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K&N Donates Performance Parts for Jeep Build Benefiting Santa Fe ECO School

Front view of the Jeep Wrangler

The Wrangler features a K&N snorkel system for off-road adventures

For the past few months, students in the automotive technology program at Santa Fe Early College Opportunities School (Santa Fe ECO) have been diligently working on a very special vehicle build—sponsored by SEMA and twenty-three automotive aftermarket companies, including K&N. The vehicle—a highly-customized 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited—features over $20,000 in aftermarket parts, and is currently being auctioned to support the program’s vehicle build for the next school year. SEMA will donate 100% of the winning bid back to the school, and Bring-A-Trailer, the auction platform, is picking up the tab for the buyer fee.

Along with traditional academic courses, Santa Fe ECO offers career and technical education courses including bio-medical sciences, business, computer science, engineering, construction, welding, and of course—automotive technology. The early college model allows students to pursue certifications and associate degrees while they complete their high school diplomas—allowing students who might not perform well in a traditional learning environment to thrive and develop skills relevant to their interests and career goals.

Three-quarters view of the Jeep Wrangler

Students at Santa Fe ECO have been working on the build since last fall

Santa Fe ECO’s goal is to create a self-sustaining auto technology program, allowing students to have real-world, hands-on experience each school year to develop the skills needed to be successful in the automotive industry. “When you make learning relevant, it does incredible things, and the Jeep build is a wonderful opportunity for us to do that,” commented Kelly Rinaldi, Assistant Principal of Santa Fe ECO.

The customized Wrangler features the original 3.6L V6 engine with automatic transmission, and has been upgraded with an Edelbrock supercharger and Flowmaster 409S cat-back single exit exhaust system. K&N donated an Aircharger Snorkel System (63-1573), cabin air filter, and premium oil filter to the build.

Rear view of the Jeep Wrangler

The original full hardtop and doors are included in the sale

Exterior modifications include front and rear bumpers, high clearance metal front and rear fenders, fender liners, and rocker sliders/steps (donated by Bodyguard Truck Accessories). Lund International provided four Rampage trail doors, and Rugged Ridge provided black hood catches and vents. The suspension has also been customized, and the Jeep has been outfitted with a new winch, headlights, tail lights, custom fuel door, premium seat covers, seatbelts, a floor mat kit, console cover, shift handle kit, sway bars, exterior lighting, and traction tools (among other new features).

“It’s just an awesome opportunity for us to be working with SEMA, and all these different manufacturers to make this happen for us,” commented Chris Coriz, the auto technology instructor. One thing’s for certain—whoever posts the winning bid will not only receive a fantastic, one-of-a-kind off-road vehicle, they will also be supporting aspiring automotive technology students who have already proven themselves ready to meet and exceed challenges.

Do you want to own it? You can view details of the build and bid on the custom Wrangler at www.bringatrailer.com.

K&N® Introduces 77-3104KP Air Intake System for 2017-2018 Chevrolet Colorado V6

Designed to be compatible with 2017-2018 Chevrolet Colorado 3.6L V6 and GMC Canyon 3.6L V6 models, the K&N® 77-3104KP Air Intake System offers a guaranteed increase in horsepower and torque for Colorado and Canyon owners.

The 77-3104KP air intake system

The 77-3104KP features a High-Flow Air Filter with heat shield

The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado is a highly-rated compact pickup truck, featuring a powerful towing capacity (7,000 lbs. on the V6 model), comfortable cabin, and available features including wireless phone charging, forward collision alert, lane departure alert, and a Wi-Fi hot spot (among others). The 3.6L V6 engine offers 308-horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque, paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.

The 2018 GMC Canyon 3.6L V6 also offers a comfortable ride, high-quality interior materials, and multiple tech features—including a rearview camera, USB port, Apple CarPlay, and a six-speaker sound system. The 3.6L V6 engine also provides 308-horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque.

The 77-3104KP after installation

The 77-3104KP after installation

For those looking for an extra boost in horsepower for either of these compact pickup models, the K&N® 77-3104KP Air Intake System can help decrease air turbulence that may slow the volume of airflow reaching your engine. Many factory intake systems have components that can be consolidated in order to direct airflow more efficiently.

The K&N® 77-3104KP air intake system is a free-flowing, mandrel-bent polished aluminum tube cold air intake system designed to replace the factory air filter and air intake components. The included polished aluminum intake tube is engineered to be aerodynamic, and the High-Flow™ Air Filter (also included in the kit) also helps increase airflow to your engine—while simultaneously providing exceptional protection from contaminants. The oversized conical filter shape allows for up to 100,000 miles between cleanings (under normal highway driving conditions). When it does need to be cleaned, you can use the K&N Recharger® Kit (99-5000) to quickly and easily restore your filter’s performance. Each intake and filter is designed to last for the life of your vehicle.

The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado 3.6L V6

The 2016 Chevrolet Colorado 3.6L V6 is compatible with the 63-3088 intake system

The 77-3104KP system also features a custom powder-coated aluminum heat shield which protects the air filter and intake air from high engine temperatures. The heat shield installs onto the lower factory air box and retains the fresh air inlet. The air intake tube funnels airflow directly into the engine’s throttle body, offering a guaranteed increase in horsepower and torque.

Since the kit utilizes existing factory mounting points, requires only basic hand tools, and incorporates the factory mass air sensor, installation can typically be completed in 90 minutes or less.

Using a K&N replacement air intake system will not void your factory warranty (as some consumers may think); in the U.S., manufacturers must provide evidence that an aftermarket part is the cause of a necessary repair in order to void or deny warranty coverage. The Consumer Products Warranty Act of 1975 (also known as the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act) protects consumers’ rights to their warranty coverage.

You are guaranteed to experience an increase in horsepower and torque with your new K&N air intake system. On a chassis dynamometer, a 2017 Chevrolet Colorado V6 with the stock air intake was recorded at 217.2-hp at 6,498rpm, and after installation of the 77-3104KP the same vehicle was recorded at 231.7-hp at 6,498rpm—an estimated increase of 14.5-hp. The torque was also improved from 182.9 lb-ft on the stock air intake to 190.6 lb-ft with the 77-3104KPa total estimated increase in torque of 7.7 lb-ft at 3,734rpm. You can buy with confidence under the 10-Year/Million Mile Limited Warranty, and the assurance that you’re receiving top quality when you purchase a K&N product.

The 77-3104KP is designed for use in the following vehicles:

2018 GMC Canyon 3.6L V6 Fuel Injection: All Models

2018 Chevrolet Colorado 3.6L V6 Fuel Injection: All Models

2017 GMC Canyon 3.6L V6 Fuel Injection: All Models

2017 Chevrolet Colorado 3.6L V6 Fuel Injection: All Models

FAQs

Will using a K&N® replacement air intake system void my factory warranty?

