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Add More Power to Your 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport with a K&N Air Intake System

A K&N 69-5317TS Intake will boost low-RPM torque on the Hyundai 1.6L Turbo GDI

A K&N 69-5317TS intake will boost low-RPM torque on the Hyundai 1.6L Turbo GDI

Since 1990, over 10 million people have ditched their bus pass in favor of a Hyundai Elantra. It wasn't very exciting to drive or look at. But it offered the sort of motoring practicality that your grandmother would approve of. Mercifully, the 2017 Hyundai Elantra has been completely redesigned, and is now much larger, and nicer then it used to be. To compete with other sporty compacts like the Honda Civic Sport and Volkswagen Jetta GLI, a new model dubbed the 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport was born. It received a more sporting interior/exterior, an independent rear suspension (the standard 2017 Elantra has a torsion-beam rear suspension), and the turbocharged Hyundai 1.6L engine that produces a stout 201-hp and 195 lb-ft. This little powerplant is happiest between 3000–6000 RPM, but low range torque and high rpm horsepower can suffer a bit. Fortunately, the K&N 69-5317TS Typhoon intake can add an estimated increase of 15.4 horsepower and 13.5 lb-ft. And it'll make that Hyundai 1.6T sound a whole lot sportier.

The K&N 69-5317TS Typhoon Intake increases power in the 2017 Elantra Sport

The K&N 69-5317TS Typhoon intake increases power in the 2017 Elantra Sport

To understand how a K&N 69-5317TS Typhoon intake can improve the performance of your 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport, let's first look at how a turbocharged engine works. As the motor runs, the exhaust gases coming out of the manifold are used to spin a turbine inside of the turbo. On the other side of that turbine is an air compressor, which takes the air coming in through the intake, and pressurizes it. This compresses the oxygen molecules so that more of them get injected into the cylinders, allowing the engine to create a lot more power, from a relatively small amount of fuel. However, the stock Elantra Sport air intake is full of restrictions that can reduce the volume of air reaching the cylinders, while simultaneously causing the air charge to heat up and lose oxygen content.

If you want to maximize the horsepower, torque, and efficiency of your 2017 Elantra Sport 1.6L Turbo GDI, then you have to reduce the airflow restrictions and lower the temperature of the air. To achieve this, the K&N 69-5317TS Typhoon cold air intake uses a much larger aluminum intake tube, which has wide-angle mandrel bent curves to reduce turbulence and smooth out the airflow. It also has integrated fittings for all of the factory sensors, allowing for a 90 minute average installation time, with no ECU reflash required. This low restriction intake tube is fed by an oversized K&N performance air filter, that is shielded from warm engine air by a self-sealing heat shield. Unlike the OE Hyundai 1.6L air filter, this high-flow K&N filter can flow a lot more air, while simultaneously filtering out more dirt. And, it won't have to be cleaned for up to 100,000 miles (depending on road conditions).

In order to verify the performance gains, we installed a K&N 69-5317TS Typhoon intake system on a 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport 1.6L, and dyno testing showed the aforementioned estimated increase of 15.4 horsepower and 13.5 lb-ft. The additional airflow provided by this K&N cold air intake system will cause the extra torque to be delivered at lower RPMs, and the extra horsepower to come on as the revs increase. The throttle will also respond much faster, and the intake sound will be much better too.

The K&N 69-5317TS cold air intake is designed to fit the following vehicles:

2017 HYUNDAI ELANTRA 1.6L L4 Fuel Injection - All Models

A K&N 69-5317TS Intake installed on a 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport 1.6L Turbo

A K&N 69-5317TS intake installed on a 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport 1.6L Turbo


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