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K&N Offers Guaranteed Horsepower for the Mach 1 Mustang With Their 57 Series FIPK® Intake Kit

RIVERSIDE, CA, -- The 2003 and 2004 Ford Mach 1 Mustang are two of the coolest retro-rods to come from Dearborn in recent years. In box-stock form, its 4.6L DOHC V-8 spun the K&N DynoJet Dyno to a peak of 269 horsepower. With the easy-to-install K&N 57 Series Fuel Injection Performance Kit (FIPK®) (Part # 57-2555) Mach 1 owners can boost peak output by almost 12 horsepower at the rear wheels! Mustangs fitted with aftermarket exhausts experienced even greater improvements.

K&N used their more than 35 years of experience to develop the Ford Mach 1 FIPK® Intake Kit from scratch. In designing the Mach 1 Kit K&N Engineers took advantage of the vehicle's unique shaker hood scoop. By coupling a heat shield to the factory hood scoop, K&N was able to ensure the coolest possible charge of air enters into the intake. Inside, this FIPK's® art and science is in its radius adapter that mates the filter to the roto-molded intake tube, which improves airflow into the factory throttle body.

Installation is relatively straightforward. Major steps include removing the stock intake tube and airbox, then adding the K&N heat shield, radius adapter and intake tube and clamping the famous K&N High-Flow Air Filter. As with all K&N Intake Kits, the FIPK® is designed to bolt in easily and works will all factory sensors and emissions equipment. This system is covered by the famous K&N Million Mile Limited Warranty®. Cleaning is a simple process with the K&N Recharger® Kit (sold separately) and with recommended cleaning every 100,000 miles (depending on conditions), a K&N filter will often last longer than the vehicle.

For additional information, please contact K&N Engineering, Inc., P.O. Box 1329, Riverside, CA 92502-1329, (800) 213-4182 for a dealer near you, (800) 858-3333 for technical service/questions, (951) 826-4001 Fax, e-mail tech@knfilters.com or visit www.knfilters.com.

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K&N 57-Series FIPK® Unleashes '04-05 GM Duramax Diesel Power

RIVERSIDE, CA - GM one-upped the light-duty diesel torque wars by introducing the LLY-series Duramax diesel for 2004-2005 Chevy and GMC 2500 and 3500 trucks. The engine's class-leading 605 lb-ft of torque provides serious towing power. Still, there was room for improvement. Enter K&N engineers. The leader in airflow technology, K&N unlocks more rear-wheel HP and extra torque with a new 57-Series Fuel Injection Performance Kit (FIPK®), Part No. 57-3047, for the LLY Duramax.

Clean air is critical for diesel engine longevity. K&N is able to significantly increase airflow to the engine while improving particulate-trapping capabilities compared to the stock paper filter. This happens through the famous K&N High-Flow Air Filter's aerodynamically engineered pleats. Construction consists of four layers of oil-impregnate cotton-gauze sandwiched between stainless steel screen to capture particles as small as 5 microns. The cotton filter medium traps dirt, and the pleats' pitch and depth accelerate airflow into the engine. Backed by the K&N Million Mile Limited Warranty®, this filter can be repeatedly washed and re-oiled with a K&N Recharger® Kit. Service intervals are now as high as 100,000 miles.

After exiting the filter, incoming air travels through a free-flowing polyethylene intake tube that's routed for the least restriction possible. The system's heatshield keeps incoming air as cool as possible.

The LLY Duramax 57-Series FIPK® is designed for do-it-yourself installation. The bolt-on kit comes complete with all necessary hardware. Existing holes are used, so no drilling is required.

K&N also offers a washable/reusable OE-replacement air filter for the LLY Duramax (PN 33-2135) as well as a premium-quality Performance Gold Oil Filter (PN HP-3003) - highly recommended for keeping oil clean to maximize diesel longevity.

For additional information, please contact K&N Engineering, Inc., P.O. Box 1329, Riverside, CA 92502-1329, (800) 213-4182 for a dealer near you, (800) 858-3333 for technical service/questions, (951) 826-4001 Fax, e-mail tech@knfilters.com or visit www.knfilters.com.

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K&N 57-Series FIPK® Air Intake Adds Estimated 15 Horsepower to 2004-2008 Ford F-150 5.4L

RIVERSIDE, CA - K&N Engineering helps 2004 to 2008 Ford F-150 owners with the 5.4 liter engine unleash extra Triton V-8 power. On the company's Dynojet 248 dyno, the 5.4L 57-Series kit (No. 57-2556) added 15 extra horsepower.

