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Boost Kia Stinger GT Performance With A K&N Performance Air Intake System

The 2018 Kia Stinger GT is the hottest car that Kia has ever made

The 2018 Kia Stinger GT is the hottest car that Kia has ever made

The 2018 Kia Stinger GT is like going through an old family photo album, and finding a picture of your grandmother at Woodstock. She's a sweet old lady now. She goes to church, drives a Buick, dotes on the grandkids. But in her day, she liked to rock. Such a revelation would be quite surprising, and that's pretty much the reaction that Kia got when they unveiled their new tire-melting midsize sport sedan. It was unlike anything they'd ever made, and that alone made it great. Beneath the sexy 5-door coupe bodywork is a taut rear drive chassis that's pushed around by the direct-injected 3.3L GDI Twin-Turbo V6. Thanks to a cleverly efficient, low friction design, this boosted power plant can pour 365-hp & 376 lb-ft onto the rear, or all four wheels. Depending on the equipment, a 2018 Kia Stinger GT can accelerate to 60 mph in under five seconds. But if that's not enough for you, installing a K&N 69-5318TS Performance Intake System can add an estimated increase of 9.09 horsepower and 8.31 lb-ft of torque.

Kia Stinger GT - How The Turbos Work

The K&N 69-5318TS Typhoon Intake System for the Kia 3.3L twin-turbo

The K&N 69-5318TS Typhoon Intake System for the Kia 3.3L twin-turbo

The Hyundai / Kia Lambda II 3.3L V6 utilizes exhaust manifolds that are cast directly into the cylinder heads. This means that each turbo can be fitted directly to the exhaust port on the head, which allows the turbos to spool much faster than if they were mounted further down the exhaust system. Then as air comes in through the stock airboxes, it can be pressurized by the air compressor and cooled by the intercooler. Doing so forces more oxygen molecules into the cylinders, so the Kia 3.3L twin-turbo can extract more energy and horsepower from the gasoline as it burns. However, airflow restrictions inside the OE Kia Stinger GT intake can actually reduce the amount of cold air reaching the motor. Which in turn, limits the performance.

How a K&N 69-5318TS Typhoon Intake System Can Improve Performance

Twin aluminum intake tubes have integrated fittings for the factory sensors

Twin aluminum intake tubes have integrated fittings for the factory sensors

When you're trying to optimize airflow, you want to have a more direct path to the engine. That's why the stock plastic intake tube on both sides of the engine is replaced by much larger aluminum intake tubes, which feature mandrel bent curves to reduce turbulence as the air flows down into the turbo. these tubes also have fittings for all of the factory sensors, so you won't have to make any modifications during the installation. The tubes are connected to a self sealing heat shield that uses a special rubber gasket to help prevent warm engine air from entering the system. This is especially important because warm air contains fewer oxygen molecules than cold air, and that means you won't be able to make as much power with it.

Behind the two heat shields sit a pair of oversized K&N performance air filters. They're positioned to pull in cold air from outside the engine compartment, and the large surface area means that more air will be pumped into the system, resulting in more power throughout the RPM range. This oxygen is cleaned by the famous K&N cotton gauze filter media, which has been treated with a proprietary oil blend. As air flows through the filter, the sticky cotton fibers trap and hold dirt particles that are smaller in diameter than a human hair. The dirt will then stay locked in the filter material for up to 100,000 miles before cleaning is required (depending on road conditions).

With a higher volume of cold air to work with, your Kia Stinger GT will be able to make more torque at lower RPM, and more horsepower as the revs increase. The gas pedal will also respond much faster to your inputs, and the engine sound will be greatly improved. Dyno testing showed an estimated increase of 9.09 horsepower and 8.31 lb-ft of torque. But your individual results will depend on the mileage, modifications, and condition of your specific 2018 Kia Stinger GT.

Improving the airflow and engine protection will dramatically improve the driving dynamics of your Kia hot rod. Add to that an unparalleled K&N 10-Year/Million Mile Limited Warranty, and the K&N 69-5318TS Air Intake System is a bolt on modification that actually makes sense. To find out if this K&N cold air intake is street legal in your state, click here. If your state doesn't have strict emissions laws, then you can click through to order. Or you can use the Search by Vehicle Tool to check out all of the Kia Stinger GT performance parts from K&N.

Features & Benefits of the K&N 69-5318TS Typhoon Intake System

  • Designed for the 2018 Kia Stinger GT
  • Guaranteed to increase horsepower
  • Greatly improves airflow to the engine
  • Sharpens throttle response
  • Allows the Kia 3.3L twin-turbo to produce more low-RPM torque & high-RPM horsepower
  • Improves engine sound
  • Wide-diameter aluminum intake tubes have mandrel bent turns to reduce air turbulence
  • High-flow K&N performance air filter can go up to 100,000 miles before cleaning is required (depending on driving conditions)
  • Replaces the entire OE Kia Stinger GT air intake system
  • No under-hood or ECU programming modifications required
  • Installation takes around 90 minutes
  • Covered by the K&N 10-Year/Million Mile Limited Warranty

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A K&N 69-5318TS Typhoon Intake System installed on a 2018 Kia Stinger GT

A K&N 69-5318TS Typhoon Intake System installed on a 2018 Kia Stinger GT

Ruben Garcia Has High Expectations for the 2018 K&N Pro Series East Race Season

It took Ruben Garcia a couple of tries to enter the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program. After winning the NASCAR Mexico Series championship and earning a spot on the Rev Racing team in the K&N Pro Series East, Garcia will benefit as a member of the Drive for Diversity in 2018. He knows he is in an advantageous position to be in.

