULE

The K&N Throttle Control Module processes input data from the gas pedal and bypasses the factory signal to the vehicle’s ECU, sending a modified signal directly to the throttle body—creating an increase in throttle responsiveness that will make your car feel like a whole new machine.

BOOST CONTROL MODULE

K&N’s new Boost Control Module works within factory parameters to increase boost—improving throttle response, and offering a power increase of up to 47 horsepower. The system can typically be installed in less than 30 minutes (no software required), and is adjustable on-the-go—helping you fine-tune your boost level to your preferences and needs. When you need more power, simply adjust the dial to give your acceleration a bit of extra muscle.

NEW BLACK OIL OPTION

K&N also introduced a new black oil option as a companion to the traditional red oil—allowing enthusiasts of blacked-out engine bays to customize their cotton air filter’s aesthetic to their preferences.

VEHICLES FEATURED AT K&N’S SEMA BOOTH

The Yamaha RD400 built by Nick O’Kane and his son Max

The Yamaha RD400 built by Nick O’Kane and his son Max

YAMAHA RD400 RETRO RACER

Nick O’Kane, a National Account Manager at K&N, introduced a custom Yamaha RD400 at the K&N booth at SEMA this year—a collaborative project with his son, Max, for his senior project at Riverside STEM Academy in Riverside, California.

The Yamaha RD400 air-cooled twin was launched in 1976 as a slightly more refined version of the Yamaha RD350. The bike was an instant hit, and highly sought after by many riders.

This minimalistic, retro racer RD400 came to life after O’Kane purchased the bike (in boxes) from a garage sale at Jeff Palhegyi Designs. JPD Designs had completed the frame modifications to convert the RD400 from twin-shock to mono-shock, which included fabrication of custom swingarm and triple trees to fit the race wheels from Marchesini. The gas tank had also been extended and tail unit designed to match. O’Kane and his son greatly enjoyed finishing the build, and adding their personal style to a solid foundation. Together, they would like to thank JPDesigns for their assistance with the build project.

2019 Chevrolet Silverado, featuring a prototype K&N intake system

On display was a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado, featuring a prototype K&N intake system

2019 CHEVROLET SILVERADO PROTOTYPE INTAKE

The research and development department at K&N created a prototype intake system for the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado—so keep your eyes out for a product release in the near future! K&N designs every intake system to provide increases in horsepower, helping you take your new (or new-to-you!) vehicle to its performance potential.

PICK YOUR FAVORITE BUILD + ENTER TO WIN AN INTAKE

K&N also introduced a build project that will be completed for SEMA 2019—a 1969 Chevrolet suburban—and has left it up to the public to decide from four awesome build choices. You can vote for your favorite option by following this link, and you’ll also be entered to win a free intake (please click on the link for full terms and conditions)! The entry period ends at 11:59 p.m. PST on November 11th, 2018.

Be sure to follow K&N’s Facebook page and Instagram to view exciting footage and images from SEMA 2018!

Build options for 2019 SEMA vehicle

Follow the link in the feature to vote for your favorite build option

Vaughn Gittin Jr. Is First to Drift the 12.9 Mile North Loop at Nürburgring

Vaughn Gittin Jr. drifting the Nürburgring

Vaughn Gittin Jr. drifting the Nürburgring

Drifting is not a sport for the faint of heart, and Vaughn Gittin Jr. is anything but. Since 2004—Formula Drift’s inaugural year—he has been a self-proclaimed “professional fun haver”; the rare combination of a fierce competitor with the heart and passion of a dedicated hobbyist. Always watchful for the next big challenge, Gittin Jr. recently completed a world first—drifting the entire north loop at Nürburgring.

Built in the 1920s in the Eifel mountains of Germany, the Nürburgring north loop (Nordschleife) is 12.9 miles of demanding turns with over 1,000 feet of elevation change. The former location for the German Grand Prix, the loop has earned the moniker “The Green Hell”. Gittin Jr. became the first driver to drift the entire course—demonstrating both his driving prowess and the power and agility of his Mustang RTR.

Vaughn Gittin Jr. drifting the Nürburgring

The Mustang RTR reached speeds of 150-mph on the track

Gittin Jr. began competing in Formula Drift in his personal Nissan S13, but quickly captured the attention of Ford Racing, who began a partnership with him in 2009. Ford and Gittin Jr. collaboratively launched the Mustang RTR in 2010. Today, Vaughn races in the Monster Energy Nitto Tire Ford Racing Mustang, which features a 900-horsepower, 9000-rpm engine built by Ford Performance and Roush Yates Engines.

Image of the RTR engine bay

The Mustang RTR features a 100-8578 filter assembly

He has an impressive list of wins—including three World Drift Series Championships (2011, 2012, and 2013), and the title of the only American to win two D1 Grand Prix events. He was honored as the Formula Drift Ace Driver of the Decade in 2013, which recognized his participation in all ten seasons of the series and the most tandem victories of any Formula Drift driver. He also owns RTR Motorsports (for which he races), based in Baltimore, Maryland.

Gittin Jr.’s Mustang RTR features a custom K&N® performance filter—which features the same technology as K&N®’s original High-Flow Air Filters, trusted for their ability to provide exceptional engine protection. You can search for one to fit your vehicle here. “I’ve been working with K&N on an official level for fifteen years now,” Gittin Jr. commented. “But prior to that, I ran K&N [products] on my first car that I used to race in industrial parks and parking lots. That started my love for K&N. It’s an honor, fifteen years later, to still be working with them. No matter what I’m doing—whether it is Formula Drift, Ultra4, or just general fun-having—and no matter where in the world I am, K&N Filters are ready to party with me and are my weapons of choice!"

You can see Vaughn Gittin Jr. compete in Round 8 of the Formula Drift Pro Series at Irwindale Speedway in Irwindale, California on October 12-13.

The Technology of Filtration: An Overview of K&N Filter Media Types

In the early 1960s, two motorcycle racers—Ken Johnson and Norm McDonald—developed a ground-breaking new idea for an air filter that could perform under the demands of an off-road environment. After experimenting with many different types of filter media, they discovered that an oiled cotton design allowed the filter to not only capture dirt and contaminants very efficiently, but also allowed it to be washed and reused. Just like that, the original High-Flow Air Filter™ was born.