No. In the United States, in order for the manufacturer of a warranted product to void or deny warranty coverage of a repair due to the use of an aftermarket part, the manufacturer must provide proof that the aftermarket part is the cause of the necessary repair. These rights are protected under the Consumer Products Warranty Act of 1975 (also referred to as the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act).

Are K&N® performance air intake systems or RK-series custom air cleaner assemblies emissions legal in the U.S.?

Performance intake systems are legal for street use in most areas of the United States.

In California, and in specific regions which have adopted California air quality regulations, only CARB-exempt performance intakes are legal for street use.

Check the K&N catalog or website for vehicle applications and specific CARB status for each vehicle and air intake.

Can a K&N® product cause my Check Engine Light or Service Light to come on?

It is possible that the Check Engine Light may come on after installing a K&N air filter or performance intake system. This does not necessarily mean that there is something wrong with your air filter or intake; sometimes, the higher air flow and lower restriction provided by the K&N product will uncover an existing mechanical or electronic issue with your vehicle. In rare cases, you may have a K&N product which was manufactured outside of its design tolerances, causing sensors in your vehicle to read data outside of their normal expected values. In either case, the K&N Warranty Department can work with you to narrow down the cause of the Check Engine Light and correct the issue.

How much horsepower does a K&N® cold air intake add?

Dynamometer tests indicating horsepower and torque increases over the OEM intake system will appear on the "Product Details" page for each of our performance intake systems.

What does a cold air intake do for a car?

Cold air intakes allow for increased airflow to your engine, which results in an increase in torque and acceleration for your vehicle.

Can cold air intakes improve gas mileage?

In theory, a cold air intake could increase the gas mileage of your vehicle due to improved airflow which allows the engine to run more efficiently and require less fuel. However, K&N does not make any guarantees in terms of increased gas mileage with the use of our filters or intakes.

*Some intake systems are not legal for sale or use on any pollution controlled motor vehicle in California or states adopting California emission procedures. See knfilters.com for CARB status on each part for a specific vehicle.

K&N®-Sponsored Lucas Oil Protection Trucks Help Save Racers’ Lives

Regardless of the type of track or vehicle—dirt or pavement, off-road or drifting—racers live on the edge. With every race comes the possibility of serious injury—and for drivers in many Lucas Oil Off-Road Series events, that’s when the K&N® Lucas Oil Protection Team steps in to help avert disaster.

A Lucas Oil Protection Team Toyota Tundra

The Lucas Oil Protection Team vehicles have to be able to handle rough and dirty terrain with ease

The K&N Lucas Oil Protection Team is trained to reach racers in crisis within seconds of an accident. Whether it’s flipping a truck, putting out a fire, or extricating a trapped driver, these professionals—many of whom are off-duty firefighters and EMTs—are scattered throughout the course and ready to save lives at a moment’s notice. To reach drivers in danger, of course, the team has to have safety vehicles capable of traversing all terrains. The fleet of K&N protection trucks—five Toyota Tundras featuring K&N filters—has to be able to manage demanding off-road environments with speed and agility in order to reach racers in danger. And, of course, they rely on K&N filters to help keep their engines clean in those dusty and muddy environments.

The protection team in action, helping a driver flip a vehicle

The protection team in action, helping a driver flip a vehicle

“In virtually every race, there’s a crash that’s so spectacular that you wonder how the driver walks away—and it’s because our crew is right there instantly to help out,” commented Alex Striler, Director of Sales and Marketing for Team Lucas. “Without K&N’s support, we probably could not continue the racing to the extent that we do.”

And it’s no exaggeration—with fifteen to twenty vehicles hurtling toward the same tight turn, dangerous collisions are a common occurrence. The protection trucks have to be capable of navigating off-road tracks that would be inaccessible to your average vehicle—and they have to be able to do so quickly.

A Lucas Oil Protection Team Toyota Tundra

K&N sponsors a fleet of protection vehicles for the Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series, all featuring

“The performance on the truck is incredibly important. We’ve got a system in place with K&N that can take in the volume of dust and dirt that [off-roading] might create,” commented Greg Cozzo of Lucas Oil Racing TV. Each of the Tundras has a K&N High-Flow Air Filter™ (available for almost every make and model at www.knfilters.com), which is washable, reusable, and able to protect the engine even in particulate-heavy environments. “Maintenance is critical,” added Alex Striler. “Before every event, we have to do full maintenance. With the reusables, we just inspect them and put them back on—it makes it very easy and convenient.”

We know that the drivers in the Lucas Oil Off-Road Series feel confident in the expertise and dedication of their protection team—and the protection team has confidence in their trucks, knowing that they’re protected by Lucas Oil and K&N Filters.

7 Essential Tasks to Prepare Your Vehicle for Summer

Before summer hits in full force, it’s critical to ensure your vehicle is ready for the extreme temperatures that the hotter months frequently bring. A few simple steps can help you avoid ending up on the side of the road with an overheated engine, a dead air conditioning system, or a flat tire. Check out our top tips for preparing your vehicle for summer!

Graphic featuring a vehicle with major inspection points highlighted

A quick pre-summer vehicle inspection can help avoid problems

CHECK YOUR COOLING SYSTEM

Overheating on the open road in the middle of summer isn’t just inconvenient—it can actually cause permanent engine damage. Take a good look under the hood (after the engine has fully cooled, which can take a few hours) and examine your radiator and hoses—any cracks or leaks should be repaired, and all connections should be snug. Shiny areas on belts and hoses are a sign of serious wear, and are often the result of extreme heat damage. While you’re at it, make sure to fill your coolant reservoir to the recommended level (a 50/50 mixture of coolant and distilled water is standard). Manufacturers generally advise that coolant be completely flushed and replaced every two years. If you do need to add/drain some coolant, make sure to keep it out of reach of your furry friends—dogs particularly love the taste of coolant, and drinking even small amounts can be lethal.

EXAMINE YOUR AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM

Check for worn or damaged belts in your air conditioning system. Your compressor is located near the front of the engine, and is powered by the main drive belt—if the belt is worn or cracking, it could fail (often at the most inopportune moment, like when the temperature is in the triple digits!). Also check your refrigerant levels. If you spot any problems, take the opportunity to visit your mechanic before serious issues arise.

TAKE A LOOK AT YOUR BRAKE PADS

High-Flow™ Air Filter installation

K&N’s High-Flow™ Air Filter helps protect your engine from summer dust

Winter can be hard on brake pads—and if not checked properly in the spring, the high temperatures of summer can cause serious brake pad degradation. When looking between your wheel’s spokes, you should be able to see at least one-fourth of an inch of pad—any thinner than that, and you should have them inspected and possibly replaced. If you hear a high-pitched screech when braking, it’s a clear indicator that your pads need to be checked.

