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K&N 69-4524TS Air Intake

Intake Kits > Performance Air Intake System
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  • Guaranteed to increase horsepower
  • Designed to improve throttle response and engine sound
  • Low restriction aluminum tube
  • Easy to install, usually in 90 minutes or less
  • Filter lasts up to 100,000 miles before service is required
  • Replaces stock air intake system
  • Washable and reusable lifetime air filter
  • K&N Million Mile Limited Warranty
The K&N 69-4524TS Air Intake fits some Chevrolet Sonic models. See vehicle applications link for details.
The K&N 69-4524TS Typhoon air intake system is a free-flowing, mandrel-bent aluminum tube air induction system designed to fit some Chevrolet Sonic models. The restrictive factory air filter and air intake housing are replaced by the K&N Typhoon air intake which is designed to dramatically reduce air flow restriction as it smoothes and straightens air flow. This allows your engine to inhale a larger amount of air than the factory air intake. More air means more usable power and acceleration throughout the engine’s RPM range. The 69-4524TS air intake comes with a black rubber topped K&N high-flow air filter and a heat shield that installs into the previous air box space. Air is directed through the intake tube into the engine’s turbo inlet for a guaranteed power gain. The intake tube has an attractive silver powder-coat finish that's made to last and it accommodates the factory mass air sensor. The oversized cone shaped air filter can be used for up to 100,000 miles before servicing is needed depending on driving conditions. This air intake is relatively easy to install usually in 90 minutes or less using existing factory mounting points. The tools needed are a screwdriver, ratchet set and some wrenches. Some Typhoon air intakes are not legal for sale or use in California and other states adopting California emission standards while others are CARB exempt and 50 state legal. Check the K&N catalog or website for vehicle applications and specific CARB status for each vehicle and air intake.

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Product Specifications

Estimated Horsepower Gain7.05 HP @ 5474 RPM
Air Filter ColorRed
Air Filter Height5.5 in (140 mm)
Air Filter MaterialCotton Gauze
Air Filter Outlet ShapeRound
California RestrictedNot legal for sale or use in California
Clamp MaterialStainless Steel
Clamp StyleRegular
Clamps Included3
Couplers Included1
Intake Pipe Color / FinishSilver
Intake Pipe MaterialAluminum
Product Box Height12.5 in (318 mm)
Product Box Length20.25 in (514 mm)
Product Box Width12.25 in (311 mm)
Product Style69 Series Typhoon Kits
Replacement FilterRU-4960XD
Street Legal In All US States No
System TypeCold-Air Intake System
TUV Approved (Europe)No
Weight8.4 lb (3.8 kg)
Horsepower gains based on similar vehicle dynamometer test. Results will vary.

K&N 69-4524TS Air Intake Product Reviews

Saturday, August 13, 2016 - Part 69-4524TS
This piece definitely makes a difference. I can hear the higher air flow, and feel the extra torque and a couple extra horses. Installation instructions were pretty good, but could be made just a bit easier. For instance, the L bracket that bolts to the engine mount for the heat shield should probably be bolted down first, otherwise it's gonna be very hard to reach. I also wish the pictures were just a bit better, it can be difficult to see the orientation of some of the bolts and stuff. All in all, I am really loving this thing, and my 2015 Chevy Sonic 1.4l turbo runs better than it did before. Throttle response is improved, turbo lag reduced. Get this, you won't be sorry you did.

Tim Hill
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 - Part 69-4524TS
I installed this on my Sonic RS HB 6MT and am very happy. There is a noticeable improvement to the acceleration and the responsiveness of the car. Especially noticeable is the reduced turbo lag which makes for smoother shifting and easier to match revs on the downshift. This intake also adds a nice growl to the exhaust note and listening to the turbo blow off valve with the windows down is just ridiculously fun. This also shipped very quickly to Canada. My only issue with the install was installing the heat shield. The instructions indicate to install the bracket that secures to the engine mount on the heat shield first. However when I did this I was unable to access / tighten the engine mount bolt easily. I ended up installing the bracket first and then securing the heat shield to the bracket (I will admit though that I had limited tools and was doing this in my underground parking space). Condo buildings evidently don't find it prudent to provide electrical outlets in the parking garage to allow for the use of a trouble light either... Very happy overall.

Toronto, Canada
Saturday, April 16, 2016 - Part 69-4524TS
This is the BEST cold air intake system money can buy. Very well designed for my Sonic. All parts and brackets fit perfectly. System is very well supported in engine compartment. Performance is much better, and turbo noise and blow off valve noise is present now. I highly recommend this product to anyone wishing more performance from your Sonic. This is my 2nd K&N system I have purchased, the 1st one is on my 05 GTO I have owned since brand new. So if you desire the best intake system out there get a K&N system, FORGET THE REST AND GET THE BEST!

Mark DiGregorio
Pulaski, New York
Friday, March 25, 2016 - Part 69-4524TS
This is the second time I have ordered a performance kit for a Chevy 1.4L turbo engine, my first was for a 2012 Cruze and it added a lot of response to that little engine in that big Cruze. Unfortunately that old Cruze is still in my garage and I'm still waiting for my new 2016 (lighter) Sonic so I can install the 69-4524TS kit. Hopefully the car will get here soon.... P.S. I'm an old engine engineer

William (Bill) Hallauer
Fort Pierce, Florida
Thursday, March 17, 2016 - Part 69-4524TS
My Sonic is way more responsive and the sound, don't even get me started! I find myself driving without the radio on. No need when your car sounds so beautiful.

Phoenix, Arizona
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - Part 69-4524TS
I love this kit. Took maybe 30 minutes to install and there was a dramatic impact on sound and performance. I definitely recommend this kit.

New Mexico
Monday, April 20, 2015 - Part 69-4524TS
Quick and rewarding. I have now purchased two separate intakes for two cars and each time has been a rewarding experience. Quick, simple installation with instant gratification and performance increase. I can now hear my turbo spool up.

Kevin Martin
United States