To this day, K&N continues to be an industry leader in filtration technology—and engineers each air filter for efficiency, capacity, durability, and airflow.

Maintaining the proper air-to-fuel ratio

Maintaining the proper air-to-fuel ratio (AFR) is critical for engine performance, and relates to the amount of air versus the amount of fuel used by an engine for combustion. A correct, stoichiometrically balanced AFR produces combustion with perfect efficiency, excluding other factors. For gasoline engines, the theoretically perfect chemical ratio is 14.7:1—14.7 parts air to one part fuel. In effect, this means that an engine requires almost fifteen times more air than fuel for efficient combustion—which emphasizes the importance of providing a high volume of air through an air filter.

How do engines produce power?

An internal combustion engine operates by burning a mixture of fuel and oxygen within the engine’s cylinders. A spark plug ignites the volatile gas, creating an explosion that forces the piston downward—turning the crankshaft. The piston-moving force that’s created during the combustion cycle is what produces horsepower.

Why not use a disposable paper air filter?

Comparison of media at 10x magnification

Typical paper filters can be very restrictive to airflow—note the lack of openings in the media

Typical disposable paper air filters function on a size-dependent basis—dirt particles that are larger than the openings in the filter media are blocked, while particles that are smaller than the openings can pass through. Most disposable paper filters create airflow restriction, as the openings in the filter media have to be tiny in order to filter efficiently—which can slow down airflow. Because dust accumulates on the surface of the disposable filter and can block passageways for airflow, the filter’s performance typically decreases consistently throughout its service interval.

The four major elements of filtration

K&N designs every K&N filter to balance the four most critical elements of filtration: efficiency, capacity, durability, and airflow. Under normal circumstances, most automotive air filters demonstrate an inverse relationship between airflow and efficiency—the higher the airflow, the less efficient the air filter is at protecting the engine, and vice versa. Many filter companies claim that their filters capture 99% of contaminants (or more), but there’s a trade-off, as most filters designed to block almost all contaminants are likely to also block the majority of airflow—stifling your engine’s oxygen supply. A standard disposable paper filter exhibits a principle called surface loading—dust collects only on the surface of the media, which can provide a high level of contaminant capture/efficiency (the filter is mostly impermeable, which keeps dirt and contaminants from passing through to the engine) but a low level of airflow, reducing engine performance.

Six layers of oiled cotton fabric

High-Flow Air Filters™ typically feature four or six layers of oiled cotton fabric

In contrast, K&N High-Flow Air Filters™ utilize depth loading, in which multiple layers of pleated cotton fibers provide particle retention on many levels. However, while most typical paper or foam filters would experience an unacceptable reduction in airflow with a dramatic increase in efficiency, High-Flow Air Filters™ are specifically engineered to capture dirt while still allowing a high volume of airflow to pass through. As a result, High-Flow Air Filters™ are able to capture contaminants (efficiency), hold a large volume of dirt (capacity), and still provide an outstandingly high volume of air to the engine (airflow). In addition, High-Flow Air Filters™ are designed to last for the entire lifespan of a vehicle (durability).

If I can see light through my air filter, does that mean that dirt is getting through too?

A High-Flow Air Filter™

High-Flow Air Filters™ feature a pleated, oiled cotton media

Some consumers have expressed concern that when holding a K&N High-Flow Air Filter™ up to a light source, there are holes/passageways visible in the filter media. If High-Flow Air Filters™ operated solely on a size-dependent basis like a typical disposable air filter, this would be a valid concern—the assumption being that any particles smaller than the passageways would flow through to the engine—but High-Flow Air Filters™ are designed to utilize the principle of diffusion to increase the capture of engine contaminants. Extremely small particles are typically highly affected by forces within the flow of air, including changes in pressure, velocity, or turbulence—and these factors often make their behavior chaotic.

While this erratic behavior might sound detrimental to filtration, it can actually be an advantage, as the smallest particles typically do not follow the main flow of air through the passageways in the filter; instead, their chaotic motion causes them to collide with microscopic fibers inside the filter media, where they are then trapped and held by the filter oil. In the media of a typical disposable paper filter, any particles that are smaller than the openings in the media will likely pass right through—but the tacky, sticky nature of K&N filter oil and the multi-layer media design of High-Flow Air Filters™ help capture contaminant particles that are much smaller than the openings/passageways within the filtration media.

Oiled fibers in the filter media of High-Flow Air Filters™ shown at 10x magnification

Oiled fibers in the filter media of High-Flow Air Filters™ shown at 10x magnification

Can a K&N oiled air filter cause a mass airflow sensor to fail?

An unsubstantiated claim has circulated for many years saying that K&N oiled air filters can cause mass airflow sensors to fail. K&N has thoroughly investigated this claim, and has found no evidence to suggest that K&N filter oil is able to cause MAF sensor damage. In fact, over the past several years, K&N has compiled data regarding MAF sensors sent in by consumers and dealerships, which you can view here: MAF Sensor Test Results. In most cases, the MAF sensors were actually working as they should—which would be a perplexing result, if not for the fact that most dealerships are unable to test MAF sensors. K&N has yet to encounter a dealership with the test equipment necessary to determine whether or not an MAF sensor is functioning properly, which frequently leads to misdiagnosis. For this reason, in almost all cases, the diagnosis of a faulty MAF sensor is merely an educated—or sometimes uneducated—guess.

However, in response to consumer concerns, K&N performed extensive testing to determine whether or not filter oil could cause an MAF sensor to fail—going so far as to completely coat an MAF sensor in filter oil—and was not able to create a scenario in which the MAF sensor was damaged by the oil (you can view the procedure and results here: MAF Testing Results and Findings). In K&N’s study, of 437 sensors tested, 298 of them were actually functioning properly (68.19%)—indicating that misdiagnosis of MAF sensors is a frequent issue.

Of the sensors that were truly malfunctioning, approximately 33% demonstrated complete electronic failure, with 67% experiencing electrical variance. Of the latter category, over 36% were found to be manufacturer-contaminated with silicone. K&N filter oil was not found to be responsible for any of the sensor malfunctions.