These K&N 57-Series FIPK® systems make power by eliminating the restrictive OE airbox and intake tract. In their place, K&N substitutes an aerodynamically designed intake tube that maximizes airflow. Each 57-Series air intake also includes a genuine washable-and-reusable K&N High-Flow Air Filter, the innovative design that revolutionized the performance industry in the 1960s. Furthermore, every K&N High-Flow Air Filter is backed by the famous K&N Million Mile Limited Warranty®.

As with all other 57-Series FIPKs®, these Ford F-150 5.4 liter air intake systems are engineered for bolt-on do-it-yourself installation. In 90 minutes or less, the average enthusiast can remove the stock intake tract and add the 57-Series components. These intake kits include all brackets and mounting hardware, stainless steel clamps and reinforced-silicone hose couplings.

For more information, please contact K&N Engineering, Inc., P.O. Box 1329, Riverside, CA 92502-1329, (800) 213-4182 for a dealer near you, (800) 858-3333 for technical service/questions, (951) 826-4001 Fax, e-mail tech@knfilters.com or visit www.knfilters.com.

* Applicaton for CARB exemption was pending at the time this press release was written. If CARB approval is required for your application, please contact K&N for current information on the status of its CARB application.

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New K&N FIPKs Offer Guaranteed Horsepower For The Dodge Magnum and Chrysler 300

RIVERSIDE, CA - Chrysler continues to be on the cutting edge of vehicle design with its new 300 sedan and 2005 to 2010 Dodge Magnum musclewagon. Along the same lines, K&N continues it domination of airflow technology with new 57-Series Fuel Injection Performance Kit (FIPK®) applications for these new Chrysler creations. Guaranteed to make horsepower, these kits demonstrated significant gains on K&N's Dynojet 248 dynamometer. The 5.7L Hemi system (PN 57-1542) added an average of 21 rear-wheel HP, and the 3.5L V-6 57-Series FIPK® (PN 57-1543) showed increases of 12 HP. In both, power improved throughout the band. (See the dyno chart at www.knfilters.com.)

The FIPK intake kits include a famous K&N High-Flow Air Filter, the airflow enhancer that revolutionized the performance industry and is backed by the famous K&N Million Mile Limited Warranty®. This filter can be repeatedly washed and re-oiled with a K&N Recharger® kit; service intervals are as much as 100,000 miles depending on driving conditions.

Beginning at the filter, airflow is cleaned and directed. It then travels through an aerodynamically engineered polyethylene intake tube to the engine, where more air equals more power. The system includes a metal shield to isolate incoming air from underhood heat and all necessary hardware for simple installation.

K&N also offers a washable/reusable OE-replacement High Flow Air Filters for the 300/Magnum (PN 33-2295) as well as a premium-quality Performance Gold Oil Filter (PN HP-2004) for these cars.

* Application for CARB exemption was pending at the time this press release was written. If CARB exemption is required for your application, please contact K&N for current information on the status of its CARB application.

For additional information, please contact K&N Engineering, Inc., P.O. Box 1329, Riverside, CA 92502-1329, (800) 213-4182 for a dealer near you, (800) 858-3333 for technical service/questions, (951) 826-4001 Fax, e-mail tech@knfilters.com or visit www.knfilters.com.

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Increase Intake Velocity With K&N's New FIPK For The BMW 330 Ci

RIVERSIDE, CA - BMW has stuck with its inline six for its 3-Series for good reason. It's smooth and offers a ton of low-end and mid-range torque. Those opting for the 330 Ci model already have the highest output 3.0L BMW offers. However, it doesn't have to stop there. K&N Filters has a tweak available that unleashes potential power trapped by the O.E. restrictive intake system. K&N's new 57-Series Fuel Injection Performance Kit (FIPK -- PN#57-1001) replaces the factory air box, filter and intake tube. The result is an impressive horsepower and torque increase with no other modifications.

The key to K&N's FIPKs® are the low-restriction cotton/gauze air filter that provides more air than the stock paper filter. Another boost to performance is the cooler, denser intake charge available by isolating the K&N High-Flow Air Filter from under hood heat. Combine those advantages with a smooth free-flowing intake tube and you have major gains in power and response.