Ruben Garcia, NASCAR, Rev Racing, K&N Pro Series East

NASCAR K&N Pro Series driver Ruben Garcia will race for Rev Racing in 2018.

“At the end of the year I won the championship, I felt like I was ready to make my next step in my career,” Garcia said. “I already accomplished what I would like to. It all came together with a perfect timing.”

He went to the combine in Florida to try and earn a spot in the Drive for Diversity program, set up to help minority drivers advance in the ranks of NASCAR. Everything came together quickly and Garcia knew he had many opportunities in front of him.

“Right after that, I was called and got the notice I was going to be driving for Rev Racing in the K&N Series as well as being part of the Drive for Diversity program,” Garcia said. “It was a huge step for me. It’s one of the best opportunities I have been given as a driver. Without that, it would be really, really hard, almost impossible to get the exposure I am getting right now.”

Garcia has experience in the K&N Pro Series already. He made his first start in 2016 and has four top-five finishes in 28 career races in the K&N Pro Series East. He won the NASCAR Mexico Series championship in 2015. He said there are plenty of differences between the K&N Pro Series and the Mexico Series.

“The rules are kind of similar. Mainly it’s the car,” Garcia said. “It’s one of the first things I needed to get used to. They’re heavier, more power, they handle different. It took me some time to get used to the cars.”

The tracks the K&N Pro Series visit are different than the ones in the Mexico Series, too.

“We’ve gone to some really, really small tracks (in the K&N Pro Series),” Garcia said. “I haven’t been on a track that size with a car that size before. That was something to get used to. In Mexico, we run tracks that are a half-mile, and mile and a quarter. In K&N, we have many tracks that are smaller than a half a mile. That was also something that took me a little time to get used to.”

Ruben Garcia, NASCAR, Rev Racing, K&N Pro Series East

Ruben Garcia won his first pole and was the runner-up at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2017.

Garcia has had success in the K&N Pro Series. In addition to his four top-five finishes, and 17 top-10 performances, he won one pole and had a runner-up finish at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2017.

He won his first K&N Pro Series East pole at the Iowa Speedway race, which pits the teams from the K&N Pro Series East and West. The field is bigger and the competition is much tougher at the Iowa Speedway races.

Garcia went out for his qualifying run about midway through the session. He had to wait it out as some of the top teams and drivers made their qualifying laps. Garcia said he was pleasantly surprised with the outcome.

“It was huge. I actually wasn’t expecting that,” Garcia said. “We had a pretty fast car during practice. I managed to put a pretty good lap I felt. I saw I was on top of the board. There were still some cars remaining to go out.”

Two drivers from the K&N Pro Series West qualified higher than Garcia at the Iowa Speedway race. He started on the second row and finished in 12th place. Overall, it was an encouraging day for Garcia.

“I felt like, we’ll qualify decent, we’ll be top five. All the cars went out and I was still on top of the board. It was huge for me,” Garcia said. “In front of experienced teams, all teams from both series. It’s probably the funnest race we have on our schedule. It’s a track that allows you get a little bit of an idea of how the Cup races. It’s probably the most complete track we have.”

Ruben Garcia, NASCAR, Rev Racing, K&N Pro Series East

Ruben Garcia, right, will be part of the NASCAR Drive for Diversity program in 2018.

In the race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee, Garcia was the victim of bad weather. The race was cut short because of rain. He moved up from eighth place to second place and was challenging for the lead when the rain stopped the race at 70 laps.

“The first time I was there, I didn’t have that much luck,” Garcia said. “It takes a little bit of time to get used to that place. Everything happens very quick, pretty decent speed for a small place.

I was used to my team. We were getting better and better. We made our way to second and we were catching the leader, then it rained again and the race was stopped. I really wanted to go all the way, the 150 laps. Still it was a good confidence builder for me.”

Garcia enters his third season in the K&N Pro Series East. He wants to win a race, the first of his K&N Pro Series career, but he also wants to stay in contention for the championship. He is confident he can accomplish both goals with his new team.

“Last year we were very close to getting a win,” Garcia said. “We never got it. Definitely that’s our biggest goal, early in the season, to finally get the win we’re looking for last year. The whole entire Rev Racing organization deserves that. We’ve been working for it very, very hard. I think it’s time for us to get our first win. I would like to be in position for the championship.”

King of Builders and Class Champs Named at Chicago International Motorcycle Show

Motorcycle Missions Veterans team won the King of the Builders prize of the J&P builders competi

The impressive folks at Motorcycle Missions Veterans won the big prize in the 2018 IMS

The championship round of the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show took place in February at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois. The penultimate stop of the Progressive International Motorcycle Show (IMS) awarded over $70,000 in cash and prizes to some of the most innovative custom bike builders in the world.