SWAP FOR SUMMER TIRES

An often-overlooked component of safe summer driving, summer tires (often called performance tires) are built to maintain excellent grip on the road—even if the pavement is burning hot or soaking wet with rain. They typically feature shorter sidewalls, less prominent tread, and stiffer construction, allowing for less friction and better fuel economy. You will also likely enjoy enhanced cornering and braking. Remember to always check your tires for proper inflation, as high temperatures can cause pressure variations, sometimes resulting in blowouts. (This is also a good time to check the pressure in your spare tire, if you have one).

PLAN AHEAD FOR TOWING

If you plan on towing for your summer trips—whether it be a trailer, boat, or toy hauler—you definitely want to check to make sure that your planned load is under your vehicle’s maximum towing capacity, your trailer hitch is secure, and your lights are working properly. It’s much easier to check things out ahead of time—rather than trying to correct problems the morning of a big trip!

SWITCH OUT YOUR WINDSHIELD WIPERS

There’s nothing like an unexpected thunderstorm in the middle of a sweltering summer—especially if your windshield wipers have turned into ineffectual, screechy sticks in the heat. Take a few minutes to ensure that your wipers still have good grip, and replace them if necessary.

CHANGE YOUR ENGINE/CABIN AIR FILTERS

K&N Washable Cabin Filter

K&N Washable Cabin Filters can help filter summer dust and allergens

After a couple of months of minimal rainfall, the dust starts to rise—and your filters will often clog much more quickly than in the winter months. A clogged filter decreases airflow to your engine and can dramatically reduce performance. If your air filter needs to be replaced, check out K&N’s High-Flow™ Air Filters—since they’re washable and reusable, you can easily clean and reinstall them, especially if your summer adventures take you into particularly dusty areas. If you have a cabin air filter, check out K&N’s washable line, which helps protect your cabin and passengers from airborne dust and contaminants—the filters are washable and reusable just like the famous K&N engine air filters. To search for filters that fit your specific vehicle, check out www.knfilters.com.

With a little forethought, your vehicle can be just as reliable during the extremely hot summer months as it is during the rest of the year—and you can enjoy peace of mind on your vacations and day-trips!

K&N®-Sponsored MotoAmerica Superbike Racer Kyle Wyman Primed for Podiums in 2018

Kyle Wyman has no shortage of determination. After a difficult end to the 2017 season, Wyman—of Kyle Wyman Racing—is already showing strong performance in the MotoAmerica Superbike racing series this year.

Kyle Wyman on his Yamaha YZF-R1

Kyle Wyman on his Yamaha YZF-R1

Wyman became a motorsports enthusiast at the early age of five—tearing up his parents’ backyard on a tiny Yamaha PW50. At only nine, he entered his first flat track race, and a passion for racing and competition was born. In 2004, he won the CMC Open Amateur Championship, which he followed up by winning the Ohio State Championship in the 505 Expert and Open Expert classes the following year. In 2006 (at only sixteen years old), he went pro in flat track—and finished 3rd overall in the Pro Sport National Championship. He continued his flat track racing career until 2009, when he received his Pro Road Racing License and began competing in the AMA Pro Supersport division.

In 2011, Wyman had his first professional win at the Daytona International Speedway, and went on to finish fifth overall in the Harley-Davidson Series Championship. In 2012, he founded Kyle Wyman Racing (KWR) and became the youngest championship-winning team owner with rider Michael Barnes. Following multiple podium and top-five finishes in the Daytona Sportbike Series and the Harley Davidson Series, Wyman moved up to the Superbike category in 2016, and proved himself a dedicated competitor with ten top-five finishes in his rookie year.

Wyman during a recent interview

Wyman during a recent interview

Wyman is no stranger to the dangers of the track. In September of 2017, he survived a 150-mph crash caused by total brake failure during a practice run for the MotoAmerica Superbike season finale at Barber Motorsports Park. Luckily, the track was equipped with inflatable air fencing—a protective measure intended to shield riders from the concrete and steel walls surrounding the track. He walked away from the crash, but suffered a fracture in one of the vertebrae in his back.

The crash came at an inopportune moment—just after Wyman had achieved his first career Superbike podium finish at New Jersey Motorsports Park, and was feeling confident about his potential performance in the finale. After recovery during the off-season, he’s looking optimistically at the rest of the 2018. “I feel 100%. That’s in the past. I’m going for number one this year,” he commented.

Wyman isn’t leaving anything to chance, and is keeping all of his equipment in prime condition. He uses a High-Flow™ Air Filter (model YA-1015R) on his Yamaha YZF-R1 Superbike to help ensure excellent performance on the track. (The street version of the same filter is available for customers under part number YA-1015).

Kyle Wyman competing on his Yamaha YZF-R1

Kyle Wyman competing on his Yamaha YZF-R1

“For this year, K&N made a new air filter for the Yamaha R1—they took what was more of a flat filter and coned it out so there’s more surface area—and it’s giving us way better airflow,” Wyman observed. “Having a K&N filter in the bike is not only going to increase horsepower, but it’s going to give us a more consistent pickup of the initial throttle, so when the fueling is trying to adjust to all of these different things that are happening like ambient air temperature—the K&N filter has such consistent airflow that it gives us one less variable that we have to worry about during a race weekend.”

Wyman is currently ranked sixth overall following the Championship of Virginia at Virginia International Raceway in Danville, VA on May 6.

You can see Wyman compete on June 3, 2018 at the Dunlop Championship at Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI.

K&N® Introduces 69-8009TWR Air Intake System for 2018 Subaru WRX STI 2.5L

Designed to be compatible with 2018 Subaru WRX STI 2.5L models, the K&N® 69-8009TWR Air Intake System offers a guaranteed increase in horsepower and torque for WRX owners.

2018 Subaru WRX STI in World Rally Blue, courtesy of Subaru of America

2018 Subaru WRX STI in World Rally Blue, courtesy of Subaru of America

The WRX is a rally-car inspired vehicle, known for precise handling in an all-weather package. The 2018 Subaru WRX STI is a solid mixture of performance and daily-driver capability—full of conveniences and safety features including lane departure warning, automatic emergency breaking, and blind-spot monitoring—while also delivering a substantial 305-horsepower and 290 lb-ft of torque from a 2.5-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine.

The standard 2.5-liter engine offers quite a bit of power—but for those looking for an extra boost in horsepower, the K&N® 69-8009TWR Air Intake System can reduce unnecessary air turbulence that may slow the volume of airflow reaching the engine.

