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Street Legal K&N Air Intake Performance Upgrade Boosts Turbocharged 2008-2010 Chevy HHR SS 2.0L

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K&N 2008-2010 Chevy HHR SS 2.0L turbo air intake

The K&N 2008-2010 Chevy HHR SS 2.0L turbo air intake retains the lower half of the stock air box to act as a heat shield for the oversized conical air filter and molded HDPE air intake tube

The Chevrolet HHR (Heritage High Roof) is a retro-styled compact station wagon inspired by mid-1940’s panel trucks, such as the Chevrolet Suburban. Bryan Nesbitt is credited with the design of the Chevy HHR. Bryan was also a former Chrysler designer and was the lead designer on the Chrysler PT Cruiser. This would explain the similarities between the two cars, and why the Chevy HHR is jokingly referred to as the second generation PT Cruiser.

Chevy high performance version of the HHR and 2008-2010 Chevy HHR SS can experience a boost in performance

Chevy offered a high performance version of the HHR and 2008-2010 Chevrolet HHR SS 2.0L turbo models can experience a boost in performance that is street legal in all 50 states

The PT Cruiser shared its platform with the Dodge Neon, and at one point also borrowed the turbocharged engine from the Neon SRT-4. Keeping with tradition, Chevrolet released a high-performance variant of the HHR that wore the SS badge and was powered by a 2.0L turbocharged inline-four borrowed from the Chevy Cobalt SS. The HHR’s 2.0L turbo engine was rated at 260 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque from the factory. However, a sport compact retro wagon like the HHR is deserving of a boost in performance. One of the best performance upgrades for the money is a K&N air intake system.

K&N stuffed an oversize conical air filter inside the stock air box which also takes advantage of the factory cold air inlet

K&N stuffed an oversize conical air filter inside the stock air box which also takes advantage of the factory cold air inlet

The K&N performance air intake system 57-3069 for 2008-2010 Chevy HHR SS 2.0L turbo models retains the bottom half of the stock air filter box to make use of limited space, act as a heat shield, and retain the use of the stock cold air inlet. An oversized K&N high-flow air filter is stuffed inside the stock air filter box, and a new K&N air box lid is included with the 2008-2010 Chevrolet HHR SS 2.0L air intake system to make room for the superior airflow and superior performance of a K&N washable air filter.

K&N 2008-2010 Chevy HHR SS air intake was shown to free up an estimated additional 9.4 horsepower

The K&N 2008-2010 Chevy HHR SS air intake was shown to free up an estimated additional 9.4 horsepower on this already fun-to-drive turbo sport compact

To further reduce airflow restriction and turbulence, K&N designed a rotationally molded high-density polyethylene (HDPE) air intake tube to direct the airflow from the large K&N air filter into the HHR’s turbocharger. The molded HDPE air intake tube has a smooth internal surface for reduced airflow turbulence and the molded design allows K&N engineers to make use of limited space under the hood. Reducing restriction and straightening airflow allows the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Chevy HHR SS 2.0L turbo engine to breathe easier. Reducing the amount of energy wasted on breathing allows the engine to put more power to the ground.

K&N performs in-house dyno testing to guarantee that its intakes will provide an increase in horsepower. Tests show that the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Chevrolet HHR SS 2.0L turbo air intake produced an impressive estimated 9.4 horsepower and an equally beneficial 9.74 lb-ft increase of torque at the front wheels of a 2008 Chevrolet HHR 2.0L. An increase in power isn’t just for NASCAR; it’s for your car. The superior airflow and superior performance of a K&N performance air intake can be used even during average driving situations; such as merging onto a highway or passing a big-rig.

K&N high-flow air filters are washable and reusable. They can be washed time and again without any degradation in performance by using a K&N Recharger air filter service kit. The reusability of a K&N washable air filter makes the K&N 2008-2010 Chevy HHR SS 2.0L air intake system an even smarter buy. K&N high-flow air filters and K&N performance air intake systems are backed by a 10-year/million mile limited warranty. Furthermore, K&N air intakes bought and installed in the U.S.A are guaranteed to provide an increase in horsepower and if a warranty department tries to deny a claim or blame the presence of a K&N product, K&N will step-in and resolve the issue

K&N air intake 57-3069 will add a 50-state street legal performance upgrade to the following Chevy HHR models:

2010 Chevrolet HHR 2.0L L4
2009 Chevrolet HHR 2.0L L4
2008 Chevrolet HHR 2.0L L4

Use the search by vehicle tool on knfilters.com to find additional products and air intakes for Chevrolet HHR models, or other vehicles. To find a local authorized K&N dealer, use the Find Dealer search function.

 
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