K&N has developed a Typhoon Intake Kit (K&N 69-6012TS*) for the Mazdaspeed 2.3 liter turbocharged engine. K&N's dynamometer tests (not confirmed by Racing Beat) shows a remarkable 24 HP increase in horsepower after the installation of this kit. All K&N air intake systems are designed to increase filtering capacity and improve throttle response while providing excellent filtration.
A published dyno chart for 2010 Mazdaspeed 3 shows horsepower gains as measured by K&N.
As air passes through the K&N air filter, it accelerates down a silver-colored powder coated aluminum tube which is attached to the throttle body. The K&N air intake filters are washable and reusable and be used up to 100,000 miles before cleaning is required. (However, we suggest you clean the filter when it shows obvious signs of becoming dirty, which is dependent on your driving conditions.) The filter is protected from engine heat by a powder-coated heat shield. The placement of the K&N air intake system ensures a steady amount of outside air to the engine which translates into more power.
The Mazdaspeed 3 intake kit utilizes a CNC machined mass air sensor adaptor to ensure that the sensor will function correctly with the factory stock settings. There is no need for ECU re-programming or a piggy-back engine management system for use with the K&N air intake system.
The 69-6012TS cold air intake system for the Mazda Mazdaspeed3 comes with a Million Mile Limited Warranty and is guaranteed to increase horsepower. Installation of the 69-6012TS is simple. K&N provides detailed instructions that guide you through the process. A typical install takes less than 90 minutes and only requires common hand tools.
*This intake is not currently CARB exempt and is not street legal for use in California. Check the K&N website for status updates.