New from K&N – a cold air intake kit for the 2016 Acura ILX. This kit provides up to 6.37 additional horsepower, and uses a mandrel-bent aluminum tube and a reusable air filter. See more details below.

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K&N offers the 69-1503TS air intake kit for the 2016 Acura ILX. Estimated to provide a boost of 6.37-horsepower at 6069 rpm, the system includes a free-flowing mandrel-bent aluminum tube, four stainless steel clamps, and K&N RC-5138 chrome topped round tapered air filter that features a multi-layered cotton gauze media treated with a special grade of filter oil. The oil saturates the cotton strands making them tacky and thus capable of capturing and holding contaminants. The air filter is also washable and reusable and performs for 100,000 miles of continuous use until cleaning is required, depending on driving conditions.

The K&N 69-1503TS air intake includes the K&N RC5138 air filter.

K&N also offers an air filter cleaning kit, 99-5000 that can be used to cleanse and recharge the filter so that it can be reused over and over again.

K&N is so sure of the quality of the air filter it backs it with a 10-Year/Million Mile Limited Warranty®. The company promises that the filter will perform for up to 10 years or 1,000,000 miles without needing replacement.

The air intake is designed to dramatically reduce restrictions as it smooths and straightens airflow allowing the engine to gulp more air than the factory air intake provided. A heat shield is present to prevent hot engine air from entering the intake. The entire system is designed to fit into the original factory air box space.

The air intake system can be installed using the existing factory mounting points and common hand tools in about 90 minutes.


  • Up to 6.37 additional horsepower
  • Mandrel-bent aluminum tube
  • Reusable and washable air filter