K&N is a major sponsor of several of the biggest classes in the world’s largest and most prestigious custom motorcycle competition at each stop of the IMS. All of the finalists in the national championship round participated and won 1st or 2nd place at a stop on the IMS tour including Long Beach, New York, Minneapolis, Cleveland, Dallas, and Chicago. The overall winners were judged on creativity, craftsmanship, and building ability by a panel of journalists and builders.

2018 has proven to be one of the most hotly-contested and exciting Ultimate Builder competitions in the show’s history. Each stop brought out more innovative custom builds. That fact was not lost on the event organizers, competitors, and spectators alike.

“The J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show is one of the most competitive events in the custom motorcycle building industry,” said Jeff Najar, manager of the J&P show. “Every year we are amazed at the craftsmanship, time and hard work that goes into the entries in each city.”

Harley-Davidson® 1974 Shovelhead won the J&P King of the Builders

This Harley-Davidson® 1974 Shovelhead won the J&P King of the Builders

King of the Builders Champion

It is a true pleasure to announce that the big prize in the the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show was awarded to an awesome bike with an equally awesome back story. The Motorcycle Missions Veterans build is truly a Harley with a purpose.

In short, Motorcycle Missions Veterans is a non-profit corporation helping veterans and first responders who deal with PTSD and those at risk for suicide. The organization, which was founded by a pediatric and surgical nurse named Krystal Hess, espouses the noble goal of offering hope and healing through motorcycles.

The custom is built around a Harley-Davidson® 1974 Shovelhead V-twin. The build features cool shortie down-turned exhaust pipes that exit just ahead of the pegs and foot controls (watch the rubber sole on your boots).

The frame and bodywork are board-track racing inspired. The bike was created by eight veterans of Motorcycle Missions who did a fantastic job of fabricating a frame that subtly cradles the big V-twin engine. From the girder forks to the under-the-backbone fuel tank to the hard-tail rear end, the bike is as retro-cool as can be.

1990 FXRS custom that won the overall Modified Harley Class

A 1990 FXRS custom won the Modified Harley Class championship

Modified Harley Champion

The K&N-sponsored Mod Harley Class has been a highlight of the J&P competition in all of the stops of the show. The overall victor in the highly-competitive class was won by a 1990 FXRS Harley-Davidson® named "Bad Mutha."

Jesse Srpan of Raw Iron Choppers was the creative force behind the build that features a unique long frame paired with a custom short swingarm section. The combination makes for a unique stance for Bad Mutha. The hand controls and wheels were built by Performance Machine.

While Mickey Mouse makes an appearance on the custom painted tank, the bike’s performance is anything but mousy. The performance-modified V-twin runs through a Baker transmission. The short, straight-pipe exhaust is certain to announce the bike's presence.

1965 Custom BSA won the big prize in the Mod Retro Class of the IMS

Darrel Johnson’s 1965 Custom BSA won the big prize in the Mod Retro Class

Modified Retro Champion

There has been an excited diversity in the bikes competing in the J&P show. The K&N-sponsored Mod Retro overall prize was claimed in Chicago by a very special BSA-powered custom bobber.

Darrel Johnson’s 1965 Custom BSA was built by Gasbox and features the classic British parallel twin power-plant beautifully. The 650cc engine is polished to perfection and breathes through dual carbs and rumbles through slash-cut dual exhausts.

The frame is a stretched custom hard-tail that gives the old country bobber a long, low stance. The bike is finished off with a perfectly applied two tone blue paint job. That coating is, at the same time, subtle and eye-catching.

There is still one stop left in the 2018 Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Washington D. C.

K&N-Sponsored Guthrie Racing Dominates the Grueling UTV King of the Hammers

Mitch Guthrie Jr. racing in the King of the Hammers desert race in California

Guthrie Jr. handled the boulders with skill and finesse (photo: UTV Action)

The King of the Hammers combines desert racing and rock crawling, making it one of the most challenging UTV races in the world. The annual race held at Means Dry Lake in Johnson Valley, California has a way of humbling the most battle-tested of racers. However, the K&N-sponsored Guthrie Racing Team claimed full ownership of the course in the 2018 running of the event.

If there were a Mt. Rushmore of faces carved into the King of the Hammers boulders, Mitch Guthrie Sr. would certainly be there. The elder Guthrie is a legend in the sport with six Hammers victories, several of which included his son as a co-driver. Based on what we witnessed in this year’s race, Mitch Jr. is also on his way to legend status.

The younger Guthrie namesake is now carrying on the legacy of topping the race podium. The 2018 running of the King of the Hammers marked the first time Junior raced the course without his father in the adjacent seat. Clearly, Mitch Jr. has been paying careful attention to the lesions learned sitting side-by-side with his mentor.