DRYFLOW® non-oiled filter media

A Dryflow® air filter cross section

Dryflow® air filter feature lofted media (the red portion of the image)

While the oiled High-Flow Air Filter™ continues to be the most popular filter type among K&N products, K&N also offers non-oiled synthetic Dryflow® air filters. The Dryflow® filter media is composed of lofted synthetic material, which—much like High-Flow Air Filter™ media—provides depth loading properties. However, since Dryflow® filters do not feature the K&N filter oil that is designed to trap and hold particles, the Dryflow® filter media is more restrictive to airflow than High-Flow Air Filter™ media—though it is still designed to strike a desirable balance between airflow and efficiency, provide a high level of contaminant capture, and outperform typical disposable paper air filters in airflow. Because they do not have to be re-oiled, servicing Dryflow® air filters is typically a quick and easy process.

K&N filter media types are designed for performance

K&N engineers each filter media type to provide performance for specific applications—for example, heavy diesel and outdoor power High-Flow Air Filters™ are designed with six layers of cotton that feature a particularly fine weave, which can provide an additional level of protection in demanding driving conditions. Synthetic, non-oiled Dryflow® filter media is incorporated into many heavy duty diesel filters, and a large, conical Dryflow® air filter is included with Blackhawk Induction™ intake systems. Many applications will have multiple filter options available, allowing you to select the filter type that fits your needs and preferences. If you have questions regarding filter types, please feel free to contact K&N’s customer service.

Join the millions of customers who trust K&N to provide performance and protection products for their vehicles. Visit the application search page to explore air filter options for your specific vehicle.

2016-2018 Chevrolet Malibus Get Performance Gains with 63-3106 Air Intake System

Designed to add performance to 2016-2018 Chevrolet Malibu 1.5L models, the 63-3106 K&N® performance air intake system offers a guaranteed increase in horsepower and torque for Chevy Malibus—and features a washable, reusable High-Flow Air Filter™ to help protect against contaminants that can damage your engine. A specifically designed steel heat shield helps protect the air filter from high engine temperatures, which in turn can increase engine combustion efficiency.

The 63-3106 has a steel heat shield

The 63-3106 has a steel heat shield to help protect the filter from hot engine bay temperatures

The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu offers a user-friendly infotainment system, excellent gas mileage, and a spacious interior—with a brand-new 360-degree camera now available. The 2017 Malibu was named an IIHS Top Safety Pick, and the 2018 model has received an NHTSA 5-Star Overall vehicle score.

K&N PERFORMANCE AIR INTAKE SYSTEMS BOOST HORSEPOWER

The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu

To give your Malibu an extra boost in power, check out the 63-3106 performance air intake system—specifically engineered for 2016-2018 Chevy Malibus. The 63-3106 is designed to keep air moving through the system cooler, which in turn can increase the efficiency of your engine. The 63-3106 is engineered to provide a less restrictive path for airflow; many factory intake systems include components that can obstruct airflow, and obstructions often create turbulence which products heat. Under typical circumstances, the hotter the air that reaches the engine, the less efficient engine combustion will be. By providing a smoother path for airflow, the 63-3106 helps produce more efficient combustion—giving you a boost in horsepower.

AERODYNAMIC INTAKE TUBE INCREASES AIRFLOW

Typical factory air intake systems force air through a restrictive disposable paper air filter before the air travels through a complex system of tubing. Multiple turns, bends, and baffles can significantly slow the flow of air to the engine.

The 63-3106 intake system features a free-flowing, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) intake tube, which is engineered to reduce turbulence in the air, keeping engine air cooler—and increasing engine performance! A radius adapter allows the filter to mount directly to the intake tube, which reduces hardware and helps increase ease of installation.

HIGH-FLOW AIR FILTER™ OFFERS EXCEPTIONAL PROTECTION

The 63-3106 for 2016-2018 Chevrolet Malibus features a High-Flow Air Filter™

The 63-3106 for 2016-2018 Chevrolet Malibus features a High-Flow Air Filter™

To help ensure engine performance, it’s extremely important to balance the four critical elements of filtration—efficiency, capacity, durability, and airflow. K&N’s game-changing filter design—the K&N High-Flow™ Air Filter—is designed to provide high airflow rates while offering outstanding engine protection from dust, dirt, and other harmful airborne contaminants. The filter’s innovative design of oiled, layered cotton media is washable, reusable, and durable—engineered to last for the entire lifespan of a vehicle, and backed by K&N®’s reputation for industry-leading quality.

The High-Flow Air Filter™ included in the 63-3106 intake kit is oversized, providing a large amount of surface area and allowing for a service interval of up to 100,000 miles between cleanings (under normal highway driving conditions). When your filter does need to be cleaned, you can use the K&N Recharger® Kit (99-5000 or 99-5050) to quickly and easily restore your filter’s performance. Each K&N intake (and filter!) is designed to last for the life of your vehicle.

HEAT SHIELD HELPS PROTECT INTAKE AIR AND FILTER

The 63-3106 features a steel heat shield which helps protect the air filter—and filtered air—from the high temperatures of the engine bay. Since cold air is denser with oxygen molecules than hot air, keeping airflow cooler can help increase engine combustion efficiency.

K&N air intake systems come with a 10-Year/Million Mile Limited Warranty

K&N air intake systems come with a 10-Year/Million Mile Limited Warranty

INSTALLATION

The K&N 63-3106 intake system is engineered to incorporate factory mounting points and the factory mass air sensor. Installation can typically be completed in 90 minutes or less, and requires only basic hand tools. Detailed instructions are included in your kit, and installation videos for many vehicles are available on the K&N website.

Engineered to fit:

• 2016 Chevrolet Malibu 1.5L L4 Fuel Injection All Models

• 2017 Chevrolet Malibu 1.5L L4 Fuel Injection All Models

• 2018 Chevrolet Malibu 1.5L L4 Fuel Injection All Models

WARRANTY

Each intake system comes with a 10-Year/Million Mile Limited Warranty. Installing a K&N replacement air intake system will not void your factory warranty; in the U.S., manufacturers must provide evidence that an aftermarket part is the cause of a necessary repair in order to void or deny warranty coverage. The Consumer Products Warranty Act of 1975 (also known as the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act) protects consumers’ rights to their warranty coverage.

