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will adding it void my certified warranty? All thoughts are appreciated. It seems like a nice way to add a bit more power without major upgrades or investment.
 

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Re: How many of you have the K&N typhoon intake installed? Is it worth it ... (Veefifty T5AWD)

I've got the K&N and love it. It is quite the little controversial topic on here because a lot of people will say it is dangerous to use for various reasons and that all you are getting is a cool sound. I don't have any real way to test if there is any real improvement, but I can say it definitely does sound cooler and I've been running it for about 6 months without any problems whatsoever. I'd say do it! http://********************/smile/emthup.gif
 

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I assume fitment is the same for my V50 T5...fitment guide shows only S40...any V50 K&N users?

Is the controversy over the MAF problems some experience?
 

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I've got the Typhoon intake on my V50. Is it worth it? Definately!!! even on a stock engine. they claim a 14.6 hp peak gain which I don't dought, and you'll hear neat turbo/intake sounds . plus this really looks nice. Oil changes should be easier as the filter is no longer blocked from the stock air box.

but... this will rub against the stock oem front strut brace, (I've got the EST brace , no problems)

this is a nice upgrade man, go for it! http://********************/smile/emthup.gif
 

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it should be the exact same for the V50. I'm not sure if anyone on here has actually had an issue that was for sure caused by the K&N. As for the ECU being relocated I don't think it is as big of a deal as some make it sound because my ECU has never had problems from being relocated and I have driven for long periods of time on roadtrips, in the heat and in 6"+ of snow, and never had any issues. There are a lot of people who have moved the ECU without any problems. I really don't think K&N, which is a respectable company, would design an intake that would most likely cause any sort of damage to the ECU or any other part. To me it seems like there is only a very small chance that there would be any issues, and I am willing to take that chance.
 

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My main reason for not installing it is relocating your ECU.

I don't trust those aftermarket filters because they may let in more dirt and dust into the engine than the stock filter...
 

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Re: How many of you have the K&N typhoon intake installed? Is it worth it ... (Veefifty T5AWD)

Another option if you don't like the idea of relocating your ECU out of the air flow is the BSR Opti-Flow. It's a little more expensive and the only difference is the stock cold air intake is utilized and comes with a heat sheild to isolate the filter and ECU from engine heat and keep it in the path of the cold air intake for cooling and it doesn't come with a replacement tube that runs from the MAF to the turbo (stock tube utilized with BSR). I'm currently waiting for mine, but I didn't have the option of the K&N for my model year. Either way I like the design of it and the placement of the ECU as well as the utilization of the stock CAI so the BSR would have been my choice regardless.
 
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