The 69-8009TWR complete with powder-coated intake tube

The 69-8009TWR complete with powder-coated intake tube

The K&N® 69-8009TWR air intake system is a free-flowing, mandrel-bent aluminum tube air induction system (powder-coated in red) designed to replace the factory air filter and air intake components. K&N® powder-coated aluminum intake tubes are meticulously designed to be aerodynamic, and when paired with the included High-Flow Air Filter™ can provide dramatic increases in airflow. The oversized conical air filter allows for up to 100,000 miles between cleanings under normal highway driving conditions, and is washable, durable, and reusable. The filter is placed in the front wheel well opening to allow for as much fresh air as possible and protect the filter from high engine temperatures. When your filter is due for a cleaning, the K&N Recharger® Kit (99-5000) contains everything you’ll need to quickly and easily wash away contaminants and restore your filter’s performance.

The 69-8009TWR system also features a custom powder-coated aluminum heat shield, protecting the air filter and intake air from the high temperatures radiating from the engine. The heat shield installs onto the lower factory air box, retaining the fresh air inlet. The air intake tube funnels airflow directly into the engine’s throttle body for a guaranteed increase in horsepower and torque.

The 69-8009TWR after installation

The 69-8009TWR after installation

Installation of your new air intake system can typically be completed in 90 minutes or less, as the kit utilizes existing factory mounting points, incorporates the factory mass air sensor, and requires only basic hand tools. Since the cold air intake system allows for the removal of unnecessary stock air intake components, your engine bay will be left with a cleaner appearance after installation.

The results are verifiable and impressive—on a chassis dynamometer, a 2018 Subaru WRX STI 2.5L with the stock air intake was recorded at 248.0-hp at 5,999rpm, and after installation of the 69-8009TWR the same vehicle was recorded at 273.2-hp at 5,999rpm—an estimated increase of 25.2-hp. The torque was also improved from 172.5 lb-ft on the stock air intake to 182.9 lb-ft with the 69-8009TWR —a total estimated increase in torque of 11.4 lb-ft at 2,907rpm. You can buy with confidence under the 10-Year/Million Mile Limited Warranty—and the knowledge that you’re guaranteed an increase in horsepower and torque.

The 69-8009TWR is designed for use in the following vehicles:

2018 Subaru WRX STI 2.5L H4 Fuel Injection: All Models

FAQs

Will using a K&N® replacement air intake system void my factory warranty?

No. In the United States, in order for the manufacturer of a warranted product to void or deny warranty coverage of a repair due to the use of an aftermarket part, the manufacturer must provide proof that the aftermarket part is the cause of the necessary repair. These rights are protected under the Consumer Products Warranty Act of 1975 (also referred to as the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act).

Are K&N® performance air intake systems or RK-series custom air cleaner assemblies emissions legal in the U.S.?

Performance intake systems are legal for street use in most areas of the United States.

In California, and in specific regions which have adopted California air quality regulations, only CARB-exempt performance intakes are legal for street use.

Check the K&N catalog or website for vehicle applications and specific CARB status for each vehicle and air intake.

Can a K&N® product cause my Check Engine Light or Service Light to come on?

It is possible that the Check Engine Light may come on after installing a K&N air filter or performance intake system. This does not necessarily mean that there is something wrong with your air filter or intake; sometimes, the higher air flow and lower restriction provided by the K&N product will uncover an existing mechanical or electronic issue with your vehicle. In rare cases, you may have a K&N product which was manufactured outside of its design tolerances, causing sensors in your vehicle to read data outside of their normal expected values. In either case, the K&N Warranty Department can work with you to narrow down the cause of the Check Engine Light and correct the issue.

How much horsepower does a K&N® cold air intake add?

Dynamometer tests indicating horsepower and torque increases over the OEM intake system will appear on the "Product Details" page for each of our performance intake systems.

What does a cold air intake do for a car?

Cold air intakes allow for increased airflow to your engine, which results in an increase in torque and acceleration for your vehicle.

Can cold air intakes improve gas mileage?

In theory, a cold air intake could increase the gas mileage of your vehicle due to improved airflow which allows the engine to run more efficiently and require less fuel. However, K&N does not make any guarantees in terms of increased gas mileage with the use of our filters or intakes.

*Some intake systems are not legal for sale or use on any pollution controlled motor vehicle in California or states adopting California emission procedures. See knfilters.com for CARB status on each part for a specific vehicle.

K&N® Introduces 57-1571 Air Intake System for 2015-2016 RAM 1500 3.0L V6 EcoDiesel

Engineered for compatibility with 2015-2016 RAM 1500 3.0L V6 EcoDiesel models, the K&N® 57-1571 Air Intake System offers a guaranteed increase in horsepower and torque for power-seeking RAM aficionados.

The 2015 RAM 1500 V6 3.0L EcoDiesel

The 2015 RAM 1500 V6 3.0L EcoDiesel

The 2016 RAM 1500 offers a standard 3.0L V6 engine which provides 395 horsepower and a significant 410 lb-ft of torque, along with a 9,200-pound towing capacity. Even more impressive are the EPA-estimates for fuel economy—the FWD models can achieve up to 29 mpg on the highway.

The standard 3.0L V6 engine provides a respectable amount of power, but the stock air intake system that may cause unnecessary air turbulence and slow the volume of airflow reaching the engine.

The 2015 RAM 1500 V6 3.0L EcoDiesel

The 2015 RAM 1500 V6 3.0L EcoDiesel

The K&N® 57-1571 air intake system is a free-flowing, high-density polyethylene tube cold air intake system engineered to replace the factory air filter and air intake components. K&N® roto-molded HDPE intake tubes are meticulously designed to be aerodynamic, and when paired with the included High-Flow Air Filter™ can increase airflow to your engine by up to 50%. The oversized conical air filter allows for up to 100,000 miles between cleanings under normal highway driving conditions, and is washable, durable, and reusable. When your filter is due for a cleaning, the K&N Recharger® Kit (99-5000) contains everything you’ll need to quickly and easily wash away contaminants and restore your filter’s performance.

The 57-1571 system also offers a black powder-coated aluminum heat shield, protecting the air filter and intake air from the high temperatures radiating from the engine. The heat shield installs onto the lower factory air box, retaining the fresh air inlet. The air intake tube funnels airflow directly into the engine’s throttle body for a guaranteed increase in horsepower and torque.

The 57-1571 Air Intake System

The 57-1571 Air Intake System

Installation of your new air intake system can typically be completed in 90 minutes or less, as the kit utilizes existing factory mounting points, incorporates the factory mass air sensor, and requires only basic hand tools. Since the intake system allows for the removal of unnecessary stock air intake components, your engine bay will be left with a cleaner appearance after installation.

The results are notable—on a chassis dynamometer, a 2015 RAM 1500 3.0L V6 EcoDiesel with the stock air intake was recorded at 187.89-hp at 3,300rpm, and after installation of the 57-1571 the same vehicle was recorded at 199.12-hp at 3,300rpm—an estimated increase of 11.22-hp. The torque was also improved from 300.00 lb-ft on the stock air intake to 315.34 lb-ft with the 57-1571—a total estimated increase in torque of 15.34 lb-ft at 3,300rpm. You can buy with confidence under the 10-Year/Million Mile Limited Warranty—and the knowledge that you’re guaranteed an increase in horsepower and torque.

