2011 and 2012 Honda CR-Z with K&N Air Intake Cranks Up Power and Performance

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K&N Air Intake Installed on 2011 Honda CR-Z 1.5L
K&N Air Intake Installed on 2011 Honda CR-Z 1.5L
Dyno Chart for 2011 Honda CR-Z 1.5L
Dyno Chart for 2011 Honda CR-Z 1.5L
By unveiling of a new sport hybrid coupe for the North American market, Honda blurred the lines between performance and environmental responsibility with the 2011 and 2012 Honda CR-Z. Complete with a 1.5L i-VTEC engine and Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) hybrid-electric system, this uniquely designed hybrid is geared for the driver looking for a way to both protect the environment and have a little fun on the road.
K&N Air Intake System for 2011 and 2012 Honda CR-Z 1.5L
K&N Air Intake System for 2011 and 2012 Honda CR-Z 1.5L


K&N shares these same ideals by offering washable and reusable high flow air filters and intake systems that cut down on disposable filter waste while adding power and performance. The new 69-1018TS Typhoon Air Intake System does just that for the 2011 and 2012 Honda CR-Z. The 69-1018TS intake comes complete with a free-flowing mandrel-bent aluminum tube and oversized high flow X-Stream top air filter, all in a ready to install bolt-on system for your CR-Z.

"The 2011 Honda CR-Z is a new vehicle platform and required new development of major kit components," says K&N Performance Kit Manager Bert Heck. "A new intake tube was developed for the 69-1018TS utilizing a reduced volume area in the mass air sensor location to retain factory drivability while increasing horsepower." Heck also reported the development of a new heat shield and mounting brackets to protect the air filter from direct-radiated heat and to provide a durable mounting location for the intake tube and air filter assembly. Heck and the K&N intake development team utilized the factory lower fresh air duct and airbox mounting locations. Over 160 dyno runs and many miles of on-road testing went into the development of the 69-1018TS to verify the great performance differences that this intake kit can make. The estimated power gain of the 69-1018TS when installed on a 2011 Honda CR-Z with a 1.5 liter engine is 4.7 horsepower at 5049 rpm.

This single upgrade to the 69-1018TS replaces the factory airbox and is guaranteed to add horsepower and torque to your CR-Z, while providing easier airflow and excellent filtration to protect your engine. The 69-1018TS is equipped with a K&N X-Stream top air filter, part RX-4950, which is designed with K&N's multi-layered oiled cotton gauze media and will only require servicing up to every 50,000 miles depending on driving conditions. The 69-1018TS is also backed with an industry leading 1,000,000 mile limited lifetime warranty for peace of mind, while you and your CR-Z are protecting the environment from waste and boredom.

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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 30 countries. 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%. The distinctive K&N logo represents performance from one of the original performance companies. For more information, visit knfilters.com.

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