Mitch Guthrie Jr. racing in the King of the Hammers desert race in California

Guthrie Racing trusts K&N filters to keep their Polaris RZR Turbos clean (photo: J. Zindroski)

Racing in separate Polaris RZR Turbos, the Guthries were fast and efficient on the 80-mile desert racing portion of the course and surgical on the rock sections. Guthrie Jr. qualified 5th for the race, but charged to the lead in the Sledgehammer section and held that position for the remainder of the race. The win was a dream realized for the Guthrie protégé.

“I don’t know what to say. It’s been a long road getting here riding with my dad a lot and we had a few wins, but I really wanted to do it by myself,” Mitch Jr. said. “I was nervous going in. It’s my first time really getting in the rocks. We made it through, and it was a clean race.”

Guthrie Sr. showed that he still has what it takes in the brutal King of the Hammers by pounding to an impressive 3rd place in the race. The stranglehold that the Guthrie clan has on the Hammers podium is only rivaled by Polaris. The RZR side-by-side has dominated the competition for a full decade with 10 straight wins.

Mitch Guthrie Jr. winning the King of the Hammers desert race in California

Guthrie racing is making a habit of claiming the checkered flag at King of the Hammers

The Guthrie / Polaris string of wins in the King of the Hammers is even more impressive when you consider that only about 10% of race entrants finished the competition. A mere 12 of the 118 UTVs that started the competition crossed the finish line. The Guthries raced past and around a boneyard of broken UTVs on their way to the podium.

K&N is proud to be the intake and filtration manufacturer that Guthrie Racing trusts to keep their RZRs clean and powerful in brutal conditions like those found in the King of the Hammers. K&N will be there as Guthrie Racing moves to the Mint 400 which is next on their desert racing schedule.

To find the K&N intake and filters for your Polaris RZR, use our convenient and easy-to-navigate online application search tool.

UTV King of the Hammers Race Winners:

Mitch Guthrie Jr. wins the  King of the Hammers desert race

Mitch Guthrie Jr. proved he is ready to stand on his own with his King of the Hammers victory

2018- Mitch Guthrie Jr.

2017- Shannon Campbell

2016- Blake Van De Loo

2015- Mitch Guthrie Sr.

2014- Mitch Guthrie Sr.

2013- Mitch Guthrie Sr.

2012- Mitch Guthrie Sr.

2011- Brandon Schueler

2010- Mitch Guthrie Sr.

2009- Mitch Guthrie Sr.

K&N Cabin Air Filter for 2016-2018 Mazda CX-9, 2016-2017 Toyota Prius and 2018 Toyota Camry

With a K&N Cabin Air Filter you'll never have to buy another for your Camry, Prius, or CX-9

The VF2054 K&N Cabin Air Filter fits select Toyota Camry & Prius, and Mazda CX-9

Every once in a while you come across an OEM component that’s shared among a unlikely group of vehicles. Typically there’s a supplier that has an existing part that the car companies utilize instead of developing an all-new component. That appears to be the case for the Cabin Air Filter shared by the unusual combination of 2016-2018 Mazda CX-9, 2016-2017 Toyota Prius and Prius Prime, and 2018 Toyota Camry, equipped with either the 2.5 L four cylinder or 3.5 L V6, all of which can be fitted with the VF2054 Cabin Air Filter.

So despite the fact that there are four cylinder engines and six cylinder engines, turbocharged and normally-aspirated motors, and even hybrid powerplants, it really doesn’t matter to a Cabin Air Filter as its job isn’t to protect the engine. Its job is to protect the driver and the occupants.

The role of a Cabin Air Filter is to clean and filter the outside air that enters your car, or SUV through its ventilation system. As the filter does its job and collects dust, debris, spores, and pollen it gets dirtier so that the air entering your ventilation system could become restricted.

K&N Cabin Air Filters carry a One Million Mile Warranty

A properly maintained cabin air filter blocks mold, mildew, fungus, spores, bacteria, dust, and more

Without the full flow of air around which the ventilation system was designed it could cause your air conditioning or your defrost system to not work as efficiently as it should, and may even shorten the life of those components resulting in a costly repair.

For example, if you drive in an area with sand, dust, pollen, spores – even old leaves – in the air, over time these contaminants have collected on your filter and have reduced air flow through your heating and air conditioning system.

A sure sign of a clogged or partially clogged Cabin Air Filter is that you have to turn the fan up higher to get the same amount of air out of the vents as when the vehicle was new. In addition, if you’re plagued with persistent bad odors inside the car they can often be traced to bacteria or mold growing on the filter.

And if you or any of your passengers suffer from respiratory ailments, an effective Cabin Air Filter can help assure their comfort inside your vehicle.

Detailed installtion instructions are included in the shipping carton

Everything required to install a K&N Cabin Air Filter is included in the box, it's even precharged

As your Cabin Air Filter is your first line of defense against these pesky hitchhikers, why not replace your OEM filter (often made from paper) with a high-quality K&N filter. K&N Cabin Air Filters are the first of their kind designed to replace your vehicle's stock cabin air filter with a washable and reusable upgrade that cleans and freshens incoming air.

Further, your VF2054 K&N Cabin Air Filter is electrostatically charged to grab and hold dust and other airborne particles. It also help control odors while they help capture and hold most mold, mildew, fungus, spores, and germs.