DYNAMOMETER RESULTS

K&N performance air intake systems come with an industry-leading guarantee—you‘ll get an increase in horsepower and torque! During dynamometer testing, a 2016 Chevrolet Malibu 1.5L with a factory air intake system was recorded at 131.9-horsepower at 5491 RPM. After installation of 63-3106, the same vehicle was recorded at 140.4-horsepower at 5491 RPM—an estimated increase of 8.5-horsepower. The torque also jumped from 120.0 lb.-ft. to 124.5 lb.-ft.—an estimated increase of 4.5 lb.-ft. at 3156 RPM.

Horsepower gains vary among products and applications, but each K&N performance air intake system is designed to increase airflow efficiency for specific vehicles and their engines. Each kit undergoes significant testing to help ensure that the filter and intake tube are engineered to deliver large increases in airflow and horsepower. Please visit individual product pages to view horsepower estimates for your specific vehicle.

Visit this page to purchase the 63-3106 air intake system, or visit the vehicle application search to explore air intake system options for your vehicle. Join the millions of customers who trust K&N to help them boost performance and protection in their vehicles!

* This air intake cannot be sold in California. It is not legal for use in California or other states adopting California emission standards. Not legal for highway use in states adopting California emission regulations.

Brian Forrester Attends NHRA U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis for 50 Straight Years

It was an emotional weekend for Florida resident Brian Forrester, who attended his 50th consecutive NHRA U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis. He has been attending every year since 1969, when he was only four years old.

Larry and Brian (center) following Brian’s win in Super Gas in 2009

Larry and Brian (center) following Brian’s win in Super Gas in 2009

Brian’s father, Larry Forrester, began the tradition of attending Indy every year after he realized how much Brian loved to watch racing. “He sat there for three straight days—we would only leave our seats to go to the bathroom,” Larry commented. “He was mesmerized by it. When I told him it was over and time to go home, he actually cried and said he wasn’t ready.”

And just like that, a tradition was born. The Forrester family began attending Indy over Labor Day weekend every year, and did so for many years together. In 1977, Larry decided he was interested in racing himself, and began competing in bracket racing in Illinois. Due to his father's racing schedule, Brian's mother, Nancy, took him to Indy that year. "For her to take me that year was really cool," he said. "I would have never been able to make it to 50 if she hadn't done that for me." Brian also got the racing bug—going so far as to write in his high school yearbook that his dream was to win the nationals one day at Indianapolis. He began racing in the NHRA Super Gas category in 1989. From that year until 2010, Brian attended Indy every year as a competitor.

Brian earned a Super Gas national championship in 2008, and in 2009—after having been to the finals twice, once in Super Gas and once in Super Comp—Brian finally achieved his dream of winning at Indy in the Super Gas category. It was the win he had dreamed about since he was a child, and his father was there—cheering him on, just as he always had. Brian’s mother, Nancy, wasn’t able to attend—but surprised him by arranging for a limo to take him to the awards banquet. “She was so proud of Brian,” Larry said. “She cried for days, she was so happy for him.”

After finally achieving his dream, Brian decided to retire from racing in order to spend more time with his family—his wife, Robin, and their two children. “I give him credit for that,” Larry said, in reference to Brian’s choice to leave the sport. Brian continued working in the racing industry for some time, building racecars, before transitioning into a career at an automobile repair company. Still, without fail, he returned to Indy over Labor Day weekend each year.

Larry and Brian Forrester at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Larry and Brian Forrester at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Nancy, Brian’s mother, passed away in 2014 after a long battle with breast cancer. “A friend told me that she thought Nancy would be very proud of us,” Larry commented, “And that she would be so happy to see us attending this milestone event together. We couldn’t have done it without her.”

And so, this past weekend was a watershed moment for both Larry and Brian—a landmark half a century in the making. “We definitely took advantage of every minute we were there,” commented Brian. “It was a wonderful weekend…it brought back so many memories,” added Larry. “I was very moved. I feel so blessed to have been able to do that with Brian, because we’ve spent so much time together. He’s my best friend. To share that experience with my son has been one of the highlights of my life.”

2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Gains an Estimated 12.5-Horsepower with 63-1576 Air Intake

2018 Jeep Wrangler JL front view

K&N air intake systems come with a 10-Year/Million Mile Limited Warranty

Engineered for 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL 3.6L V6 models, the 63-1576 K&N® performance air intake system offers a guaranteed increase in horsepower and torque for Jeep Wranglers—and features a washable, reusable High-Flow Air Filter™ to help protect against damaging engine contaminants. In addition, the enclosed air box is designed to provide additional protection during challenging off-road adventures—and can help protect your filter during water crossings.

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL has been fully redesigned—and it shows. With nearly unbeatable off-road capability for its class and advanced tech features, the new Wrangler is engineered to help you tackle your adventures off the beaten path with ease.

K&N PERFORMANCE AIR INTAKE SYSTEMS BOOST HORSEPOWER

If you want to give your Wrangler a little extra “oomph”, check out the 63-1576 performance air intake system—specifically designed to fit in the engine bay of 2018 Wrangler JLs. The 63-1576 is designed to keep engine air cooler (which can increase engine combustion efficiency), and provides a smooth, low-restriction path for airflow to the engine. Many stock intake systems have airflow-obstructing components that can create turbulence—and thus heat—resulting in less efficient combustion, and giving you less horsepower. By replacing the complete factory system with an aerodynamic tube and High-Flow Air Filter™, your engine will have access to a higher volume of cool air—giving you a guaranteed increase in horsepower and torque.

AERODYNAMIC INTAKE TUBE INCREASES AIRFLOW

Typical factory air intake systems force air through a restrictive disposable paper air filter before the air travels through a complex system of tubing—which often has tight bends, baffles, and other elements that can cause swirling, turbulent air. Excess turbulence can cause the molecules within the air to collide, which creates heat—and an increase in temperature reduces the density of oxygen molecules in the air. Since engine combustion is most efficient in an oxygen-rich environment, keeping engine air cooler often significantly increases engine combustion efficiency.