The 57-1571 Air Intake System after installation

The 57-1571 Air Intake System after installation

The 57-1571 is designed for use in the following vehicles:

2015-2016 RAM 1500 3.0L V6 EcoDiesel Engine: All Models

FAQs

Will using a K&N® replacement air intake system void my factory warranty?

No. In the United States, in order for the manufacturer of a warranted product to void or deny warranty coverage of a repair due to the use of an aftermarket part, the manufacturer must provide proof that the aftermarket part is the cause of the necessary repair. These rights are protected under the Consumer Products Warranty Act of 1975 (also referred to as the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act).

Are K&N® performance air intake systems or RK-series custom air cleaner assemblies emissions legal in the U.S.?

Performance intake systems are legal for street use in most areas of the United States.

In California, and in specific regions which have adopted California air quality regulations, only CARB-exempt performance intakes are legal for street use.

Check the K&N catalog or website for vehicle applications and specific CARB status for each vehicle and air intake.

Can a K&N® product cause my Check Engine Light or Service Light to come on?

It is possible that the Check Engine Light may come on after installing a K&N air filter or performance intake system. This does not necessarily mean that there is something wrong with your air filter or intake; sometimes, the higher air flow and lower restriction provided by the K&N product will uncover an existing mechanical or electronic issue with your vehicle. In rare cases, you may have a K&N product which was manufactured outside of its design tolerances, causing sensors in your vehicle to read data outside of their normal expected values. In either case, the K&N Warranty Department can work with you to narrow down the cause of the Check Engine Light and correct the issue.

How much horsepower does a K&N® cold air intake add?

Dynamometer tests indicating horsepower and torque increases over the OEM intake system will appear on the "Product Details" page for each of our performance intake systems.

What does a cold air intake do for a car?

Cold air intakes allow for increased airflow to your engine, which results in an increase in torque and acceleration for your vehicle.

Can cold air intakes improve gas mileage?

In theory, a cold air intake could increase the gas mileage of your vehicle due to improved airflow which allows the engine to run more efficiently and require less fuel. However, K&N does not make any guarantees in terms of increased gas mileage with the use of our filters or intakes.

*Some intake systems are not legal for sale or use on any pollution controlled motor vehicle in California or states adopting California emission procedures. See knfilters.com for CARB status on each part for a specific vehicle.

The 10 Most Popular SUVs of 2017

When shopping for a new SUV, there are many critical factors that consumers consider—including space, fuel efficiency, safety, style, value, and performance.

Whether you’re hunting for more cargo space and a third-row seating option, fantastic gas mileage, or the best overall safety ratings, here’s our breakdown on the best-selling SUV models of 2017.

1. Toyota RAV-4

The Toyota RAV-4 was the best-selling SUV of 2017, and it’s not difficult to see why. The 2018 RAV-4 has a spacious five-passenger interior, one of the largest cargo areas in its class behind the rear seat (38 cubic feet), top-quality safety aids, and a towing capacity of 1,500 pounds (which jumps up to 3,500 lbs. on the AWD model). The standard 2.5L engine achieves 179 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque, and offers an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 22 mpg city, 28 mpg highway, and 25 mpg combined. Toyota’s advanced safety feature technology is perhaps one of the most attractive selling points, with a standard pre-collision system including pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with steering assist, automatic high beams, front and rear parking sonar, and blind spot monitoring. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded the 2018 model a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating.

BREAKDOWN:

• 179 horsepower, 172 lb-ft torque (standard model)

• 1,500 lb. towing capacity

• 22 mpg city, 28 mph highway, 25 mpg combined

• 73.4 cubic feet total cargo space

• Excellent safety features

• NHTSA 5-Star Safety Rating

• Price (base model): $24,510

WANT TO IMPROVE PROTECTION AND PERFORMANCE IN YOUR RAV-4?

We suggest adding a VF2000 Washable Cabin Air Filter to your standard-model 2.0L 2018 Toyota RAV-4 to help shield your interior and HVAC system from motor-related pollution, dust, bacteria, and more.

For performance-minded RAV-4 enthusiasts, we also suggest installing a 33-2381 High-Flow Air Filter™ in your 2018 Toyota RAV-4 2.5L—allowing up to 50% more airflow to your engine while offering advanced protection from contaminants.

2. Nissan Rogue

2017 Nissan Pathfinder

The Nissan Pathfinder was another popular SUV in 2017

The Nissan Rogue came in second for the best-selling SUV of 2017, and a few major factors contribute to its continued popularity. The 2018 model features an incredibly spacious, plush interior in a contemporary design, combined with fantastic cargo space (39.3 cubic feet behind the rear seats, and 70 cubic feet with the seats folded). The Rogue has a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that provides 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque—not the most powerful in its class—but good fuel economy with an EPA-estimated 26 mpg city and 33 mpg highway. Towing capacity maxes out at 1,000 pounds for the standard model. The base model does not offer any active safety features, but the SV model offers a blind-spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert—and if you upgrade to the SL Platinum package, you get adaptive cruise control and lane departure warning/assist. The NHTSA awarded the 2017 Rogue with a 4-Star Overall Safety Rating.

BREAKDOWN:

• 170 horsepower, 175 lb-ft torque (standard model)

• 1,000 lb. towing capacity

• 26 mpg city, 33 mpg highway

• 70 cubic feet total cargo space

• Good safety features with premium models, nice interior

• NHTSA 4-Star Safety Rating

• Price (base model): $24,800

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WANT TO IMPROVE PROTECTION AND PERFORMANCE IN YOUR ROGUE?

We suggest adding a 33-5016 High-Flow Air Filter™ to your standard-model 2018 Nissan Rogue—allowing up to 50% more airflow to your engine while offering advanced protection from contaminants.

To help protect your investment, we also suggest installing an HP-1008 Wrench-Off Oil Filter in your 2.5L 2018 Nissan Rogue—featuring low-restriction filter media designed to handle high GPH fuel rates and reduce contaminants.

3. Honda CR-V

The standard engine on the 2018 Honda CR-V has a significant 184 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque, while premium trim models come with a turbocharged 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that clocks in at 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque (both engines are paired with a CVT). Fuel economy is where the 2018 CR-V really shines, with an EPA-estimated 26 mpg city and 32 mph highway on the base model. The CR-V also provides 39.2 cubic feet behind its back seat and 75.8 cubic feet with the second row folded. The standard CR-V includes a rearview camera as its only active safety feature, while upgraded models have more premium options, including forward collision warning, automatic emergency breaking, lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, automatic high beams, blind spot monitoring, and more. The NHTSA awarded the 2018 model with a 5-Star Safety Rating overall.

