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    K&N 57-3086, CARB Legal Option

    I popped in on the K&N website tonight and found they have a CARB legal intake kit. Looks exactly like the Aircharger version, 63-3086, except has a CARB EO #. An upcoming mod for me....

    Just wanted to share. Thanks for all the help over the years, and take care!

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    Re: K&N 57-3086, CARB Legal Option

    Quote Originally Posted by jzchen View Post
    I popped in on the K&N website tonight and found they have a CARB legal intake kit. Looks exactly like the Aircharger version, 63-3086, except has a CARB EO #. An upcoming mod for me....

    Just wanted to share. Thanks for all the help over the years, and take care!
    Hey, that looks pretty good. Thanks for sharing!

    Do you actually have to disconnect the battery when replacing it -- or is that just precautionary?

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    Re: K&N 57-3086, CARB Legal Option

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    Hey, that looks pretty good. Thanks for sharing!

    Do you actually have to disconnect the battery when replacing it -- or is that just precautionary?
    It looks precautionary, but disconnecting the neg battery cable is in the first instruction:

    https://www.knfilters.com/instructions/57-3086_inst.pdf

    I havenít bought one yet, but at that price point Iím very likely to. Iíll probably disconnect as noted just to be on the safe side.

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    Re: K&N 57-3086, CARB Legal Option

    I ordered one.

    There's a max 20hp gain cited in the specs, though not at peak HP.

    If it improves performance and sound without any emission problems, it's a bargain.
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    Re: K&N 57-3086, CARB Legal Option

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    Installed. Only took about an hour or so. Only odd thing is it requires double the hose clamps versus a one-piece design and the air tube was a bit of work to wedge in.

    No difference in sound or power I can easily discern, but it's a mod
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    Re: K&N 57-3086, CARB Legal Option

    Thank you for sharing!!! Bummer not quite the sound increase you were looking for it seems.....

    Here we need to stick the CARB EO sticker somewhere so the inspection person can see it, or the car will not pass the visual portion of the smog check. (Donít forget that if youíre in a CARB adopting state).
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    Re: K&N 57-3086, CARB Legal Option

    Quote Originally Posted by jzchen View Post
    Thank you for sharing!!! Bummer not quite the sound increase you were looking for it seems.....

    Here we need to stick the CARB EO sticker somewhere so the inspection person can see it, or the car will not pass the visual portion of the smog check. (Don’t forget that if you’re in a CARB adopting state).
    Good point. MA is a CARB state. Looking for the sticker...don't want to get in trouble with the smog police.

    The only other thing is the auto-up windows stopped working after unplugging the battery. Luckily, there's a pretty simple process to reprogram them.

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    Re: K&N 57-3086, CARB Legal Option

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    Good point. MA is a CARB state. Looking for the sticker...don't want to get in trouble with the smog police.

    The only other thing is the auto-up windows stopped working after unplugging the battery. Luckily, there's a pretty simple process to reprogram them.
    Phew...found the CARB sticker and put it on the intake cover. Thanks.
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