An added benefit of installing a K&N FIPK is that it comes with the famous K&N Million Mile Limited Warranty®. The K&N High-Flow Air Filter is washable and can be reused service-after-service. Face the facts; the K&N High-Flow Air Filter is the last filter your car will ever need.

Added perks include a throaty intake sound at full throttle, and improved efficiency at cruise speeds. If you are looking for that added edge, K&N's FIPK offers it!

For more information, please contact K&N Engineering, Inc., P.O. Box 1329, Riverside, CA 92502-1329, (800) 213-4182 for a dealer near you, (800) 858-3333 for technical service/questions, (951) 826-4001 Fax, e-mail tech@knfilters.com or visit www.knfilters.com.

* Application for CARB exemption was pending at the time this press release was written. If CARB exemption is required for your application, please contact K&N for current information on the status of its CARB application.

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K&N 57 Series FIPK® Intakes Add up to 15 More HP To The Supercharged Ford Lightning and H-D F-150s

RIVERSIDE, CA - The Ford SVT F-150 Lightning was recently certified "The World's Fastest Production Pickup Truck" by Guinness World Records as the result of a 147-mph run at Ford's test track. K&N Engineering makes this truck and its F-150 Harley-Davidson SuperCrew sibling even faster and more powerful with two new Fuel Injection Performance Kit (FIPK®) applications. Kit No. 57-2549 for 2001-2004 trucks increased rear-wheel horsepower on K&N's Dynojet 248 dynamometer 15.6 HP to a peak of 372.1; system 57-2548 raised 1999-2000 Lightning rear-wheel output 14.8 HP to 345.5.

By replacing the poor flowing stock airbox and intact tract K&N Intake Kits feed the 5.4L supercharged engine significantly more air. Each Kit includes a genuine washable and reusable K&N High-Flow Air Filter, which is shielded from underhood heat with a black-powdercoated steel heat shield. K&N is so confident in its engineering that the company offers guaranteed horsepower with this kit.

Because K&N High-Flow Air Filters can be repeatedly cleaned and re-oiled with a K&N recharger kit (available separately), the FIPK® is an exceptional long-term value, considering both improved horsepower and protection from harmful dirt and debris

The average do-it-yourselfer can complete installation in approximately 90 minutes. The job is purely bolt-on, using existing holes and mounting locations. Overall, this FIPK® upgrade involves removing the stock airbox, intake tract and mass-air sensor; replacing these parts with corresponding FIPK® components; and re-attaching/re-installing the factory sensors and vent lines. K&N® supplies all necessary mounting hardware.

Most K&N FIPK® Kits are 50-state legal, won't void the factory warranty and are compatible with OE computer and emissions controls. Also, the system's High-Flow Air Filter is backed by the famous K&N Million Mile Limited Warranty®. For more information about FIPK®-improved power and throttle response for the Lightning or Harley-Davidson F-150s, please contact K&N Engineering, Inc., P.O. Box 1329, Riverside, CA 92502-1329, (800) 213-4182 for a dealer near you, (800) 858-3333 for technical service/questions, (951) 826-4001 Fax, e-mail tech@knfilters.com or visit www.knfilters.com.

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K&N Boosts Performance for Kawasaki ZX-6R and ZX-6RR/ZX-636 With New High-Flow Air Filter

RIVERSIDE, CA, -- Owners of 2003-04 Kawasaki ZX-6R and ZX-6RR/ZX-636 sport bikes already enjoy impressive performance. Through extensive dyno testing K&N engineers were able to make a great bike even better by designing a new High-Flow Air Filter (PN# KA-6003) that improves airflow into the 600cc and 636cc engines on these bikes for improved horsepower and torque. Right off the bat, one of the first things riders will notice is that the K&N High-Flow Air Filter offers improved throttle response.

More than 40 years ago K&N invented the washable and re-usable cotton gauze air filter. In that time the company has made numerous improvements to the original design and has always maintained their commitment to offering the best products on the market. K&N High-Flow Air Filters are made up of four layers of high quality gauze, sandwiched between epoxy-coated aluminum wire mesh, and then treated with a specially-formulated oil. The combination is a highly efficient filter with outstanding filtration that allows more air in the engine.

A Recharger® Kit is available separately and includes a cleaning solution and a bottle of K&N's filter oil. K&N recommends cleaning about every 30,000-40,000 miles for street-driven applications (more often for off-road or heavy dust driving conditions) and as with all K&N High Flow Air Filters, the KA-6003 is backed by the famous K&N Million Mile Warranty®.

