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K&N Short Ram Performance Air Intake for Kia Forte & Forte Koup 2.0L
Thursday – October 16, 2014 1:47 PM

Air FilterIt’s fairly obvious that when Kia Motors America engineers designed the Kia Forte, they had their sights set on the traditional Honda Civic owner. This is especially obvious when you consider that the Kia Forte Koup is the only 2-door car in direct competition with the Honda Civic outside of the rebadged Hyundai Elantra. The naturally aspirated gasoline direct injection (GDI) 2.0-liter engine found in the 2014 Kia Forte and Kia Forte Koup is rated at 173 horsepower and 154 lb-ft of torque from the factory, but reducing air intake restriction can help this advanced engine perform even better. Owners seeking some extra boost in the power department can now install the 69-5314TS K&N performance short ram intake system. By replacing the maze of convoluted air intake tubes, stock air filter box, and disposable car air filters, K&N intake systems are able to reduce restriction and increase power.

K&N powder coated its short ram intake system for 2014 Kia Forte and Kia Forte Koup 2.0L models in a silver color to protect the tube and look good under the hood

K& N The 2014 Kia Forte 2.0L short ram intake from K&N is precision-engineered to be a simple-to-install performance add-on. The backbone of this intake system is a free-flowing mandrel-bent aluminum intake tube which helps to minimize restriction, and prevent turbulence, allowing your engine to breathe easier. A durable silver color powder coated finish is applied to the tube, providing an attractive appearance under the hood that will look great for years to come..

A stock 2014 Kia Forte Koup 2.0L gained an estimated 8.2 more horsepower and 7.03 lb-ft of torque when dyno tested with K&N Air Filters short ram intake system number 69-5314TS

K&N equips the 69-5314TS short ram intake with the oversized RU-4600 reusable air filter, providing a large surface to help increase airflow while providing outstanding engine protection. The washable air filter is made with K&N’s famous high-flow filter media so it’s washable and reusable and can even go up to 100,000 miles between cleanings, depending on driving conditions. To top it all off, a heat shield designed specifically for the 2014 Kia Forte 2.0L is included with the short ram intake, helping to deflect engine heat away from incoming air.

K & NAll of the design features of this short ram intake system work in harmony to deliver increased performance. On the dyno, 69-5314TS produced an estimated additional 8.2 horsepower at 5467 rpm and an impressive 7.03 pound-feet of torque at 4007 rpm over the factory air filter box and convoluted air intake tubes when installed on a 2014 Kia Forte Koup 2.0L.

This short ram intake system is guaranteed to provide a boost in power for 2014 Kia Forte and Kia Forte Koup models with the naturally aspirated GDI 2.0L engine. With simple to follow instructions and no need to make any other modifications to the vehicle, you’ll be on the road in approximately 90 minutes with more horsepower under your right foot.

If all that weren’t enough, K&N backs its short ram intake and cold air intake systems with the industry-leading K&N Million Mile Limited Warranty®. If you’re looking to take your 2014 Kia Forte and Kia Forte Koup models with the naturally aspirated GDI 2.0L engine almost to the performance level of the 1.6L turbo engine, look no further than the 69-5314TS Typhoon short ram intake system.

K&N short ram intake system 69-5314TS is designed to provide a lifetime of increased power on the following Kia Forte models:

2014 KIA FORTE KOUP 2.0L L4 F/I – All
2014 KIA FORTE 2.0L L4 F/I – All

For all K&N Kia Forte Air Intakes visit the Kia Forte Air Intakes Page on KNfilters.com

[News Link – K&N Short Ram Performance Air Intake for Kia Forte & Forte Koup 2.0L]

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4th Generation Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2 Diesel SUV Benefits from K&N Reusable Air Filter
Wednesday – October 22, 2014 8:18 AM

K & NThe fourth generation 2011-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, referred to as the WK2 in some circles, can be equipped with an optional 3.0-liter turbocharged EcoDiesel V6. The common rail diesel (CRD) V6 engine is produced by VM Motori Cento in Ferrara, Italy and produces horsepower and torque numbers that rival the optional 5.7-liter V8 engine equipped WK2 Grand Cherokee models. Where the diesel Grand Cherokee outshines its V8 powered brethren is in miles per gallon and increased fuel range.

