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Old 06-09-2012, 05:47 PM   #1
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Looks like K&N are finally on board!

So, in my random (ok, more like methodical) checking of K&N's website...I spotted a brand new, never before offered product: Cold Air Intake kit for 2012 LFX V-6's. The product code is 69-4523TP. Right now it is only offered in the polished aluminum, but still.....finally!! Thank you K&N!!
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Old 06-09-2012, 06:50 PM   #2
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Very cool, not to be a downer but I hope they dont have issues like on the 2010's-11's model
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Old 06-10-2012, 03:16 PM   #3
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What issues did K&N have with the '10 and '11's? I know there was a redesign for the MAF sensor and/or thermostat housing on radiator...anything else?
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Old 06-10-2012, 05:33 PM   #4
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K&N cold air intakes on the LLT were throwing Check Engine lights for awhile until they figured out how to fix it. Honestly, I would never consider a K&N intake. Buying a brand name and that's it.
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:52 PM   #5
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Thats too bad I have had good luck with their products. Ok found it:

http://www.knfilters.com/search/prod...Prod=69-4523TP

15hp/11 ft lbs torque, estimated (?) then it shows dyno graphs to back it up, that sounds almost too good to be true?
Looks cheap compared to a couple of the others, also no sign of CARB exemption which is a no go here. Ill wait n see.
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Old 06-10-2012, 10:23 PM   #6
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Looks cheap to me, too. CAI's is only $75 more and it's top of the line stuff.

This K and N setup appears to be a solid piece of aluminum from the filter to the bend before the throttle body connection. I'll bet heat soak would be a big issue.

The air dam doesn't appear to seal all that well, and it looks to be just plastic of some kind.

And I'm willing to bet their dyno measurements are done "hood-up."

Jus' sayin'.

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Old 06-11-2012, 11:14 AM   #7
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Ok, maybe this thread has already been started, but: What have you guys found to be the best all around cold air intake? CAI? Injen? BBK? Roto-Fab? Airaid? I'm just doing a little research before i take the plunge! Thanks!
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Old 06-11-2012, 11:47 AM   #8
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Really it's whatever YOU want to go with. I went with Cold Air Inductions and couldn't be happier. Others went with Rotofab, others are holding out for Vararam.
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:19 PM   #9
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.....hhhhhmmmmm am looking closely at the K&N 63-3074 AIr Intake for $247.......
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:51 PM   #10
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...only prob is: K&N website says it's for the 6.2L V8, and mine's the 3.6 V6...
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:54 PM   #11
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...only prob is: K&N website says it's for the 6.2L V8, and mine's the 3.6 V6...


http://www.nextag.com/serv/main/buye...26n+air+intake




try this website........
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:59 PM   #12
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my K&N typhoon has never given me any problems from the get go(the aircharger is what has thrown some CELs)..
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:38 PM   #13
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I've had a lot of k&n intakes on our cars and trucks and never had problem but with the Camaro I might try the CAI intake with the wash bottle relocator. I think most short intakes from big names are going to be around the same +\- 1 or two hp
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:06 PM   #14
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I feel like with K&N you are paying for the name
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Old 06-12-2012, 10:50 PM   #15
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Thanks, Les! Site was very informative...shows the 69 Typhoon series from K&N being $25 cheaper AND free shipping...very cool!
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:02 AM   #16
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Has anyone used the Vararam for 2010/2011 on an '12 LFX motor without issue? I haven't seen one yet anywhere online specific for '12 3.6 V6.
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The 10/11 Vararam won't fit on the LFX. They are working on one designed for the LFX and from what I gather they are still at least a few months out from shipping.
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:42 AM   #18
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I recently bought a bbk CAI for the 2010 & 2011 models thinking it was going to fit my 2012 camaro, big mistake when i was about to install it i took out the air sensor from the factory intake and try to put it in the new intake but it wouldnt fit so i called up the company and they told me that the 2012 models have bigger air sensors then the previous models. Hopes this helps.
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:25 PM   #19
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Has anyone installed this for the 2012? Pics/vids and how do you like it?
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:02 PM   #20
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Shows 2010-2011 only. Looks kinda cheap anyhoo...
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:50 PM   #21
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Shows 2010-2011 only. Looks kinda cheap anyhoo...
...if you go up to the search bar and insert 2012 at the beginning (the rest should say "camaro K&N air intake") it brings up the cai's for this year...

P.S. I was torn between CAI and K&N...eventually went with K&N (mixed reviews, I know!) lol! Mostly because of the cost...I went with AutoAnything and with 15% discount I got it for $249 out the door, with free shipping. So, all in all I am pretty happy with it!
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:10 PM   #22
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...a few pics of my "baby"...
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:12 PM   #23
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:00 AM   #24
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here's mine

got it off ebay used for 140$ It sounds really nice and loud at about 3,000- 5,000 rpm's
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I went with AutoAnything and with 15% discount I got it for $249 out the door, with free shipping
Man, that is a killer price!!!
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