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57i Series Kits > Performance Intake Kit

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K&N 57i Series Induction Kits are specifically designed for each different vehicle and will free your car from the size restriction that comes with the factory air box. These economical kits can take a variety of different forms based on vehicle characteristics and available space under the hood. Each kit is designed to provide power throughout the RPM range. The extra surface area of these open-air air filters provide even more airflow at lower restriction than a K&N O/E replacement filter which is always limited to the size of the factory air box. The larger air filter also captures and holds more dirt increasing its service life before a cleaning is required (up to 100,000 miles). The filter is either directly attached to the engine carburetor or throttle body or indirectly through a tube assembly running from the filter to the engine. All adapters are made from high quality materials such as steel, aluminum, silicon or reinforced nylon to ensure long life. 57i Intakes are not legal for use in California and other US States adopting California emission standards.

[More Information on 57i Induction Systems]
  • Guaranteed to increase horsepower
  • Designed to improve throttle response and engine sound
  • Replaces entire factory air intake system
  • Not legal for highway use in states adopting California emission regulations
  • Washable and reusable lifetime air filter
  • Lasts up to 100,000 miles before service is required (depending on driving conditions)
  • Easy to install, usually in 90 minutes or less
  • K&N Million Mile Limited Warranty®
Available Information
Installation Instruction Sheet
57-0173 Vehicle Applications
Instructions Francaises - French


Part 57-0173 Product Specifications
Product Style: 57i Series International Kits
Replacement Filter: RC-9780
Air Filter Color: Red
Air Filter Outlet Shape: Not Flanged
Street Legal In All US States: No
Air Filter Height: 4.563 in (116 mm)
TUV Approved (Europe): No
Air Filter Material: Cotton Gauze
Clamp Material: No Clamps Required
Clamp Style: No Clamps Required
Type: Gen I
Intake Pipe Color / Finish: Black
Intake Pipe Ports: All intake tube ports needed for the specified applications are included
Vacuum Tubing Included: No
California Restricted: Not legal for sale or use in California
Mass Air Flow Sensor Adapter Included: Mass Air Flow Sensor Adapter Included When Required
Weight: 1.6 lb (0.7 kg)
Product Box Length: 7 in (178 mm)
Product Box Width: 7 in (178 mm)
Product Box Height: 7 in (178 mm)



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Hi, I am living in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and driving a 2010 - Suzuki Grand Vitara (2.0L). Recently I was thinking it would be nice if I can add few more horse power & acceleration to the car, especially when you drive an SUV (with auto gear) moving like slow military tank when starting from any traffic signal.

So, for past 2 days I was doing some serious online research and found following ways to increase the performance of your car engine:

1.) Turbo Charger: can easily increase up to 100 HP, however it is expensive (costs up to 1 lakh or 2000 US$), very difficult to find the right turbo that suits your car and a good installer. If you are serious about having a turbo, then its better to buy a car with a factory fitted Turbo like Subaru-Impreza, Lancer-Evolution or even a simple car a Turbo charged Volkswagen-Golf. Turbo charger don't need any external power supply and rotary vanes are operated by the exhaust air pressure.

2.) Super Charger - I don't like the working principle of forced induction of air using compressor & external power source, which can also void factory warranty

3.) Adding a Performance Chip to modify your car's onboard computer. (I am apprehensive against changing any default factory setting)

4.) A simple & easy solution is fitting a K&N air filter. When I decided to fit the K&N filter and drive to the accessory shop, I was thinking my money is going down in the drain (because there is a million sites giving both good & bad news about this air filter).
However, considering the initial cost vs. actual benefits , I thought it is worth it to take the risk and got the K&N filter fitted last evening.

Before fitting the filters, if I wanted to speed-up & press the accelerator, the engine RPM gets raised (as it the car is in neutral), instead of the actual power transfered to the wheels. But now, I must say there is a tremendoud increase in power & acceleration in the engine. The throttle response is instant when you press the accelerator, the engine sound is also smooth & peppy and it's fun driving now and great to see your car talking to you in a different way suddenly after a small modification like changing the air filters.

It takes only just 4 clips to remove and fix the new filter and available for almost every car model manufactured in the world. The average cost should be between 40 - 120 US$$ depending upon the model of your car. The cost is nothing when you compare to benefits such asincrease in horse power, acceleration & mileage.

I would strongly recommend everyone to fix this performance part in your vehicle for happy motoring experience & enjoy driving.

The filter is designed for the life time of the car and needs cleaning only every 50,000 miles.

All the best. Thanks to K&N filter, Now I enjoy my ride even better.

Regards,
Krishna Raju Subramanian, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Factory OEM Replacement Air Filter

I have a 2001 Suzuki Grand Vitara XL7 with a 2.7 V6 engine. The car has over 130,000 miles on it and still runs great. Today I bought a K&N (33-215) OEM replacement filter. I live in the mountains in Colorado and drive to Denver a lot. Before I put your replacement filter in my car it was constantly shifting up and down coming up the mountain from Denver. I noticed right away that my engine was running smoother and when I came back up the mountain my car's transmission only shifted a few times all the way up the hill. The automatic transmission shifts ever easier and the horse power gain is significant. I can’t believe the difference. I am going to tell the world about K&N. I am going to put a filter on my 1974 Ford F250 which has 98,000 miles on the engine. I can’t wait to see what your product does for my truck.

Thank you very much for a really great product.
Robert Evergreen, Colorado
I ordered these filters to replace my stock ones on a 2006 Suzuki M109R. They are an exact fit, easy install, very happy with them.
Al Lewis, Park City, Kansas