Made of a unique non-woven synthetic material, the same air filter media used in healthcare facilities, K&N Cabin Air Filters are an easy replacement upgrade for your vehicle's Cabin Air Filter. Replacing the Cabin Air Filter is a fast swap – it’s as simple as exchanging the old, dirty filter for a new one. The housing for the filter is typically within easy access and may not even require any hand tools to replace.

K&N Cabin Filter Cleaning Care Kit comes with spray bottles of cleaner and refresher

The K&N Cabin Filter Cleaning Care Kit makes rinsing and reviving the filters a breeze

Detailed installation instruction sheets and often, are provided on the specific product web page for the filter that matches your vehicle. K&N Cabin Air Filters are designed to fit your car perfectly and seal tightly, thanks to the precision-engineered Polyurethane frame. In addition, each filter comes pre-treated and is ready to install straight out of the box.

The only maintenance required for your VF2054 K&N Cabin Air Filter is a service you can do yourself in no time at all. At intervals of about 12 months or 12,000 miles, using a K&N Cabin Air Filter Cleaning Kit, parts number 99-6000, you can easily renew and refresh your air filter, which brings it back to virtually new condition and ready to protect your car’s cabin and your passengers. Your K&N Cabin Air Filter has been designed to last for years of use and is guaranteed by K&N’s 10-Year/100,000 Mile Limited Warranty.

And by purchasing a reusable Cabin Air Filter you’re helping the environment as well, as you no longer have to throw away an old, clogged filter that will end up in a landfill.

Based in Riverside, California K&N Engineering is the world's leading manufacturer of washable performance air filters and air intake systems. K&N invented the reusable high flow cotton air filter in 1969 to protect engines in desert racing while improving power and has been perfecting the technology ever since. K&N is a world class filtration company that sells air filters, oil filters, and cold air intakes in over 30 countries around the globe.

To find additional K&N upgrades for cars, trucks, scooters, ATVs, motorcycles, watercraft, motorhomes, or almost anything with an engine, use the K&N Search by Vehicle tool. Find an authorized K&N dealer nearby using the K&N Dealer Search.

K&N sells over 5,000 products designed for cars, trucks, motorcycles, engines, and industrial applications. From their Million Mile Warranty to their Consumer Protection Pledge, K&N stands behind their products and their consumers 100%.

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K&N Air Intake Adds Estimated 15 Horsepower to 2017 6.2L Duramax

The Air Intake Kit features a mandrel-bent aluminum tube with all needed fittings

A massive 7.5-inch tapered K&N filter tops the Air Intake Kit for select 2017 6.2 L Duramax

The latest version of the 6.6 L Duramax Diesel LP5 engine powers the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 and the 2017 GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500. New for the 2017 model year, it is the most powerful diesel engine ever produced by GM. The output is 445 horsepower @ 2,800 rpm and massive torque of 910 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm.

But despite this increase in power, there’s still room for improvement. Take the K&N 77-3101KP high-flow performance air intake system. It’s been designed to improve airflow into the engine, which will add an additional estimated 15.22 horsepower and 32.99 lb-ft of torque at the drive wheels.

The LP5 Duramax is a significant upgrade from the previous version. Still a 90-degree V8, the cast-iron engine block features induction-hardened cylinder walls for durability. A forged steel crankshaft rides in five cross-bolted main bearing caps, with powdered metal alloy connecting rods with larger journals. The high-pressure, common-rail direct-injection system has an increased capacity, while the electronically-controlled, variable-geometry turbocharger operates at a higher boost pressure.

One drawback of turbocharged engines is that the process of compressing the intake air heats it up considerably, as a function of how much the turbocharger pressurizes the incoming air. Internal combustion engines work best with cool intake air, so an intercooler is typically installed between the turbocharger and the intake ports. A K&N Performance Intake System features a heat shield that helps protect the cool incoming air from being affected by high underhood temperatures. This assists your engine’s intercooler, as it delivers cooler air to the turbocharger, the output of which is lower in temperature, supplementing the drop in intake temperature the intercooler is designed to deliver.

The K&N Air Intake Kit is a simple installation with no drilling and can be completed in 90 minu

The K&N Air Intake replaces the stock air box and includes a heat shield to keep intake temps down

Fresh air first enters a 7.5-inch tall RC-5179 K&N high-flow air filter positioned within the heat shield that installs into the space of the factory air box. Oiled cotton has been selected as the filter media as it offers less resistance than traditional filters. While most K&N air filters are made from 4 layers of oiled cotton gauze, this intake features 6 layers of an extra-fine weave cotton to add even more protection for the high demands of diesel engines. Each filter design is verified through K&N’s in-house ISO 5011 compliant filtration testing lab, which ensures that your K&N filter provides high airflow without sacrificing engine protection.

The free-flowing K&N air intake tube significantly reduces restriction to incoming airflow over the stock tract, as well as calms power-robbing turbulence. Air passes through an aerodynamically-verified polished aluminum intake tube directly into the engine’s throttle body. The intake tube accommodates the factory mass air sensor, fuel pressure hose, and crankcase vent hose.

