Easy to install
I installed a K&N 69 Series typhoon intake system on my 2003 Mazda Protege5 and it was very straight forward and easy. It took me about 1 hour taking it easy and carefully. All hardware was above expectations and fit perfectly. The only minus I can give it is that I did not install the down leg because of concerns with ingesting water. The factory recommends this installation for areas where a lot of rain and puddles are possible. Being here in Florida that is a fact of every day life. When I installed the system in this configuration, the end of the tube where the filter is installed is a little flimsy and I am concerned that typical vibrations might put excessive loads on the bracket that holds the mass flow sensor. I plan to provide a bracket to solve this issue.
I am very pleased with the entire purchase, I would reccomend this intake upgrade to anyone interested in a better sound and a little more horsepower. The gas mileage has improved. I think this intake is so much better than the original stock, its almost a must do project. Install is very easy took me about 30-45 minutes, I noticed the difference immediately. On my 2003 protege the stock parts are cheap plastic crap, the aem intake was a pleasant addition. looks great , more room, and better quality than the stock. This is a great buy. Thanks autoeverything