Volkswagen Golf GTI Performance and Protection for Life

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The Volkswagen Golf GTI is one of the more popular economic cars sold in the United States. The Golf GTI is a "souped up" version of the basic two-door hatchback Volkswagen Golf. Volkswagen added a more powerful engine, upgraded the suspension and improved the interior and exterior trim. These minor modifications made driving the VW Golf GTI a lot more fun and gave it a more desirable appeal.

Volkswagen VW Golf GTI
Volkswagen Golf GTI

One way to increase horsepower in your VW GTI is to decrease the amount of air restriction delivered to your engine. K&N has engineered performance filters designed to reduce this restriction. Our Replacement air filters are designed to increase horsepower and acceleration while delivering excellent filtration. K&N performance air intake systems for the 1.8L models are guaranteed to increase horsepower. K&N premium oil filters are also available for excellent filtration and high burst strength.

Replacement Air Filter for Select 2000 to 2006 Volkswagen Golf GTI
Replacement Air Filter for Select 2000 to 2006 Volkswagen Golf GTI

K&N OE Replacement Air Filters

K&N Replacement Air Filters for the Volkswagen Golf GTI are designed to provide higher airflow than that of your stock air filter and is backed by our famous Million Mile Limited Warranty. K&N Replacement air filters are washable, reusable and built to last the life of your vehicle.

Replacement Air Filter for 2006 Volkswagen Golf GTI with 2.0L non-turbo engine
Replacement Air Filter for 2006 Volkswagen Golf GTI with 2.0L non-turbo engine

The high flow cotton air filter 33-2128 was designed as a simple drop-in replacement filter for 2002-2006 Volkswagen Golf GTI models with a 1.8-liter engine, 2000-2002 Volkswagen Golf GTI models with a 2.0-liter engine, and 2000-2005 Volkswagen Golf GTI models with a 2.8-liter engine

2006-2008 VW Golf GTI owners with the 2.0-liter Turbo engine models use K&N's 33-2888 drop-in air filter for a lifetime of performance and protection.

K&N's E-2014 was engineered for the 2006 VW Golf GTI with the 2.0-liter non-turbo engine. This round air filter will fit directly into the unique stock airbox of these models.

Performance Air Intake for Volkswagen Golf GTI
Performance Air Intake for Volkswagen Golf GTI

K&N Performance Air Intakes

K&N's air intake kits completely replace the restrictive factory air box system resulting in more horsepower while providing excellent air filtration. K&N air intakes are also easy to install, usually in 90 minutes or less.

Owners of the 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005 Volkswagen Golf GTI models with the 1.8-liter engine have two K&N complete cold air intake systems to choose from: K&N's 69-9501TP and 69-9501TB. The 69-9501TP uses a polished aluminum intake tube and the 69-9501TB has a blue powder coated intake tube. These performance intakes have been dyno tested and have shown an increase of 10.03 horsepower at 5079 rpm.

K&N Premium Oil Filters

Premium Oil Filter for Volkswagen Golf GTI
Premium Oil Filter for Volkswagen Golf GTI

The HP-2005 canister oil filter was designed to fit 2000 and 2001 VW Golf GTI models with 2.0-liter engine and 2002 to 2006 VW Golf GTI models with 1.8-liter engine. K&N's HP-2005 was constructed with ultra-thick canister walls for extra durability and protection from loose rocks and debris. The 1 inch nut welded to the top of the canister makes it easy to remove.

K&N also manufactures performance products for earlier years of the Volkswagen Golf GTI. To find products for your Golf GTI or any other vehicle use the K&N Application Search on


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K&N Engineering, Inc., with headquarters in Riverside, California, has been the world's leader in performance filter technology since 1969, serving the needs of the automotive, motorcycle, marine, industrial and military markets. K&N is heavily involved in nearly every form of motorsports from off-road and powersports to drag racing, stock cars and road racing. For more information about K&N Filters, 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, or visit