Once you’ve installed your K&N cold air intake system, you’ve eliminated the need to buy another air filter for the life of your 2017 Chevy or GMC LP5 Duramax Diesel. The only maintenance is a simple service you can do yourself.

At intervals of up to 100,000 miles, depending on your driving conditions, use a K&N 99-5050 Air Filter Cleaning Kit to clean and re-oil your air filter. Not accounting for the time for the filter to dry completely before installation, the entire process should take less than 30 minutes.

The K&N filter is covered by the company's Million Mile Warranty

Everything required to install the kit is included in the box, including illustrated instructions

The process cleans the filter bringing it back to a premium level of performance and ready for another 100,000 miles of driving. Your one K&N air filter is designed to last for the lifetime of your vehicle, which K&N guarantees will perform for up to 10 years or 1,000,000 miles without requiring replacement. For full details visit the K&N 10-Year/Million Mile Limited Warranty.

You can order the filter simply by clicking on the part number 33-3064 as well as order the Air Filter Cleaning Kit 99-5050.

To find additional K&N upgrades for cars, trucks, scooters, ATVs, motorcycles, watercraft, motorhomes, or almost anything with an engine, use the K&N Search by Vehicle tool.

K&N Engineering in Riverside California is the world's leading manufacturer of washable performance air filters and air intake systems. K&N invented the reusable high flow cotton air filter in 1969 and has been perfecting the technology ever since. K&N is a world class filtration company selling air filters, oil filters, and intakes in over 90 countries.

K&N sells over 5,000 products designed for cars, trucks, motorcycles, stationary engines, and industrial applications. From their 10-Year/Million Mile Warranty to their Consumer Protection Pledge, K&N stands behind their products and their consumers 100%.

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Goldwing, Sportster and Bagger Win the K&N Classes at the Dallas International Motorcycle Show (IMS)

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K&N sponsors three of the classes of the prestigious J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

The travelling three-ring moto-circus known as the Progressive International Motorcycle Show (IMS) made its southernmost stop in early February. The Lone Star State hosted the two-wheeled celebration at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.

At each stop of the IMS, K&N sponsors two of the most prestigious classes and a special category in the massive J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show. Those prizes are awarded in the Modified Harley Class, the Modified Retro Class, and the aptly named K&N Performer Award. More then 60 customs were rolled onto the J&P red carpet in Dallas.

The bikes that won the K&N prizes in the "Big D" are great representations of the magic that talented builders can create. Here is a closer look.

Modified Harley Class

Harley-Davidson® baggers made up a larger percentage of the entrants in Dallas than they have at any of the previous stops of the IMS. With that strong showing of the breed, it is little wonder that a bagger won the hotly contested Mod Harley class.

2006 Harley-Davidson Road Glide won the Modified Harley class of the Dallas IMS

A great battleship-themed bagger won the Modified Harley class of the Dallas IMS

Misfit Industries sailed away with the Mod Harley class with a battle grey bagger named USS79. The Navy-themed 2006 Harley-Davidson Road Glide is long and low and cuts a wide berth. The heavily stylized bodywork is tamed with a monochromatic paint theme. The total aesthetic is clean and eye-catching.

The USS79 cruises behind a tall 26-inch custom wheel that carries a theme-appropriate propeller look. A low fairing sits above that big hoop with clean, ship-like curves. The bike’s lines flow down a beautiful, sweeping tank through a color-matched seat to bags that create a fantastic wake behind the custom Glide.

We are happy to say that the USS79 bagger breathes through a K&N filter. The custom exhaust ends in a wide-mouthed bend that conjures visions of a battle ship’s smoke stacks.

Modified Retro Class

1967 Shovelhead chopper at the Dallas Progressive International Motorcycle Show

A classic 1967 Shovelhead chopper rode away with the Mod Retro Class of the J&P competition

On the other end of the paint spectrum from the Mod Harley winner, the bike that captured the Mod Retro class is an exercise in excess. Tom Miller’s 1967 XLCH Harley Sportster chopper is wrapped in a fantastic multi-hued motif that carries retro hot rod flames in yellow, orange, and purple. Where this isn’t paint on the build, there is chrome – and lots of it.

Miller’s custom is a classic chopper that is a fitting winner for a retro award. The stretched and raked telescopic forks rise up from a gleaming, chromed front wheel. The front end is capped with more chrome in the headlight, controls, and even the grips.

The bike falls precipitously from the triple tree through the stretched, color matched frame. The hardtail rear end cradles a chromed rim and classic rubber capped with a shorty rear fender.

1980 Honda Goldwing at the Dallas Progressive International Motorcycle Show

The K&N Performer Award went to an innovative 1980 Honda Goldwing

The V-twin power-plant pumps through orange and black coated jugs. The rest of the Shovelhead is chromed perfectly. The Sportster carries twin classic straight pipe headers and features a chromed oil tank.

K&N Performer Award

Richard Becker of the Texas-based House of Tandems is one of those builders who has found a motorcycle marquee that he likes, and sticks with it. Becker’s donor bike of choice is, however, a bit of a departure from the norm. The guy sees the beauty in the venerable Honda Goldwing.

