An HSN** means that the part was installed and tested for correct functionality on a TRIFECTA development vehicle, with the TRIFECTA calibration product, and if any specific calibration changes are necessary to support or optimize it, these changes have been established and finalized. As such, customers wishing to install this part on their vehicle may do so under the Advantage line product and will not require any customization beyond, in some cases, a parts-specific calibration update.
The following is the manufacturer's description of the product:
“The K&N 63-3097 AirCharger air intake system replaces the restrictive factory air filter and air intake housing on specific Chevrolet Malibu models. K&N air intakes are designed to dramatically reduce air intake restriction as well as smooth and straighten air flow. This allows your engine to inhale a larger amount of air than the factory air filter assembly. More air means more usable power and acceleration throughout the engine’s RPM range. The air intake comes with a chrome topped K&N high-flow air filter and a heat shield that installs into the original air box space. Air is directed through an aerodynamically engineered intake tube into the engine’s turbo inlet for a guaranteed power gain. The tube accommodates the factory mass air sensor and crank case vent hose. The oversized cone shaped air filter can be used for up to 100,000 miles before servicing is needed depending on driving conditions. This air intake is relatively easy to install, usually in 90 minutes or less using your vehicle’s existing factory mounting points. This air intake system can be installed easily with common tools.”
(For full info, please see the manufacturer's website here: https://www.knfilters.com/mobile/mProduct.aspx?prod=63-3097)
In general, our hardware team found the unit to be easy to install, and easily reversible for dealership visits. It increases “intake noise”, so turbocharger “whine” and “bypass” events are more easily heard. The serviceable filter element reduces long term air filter element replacement costs.
Future or existing TRIFECTA customers interested in purchasing this product may be able to do so through TRIFECTA, please contact our support team for more info!
A Hardware Support Notification (HSN) from TRIFECTA is merely a statement that we tested the product with our calibration products, and in some cases may include performance data collected and/or ad-hoc comments on the product by TRIFECTA. TRIFECTA is not specifically affiliated with, nor specifically endorses (or is endorsed) by the product listed in this HSN. TRIFECTA makes no warranty or claims regarding the quality or performance of the product listed in an HSN. In some cases, TRIFECTA may act as a reseller of hardware described in an HSN and as such may receive a profit by reselling said hardware. TRIFECTA always recommends that hardware be installed by an experienced and certified shop or facility. Unless otherwise specified, customers purchasing hardware from TRIFECTA would need to work directly with the manufacturer in the event there is a question regarding installation. Unless otherwise specified, all hardware available through TRIFECTA will “drop ship” from either the manufacturer, or a distributor.