Add 11 + HP to Lexus IS350, IS250 with K&N
K&N Engineering will proudly display a highly modified 2006 Lexus IS 250MT in
its booth at SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) in October. K&N
employees were awarded a stock car from Lexus for display in its booth at the
show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Typhoon Air Intake for Lexus IS350 and IS250
K&N has also released a new 69-Series Typhoon Air Intake (69-8701TP)
for the 2006 to 2011 Lexus IS350 3.5L and the 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 IS250 2.5L. K&N dynamometer tests show an estimated
11.2 horsepower gain @5800 RPM. "The power gain is exceptional for an engine
this size," said K&N Project Technician Nestor Cabrera. "With all our kits there
is a thorough development procedure which requires the use of multiple vehicles
to ensure a consistent horsepower and torque gain on every car, thus there is a
lot of testing that the kit goes through before it is finalized production."
K&N used multiple vehicles to ensure a consistent horsepower and torque gain on
every car and was able to locate the cars through the
K&N Filters website car
The 69-Series Typhoon Air Intake (69-8701TP)
uses the factory mass air flow (MAF) Sensor installed in the tube and a high
flow air filter with a heat shield. "The high flow air filter helps provide
smooth non turbulent air flow into the intake tube by incorporating a radioused
mounting flange," said Cabrera. "The heat shield isolates the filter from the
engine compartment keeping the air around it cooler."
The design of the Lexus played a major role in the development of the polished
aluminum 69-Series Typhoon Air Intake (69-8701TP).
"Special care was taken to ensure that the intake system followed the vehicles
lines and that it did not obstruct or rub against other parts in the engine
compartment," said Cabrera. "We designed the intake system so that all the
factory accessory and engine covers could be reused."
The K&N Air Filter we used in this air intake was the RU-4990
, said Cabrera. "We considered air flow requirements,
location and space," he said. "The flange helps provide smooth air flow into the
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dealer search to find a K&N dealer in your part of the world.
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