BREAKDOWN:

• 184 horsepower, 180 lb-ft torque (standard model)

• 26 mpg city, 32 mpg highway

• 1,500 lb. towing capacity

• 75.8 cubic feet total cargo space

• Limited safety features on base model, premium features on upgraded models

• NHTSA 5-Star Safety Rating

• Price (base model): $24,150

The VF2033 Washable Cabin Air Filter

The VF2033 Washable Cabin Air Filter is available for the 2018 Honda CR-V

WANT TO IMPROVE PROTECTION AND PERFORMANCE IN YOUR CR-V?

We suggest adding an HP-1010 Wrench-Off Oil Filter to your standard-model 1.5L 2018 Honda CR-V—featuring low-restriction filter media designed to handle high GPH fuel rates and reduce contaminants.

To allow up to 50% more airflow to your engine while offering advanced protection from contaminants, we also suggest installing a 33-5063 High-Flow Air Filter™ in your 2.4L 2018 Honda CR-V.

For drivers with a long commute—who spend a lot of time sitting in an environment filled with motor pollution—we recommend adding a VF2033 Washable Cabin Air Filter to your 2.4L 2018 Honda CR-V.

4. Ford Escape

The 2018 Ford Escape base model provides 168 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque (though the Titanium trim offers an upgraded turbocharged engine, which clocks in at 245 horsepower), and fuel economy at an EPA-estimated 21 mpg city and 29 mpg highway, which is slightly less than some of its close competitors. The interior is quite roomy, however, and with the rear seats folded you can optimize nearly 70 cubic feet of storage space. Standard models have a rearview camera, but other safety features are available on upgraded models—including automatic parking, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, driver drowsiness monitoring, and more. The NHTSA awarded the 2018 model a 5-Star Safety Rating overall.

BREAKDOWN:

• 168 horsepower, 170 lb-ft torque (standard model)

• 21 mpg city, 29 mpg highway

• 1,500 lb. towing capacity

• 68 cubic feet total cargo space

• Roomy interior

• NHTSA 5-Star Safety Rating

• Price (base model): $23,850

WANT TO IMPROVE PROTECTION AND PERFORMANCE IN YOUR ESCAPE?

 2014 Ford Escape 1.6L

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We suggest adding an E-2993 High-Flow Air Filter™ to your standard-model 1.5L L4 2018 Ford Escape—allowing up to 50% more airflow to your engine while offering advanced protection from contaminants.

To protect your investment in your 2018 Ford Escape 2.5L, we additionally recommend a PS-1002 Performance Silver® Oil Filter, which provides outstanding protection for your engine from fuel debris and contaminants.

For your 1.6L 2016 Ford Escape, check out the 69-3537TS Typhoon Air Intake System—designed to increase horsepower by approximately 19.06 horsepower at 4503 RPM.

5. Chevrolet Equinox

The Chevrolet Equinox was completely redesigned for 2018, which allowed it to distinguish itself as a consumer favorite last year. The base model offers a turbocharged 1.5-liter engine that provides 170 horsepower and 203 lb-ft of torque. Upgraded models include either a 2.0-liter engine that produces 252 horsepower, or a 1.6-liter turbodiesel (a more fuel-efficient option) that produces 138 horsepower. Fuel economy on the standard model is quite good, with an EPA-estimated 26 mpg city and 32 mpg highway. Cargo space behind the rear seats isn’t as good as some rivals—only 29.9 cubic feet—but can be expanded to 63.5 cubic feet with the rear seats folded down. The Equinox really distinguishes itself with multiple standard tech features—including a 7-inch touch-screen, rearview camera, Bluetooth, Chevy’s Teen Driver system, voice command activation, and GM’s OnStar system with 4G LTE connectivity.

BREAKDOWN:

• 170 horsepower, 203 lb-ft torque (standard model)

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The 77-3071KS can add horsepower to the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox

• 26 mpg city, 32 mpg highway

• 1,500 lb. towing capacity

• 63.5 cubic feet total cargo space

• Great tech features, even on the base model

• NHTSA 4-Star Safety Rating

• Price (base model): $23,462

WANT TO IMPROVE PROTECTION AND PERFORMANCE IN YOUR EQUINOX?

We suggest adding a PS-1017 Performance Silver® Oil Filter to your standard-model 1.5L 2018 Chevrolet Equinox—featuring low-restriction pleated synthetic filter media designed to operate with all grades of synthetic, conventional, and blended motor oils.

For your 2.4L 2017 Chevrolet Equinox, check out the 77-3071KS 77 Series Air Intake System—designed to increase horsepower by approximately 9.32 horsepower at 4600 RPM.

We suggest adding a 33-5069 High-Flow Air Filter™ to your 2.0L 2018 Chevrolet Equinox—allowing up to 50% more airflow to your engine while offering advanced protection from contaminants.

6. Ford Explorer

The 2018 Ford Explorer has a standard 3.5L V6 engine that offers an impressive 290 horsepower with 255 lb-ft of torque and a 2,000 lb. towing capacity, with a twin-turbo V6 available on upgraded models. The EPA-estimated fuel economy on the base model is less competitive than some close rivals at 17 mpg city and 24 mpg highway. The standard model features a third row, back-up camera, vehicle anti-theft system, auto-off headlights, auxiliary audio input, and many other common conveniences. The cargo space is impressive for an SUV with three rows—21 cubic feet behind the third-row seats, and 81.7 cubic feet of cargo space with both rear rows lowered. The Explorer’s wide turning radius makes the optional active park assist option a smart choice. The 2018 model earned a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the NHTSA, and 5-star ratings in both the frontal and side crash categories.

BREAKDOWN:

• 290 horsepower, 255 lb-ft torque (standard model)

• 17 mpg city, 24 mpg highway

• 2,000 lb. towing capacity

• 81.7 cubic feet total cargo space

• Powerful twin-turbo V6 is a fantastic upgrade

• NHTSA 5-Star Safety Rating

• Price (base model): $31,990

WANT TO IMPROVE PROTECTION AND PERFORMANCE IN YOUR EXPLORER?

We suggest adding a VF1011 cabin air filter to your standard-model 2.3L 2018 Ford Explorer to help shield your interior and HVAC system from motor-related pollution, dust, bacteria, and more.

To continue to protect your investment in your 2018 Ford Explorer 2.3L, we additionally recommend a 33-2395 High-Flow™ Air Filter—which can allow up to 50% more airflow to your engine.

For your 2.3L 2017 Ford Explorer, check out the 77-2587KS 77 Series Air Intake System—designed to increase horsepower by approximately 11.07 horsepower at 5433 RPM.