Becker has used both 1976 and 1983 incarnations of the Japanese tourer in two fantastic prior builds. The Wing that Becker brought to the Dallad IMS splits the difference. His 1980 Honda custom won the K&N Performer Award.

The striking green Goldwing features very cool retro springer forks embracing a spoked front rim. Spooned on that chrome wheel is fat, classic rubber. Minimalist controls and instrumentation keep the front end clean.

1980 Goldwing at the Dallas J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

This is not your father's Honda Goldwing

Becker did a great job keeping the engine sanitary with his artful housing of the requisite radiator. The Goldwing breathes through a downdraft intake that is filled with horsepower boosting trickery. That intake is fitted with K&N filtration.

K&N congratulates the Dallas winners of the Progressive International Motorcycle Show’s J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder competition. We are proud to support the innovators and creative forces in the custom bike world.

The last two stops of the Progressive IMS will be staged in Chicago, Illinois and Washington, D.C.

Ultra-busy Snow Bike Athlete Brock Hoyer Eyes More Winter X Games Gold

K&N-sponsored snow bike athlete Brock Hoyer’s resume is impressive. 2017 was especially golden for Hoyer. He started the year by securing the X Games Snow BikeCross gold medal. He later won the Snow Bike King of the Hill title at the Jackson Hole Hill Climb World Championships. Hoyer also rode away with the Canadian Snow Bike MX Championship.

Brock Hoyer jumping in the winter X Games

Brock Hoyer is flying high in the snow bike world (photo X Games)

Hoyer honed his skills in motocross, competing in both the Canadian Arenacross and Supercross circuits. However, he has garnered his most significant success on treads and skis rather than knobby tires. At first, Hoyer saw snow bikes as a way to train for dirt bike racing, but now he is considered a snow bike pioneer as his competitive focus has shifted.

Snow biking is a visually spectacular sport, and many of Hoyer’s backcountry free-riding videos have become viral. In fact, his video shoot schedule is as busy as his competitive schedule. Balancing training, competition, performing, testing, and retaining some kind of family life is one of Hoyer’s biggest challenges.

Of all of the activities on his busy schedule, the X Games hold a special attraction for Hoyer. When he discusses the competition, it becomes clear why he wants more of the X Games gold.

Brock Hoyer discusses his busy schedule including the X Games

Hoyer's snow bike calendar is filled with races, testing, and filming

“X Games is probably one of the coolest things I’ve been to,” says Hoyer. “It’s just super cool. Everything it looks like on TV, it really is. The environment, the atmosphere, the energy – it’s pretty cool. It’s definitely game-changing.”

Hoyer knows that his success on the snow is dependent on the reliability of his snow bike, and getting the most performance to the tread.

“I believe we are on the best product, the strongest product, the fastest product,” Hoyer says. “I use Junior Jackson to build all of my motors, and he trusts K&N to get the freshest air, to get the most power to these bikes…I want to get as much power to the ground as I can.”

K&N is a proud supporter of Brock Hoyer in all of his snow bike endeavors. Learn more about K&N's line of performance filters for motorcycles and find one for your bike here.

Colten Moore Adjusts to an X Games Experience Off of His Snowmobile

X Game snowmobile athlete Colten Moore

Colten Moore eyes the future as he works to get back to top form (photo ESPN / X Games)

It can’t be easy for a seven-time X Games medalist to sit by as other athletes compete in the sport he loves. However, K&N-sponsored snowmobile competitor Colten Moore is making the best of his new, temporary role as an X Games judge. Being a two-time Snowmobile Freestyle gold medalist, Colten is clearly qualified to assess the runs of his fellow extreme athletes.

X Game snowmobile athlete Colten Moore in competition

Moore is itching to again 'catch the sky'

So what necessitated Colten’s move to the judge’s table? The 28-year-old Texan suffered a serious spinal cord injury attempting a double backflip at the 2017 X Games. The double would have been a first in X Games history, but Colten hit the ramp too hot and landed in such a way that he compressed his spine and broke a vertebra.

After emergency surgery to repair the spinal damage, Colten regained feeling in his legs and even walked out of the hospital under his own power two weeks later. 2017 was a year filled with rehab, setbacks, and recovery, but Colten has remained positive.

X Game snowmobile athlete Colten Moore in the rehab room

Moore is tirelessly rehabilitating his surgically repaired spine

Colten and the rest of the Moore family are not strangers to the severe risks inherent in extreme sports. Colten’s older brother, Caleb, died tragically in 2013 when he succumbed to injuries suffered in a catastrophic crash in that year’s X Games.

After the loss of his brother, Colten penned an inspirational autobiography entitled “Catching the Sky,” which reflects on his relationship with his brother and his return to competition after the grieving process. The book was released in 2016.

Colten's insights struck a chord with readers and critics alike. "Catching the Sky" became a finalist for the prestigious PEN America / ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing. Clearly, Colten is not one to let tragedy and setbacks derail his goals and aspirations.

