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K&N Introduces Typhoon® Intake System For The Exciting Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII
RIVERSIDE, CA -
Sport-compact connoisseurs are blown away by the new Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII. Known simply as the "Evo," the car was introduced to foreign markets in 1989 as a lightweight, compact 4-door sedan. Its turbocharged engine and high-tech all-wheel-drive system helped the Evo achieve World Rally Championship glory, winning the series in 1998. Over the years, the Lancer Evolution has received many refinements.
The eighth-generation Evo was introduced to the North American market early in 2003 and out-of-the-box stock, the car's turbocharged 2.0-liter engine produces 271 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 273 lb-ft of torque at 3,500 revs. K&N Engineering adds even more excitement thanks to a new Typhoon
short-ram-style intake system (PN#
) for the 2003, 2004 and 2005 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution with the 2.0 liter engine. Unveiled at the 2003 International Auto Salon, K&N's Evo VIII system has the fine features performance fans have come to know and covet in the Typhoon
induction line. By replacing the restrictive OE air box and tract, the Evo short-ram-style Typhoon
unleashes power by feeding a greater volume of cooler, denser air to the twin-scroll turbocharger. Testing on K&N's in-house Twin 248 Dynojet AWD dynamometer shows an average gain of 14 horsepower at the Evo's wheels.
Like the rest of K&N's Typhoon
Intake Systems, the Evo kit uses free-flowing, mandrel-bent, 6061 aluminum induction tubing, available in four finishes (polished and red, blue and silver powdercoat). The kit's mounting brackets are powdercoated black, and its no-drilling installation uses stainless-steel hardware. Even the induction tube's clamps are stainless, so they resist corrosion while supplying the necessary clamping force. To help absorb engine vibration, couplings are made of high-quality, silicone hose, which remains flexible under extreme temperatures. Further, the Evo VIII Typhoon
system's mass-airflow adapter plate is made from that sensor's same Grivory (glass-reinforced nylon) material for a factory look.
K&N Typhoon Intake Kits
begin with the company's famous FilterCharger
air filter. Made of multiple layers of oil-impregnated cotton sandwiched between epoxy-coated aluminum wire mesh, this conical filter can be cleaned and re-oiled with a
K&N Recharger Kit
(sold separately) for years of use. K&N caps the Evo FilterCharger
with a carbon-fiber top. This system also boasts a carbon-fiber heat shield (crafted in K&N's in-house advanced composites shop), which mounts directly to the Evo's air scoop, and prevents ingestion of heated air from the turbo manifold. K&N's Typhoon intake system for the Evo VIII is covered under CARB EO# D-269-27.
For additional information, please contact K&N Engineering, Inc., P.O. Box 1329, Riverside, CA 92502-1329, (800) 213-4182 for a dealer near you, (800) 858-3333 for technical service/questions, (951) 826-4001 Fax, e-mail
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K&N Engineering, Inc. of Riverside, California, is the inventor and leading innovator of High Flow Technology and Lifetime Air Filters for automotive applications. K&N has been manufacturing our exclusive line of Lifetime air filters in Riverside California for more than 37 years. K&N continues to lead the way in pioneering new and innovative technologies designed to allow your engine to get all the air it needs to perform its very best. K&N Engineering, now a truly global company with offices in the U.K. and the Netherlands, continues to exist as a family owned business with an enthusiast mindset and a direct connection with motor sports that carries over throughout all levels of management and manufacturing. Today, K&N exists as both the sales and brand leader for performance filters, and maintains a stocking catalogue of over 3,500 part numbers, including an extensive line of factory replacement Lifetime Air Filters, Performance Air intake Systems, and Wrench-Off oil filters. For more information about K&N Filters, please contact K&N Engineering, Inc., P.O. Box 1329, Riverside, CA 92502-1329, (800) 213-4182 for a dealer near you, (800) 858-3333 for technical service/questions, (951) 826-4001 Fax, e-mail email@example.com, or visit www.knfilters.com.
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