7. Jeep Grand Cherokee

The 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee offers several engine options, each paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The standard 3.6L V6 touts 295 horsepower with 260 lb-ft of torque—very competitive for its class. The massive 6.4L V8 option offers 475 horsepower, with a towing capacity of 7,200 lbs.—though the fuel economy suffers considerably. The standard model has one of the best infotainment systems on the market, featuring a 7-inch touch-screen display (an 8.4-inch screen is also available), Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, a USB port, and other features. Safety features on the standard model include a rearview camera and rear parking sensors. The cabin is generally considered very stylish and attractive, and provides 36.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, with 68.3 cubic feet of storage space overall. The NHTSA awarded the 2018 model with a 5-Star Safety Rating in the Side Crash category.

BREAKDOWN:

• 290 horsepower, 255 lb-ft torque (standard model)

• 19 mpg city, 26 mpg highway

• 2,000 lb. towing capacity

• 68.3 cubic feet total cargo space

• Optional V8 engine can offer up to 475 horsepower

• NHTSA 5-Star Side Crash Safety Rating

• Price (base model): $30,395

WANT TO IMPROVE PROTECTION AND PERFORMANCE IN YOUR GRAND CHEROKEE?

We suggest adding a VF3012 Washable Cabin Air Filter to your standard-model 3.0L 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee to help shield your interior and HVAC system from motor-related pollution, dust, bacteria, and more.

To add even more protection for your 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.0L V6, consider adding a 33-3029 High-Flow™ Air Filter—allowing up to 50% more airflow to reach your engine, while also providing outstanding protection from contaminants.

For your 3.6L 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee, check out the 77-1572KS 77 Series Air Intake System—designed to increase horsepower by approximately 11.49 horsepower at 6000 RPM.

8. Toyota Highlander

The standard model 2018 Toyota Highlander features a 4-cylinder engine, providing 185 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, and allowing for a maximum towing capacity of 1,500 pounds. The EPA-estimated fuel economy is fairly average—20 mpg city and 24 mpg highway. Standard interior features include third-row seating, Bluetooth, voice recognition, and a 6.1-inch touch-screen infotainment system. Safety features on the base model include forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, lane keep assist, and others. With only 13.8 cubic feet of storage space behind the third row, the Highlander offers less space than some competitors with all of the seats raised—though with the rear seats folded down, 83.7 cubic feet of total cargo space is available.

BREAKDOWN:

• 185 horsepower, 184 lb-ft torque (standard model)

• 20 mpg city, 24 mpg highway

• 1,500 lb. towing capacity

• 83.7 cubic feet total cargo space

• Attractive interior styling

• NHTSA 5-Star Safety Rating

• Price (base model): $31,030

WANT TO IMPROVE PROTECTION AND PERFORMANCE IN YOUR HIGHLANDER?

We suggest adding a 33-2443 High-Flow Air Filter™ to your standard-model 2.7L 2018 Toyota Highlander—allowing up to 50% more airflow to your engine while offering advanced protection from contaminants.

For commuters who spend a large amount of time in traffic—breathing in motor pollution—we recommend a VF2000 Washable Cabin Air Filter for your 2.7L 2018 Toyota Highlander.

To provide an even greater level of protection, we suggest a PS-7020 oil filter to your 2.7L 2018 Toyota Highlander—designed to help improve engine performance by reducing oil filter restriction, while simultaneously providing a high level of fuel debris and contaminant capture.

9. Jeep Wrangler

The base model 2018 Jeep Wrangler offers a 3.6L V6 engine, providing 285 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque, as well as a 2,000-pound towing capacity (the Wrangler Unlimited can tow up to 3,500-lbs). The EPA-estimated fuel economy is lackluster at approximately 17 mpg city and 21 mpg highway. The Wrangler is one of the best equipped SUVs in its class for off-roading, though the tough suspension may translate to a slightly less comfortable ride than some competitors. The Wrangler comes standard with two 12-volt power outlets, Bluetooth, a rearview camera, and an infotainment system with a 5-inch touch screen (which is also water-resistant!). Cargo space with all of the seats up isn’t the best—12.9 cubic feet behind the rear seats, but with the rear seats folded down, the Wrangler offers 72.4 cubic feet of total storage space. The standard model comes with a rearview camera, but other safety features including blind spot monitoring and rear parking sensors are optional.

BREAKDOWN:

• 285 horsepower, 260 lb-ft torque (standard model)

• 17 mpg city, 21 mpg highway

• 2,000 lb. towing capacity

• 72.4 cubic feet total cargo space

• Great choice for off-road adventuring

• NHTSA 3-Star Frontal Crash Safety Rating

• Price (base model): $27,495

WANT TO IMPROVE PROTECTION AND PERFORMANCE IN YOUR WRANGLER?

We suggest adding a 33-5023 High-Flow Air Filter™ to your standard-model 2.8L 2018 Jeep Wrangler—allowing up to 50% more airflow to your engine while offering advanced protection from contaminants. For liquid protection, check out the PS-7026 oil filter, available for the 3.6L 2018 Jeep Wrangler.

For your 3.6L 2017 Jeep Wrangler, check out the 77-1566KS 77 Series Air Intake System—designed to increase horsepower by approximately 10.2 horsepower at 5600 RPM. For the 2018 Jeep Wrangler with the 3.6L engine, search for the 77-1566KP intake system.

For commuters who spend a large amount of time in traffic—breathing in motor pollution—we recommend a VF1010 Washable Cabin Air Filter for your 3.6L V6 2018 Jeep Wrangler.

10. Subaru Outback

The 2018 Subaru Outback comes standard with a 4-cylinder engine, providing 175 horsepower and 174 lb-ft of torque. The V6 option is a bit more zippy, offering 256 horsepower. The base engine provides an EPA-estimated 25 mpg city and 32 mpg highway—good for its class. The interior is roomy and comfortable—even for adults in the back—and offers 35 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, with 73.3 cubic feet total storage space available with the rear seats folded. The Outback can handle some light off-roading, but can’t compete with the Jeep Wrangler when it comes to venturing off the beaten path. As a family car with a bit of extra adventure, however, the Outback shines—and other base models can’t compete with its towing capacity. Standard features include a USB port, HD Radio, Bluetooth, an infotainment system with a 6.5-inch screen, among others The NHTSA awarded the 2018 model with a 5-Star Safety Rating.

BREAKDOWN:

• 175 horsepower, 174 lb-ft torque (standard model)

• 25 mpg city, 32 mpg highway

• 2,700 lb. towing capacity

• 73.3 cubic feet total storage space

• NHTSA 5-Star Safety Rating

• Price (base model): $25,645

WANT TO IMPROVE PROTECTION AND PERFORMANCE IN YOUR OUTBACK?

We suggest adding a 33-2304 High-Flow Air Filter™ to your standard-model 2.5L 2018 Subaru Outback—allowing up to 50% more airflow to your engine while offering advanced protection from contaminants.

