K&N Engineering has released a new 69-Series Typhoon Air Intake (69-9750TS) for the 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001 Volkswagen Polo 1.6 L4. K&N dynamometer tests show a 12 horsepower gain @ 7800 RPM for this intake. "This is a gain of more than 10 percent over stock," said K&N Project Designer Joost Adriaans. "We are satisfied with the results."
This 69-Series Typhoon Air Intake (69-9750TS) is a complete Cold Air Intake system. The K&N Filter (RC-9630) is positioned close to the front wheel. "The Intake Kit can be converted to a Short Ram configuration by not using the 2nd tube and placing the filter on the 1st tube," said Adriaans. "This can be done during severe weather conditions. The farther the filter is away from the engine (to a certain extent), the cooler the intake air is. Cooler air is denser than hot air so more air can enter the engine resulting in better performance."
There were a few challenges during the development of 69-9750TS. "We found that the positioning of the hoses of the cooling system were not consistent on various donor cars," said Adriaans. "As a result we needed more cars to confirm our changes throughout development."
K&N 69-Series Typhoon Air Intake systems improve both engine performance and under the hood aesthetics. This K&N Cold Air Intake System is also available in polished aluminum (69-9750TP). "This color is rather universal," said Adriaans. "It matches nicely with most vehicle colors."
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