Kia Spectra Gains 7+ Horsepower with K&N's 69-Series Typhoon Air Intake System
The 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 Spectra is based on the next generation Hyundai Elantra platform and is
the larger of Kia's two compact cars. The Spectra's 2.0L 4-cylinder engine is
also the same engine as the Elantra. In 2005, the compact car was designed with
a European appearance.
K&N Engineering has developed a new 69-Series Typhoon Air Intake (69-5305TP)
for the 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 Kia Spectra 2.0L L4. "It is designed to be used with the factory
mass air flow sensor along with a heat shield that keeps the filter isolated
from the engine compartment," said K&N Project Technician Nestor Cabrera. "This
keeps the engine cool for maximum horsepower and torque."
Typhoon Air Intake System for 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 Kia Spectra
K&N dynamometer tests show a 7.17 horsepower gain @ 5800 RPM for this intake.
"This kit (69-5305TP)
has exceptional power gains for this type of engine," said Cabrera. "Kia NA
provided us with some of the cars for testing. We actually applied information
used in previous intake designs and applied it to this one. It resulted in a
fairly smooth and non-troublesome intake design."
As with all other Typhoon systems, each Spectra kit begins with a high-flow K&N
Replacement Filter (RU-4870).
"We designed this Typhoon Air Intake (69-5305TP)
so that the filter and the heat shield would be located where the original air
box was," said Cabrera. "The filter uses a special radiused mounting flange to
provide smooth non-turbulent air flow into the intake tube."
Typhoon Systems improve both engine performance and under the hood aesthetics.
This K&N (69-5305TP)
short-ram Intake System is available in polished aluminum.
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