For Outback enthusiasts interested in liquid protection, check out the PS-1010 Performance Silver® Oil Filter—designed to provide outstanding protection from fuel debris and contaminants for your 2.5L 2018 Subaru Outback.

For commuters who spend a large amount of time in traffic—breathing in motor pollution—we recommend a VF2000 Washable Cabin Air Filter for your 2.5L 2018 Subaru Outback.

Which SUV Is the Best?

When it comes to fuel economy, the base models of the Nissan Rogue, Honda CR-V, and Chevrolet Equinox are the clear winners, featuring the best gas mileage for their size. The Nissan Rogue and Honda CR-V also offer some of the best cargo space in their class behind the rear seats, with the Toyota RAV4, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Subaru Outback as honorable mentions. With all rear rows folded, the Ford Explorer and the Toyota Highlander have the best overall cargo space.

Towing capacity was highest for the V6 models—the Ford Explorer, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Jeep Wrangler in particular, with the Subaru Outback as the best choice among the standard 4-cylinder engines.

Safety features abound on the top 10 list, and almost all of the vehicles mentioned received 5-Star Overall Safety Ratings from the NHTSA, with only the Nissan Rogue, Jeep Grand Cherokee, and Chevrolet Equinox trailing at 4-Stars (the 2018 Jeep Wrangler has not yet been granted an overall safety rating). The Toyota RAV4 has some of the best available driver assistance features, and the Chevrolet Equinox offers a Teen Driver Technology—allowing parents to monitor an in-vehicle report card to identify any bad driving habits, and providing the ability to set a maximum speed for the vehicle.

Value is also an important consideration. The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox checks in as the least expensive standard-model SUV in our top ten ($23,462), with the standard-model 2018 Ford Explorer on the upper end ($31,990). In terms of the best features and value for price, the Toyota RAV-4 comes standard with many safety features and amenities that are only available in upgraded models of other makes on our list—for a mid-range price of $24,510. Get an upgraded model of the 2018 Chevrolet Equinox with the turbocharged engine, and you’ll be looking at around $24,320—another great value featuring plenty of infotainment features and an extra boost in horsepower.

Overall, each of the most popular SUVs of 2017 had some fantastic features—and with K&N’s abundance of performance products available for almost every make and model, you can start taking your SUV to the next level of performance and protection. Check out www.knfilters.com to search for your specific model and year!

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee 3.6L V6

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2016 Jeep Wrangler 3.6L V6

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2016 Ford Explorer 3.5L V6

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K&N®-Sponsored Drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. Set for a Strong 2018 Season

Vaughn Gittin Jr. is a drifting powerhouse with a lead foot—and he isn’t ashamed to admit it. Each new season brings new faces and fresh cars to Formula Drift, but Gittin Jr.—a Formula Drift veteran—continues to draw enthusiastic and loyal fans. Watching him compete, it isn’t difficult to see why.

Gittin Jr.'s Monster Energy Nitto Tire Ford Racing Mustang

Gittin Jr.'s Monster Energy Nitto Tire Ford Racing Mustang

Gittin Jr. started his Formula Drift career during the series’ inaugural year in 2004, and has been a serious FD contender ever since. He started out racing his personal Nissan S13, but caught the attention of Ford Racing in 2009, which has spawned a long-lasting partnership. In 2010, Ford launched the Mustang RTR—a dealer-installed package that quickly gained popularity—in collaboration with Gittin Jr., who went on to win the Formula Drift Championship that year.

He currently races the Monster Energy Nitto Tire Ford Racing Mustang, which features a 1000-horsepower, 9000-rpm engine built collaboratively by Ford Performance and Roush Yates Engines. The vehicle itself is dramatic and imposing—the vibrant green styling is unmistakable on the track—much like Gittin Jr. himself.

Gittin Jr. at Long Beach in 2018

Gittin Jr. at Long Beach in 2018

The Mustang features a custom K&N® performance filter—which utilizes the same technology as K&N® High-Flow Air Filters™, available online for thousands of makes and models at www.knfilters.com. “I’ve been working with K&N on an official level for fifteen years now,” he commented. “But prior to that, I ran K&N [products] on my first car that I used to race in industrial parks and parking lots. That started my love for K&N. It’s an honor, fifteen years later, to still be working with them.”

Vaughn Gittin Jr. posing with a fan

Gittin Jr. is known for his enthusiasm for Formula Drift fans

Part of the magic of Formula Drift is the intensity—the nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat speed—and Gittin Jr. doesn’t hesitate to push the envelope. Hurtling down the track, his speedometer often creeps above the triple digits—while drifting sideways. And yet, while he still references himself as a professional “fun haver”, he has the tightly-honed skill and precision to place his tires exactly where he wants them—careening around turns with exactness at stomach-dropping speeds. It takes nerves of steel, and after fifteen years as a competitor, he has certainly proven his.

Gittin Jr.'s Monster Energy Nitto Tire Ford Racing Mustang

The custom Mustang is easily recognizable on the track

Gittin Jr. has an impressive list of wins—he has three World Drift Series Championships under his belt (2011, 2012, and 2013), and is the only American to win two D1 Grand Prix events. In 2013, he was dubbed the Formula Drift Ace Driver of the Decade, honoring his participation in all ten seasons of the series and the most tandem victories of any other driver. He also owns RTR Motorsports (for which he races), based in Baltimore, Maryland. Still, after fifteen years as a top competitor, he shows no signs of slowing down. When questioned regarding the future of RTR Motorsports and his racing career, Gittin Jr. was optimistic, and eager to shower praise on his team’s newest member—Chelsea DeNofa, who joined RTR last year.

The Mustang RTR engine bay

The Mustang RTR features a custom K&N performance filter

Gittin Jr. competed in Round 3 of Formula Drift at Road Atlanta this past weekend. “Road Atlanta is one of my favorite tracks—in fact, this is where Formula Drift started in 2004. The crowd’s amazing, and the track is super fast—we’re hitting about 105 mile-an-hour entry speeds here.” In anticipating the rest of the 2018 season, one thing’s certain—he’ll continue to deliver the high-speed, aggressive driving style that has made him a Formula Drift celebrity.

Vaughn Gittin Jr. will be appearing in Round 4 of the Formula Drift Pro Series at Wall Stadium Speedway in Wall Township, New Jersey on June 1-2.

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Poorly filtered fuel can cause rapid wear and/or build up on the intake valves and the fuel injectors—and can even clog carburetor jets. When an engine receives a high volume of deposits, the following issues may present themselves:

K&N PF-3000 canister-style diesel fuel filter

The K&N PF-3000 is an in-line diesel fuel filter

• Hesitation

• Knocking/pinging

• Rough idle

• Reduced fuel economy

• Higher emissions

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K&N PF-4000 cartridge-style diesel filter

The K&N Diesel Fuel Filter PF-4000 is a cartridge-style diesel fuel filter

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