For additional information, please contact K&N Engineering, Inc., P.O. Box 1329, Riverside, CA 92502-1329, (800) 213-4182 for a dealer near you, (800) 858-3333 for technical service/questions, (951) 826-4001 Fax, e-mail tech@knfilters.com or visit www.knpowersports.com.

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K&N Offers New Nostalgia-Style Filters for Tri-Power Hot Rods and Classics

RIVERSIDE, CA, -- Driving without an air filter can lead to serious engine damage. When K&N engineers saw that some tri-power street rods were being driven unprotected, they started thinking. There aren't enough choices for air filters that complement the nostalgic looks of many tri-powered hot rods. K&N addressed this problem with their new four-inch finned aluminum filter assemblies.

These Nostalgia assemblies can be ordered individually (PN# 60-0410) or as a set of three (PN# 60-0413) and can be installed as is (with cast finish) or all or part of the assembly can be polished and/or painted for a truly custom look.

K&N Nostalgia Assemblies are four inches round, 2-3/4 tall (top to bottom of flange) and are designed to fit carburetors with a 2-5/8" flange diameter. Each K&N Nostalgia Assembly incorporates K&N's famous washable and re-usable filter material that provides great airflow and filtration. Cleaning is a simple process with the K&N Recharger Kit (sold separately) and with recommended cleaning every 50,000 miles (depending on conditions), a K&N filter will often last longer than the vehicle.

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K&N Employee Leaps into Victory Lane at K&N Filters Winternationals

RIVERSIDE, CA (Feb. 29, 2004) -- Bob Harris Jr. of Trabuco Canyon, CA had his work cut out for him. Not only was he campaigning his beautiful orange 2000 Corvette racecar in one of the most competitive classes in all of NHRA drag racing - he was doing it at the NHRA season opener event sponsored by his employer, K&N Filters.

By day, Harris works in K&N's Research, Development and Engineering Department. During his free time Bob has been pursuing a passion for racing that spans 14 years.

With 143 entrants registered for the K&N Filters WinterNationals Super Gas Class, there were a lot of experienced racers to get through before Harris could lay claim to his third NHRA National event Wally Trophy (he has also won National events at the Arizona Nationals in 1991 and the Autolite Nationals in 1992 - both in his equally impressive 1955 Chevy). With a perfect 9.90 run in the first round Harris was off to a great start and beat Ted Seipel, 2002 National Champion, Todd Steward, Richard Okerman and Larry Bradshaw before meeting Johnny Matassa in the final round. Bob ran a 9.873 to Matassa's 9.860, winning on a breakout (in Super Gas competition the winner is the driver who runs as close to 9.90 without breaking out/running under 9.90).

Harris' racecar is a 2000 Chevrolet Corvette (featuring a genuine Corvette body), built by Gary Hansen at Hansen Racecars and receives support from Goodyear and of course, K&N Engineering. The engine is 498-inch big block built by K&N co-worker, John Reedy.

Harris is headed to Phoenix for the second race of the season and looks forward to maintaining the momentum he built in Pomona.

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K&N Makes Top 100 Most Influential list for Powersports Business Magazine

RIVERSIDE, CA, -- In looking back on their first 100 issues the editors of Powersports Business Magazine asked themselves, "Who were the most influential companies in the industry over the last six years?"

To find the answer they looked through their past issues, talked to consumer magazine editors, as well as friends in the business, and came up with a comprehensive list of companies and organizations that "had a significant impact on the powersports industry during the last six years".

Considerations included market share, product development, industry involvement, and innovation in the way a company does business.

Their research was extensive and in the end editors of Powersports Business Magazine named K&N Engineering to their 2004 top 100 Most Influential Powersports Companies. The list was created to recognize companies whose accomplishments were most notable in the powersports business during the magazine's first 100 issues (1998-2003).

A plaque announcing the honor was presented to Tom Cates, Powersports Manager for K&N Engineering and will be proudly displayed in the lobby of the K&N's world headquarters, in Riverside, California.

Of the companies listed, K&N Engineering was the only filter manufacturer. Nearly a fifth of the other companies included in the Powersports Business list are companies K&N works closely with. K&N would like to congratulate the distributors, partners and associations who were also recognized and who have helped K&N achieve this honor.

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