One of the easiest and most affordable performance modifications you can make to any car is a performance air intake. Not only does it allow your car to breathe more freely, adding horsepower and torque, but it will also make your Porsche 996 sound better, too. The great thing about this kit is that it can be installed by almost anyone with the most basic of hand tools.
Porsche 996 911 K&N Performance Air Intake Kit Replacement Symptoms
The stock air filter on your Porsche 996, or any car for that matter, becomes dirty and clogged with debris over time. When it becomes clogged enough, airflow is restricted, reducing performance and fuel economy.
Depending on your location, the stock air filter on the Porsche 996 should be replaced every 5,000 to 10,000 miles. Unlike the stock air filter, though, this K&N filter never needs to replaced. Instead you simply clean and oil it occasionally to keep it functioning like new.
Replacing your stock air filter with this performance K&N intake is an incredibly simple process and should only take about an hour. On difficulty scale of 1-5 this job is only a 1.
Porsche Models Applicable
- 1999-2005 Porsche 996 911
Additional Parts Required with Porsche 996 911 K&N Performance Air Intake Kit
- There aren't any additional parts required when installing this Porsche 996 K&N performance air intake.
Special Tools Required with Porsche 996 911 K&N Performance Air Intake Kit
There aren't any special tools required to install this K&N performance air intake on your Porsche 996. K&N provides the full list of tools you will need to complete the job in this installation guide:
Additional Parts Recommended with Porsche 996 911 K&N Performance Air Intake KitSince removing and replacing your stock air intake with this K&N version is a simple process, there's nothing else that we recommend replacing at the same time.
Aftermarket Upgrades or Genuine Option for Porsche 996 911 K&N Performance Air Intake Kit
If you don't want to replace your entire air intake and save a little money, AFE makes a drop in replacement filter for the stock filter. And if you're looking for the Genuine Porsche filter, we have that, too.
Although the K&N performance air filter is backed by K&N's lifetime warranty, it's still covered by our Lifetime Replacement Guarantee like everything else we sell. If for some reason it fails on you in the future, rather than deal with K&N, you can purchase a new one, return your broken one to us, and receive a full refund.
In the video below, Eric Hirschberg, our Porsche Catalog Manager, gets up close with this Porsche 996 911 K&N Performance Air Intake. If you're unsure if this kit will work on your car, you can verify the fitment by going to our homepage and use the vehicle selection tool in the upper left corner. As usual, if you like this Really Quick Product Review, subscribe and check back here for regular releases in the future.
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