Don’t count on Colten being a judge for long. His recovery from the 2017 crash has been painstaking and grueling, but the competitor is determined to get back to his former glory. While his goal of competing in the 2018 X Games was stymied by doctor's orders, his sights are now squarely set on the 2019 games.

K&N is proud to be a part of Colten Moore’s team and we have no doubt that he will soon be ‘catching the sky’ again aboard his K&N equipped sled.

New Electronic Carburetor Injection (ECI) by K&N Helps Solve Common CARB Problems

K&N ECI module installed in a 1965 chevelle

The low profile of the ECI spacer plate adds very little height under the hood

Imagine going out to your 1969 Camaro with its carbureted 350 early on a Saturday morning before your local vehicles and morning beverage meet. You hop in and flip the ignition over and the engine roars to life without as much as a hiccup in the process. To most of you out there, this is a dream come true - no priming, no choke, no flooding.

Traditionally, the only way to achieve this type of easy cold start was switching to an aftermarket electronic fuel injection system. But these systems can cost thousands of dollars, be a nightmare to install, and be impossible to tune if you don’t know what you are doing. Well now there is another solution that can be installed in your driveway in a matter of hours, not days. And after setting 5 simple parameters, it can tune itself.

K&N ECI module components Carb spacer plate and injector, ECU unit, and Oxygen sensor

The Carb spacer plate and injector, ECU unit, and Oxygen sensor are the main components of the ECI

The K&N Electronic Carburetor Injection, or ECI, is a bolt-on system that adds a supplemental fuel source to your engine. The system consists of a carb spacer plate with a fuel block and injector, an ECU, and a wide band O2 sensor. The plate has a provision for the fuel injector. When needed, the injector squirts atomized fuel into the air stream passing through the spacer plate.

In a way, the ECI system works like an EFI system that reads the air/fuel ratio fed to it from an included O2 sensor that you install in your exhaust. Where this differs from EFI, is that it is used in conjunction with the carburetor. Any time the system detects a lean condition, the injector will kick on to bring the AFR back to spec, but the engine is still fed primarily by the carb.

The brain of the ECI system though, is the ECU. It constantly reads input from the included O2 sensor and monitors the air/fuel ratio. Before you fire the engine for the first time, you answer a few simple questions and set parameters for the system to follow. One of those parameters is AFR. If the system detects an AFR higher than the user-defined limit, the weatherproof ECU tells the injector to fire.

After these basic parameters like AFR have been set, your system should run smoothly even in changing conditions. However, users have the option to dive even deeper into the ECU and set more parameters for the system to follow. Some of these include injector pulse width, shot volume, progressive injector firing, and minimum/maximum RPM range in which to operate. This makes the K&N ECI extremely versatile.

K&N ECI carb spacer plate install

The ECI carb spacer plate is easy to install under your carburetor with the provided studs

Despite K&N’s Electronic Carburetor Injection being such an advanced system, installation can be accomplished in only a matter of hours. Meanwhile some EFI kits take days to install. The three major components of ECI are the spacer plate with injector, the ECU with wiring harness, and the wideband O2 sensor. The kit includes everything needed to perform the install and can be completed in your driveway with common hand tools. No need to run a return line back to your tank. ECI also eliminates the need for 3D mapping software and vehicle tuning like is required to install electronic fuel injection kits.

In addition to being easy to install, ECI addresses another common problem that many vehicle owners face. High horsepower engines naturally require higher fuel flow rates to run efficiently. K&N’s ECI is the solution that keeps your engine running extremely efficiently. This system can help where your carb falls flat. Whether it is at the strip, on the street, or on the road course, if you experience hesitation or power delays with your carburetor, K&N’s ECI will feed your engine that additional fuel it is lacking.

If you are running Holley’s Dominator carb, your engine likely falls into the category of higher fuel flow rates that we mentioned. K&N knows this and with the ECI system for Dominator carbs, K&N includes a second fuel injector and fuel block that can be mounted on the opposite side of the spacer plate. The wiring harness also includes a provision for a second injector, so installation is still a breeze.

When comparing all of these benefits of K&N’s Electronic Carburetor Injection to those of a full electronic fuel injection system, the advantages of ECI are clear. At a fraction of the cost and being much easier to install, K&N ECI is the smart choice for all of your carbureted needs.

Thanks to its supplemental and adaptive design, the K&N ECI system is the perfect middle ground between a straight carburetor and a full EFI system. Whether you have a Holley 4150 (part no. 20-0001), a Holley Dominator (part no. 20-0003), or a Quadrajet style carburetor (part no. 20-0002), the K&N ECI system is designed to solve the fuel delivery issues you may be experiencing. Get yours today!

K&N ECI system hardware consists of the Carb spacer plate, injector, and Oxygen sensor

The hardware in the ECI system consists of the Carb spacer plate, injector, and Oxygen sensor

K&N ECI system software consists of the software program, ECU, and wiring harness

The ECI software comes ready to install and all wiring needed to connect the necessary components

ECI spacer plate for the Holley 4150 and Holley Dominator with single and dual injectors

The ECI is available for many of the most common carburetors on the market