K&N 69-6012TS Air Intake

69 Series Typhoon Kits / Performance Air Intake System
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$318.99 USD
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Product Overview

  • 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
  • Lasts up to 100,000 miles before service is required (depending on driving conditions)
  • Replaces stock air intake system
  • Washable and reusable lifetime air filter
  • K&N Million Mile Limited Warranty
The K&N 69-6012TS Air Intake fits some Mazda Mazdaspeed3 models. See vehicle applications link for details.
The K&N 69-6012TS Typhoon air intake system is a free-flowing, mandrel-bent aluminum tube air induction system designed to fit some Mazda Mazdaspeed3 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 69-6012TS 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 and a replacement silicone crank case vent hose. 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 couple of screwdrivers, a 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.

[More Information on 69 Series Typhoon Air Intake Systems]
Estimated Horsepower Gain24.22 HP @ 5000 RPM
Replacement FilterRU-4960
Air Filter ColorRed
Air Filter MaterialCotton Gauze
Air Filter Outlet ShapeRound
Clamps Included3
Clamp MaterialStainless Steel
Clamp StyleRegular
Couplers Included1
System TypeCold-Air Intake System
Product Style69 Series Typhoon Kits
Air Filter Height5.5 in (140 mm)
Intake Pipe Color / FinishSilver
Intake Pipe MaterialAluminum
CARB EO NumberD-269-48
Street Legal In All US StatesYes
TUV Approved (Europe)No
Weight8.2 lb (3.7 kg)
Air Filter Large End Diameter6 in (152 mm)
Product Box Height8.5 in (216 mm)
Product Box Length18.25 in (464 mm)
Product Box Width14.5 in (368 mm)
Mounting Hardware IncludedYes
Warranty1,000,000 Miles/10 Year
Horsepower gains based on similar vehicle dynamometer test. Results will vary.
WARNING: Cancer and reproductive

K&N 69-6012TS Air Intake Product Reviews

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - Part 69-6012TS
So the install is a bit tougher than the website might lead you to believe. That’s from two different challenges. First removing the old parts requires a remarkable amount of engineering and elbow grease. Secondly, the video they provide (which is perfect if you follow step by step) is shot with many fewer pieces in the engine compartment. Things like battery housings and coolant lines are magically missing. But if you can contort yourself and your tools to overcome those obstacles, the part fits like a glove, throws NO check engine lights and performs like a dream Instant power gains that you feel in the seat of your pants and your turbo will sound amazing. Just a fantastic addition, couldn’t be happier.

Matt Hetherington
Wichita, Kansas
Monday, March 6, 2017 - Part 69-6012TS
Installation was very easy and the filter performs wonderfully. It sounds amazing and adds power.

Kevin Bower
San Diego, California
Monday, February 27, 2017 - Part 69-6012TS
Worth every penny I wish I would have purchased much sooner than I did. I doubted the dyno testing but can now say I'm a believer. Very big improvement for less than $300. The performance difference is unbelievable for the price. It only gets 4 out of 5 stars because of the 90 degree vent that you need to install into the intake tube. The instructions say that it's easy to cross thread. This is an understatment. The vent tube is cheap plastic that is supposed to thread in to the aluminum intake tube. The threads on my intake tube were poorly milled. I'm an experienced person and still had difficulty getting the vent threaded in. I ended up cleaning up the threads on the intake tube with a dremel to finally get the tube installed. A higher grade plastic such as polyeurethane would make this install simple. I still love it. It would have been better without the frustration.

Rob Loughridge
Petersburg, Michigan