The 63-1576 air intake system

The 63-1576 for the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL features a High-Flow Air Filter™

The 63-1576 intake system features a free-flowing, high-density polyethylene intake tube, which is engineered to reduce turbulence in the air, keeping engine air cooler—and increasing engine performance! An incorporated radius adapter allows the filter to mount directly to the intake tube, which reduces hardware and helps increase ease of installation.

HIGH-FLOW AIR FILTER™ OFFERS EXCEPTIONAL PROTECTION

Most factory disposable paper filters only “surface load” contaminants—collecting them on the surface of the media, which over time can reduce the filter’s efficiency due to clogging. Alternatively, High-Flow Air Filters™ “depth load” contaminants; multiple layers of cotton fibers capture particles on many levels. Because the contaminants are incorporated into the filter fibers, the filter can still operate without significantly reducing its efficiency. Additionally, the layered, pleated design of the filter media increases the surface area of the filter—providing significantly more contaminant capture per square inch of media over a standard paper filter.

The High-Flow Air Filter™ included in the 63-1576 intake kit is oversized (625 square inches of media) with a conical shape, providing a greater surface area and allowing for a service interval of up to 100,000 miles between cleanings (under normal highway driving conditions). High-Flow Air Filters™ feature an oiled, layered design—providing up to 50% more airflow over a disposable filter. When your filter does need to be cleaned, you can use the K&N Recharger® Kit (99-5000 or 99-5050) to quickly and easily restore your filter’s performance. Each K&N intake (and filter!) is designed to last for the life of your vehicle.

AIR BOX HELPS PROTECT INTAKE AIR AND FILTER

The 63-1576 features a high-density rotationally-molded polyethylene air box, which helps protect the air filter and intake air from high engine temperatures and directs airflow into the throttle body. The enclosed air box design helps create a barrier against dust, dirt, and moisture—all of which can be present in rigorous off-road environments—and is designed to provide additional filter protection during water crossings.

INSTALLATION

The 63-1576 air intake system after installation

The 63-1576 air intake system after installation

The K&N 63-1576 intake system is engineered to incorporate factory mounting points and the factory mass air sensor. Installation can typically be completed in 90 minutes or less, and requires only simple hand tools. Detailed instructions are included in your kit, and installation videos for many vehicles are available on the K&N website.

Engineered to fit: 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL 3.6L V6 Fuel Injection All Models

WARRANTY

Each intake system comes with a 10-Year/Million Mile Limited Warranty. Furthermore, using a K&N replacement air intake system will not void your factory warranty; in the U.S., manufacturers must provide evidence that an aftermarket part is the cause of a necessary repair in order to void or deny warranty coverage. The Consumer Products Warranty Act of 1975 (also known as the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act) protects consumers’ rights to their warranty coverage.

2018 Jeep Wrangler JL side view

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL is engineered for excellent off-road performance

DYNAMOMETER RESULTS

K&N performance air intake systems come with a horsepower guarantee—you will get an increase in horsepower and torque! During dynamometer testing, a 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL 3.6L V6 with a factory air intake system was recorded at 178.3-horsepower at 4630 RPM. After installation of 63-1576, the same vehicle was recorded at 190.8-horsepower at 4630 RPM—an estimated increase of 12.5-horsepower. The torque also jumped from 201.4 lb.-ft. to 213.7 lb.-ft.—an estimated increase of 12.2 lb.-ft at 4245 RPM, along with an estimated 56% more airflow compared to the stock intake system.

Horsepower gains vary among products and applications, but each K&N performance air intake system is designed to increase airflow efficiency for specific vehicles and their engines. Each kit undergoes significant testing to help ensure that the filter and intake tube are engineered to deliver large increases in airflow and horsepower. Please visit individual product pages to view horsepower estimates for your specific vehicle.

Visit this page to purchase the 63-1576 air intake system, or visit the application search page to explore air intake system options for your vehicle. Join the millions of customers who trust K&N to help them boost performance and protection in their vehicles!

*Some intake systems are not legal for sale or use on any pollution controlled motor vehicle in California or states adopting California emission procedures. See knfilters.com for CARB status on each part for a specific vehicle.

Increase Horsepower in Your Pickup: New Intake Systems for 2017-2018 Silverados

Engineered for 2017-2018 Chevrolet Silverado models, K&N® performance air intake systems offer a guaranteed increase in horsepower and torque for Chevy Silverados—featuring a washable performance air to help protect against engine contaminants, and an aerodynamic tube design that increases airflow and provides a boost in power.

The 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500, 2500, and 3500 models are consistent with the classic American brand’s reputation for quality engineering. Good towing capacity, masculine design, and powerful engine options help distinguish the Silverado from the crowd.

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 6.6L

K&N air intake systems come with a 10-Year/Million Mile Limited Warranty

K&N PERFORMANCE AIR INTAKE SYSTEMS BOOST HORSEPOWER

If you’re looking to boost the horsepower in your Silverado, consider a K&N performance air intake system—designed to keep airflow to your engine cool, efficient, and smooth. Many factory intake systems have baffles and other components that can obstruct airflow, create turbulence, and subsequently create heat, resulting in less efficient engine combustion. By replacing the full stock system with a more aerodynamic tube and High-Flow Air Filter™, the engine receives a greater volume of airflow—giving you a guaranteed increase in performance.

AERODYNAMIC INTAKE TUBE INCREASES AIRFLOW

In a typical factory air intake system, air must first pass through a restrictive disposable paper filter before traveling through a complex system of tubing—often featuring tight bends, baffles, and other airflow obstructions—that can cause air to swirl and become turbulent. Excess turbulence causes the molecules within the air to collide, which subsequently increases the temperature and lowers the density of the air, reducing the efficiency of engine combustion.

The 77-3085KP

The 77-3085KP for 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500s features a High-Flow Air Filter™ and steel heat shield

K&N intake tubes are engineered to give the airstream a smooth, unobstructed path—keeping engine air cooler, and increasing the amount of oxygen available for combustion.

HIGH-FLOW AIR FILTER™ OFFERS EXCEPTIONAL PROTECTION

Typical stock disposable filters are only able to “surface load”—dust collects on the surface of the media, which over time reduces the filter’s ability to allow a high volume of airflow to pass through. High-Flow Air Filters™ feature a “depth loading” design, in which multiple layers of cotton fibers allow for particle capture on multiple levels, without significantly reducing the efficiency of the filter itself. In addition, a pleated design helps increase surface area—allowing for significantly greater contaminant capture per square inch of media over a typical paper filter.

