Add Horsepower to Your 2016 & 2017 Nissan Titan Cummins Diesel With a K&N Air Intake System

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The aluminum shield protects the cool intake air from underhood temperatures

The AirCharger intake kit is comprised of the intake tube, aluminum heat shield, and XD filter

The 5.0L V8 Cummins turbodiesel fitted to the 2016 and 2017 Nissan Titan XD appears to be sort of a “Goldilocks” capacity between the smaller 2.8L diesels Chevrolet installs in its Colorado and the 6.6L V8 Diesel available in the Silverado. Horsepower for the Cummins is 310, right between the 181 horsepower produced by the 2.8L Duramax and the 445 horsepower output of the 6.6L Duramax V8.

By adding a K&N 63-6017 AirCharger performance intake kit you can pull further away from the Colorado and move closer to the Silverado in terms of both horsepower and torque. In chassis dynamometer testing the AirCharger Kit added an estimated 11.15 horsepower at the rear wheels. Torque was increased by an estimated 15.57 lb-ft as well.

The Cummins 5.0L V8 Turbo Diesel is an entirely new engine design that combines a cylinder block cast from compacted graphite iron, like that used in large industrial diesel engines, with a forged steel crankshaft, and high-strength aluminum alloy heads.

The Titan XD’s engine is fitted with a two-stage turbocharger that operates efficiently at either low or high engine speeds. Coupled with high pressure fuel injection driven by integrated electronic controls, the fuel system, along with the turbocharger allow the 5.0L V8 to deliver a peak torque of 555 lb-ft.

Adding power to a turbocharged diesel engine is a fairly straightforward task. If you can deliver a greater volume of intake air, which is then compressed by the turbo, the engine’s computer responds by adding incremental fuel, producing more power at the wheels. A fast, simple, and inexpensive way to increase the power output of your Cummins engine Titan is the installation of a K&N AirCharger performance intake kit.

The heat shield and filter are designed to be located in the original air box space

Installation is a snap and can often be completed in less than 90 minutes

The K&N 63-6017 intake system replaces the restrictive factory air filter and air intake housing on the 2016 and 2017 Nissan Titan XD diesel. Increased intake air, which translates to horsepower, is freed up by the K&N AirCharger kit, which significantly improves incoming air flow as well as reduces turbulence in the intake tube.

Cool, outside air first enters the RF-1042XD oversized conical K&N high-flow air filter sited within a heat shield, which are both installed in the original air box space. The heat shield protects the cooler outside air directed to the engine from horsepower-robbing underhood temperatures.

Much of the horsepower increase can be credited to the XD air filter, which is manufactured from multiple layers of oiled extra-fine weave cotton filter media originally developed for competitors in the Baja 1000. Oiled cotton has been selected as it offers less resistance than traditional filters. The extra fine filtering medium also captures microparticles that could damage your Cummins diesel, to help ensure a long engine life. Each design is verified through K&N’s in-house ISO 5011 compliant filtration testing lab, which ensures that your K&N filter provides high airflow without putting engine protection at risk.

The K&N RU-1042XD provides outstanding air flow with excellent filtration characteristics

The included XD filter was developed for the punishing conditions faced by Baja racers

Air is then directed through an aerodynamically-engineered intake tube directly to the engine’s turbo inlet to generate an estimated 11.15 horsepower gain. The intake tube includes fittings for the OEM mass airflow (MAF) sensor, and inlet air temperature sensor. Best of all, the K&N 63-6017 AirCharger intake system can be installed in 90 minutes or less with simple hand tools

And once you’ve installed your K&N cold air intake system you’ve eliminated the need to buy another air filter for the life of your covered 2016-2017 Nissan Titan XD diesel. The only maintenance is a simple service you can do yourself. At intervals of 100,000 miles (more frequently when used in dusty or off-road environments) use the K&N 99-5000 recharger kit to clean and refresh your air filter, preparing it for another 100,000 miles of driving. The RF-1042XD K&N air filter included in the AirCharger kit is designed to last for the lifetime of your Titan, which K&N guarantees will perform for up to 10 years or 1,000,000 miles without requiring replacement.

The K&N 63-6017 AirCharger performance intake kit is designed for the following vehicles:

2017 NISSAN TITAN XD 5.0L V8 Diesel Engine - All Models
2016 NISSAN TITAN XD 5.0L V8 Diesel Engine - All Models


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