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Pontiac GTO Gains 15+ Horsepower with K&N's 69-Series Typhoon Air Intake System
The 2004 Pontiac GTO is a coupe that can be compared to the late Firebird, with the exception of a large spoiler on the trunk. On the inside the 5.7 liter V8 is shared with the Corvette.
Air Intake System for 2004 PONTIAC GTO
K&N Engineering has released a new 69-Series Typhoon Air Intake (
) for the 2004 Pontiac GTO 5.7L V8. K&N dynamometer tests show a 15.25 horsepower gain @ 5050 RPM for this intake. "This air intake (
) is designed to use the factory Mass Air Flow Sensor," said K&N Project Technician Nestor Cabrera. "It uses a special radius filter adapter with a large volume high flow K&N Air Filter (
) to minimize flow restriction and increase horsepower. It also incorporates a heat shield to keep the filter protected from the rest of the engine room and ensure that it gets cool fresh air."
The K&N Filter in this kit (
) is specially designed for the Pontiac GTO engine. "Engineers took into account the air flow requirements, location and space," said Cabrera. "We also used a chrome top for added looks."
With all K&N 69-Series Typhoon Air Intakes there is a thorough development procedure which requires the use of multiple vehicles to ensure that the horsepower gain we show is typical, said Cabrera. "There is a lot of testing that the K&N intake goes through before it if finalized for production," he said. "We were able to locate the cars we needed for testing through our car database on our website."
The vehicle design played a major role in the development and design of this
). "Special care was taken to ensure that the intake system followed the lines on the vehicle and that it did not obstruct or rub against other parts in the engine compartment," said Cabrera. "We took the design of the vehicle into account so that there was symmetry between the intake kit and the engine compartment ensuring that all stock covers could be re-used."
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K&N Engineering, Inc., with headquarters in Riverside, California, has been the world''s leader in performance filter technology since 1969, serving the needs of the automotive, motorcycle, marine, industrial and military markets. K&N is heavily involved in nearly every form of motorsports from off-road and powersports to drag racing, stock cars and road racing. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.knfilters.com.
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