Owners of 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee models can now equip their EcoDiesel powered SUV with a replacement diesel air filter from the authority in washable air filters, K&N. This reusable air filter is designed to fit into the stock air filter box of 2011-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0L V6 turbo diesel models without any need for modifications. K&N replacement air filters are made with specially woven cotton gauze. Because cotton, by nature, is more breathable than paper, a K&N replacement diesel air filter can flow more air than a typical paper air filter. More air can result in increased performance and better acceleration.

Filtration efficiency test results, following the ISO 5011 protocol with ISO coarse test dust, show that the 2011-2014 Jeep Grand K & NCherokee 3.0L diesel air filter is 99.28% efficient overall
It would be false to assume that an increase in airflow with a K&N diesel air filter comes at the expense of filtration efficiency and engine protection. K&N engineers place filtration efficiency and dirt retention as a priority when developing a diesel air filter. This diesel air filter uses design elements that go above and beyond our standard automotive air filters. K&N knows that a Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel could be subjected to some of the most extreme conditions on the planet. This is why K&N used two extra layers, totaling six, of our special tight weave cotton gauze sandwiched between wire mesh to form extra deep 1-1/4” pleats. Six layers of 1-1/4” deep pleated cotton filter media allows diesel air filter, number 33-3029, to outflow the stock air filter, hold a lot of dirt for long service intervals, and offer 99.28% overall filtration efficiency.

K&N performs filtration efficiency testing following the ISO 5011 protocol with ISO coarse test dust to guarantee that our air filters will provide high airflow without sacrificing engine protection. Calling this test dust coarse is almost absurd, as 22% of the dust is rated at 10 microns or less. To provide perspective, a human blood cell is typically between 6 and 8 microns across. Detailed filtration test results for diesel air filter 33-3029 are available for viewing.

Perhaps more exciting than the increased performance that comes with a K&N replacement diesel air filter is the fact that they are also a washable and reusable air filter. The ability to wash and reuse a K&N air filter means that it will pay for itself over time. The K&N diesel air filter for 2011-2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0L V6 EcoDiesel models can be washed and made like new using one of the K&N Recharger air filter service kits. Recharger kit 99-5000, includes 12 fluid ounces of air filter cleaner and a 6.5 ounce aerosol bottle of air filter oil for quick and easy application. Recharger kit 99-5050, differs in that it includes an 8 ounce squeeze bottle of K&N filter oil for a more precise application.

This K&N replacement diesel air filter for Jeep Grand Cherokee Eco Diesel 3.0L V-6 turbo diesel models is backed by the K&N Million Mile Limited Warranty. Replacement air filter 33-3029 is designed to provide increased performance, reusability, and long air filter service intervals without any need for modifications or tuning for the following Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2 models:

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0L V6 Diesel
2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0L V6 Diesel
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0L V6 Diesel
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0L V6 Diesel

K&N diesel air filter number 33-3029 is designed as a direct air filter cross reference for the following part numbers:

Hengst E625L
Jeep 04861688AA
Jeep 4861688AA
Mahle LX2108

For all K&N Jeep Grand Cherokee air filters visit the Jeep Grand Cherokee Air Filters page on KNFilters.com.

[News Link – 4th Generation Jeep Grand Cherokee WK2 Diesel SUV Benefits from K&N Reusable Air Filter]

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RACING NEWS

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Vaughn Gittin JrCongratulations to Vaughn Gittin Jr & Monster Energy Nitto Tire Ford Mustang Team
Thursday – October 16, 2014 11:20 AM

Vaughn Gittin Jr. began his professional drifting career ten years ago. The self-taught American drifter came from humble beginnings driving his personal Nissan S13 in Formula Drift. The switch to a Ford Mustang in 2005 has brought the Maryland native much notoriety and sponsors such as Ford Racing, Monster Energy drinks, Nitto Tires and K&N air filters.

The 2010 Formula Drift champion was able to lock in a solid third place finish in the 2014 championship series following Formula Drift Round 7 “Final Fight” at Irwindale Speedway in California. Irwindale Speedway is often called the “House of Drift” Vaughn Gittin Jras this venue is considered the birthplace of American drifting. The 2014 FD Championship was decided during round 7 at Irwindale as Chris Forsberg and Fredric Aasbo were locked in a tight battle for the lead. Forsberg came out on top, with Aasbo finishing the season in second overall.

Of the 2014 FD season, Gittin said “Another Formula Drift season in the books and what a wild one it has been. We finished 3rd overall in the Championship with two event wins this year. While my team and I are never satisfied and always want more, I am pumped on our hard fought final result and look forward to pushing harder than ever next season.” Gittin went on to congratulate fellow American Chris Forsberg on his second Formula Drift Championship.