The oversized, conical shape of the filter included with K&N intake systems allows for a service interval of up to 100,000 miles between cleanings (under normal highway driving conditions). When the filter does need to be serviced, you can use the K&N Recharger® Kit (99-5000 or 99-5050) to quickly and easily restore your filter’s performance. Each intake and filter is designed to last for the life of your vehicle.

High-Flow Air Filters™ feature an oiled, layered design, and are available on all K&N intake systems aside from the Blackhawk Induction™ systems, which have a filter composed of synthetic, non-oiled media.

HEAT SHIELD HELPS PROTECT INTAKE AIR FROM HIGH TEMPERATURES

K&N intake systems also feature a custom powder-coated steel heat shield, which helps protect the air filter and intake air from high engine temperatures. The heat shield installs onto the lower factory air box and retains the fresh air inlet.

INSTALLATION

The 77-3085KP air intake system after installation

The 77-3085KP air intake system after installation

K&N cold air intake systems are designed to incorporate factory mounting points and the factory mass air sensor. Installation can typically be completed in 90 minutes or less, and requires only simple hand tools. Detailed instructions are included in your kit, and installation videos for many vehicles are available on the K&N website.

WARRANTY

Each intake system comes with a 10-Year/Million Mile Limited Warranty. Furthermore, using a K&N replacement air intake system will not void your factory warranty; in the U.S., manufacturers must provide evidence that an aftermarket part is the cause of a necessary repair in order to void or deny warranty coverage. The Consumer Products Warranty Act of 1975 (also known as the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act) protects consumers’ rights to their warranty coverage.

INTAKE SYSTEM OPTIONS

For many vehicle applications, multiple options of K&N intake systems will be available. 69-Series and 77-Series intakes feature mandrel-bent aluminum intake tubes, while 57-Series and 63-Series intakes have high-density polyethylene intake tubes. 71-Series intakes are from the Blackhawk Induction™ line, which feature a black powder-coated aluminum intake tube and a black oil-free synthetic filter. Please view the specific product pages for details on each intake type.

DYNAMOMETER RESULTS

After installing your new K&N air intake system, you can look forward to a guaranteed increase in horsepower and torque. On a chassis dynamometer, a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L with the stock air intake was recorded at 243.50-hp at 5,285 RPM, and after installation of the 77-3085KP the same vehicle was recorded at 253.52-hp at 5,285 RPM—an estimated increase of 10.02-hp. The torque was also improved from 239.66 lb.-ft on the stock air intake to 253.20 lb.-ft with the 77-3085KPa total estimated increase in torque of 13.54 lb.-ft at 3,548 RPM. You can buy with confidence under the 10-Year/Million Mile Limited Warranty, and the assurance that you’re receiving a top-quality, extensively tested product.

EXPLORE INTAKES FOR YOUR VEHICLE*:

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L V6: 77-3085KP, 63-3085

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 4.3L V6: 77-3085KP, 63-3085

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L V8: 77-3082KP, 63-3082, 71-3082

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L V8: 77-3082KP, 63-3082, 71-3082

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 6.2L V8: 77-3082KP, 63-3082, 71-3082

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 6.2L V8: 77-3082KP, 63-3082, 71-3082

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L V8: 77-3101KP

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L V8: 77-3101KP

2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD 6.6L V8: 77-3101KP

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.0L V8: 77-3090KTK

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD 6.0L V8: 77-3090KTK

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD 6.6L V8: 77-3090KTK

*Use K&N’s vehicle application search to view the most up-to-date part numbers by following this link: knfilters.com.

Horsepower gains vary among products and applications, but each K&N performance air intake system is designed to increase airflow efficiency for specific vehicles and their engines. Each kit undergoes significant testing to help ensure that the filter and intake tube are positioned to deliver large increases in airflow and horsepower.

Please visit individual product pages to view horsepower estimates for your specific vehicle.

Visit knfilters.com to explore air intake system options for your specific vehicle, and join the millions of customers who trust K&N to help them boost performance and protection in their vehicles.

FAQs

Will using a K&N® replacement air intake system void my factory warranty?

No. In the United States, in order for the manufacturer of a warranted product to void or deny warranty coverage of a repair due to the use of an aftermarket part, the manufacturer must provide proof that the aftermarket part is the cause of the necessary repair. These rights are protected under the Consumer Products Warranty Act of 1975 (also referred to as the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act).

Are K&N® performance air intake systems or RK-series custom air cleaner assemblies emissions legal in the U.S.?

Performance intake systems are legal for street use in most areas of the United States.

In California, and in specific regions which have adopted California air quality regulations, only CARB-exempt performance intakes are legal for street use.

Check the K&N catalog or website for vehicle applications and specific CARB status for each vehicle and air intake.

Can a K&N® product cause my Check Engine Light or Service Light to come on?

It is possible that the Check Engine Light may come on after installing a K&N air filter or performance intake system. This does not necessarily mean that there is something wrong with your air filter or intake; sometimes, the higher air flow and lower restriction provided by the K&N product will uncover an existing mechanical or electronic issue with your vehicle. In rare cases, you may have a K&N product which was manufactured outside of its design tolerances, causing sensors in your vehicle to read data outside of their normal expected values. In either case, the K&N Warranty Department can work with you to narrow down the cause of the Check Engine Light and correct the issue.

How much horsepower does a K&N® cold air intake add?

Dynamometer tests indicating horsepower and torque increases over the OEM intake system will appear on the "Product Details" page for each of our performance intake systems.

What does a cold air intake do for a car?

Cold air intakes allow for increased airflow to your engine, which results in an increase in torque and acceleration for your vehicle.

Can cold air intakes improve gas mileage?

In theory, a cold air intake could increase the gas mileage of your vehicle due to improved airflow which allows the engine to run more efficiently and require less fuel. However, K&N does not make any guarantees in terms of increased gas mileage with the use of our filters or intakes.

