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Squeeze More Fun From the 2017 Subaru BRZ with a K&N Replacement Air Filter

A K&N 33-5060 Replacement Air Filter can make your 2017 Subaru BRZ truly perform

A K&N 33-5060 replacement air filter can make your 2017 Subaru BRZ truly perform

What constitutes a fun car? Is it lots of features and lots of power? Or can you have just as much fun with less power and less equipment? Well the answer must be yes, because Toyota and Subaru joined forces earlier in the decade to create a pair of minimalist sports cars that caused almost as much buzz as the Ford Mustang did back in 1964.

The Fuji Heavy (aka Subaru) version of these “Toyobaru Twins” was called the Subaru BRZ, and it featured a perfectly balanced chassis, rear-wheel drive, and a tiny Subaru 2.0L Boxster four-cylinder. It wasn't the fastest thing on four wheels, but it could hang its tail around every corner like a proper sports car should. And now the 2017 Subaru BRZ has been enhanced in several meaningful ways.

On cars fitted in with the 6-speed manual transmission, a new aluminum intake manifold, air box, and other engine enhancements add 5 more horsepower and 5 more lb-ft of torque. A lower rear axle ratio helps to put those extra ponies to the ground much faster, and a newly revised suspension/chassis make the whole car easier to control. But if you want to get even more performance from your 2017 Subaru BRZ 6-speed, then you have to check out the K&N 33-5060 replacement air filter.

To get the most performance from the 2017 Subaru BRZ, the driver has to keep the RPMs up, because the peak 205-hp isn't available until 7000 rpm, and the peak torque of 156 lb-ft doesn't come on until 6400 rpm. But you can make that power come on sooner with a K&N 33-5060 replacement air filter. The reason being, the OE Subaru BRZ air filter is made from a thick paper, and all the dirt it filters out, stays on the surface where it can restrict the airflow.

A K&N air filter on the other hand, is made from a high-flow cotton gauze material that allows more air to pass through than an ordinary paper filter. The proprietary oil treatment causes those cotton fibers to form a sticky web that attracts and holds up to 98% of the dirt in the airstream. That dirt will then stay locked inside of the filter. At 50,000 miles (depending on your driving conditions), you can simply clean it and keep going.

Air is a vital component of horsepower because it fuels the combustion process. As the spark plug ignites the fuel, the resulting explosion consumes the oxygen that has been injected into the cylinders. This creates a force that pushes the piston down/in, which turns the crankshaft and ultimately the wheels. Increasing the amount of oxygen going into the cylinders allows the fuel to burn hotter and release more energy.

The K&N 33-5060 Replacement Air Filter is washable, street legal & won’t void your fac

The K&N 33-5060 replacement air filter is washable, street legal & won’t void your factory warranty

This translates into more power and faster throttle response. Thanks to its low restriction design, the K&N 33-5060 replacement air filter is able to deliver up to 50% more air to the motor, so your 2017 Subaru BRZ will feel even more like a true sports car.

Because of its direct-fit design, the K&N 33-5060 replacement air filter can improve the performance of your 2017 Subaru BRZ 6-speed, without voiding the factory warranty. It’s also street legal in all 50 states, and it’s covered by the K&N 10-Year/Million Mile Limited Warranty. So it will likely be the last Subaru BRZ air filter that you have to buy.

The K&N 33-5060 replacement air filter is designed to fit the following vehicles:

2017 SUBARU BRZ 2.0L H4 Fuel Injection - w/Manual Trans.


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