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K&N 69-6012TS Air Intake

69 Series Typhoon Kits > Performance Air Intake System
Rating Star 1 Rating Star 2 Rating Star 3 Rating Star 4 Rating Star 5   4.9 out of 5 stars   7 Customer Reviews
  • 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.

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Product Specifications

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

K&N 69-6012TS Air Intake Product Reviews

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
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - Part 69-6012TS
Super easy to install! It was my first time doing anything to a car other than changing a headlight bulb or adding windshield washer fluid and the only thing that slowed me down was my own incompetence. Intense intake shriek and noticeable power gains.

Largo, Florida
Thursday, January 7, 2016 - Part 69-6012TS
Excellent product. Easy to install and the power difference is noticeable. The turbo spools much faster than with the stock intake. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for a few extra horses without labor intensive work required. And it comes with all the documents you will need in order to pass smog.

Monday, July 6, 2015 - Part 69-6012TS
Love the filter. My car is faster and it sounds awesome.

Friday, August 22, 2014 - Part 69-6012TS
Kit was complete, easy to install and directions were not half bad either. Sound from the car, is awesome and the change in the car performance is definitely noticeable.

James Brown
Las Vegas, Nevada
Monday, May 12, 2014 - Part 69-6012TS
If you have a Mazdaspeed 3 and don't have a K&N cold air intake, you are definitely cheating yourself. Between the HP, torque gains and the sound of both the induction and the wastegate, it is worth every penny.

Baltimore, Maryland