2017 GMC SIERRA 3500 HD 6.0L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2017 GMC SIERRA 2500 HD 6.0L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2017 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 3500 HD 6.0L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2017 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 2500 HD 6.0L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2016 GMC SIERRA 3500 HD 6.0L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2016 GMC SIERRA 2500 HD 6.0L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2016 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 3500 HD 6.0L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models
2016 CHEVROLET SILVERADO 2500 HD 6.0L V8 Fuel Injection - All Models

*Some intake systems are not legal for sale or use on any pollution controlled motor vehicle in California or states adopting California emission procedures. See knfilters.com for CARB status on each part for a specific vehicle.

How Does a K&N Air Intake System Improve Performance?

You might be wondering—what’s the best way to add horsepower to my vehicle? Aftermarket modifications like bolt-on superchargers and turbochargers can add significant horsepower, but are often very expensive—typically in the thousands of dollars—and can take considerable amounts of time and mechanical prowess to install.

metal K&N intake system installed

K&N performance air intake systems add horsepower and torque to your car

That’s where K&N performance air intake systems come in—giving you a guaranteed increase in horsepower without the hefty price tag of a supercharger, and typically in less than 90 minutes for installation.

How does an engine make power?

An internal combustion engine operates by burning a mixture of fuel and oxygen within the engine’s cylinders. The fuel injectors provide a precise amount of fuel, which combines with air delivered by the air intake system. A spark plug then ignites the volatile gas, creating an explosion that forces the piston downward—turning the crankshaft. The piston-moving force that’s created during the combustion cycle is what produces horsepower.

How do factory air intake systems work?

Your engine needs oxygen to create power. The cylinders in your vehicle’s engine have to have air to create the explosion that produces horsepower and torque. Since cold air contains more oxygen molecules than warm air, injecting a higher volume of oxygen-rich air into the cylinders allows the engine to burn fuel more efficiently during combustion—providing an increase in power.

In a typical stock air intake system, air has to pass through a thick, disposable paper filter, and then move through a narrow system of tubing that can cause air to swirl and become turbulent. Excess turbulence causes the molecules within the air to collide, creating heat, which lowers the density of the air and reduces the efficiency of combustion.

Factory systems often feature intake tubing with tight bends, baffles, and other obstacles that can slow airflow and create turbulence. These systems are also typically designed to muffle engine noise—unlike K&N intake systems, which are designed to give your engine a more satisfying growl.

Disposable paper filter

Disposable paper filters often feature thick media that restricts airflow

Why is airflow so important for my engine’s performance?

Maintaining the proper air-to-fuel ratio (AFR) is critical for engine performance, and relates to the amount of air versus the amount of fuel used by an engine for combustion. A correct, stoichiometrically balanced AFR produces combustion with perfect efficiency, excluding other factors. For gasoline engines, the theoretically perfect chemical ratio is 14.7:1—14.7 parts air to one part fuel. In effect, this means that an engine requires almost fifteen times more air than fuel for efficient combustion—which emphasizes the importance of providing a high volume of air through an intake system.

Why not use a disposable paper air filter with my intake system?

Most dry, disposable paper air filters function on a size-dependent basis—dirt particles that are larger than the openings in the filter media are trapped, while particles that are smaller than the openings pass through. Most disposable paper filters create a large amount of airflow restriction, as the openings in the filter media have to be extremely small to filter efficiently—which slows down airflow. Because dust accumulates on the surface of the disposable filter, performance typically decreases consistently throughout the filter’s service interval.

Why is a High-Flow Air Filter™ better than a disposable filter?

High-Flow Air Filters

High-Flow Air Filters feature a specially designed cotton media

A paper filter exhibits a principle called surface loading; dust collects only on the surface of the media. In contrast, K&N High-Flow Air Filters™ utilize depth loading, where multiple layers of cotton fibers provide particle retention on many levels, and the media also features pleats to increase the contaminant-capturing surface area. As a result, K&N filters are able to hold significantly more dirt and particulate matter per square inch of media over an average paper filter.

In addition, High-Flow Air Filters™ utilize the principle of diffusion to increase the capture of engine contaminants. Small particles are highly affected by forces within the air stream, such as velocity changes, pressure changes, or turbulence. As a result, the behavior of extremely small particles is typically random and chaotic. These particles do not follow the air stream, and their erratic motion causes them to collide with the filter’s fibers—where they are trapped and held by oil. This enables a K&N air filter to capture contaminant particles that are much smaller than the openings within the filtration media.

Is a K&N performance air intake system better than a stock system?

K&N performance air intake systems are designed to create a more aerodynamic path for airflow to reach the engine by removing the stock intake tubing that can create excess turbulence, and also by utilizing highly airflow-efficient filter media.

A dynamometer

All K&N performance air intake systems are tested on a dynamometer

In a K&N cold air intake system, air first passes through a performance air filter—typically a High-Flow Air Filter™, which is designed to provide up to 50% more airflow than a disposable paper filter—and then passes through an aerodynamically-engineered tubing system that helps prevent unnecessary turbulence/heat.

Cold air is more dense than warm air because it contains additional oxygen molecules—allowing the cylinders to facilitate combustion more efficiently. A factory air intake typically feeds warm air to the cylinders, while K&N performance air intake systems are designed to provide a smooth, unimpeded path for the airstream—keeping the airstream cooler and more oxygen-dense. With a K&N performance air intake system, you get a guaranteed increase in horsepower and torque.

Which K&N intake system should I choose?

All K&N performance air intake systems are designed to increase airflow through an aerodynamic path that reduces turbulence, and filter designs that provide an increase in the volume of air that reaches your engine. K&N offers several options to cater to different aesthetic, ease of maintenance, and filter media preferences.

Mandrel-bent aluminum intake system

Mandrel-bent aluminum intake systems feature an aerodynamically designed tube

Mandrel-Bent Aluminum Intake Systems: 69-Series, 77-Series

Mandrel-bent aluminum intake tubes help provide an increase in airflow to your engine and reduce turbulence—keeping air cooler and providing more power. These systems are paired with a washable, reusable High-Flow Air Filter™ featuring oiled cotton filter media, and the oversized, conical design allows you to go up to 100,000 miles between filter services under normal highway driving conditions. A steel heat shield helps protect intake air from the high temperature of your engine bay, helping to increase combustion efficiency.

