I was really sold on this intake since the first photos of it appeared on this forum not so long ago. In my opinion, this is by far the nicest one I have seen, ever :-) Getting it seemed impossible. As AFE Power has contract to supply this part to Hyundai Motors Korea only, it is not possible to purchase outside of South Korea. The fact that stock is limited and only Korean credit cards are accepted very much rule out remote purchase.
The intake, p/n: M6281-AB000 fits following vehicles:
- Elantra Sport GT N-Line / i30
- Veloster JS
- Avante Sport / Elantra Sport
- Kia Forte K3 GT
The intake is available via TUIX mall: ?????
and via TUON mall (for Kia) ????
Some info (older) on what is TUIX and TUON: https://thekoreancarblog.com/2014/05...e-parts-shopl/
You will need local person to make a purchase for you.
The box arrived today, I have asked to have it repacked into a smaller box to save a little in shipping and to prevent 'curious eyes' from checking the rather attractive box. The kit consists of:
- installation manual (in English and Korean - well written)
- air filter enclosure
- air filter element Pro-Guard7® oiled air filter — maximum protection https://afepower.com/air-filter-media
- the intake pipe
- silicone coupler
- AFE licence plate + stickers
- Air filter cleaning/re-oiling kit p/n: 90-50500
The build quality is fantastic. Nice mould, good finish. Nothing really to pick about. Maybe the lack of perhaps a stainless or aluminium frame around the window, but this is just me.. The window itself is great, allows to see if the filter needs cleaning or not just yet...
The installation manual is very detailed, it would be hard to do something wrong - well done!
I will go ahead with the installation this coming weekend. We still have snow in the forecast for the next couple of days and I am still on my winter tires - warm weather is to start on Thursday - I think that is when I will swap the wheels. I would like to drive the car on 18s for a day at least to get a feeling of before-and-after.
To be continued....