 

[News Link – Congratulations to Vaughn Gittin Jr & Monster Energy Nitto Tire Ford Mustang Team ]

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American VtwinIndian Chieftain Reborn as RSD Track Chief to be in K&N 2014 SEMA Show Booth 22943
Friday – October 17, 2014 11:54 AM

The Indian Motocycle Manufacturing Company made American Motorcycles in Springfield, Massachusetts from 1901 to 1953 until the original company went bankrupt. Indian Motorcycles were rocketed into fame by the company’s unique racing heritage. In 1903 Indian co-founder Oscar Hedström set the world motorcycle speed record, and by 1905 the company was building v-twin powered factory race bikes. In 1911 the Indian Motorcycle factory race team took the top three positions in the legendary Isle of Man Tourist Trophy. During those formative years leading up to World War I, Indian became the world’s largest motorcycle manufacturer.

Many successors have attempted to revive the Indian Motorcycle name since the original company went bankrupt in 1953. It wasn’t until 2011 however, when Polaris Industries acquired the Indian Motorcycle brand, that a large player in the motorcycle industry was backing the once legendary brand. One of the new models designed since the 2011 buy-out is the Indian Chieftain. Normally considered a touring bike, with a full front fairing and hard saddlebags, contemporary bike builder and motorcycle visionary Roland Sands took one look at the Chieftain and decided to give the bike a new life.

Track Chief air FilterOn the RSD blog, the company stated “In our minds a proper Indian is a racer. Purpose built machines utilizing only the barest of necessities. And there lies the challenge.” The challenge being referred to is how does one strip down a well-engineered, technologically advanced, modern Chieftain and pay homage to the board trackers, hill climbers, and flat track racers of the 1920’s, 30’s, and 40’s? Roland Sands has effectively answered that question with the bike he calls the “Track Chief”. The RSD team began the project with a board tracker concept rendering, and from there deconstruction of the Indian Chieftain began.

After much determination the Chieftain was reborn as the RSD Track Chief. Roland Sands and his team paid attention to the details, and the results are stunning. The modern Polaris built engine is cradled in a custom single sided chromoly rigid frame. The computer, battery, and all the electronics were hidden in a custom belly pan. RSD truly went back in time when they built Leaf Spring Fork Biketheir first-ever leaf spring fork bike, but the addition of a Fox DHX mountain bike shock, blends old school suspension with new school damping. The gas tank is a handmade titanium work of art, and so is the mandrel bent titanium exhaust. Of course no Roland Sands Design custom bike would be complete without K&N Performance Filters. The Track Chief features a RSD Blunt air cleaner assembly with a K&N air filter keeping out the dust, bugs, rubber, or whatever else a modern board tracker might encounter.

The Roland Sands Design built Track Chief will be featured in the K&N Air Filters 2014 SEMA show booth, number 22943. If you can, make sure to come by the K&N SEMA show booth and check out this bike up close and in person.

 

[News Link – Indian Chieftain Reborn as RSD Track Chief to be in K&N 2014 SEMA Show Booth 22943]

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HotWheelsK&N Air Filters Hot Wheels 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang to Hit Store Shelves Soon
Monday – October 20, 2014 10:21 AM

Almost as if by design, Hot Wheels® is releasing a new 2010 Ford Shelby GT500™ Mustang collectible toy at the same time as the K&N Ford Racing Mustang RTR race car has clinched the regional NASA American Iron championship and in anticipation of the K&N Mustang heading to Sonoma, California to compete for the National Championship.

The Hot Wheels® 2015 HW City™ ‘10 Ford Shelby GT500™ Mustang car features a paint scheme designed to match the K&N built Ford Racing Mustang RTR race car. K&N has received a very limited number of samples, however these cars will be hitting store shelves soon, if not already. The 2015 HW City™ ‘10 Ford Shelby GT500 will make an excellent addition to any Hot Wheels® collector’s display case especially if they’re a fan of The World’s Best Air Filter.

K&N Ford Racing Mustang RTRHot Wheels®, like K&N, is an iconic American brand born of the late 1960’s. Over the years automobile manufacturers and automotive aftermarket brands have licensed Mattel to make 1:64 scale cars. Originally introduced in 1968 as a children’s toy, Hot Wheels® has developed a legion of loyal adult collectors.

 

 

[News Link – K&N Air Filters Hot Wheels 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang to Hit Store Shelves Soon]
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