• Oversized conical air filter extends use between cleanings—up to 100,000 miles under normal highway driving conditions

• Washable, reusable, and durable

• Innovative design of layered, oiled cotton media provides up to 50% more airflow, while maintaining excellent engine protection

• Aerodynamically engineered tube further increases airflow

• Guaranteed to increase horsepower and torque

• Improves engine sound

• Removes unnecessary engine bay components

• Typical installation can be completed in 90 minutes or less with basic hand tools

• Extensively tested for filtration and dust capacity in an in-house ISO 5011 testing laboratory

• 10-Year/Million Mile Limited Warranty

HDPE roto-molded intake system

HDPE roto-molded intake systems feature a steel heat shield

Roto-Molded High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Intake Systems: 57-Series, 63-Series

High-density polyethylene (HDPE) rotationally molded tubes help accelerate airflow to your engine and reduce turbulence—keeping air cooler and providing more power. These systems are paired with a washable, reusable High-Flow Air Filter™ featuring oiled cotton filter media, and the oversized, conical design allows you to go up to 100,000 miles between filter services under normal highway driving conditions. A steel heat shield helps protect intake air from the high temperature of your engine bay, which helps increase combustion efficiency.

• Oversized conical air filter extends use between cleanings—up to 100,000 miles under normal highway driving conditions

• Washable, reusable, and durable

• Innovative design of layered, oiled cotton media provides up to 50% more airflow, while maintaining excellent engine protection

• Aerodynamically engineered tube further increases airflow

• Guaranteed to increase horsepower and torque

• Improves engine sound

• Removes unnecessary engine bay components

• Typical installation can be completed in 90 minutes or less with basic hand tools

• Extensively tested for filtration and dust capacity in an in-house ISO 5011 testing laboratory

• 10-Year/Million Mile Limited Warranty

Blackhawk Induction™ Air Intake Systems: 71-Series

Blackhawk Induction™ air intake system

Blackhawk Induction™ air intake systems feature an all-black design

Blackhawk Induction air intake systems feature an oil-free synthetic filtration media, black powder-coated aluminum, and all-black components. The layered Dryflow® synthetic filtration media provides increased airflow and exceptional engine protection without requiring oil, and a steel heat shield helps protect intake air from the high temperature of your engine bay. Service your filter every 100,000 miles under normal highway driving conditions.

• Synthetic filtration media requires no oil

• Stylish, minimalistic aesthetics

• Oversized conical air filter extends use between cleanings—up to 100,000 miles under normal highway driving conditions

• Washable, reusable, and durable

• Innovative design of lofted synthetic media facilitates increased airflow and excellent engine protection

• Aerodynamically engineered tube further increases airflow

• Guaranteed to increase horsepower and torque

• Improves engine sound

• Removes unnecessary engine bay components

• Typical installation can be completed in 90 minutes or less with basic hand tools

• Extensively tested for filtration and dust capacity in an in-house ISO 5011 testing laboratory

• 10-Year/Million Mile Limited Warranty

What horsepower increase can I expect from a K&N air intake system?

An HDPE intake system after installation

An HDPE intake system after installation

Horsepower gains vary among products and applications, but each K&N performance air intake system is designed to increase airflow efficiency for specific vehicles and their engines. Each kit undergoes significant testing to help ensure that the filter and intake tube are positioned to deliver large increases in airflow and horsepower. Please visit knfilters.com to view horsepower estimates for specific vehicle applications.

Join the millions of customers who trust K&N to provide performance and protection products for their vehicles.

Visit knfilters.com to explore air intake system options for your specific vehicle.

Ewa Pieniakowska: Polish Professional Stunt Rider Breaks Barriers

Even as a child, Ewa Pieniakowska had dreams of becoming a professional stunt rider.

Ewa performing a trick on her motorcycle

Ewa prefers gear in either pink or animal print

Pieniakowska grew up in a small town in Poland. “When I was a little girl, I adored foreign movies with female motorcycle riders,” she commented. “I often imagined myself sitting behind the handle bars, and still remember the adrenaline that shot through me during my first motorcycle ride.” Though she’s small in stature—she measures in at only 5’3”—she is now a force to be reckoned with in the motorsports world.

Ewa posing in front of her motorcycle

Ewa is the first Polish Female Professional Street Bike Freestyle Athlete

Pieniakowska became a professional rider in 2000. Today, she is the only Polish female professional Street Bike Freestyle athlete, as well as the only female stunt rider to perform in the NitrOlympx stunt show. She was also the only female stunt rider at the 20th anniversary of Bike and Music Weekend at Gieselwind in Germany, and at the biggest automotive fair in Poland—Poznan Motor Show.

Developing the skills to become a premier stunt rider has taken time. “Every aspect of this sport is a challenge,” Pieniakowska observed. “You never get used to it, because every show, trick, photoshoot, video, interview, and so on requires an enormous amount of energy, preparation, discipline. You’re always learning—and you have to learn fast.”

A headshot of Ewa

Ewa owns a Honda CBR 600 F4i, Honda CBR 125 R, and two Kawasaki ZX6R 636s

She admits that stunt riding is risky. “It’s good to keep in mind that the bike is over 200 kg and has over 130-horsepower. It’s not a toy, and the risk of getting injured is extremely high. I’ve paid the price for my passion with many bruises, and even broken bones, but I wouldn’t change it for the world. I do what I love and love what I do.”

Ewa owns a Honda CBR 600 F4i, Honda CBR 125 R, and two Kawasaki ZX6R 636s. K&N has been a supporter of Pieniakowska’s stunt riding career. “All of my bikes are set up with K&N oil and air filters,” she commented, “And I’m in love with those products.”

Ewa performing a trick on her motorcycle

“I’ve paid the price for my passion with many bruises, and even broken bones," Ewa said.

What motivates her to continue to push the envelope? “Being active makes me feel truly alive,” she says. “This amazing sport discipline is a breakthrough in motorsports, and I’m lucky to be a part of it. It’s a full-time job that allows me to be creative, visit new places, meet new and interesting people, and just be happy.”

You can follow Ewa by visiting her website: ewastunts.com.

To find performance parts for your motorcycle, visit knfilters.com.

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