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EVO QuickFlow Air Intake for 986


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Hi guys,

Just came back from a wonderful track weekend at Pocono and my instructor had a K&N 'intake kit' in his 996 with OEM (non-PSE) exhaust. I really loved the sound!

Well...I started doing some research and came across several issues owners have encountered with the K&N kit on 996s. Could not find much on the Boxster - but I gotta admit I am a little tired and was a little sloppy on the search :huh:

I also found an alternative for my Boxster - the EVO QuickFlow Air Intake - which accrodingly to PelicanParts does not cause any CEL to go out...

I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with the EVO Intake in the 986.

(1) Is it superior to the K&N kit?

(2) Any CELs?

(3) How does it sound?

(4) Any recommendation on where to get it from?

All the best,

Gus

:renntech:

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Hi guys,

Just came back from a wonderful track weekend at Pocono and my instructor had a K&N 'intake kit' in his 996 with OEM (non-PSE) exhaust. I really loved the sound!

Well...I started doing some research and came across several issues owners have encountered with the K&N kit on 996s. Could not find much on the Boxster - but I gotta admit I am a little tired and was a little sloppy on the search :huh:

I also found an alternative for my Boxster - the EVO QuickFlow Air Intake - which accrodingly to PelicanParts does not cause any CEL to go out...

I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with the EVO Intake in the 986.

(1) Is it superior to the K&N kit?

(2) Any CELs?

(3) How does it sound?

(4) Any recommendation on where to get it from?

All the best,

Gus

:renntech:

Have it. Love it. ZERO problems.....other than getting the stock box out of there. (a real biatch..if you don't want to take the intake loose as I didn't). I usually buy this kind of stuff here:

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Thanks Andy for your feedback!

Had one - sent it back after numerous CELs.

A good BMC air filter works just as well (IMHO).

Hi Loren,

Will I see any improvement in engine sound with the BMC filter as well?

I am looking at this more as an a engine sound improvement MOD, than a performance driven one...Although 8 to 10 hp gain might come as a nice bonus for $380.

All the best,

Gus

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Hi guys,

I did some research and apparently there is a newer version of the EVO Intake system, which some people say won't cause the CELs to come out...

Other than buying the system and installing it to see whether I get the CEL or not, is there any other way to confirm whether any problem will arise? Should I contact EVOMS...Anyone heard of this newer version?

The install on a Boxster almost always entails the destruction of the OEM airbox, which seems to be a pain to remove and reinstal anyway. Hence, my being hesitant of giving the system a try.

Thanks.

Gus

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Hi guys,

I did some research and apparently there is a newer version of the EVO Intake system, which some people say won't cause the CELs to come out...

Other than buying the system and installing it to see whether I get the CEL or not, is there any other way to confirm whether any problem will arise? Should I contact EVOMS...Anyone heard of this newer version?

The install on a Boxster almost always entails the destruction of the OEM airbox, which seems to be a pain to remove and reinstal anyway. Hence, my being hesitant of giving the system a try.

Thanks.

Gus

FWIW......I do have the newer version...I think that everything out there now is the newer version.....and I have never experienced a CEL. One thing I did do though, is remove some burrs and jaggies before I installed it. May mean absolutely nothing, but there seemed to be a bit more slag and burrs around the joint of the MAF mount tube to the main tube on the inside than I would have expected. I'm kind of a perfectionist about such things, so I took a dremmel and cleaned all these burrs and slag out before I installed it. I didn't want to chance some of it breaking loose after some time and vibration, causing problems. May not exist on most, may have just been mine, I don't know.

There are ways to get the air box out whole. Take the intake loose on that side and move it a bit is the prescribed method. I also read somewhere that loosining the motor mounts and dropping the motor about 3/4" - 1" will allow you to extract the airbox whole without loosening the intake. I was planning on going this route, but in the end I didn't do either. I didn't plan on ever using the stock box again, so I just took a pair of tin snips and cut sections of the airbox away until I could clear everything and remove it. I have never regretted it, nor have I had any trouble at all with the EVO.

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