2019 Kia Stinger GT K&N Typhoon Air Intake upgrade (video)

The Kia Stinger GT is already a powerful car straight out of the factory. With a 272kW twin-turbo V6 and rear-wheel drive, it’s bound to be a lot of fun. This particular Kia Stinger GT belonged to a friend of ours. We were looking at the factory intake and were keen try our hand at a DIY upgrade to see how easy it would be to upgrade the air intake system with something much less restrictive. So that’s what we did.

We completed the job in 70 minutes, which isn’t bad for a job that you need not much more than basic hand tools and some common mechanical knowledge (and we mean common, not much is needed in terms of experience).

As you’ll hear at the end of the video, the K&N Typhoon Air Intake upgrade definitely gives the Kia Stinger GT a more distinctive sound. And after having a drive once the job was finished we also believe the engine was definitely a touch more responsive with improved pick up in the bottom end.

This kit is named 69-5318TS, and is made specifically for the Stinger GT. The system consists of a cold air intake system which features mandrel-bent aluminium intake tube for each side, a washable, reusable high-flow K&N air filter featuring oiled cotton filter media, and custom heat shield air box that helps to protect intake air from the high temperature of the engine bay. K&N states this system will see a 9.09 horsepower increase at 5249rpm.

The oversized, conical filter design allows you to go up to 100,000 miles between filter services under normal highway driving conditions, which means you don’t have to service the filters all that often. And when you do, all you will need is one of K&N’s air filter recharger kits and you can easily do the job at home in the comfort of your own garage.

Be sure to comment below if you’ve done any cool upgrades to your Kia Stinger GT. We’d love to hear about them!


Josh Bennis

Previous editor of Hot4s Magazine, Fast Fours Magazine and known as JBens ‘maad’ in the world of car festivals, Josh kicked off his love for car journalism some 20 years ago and it’s simply never left. While his real life car collection would suggest he’s all about Australiana, his virtual garage is filled with 911 GT3s, W140 S500s, and V10 BMW M5s. Always up for an adventure or to film a vlog in the back of nowhere, Josh brings enthusiasm and creativity to Driving Enthusiast. He was also a co-founder and contributor of PerformanceDrive.
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