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Hi everyone,
I hope this is where I can post this question.
We just installed a 69-1013TS K&N performance air intake on a 2009 civic coupe. Reading over the instructions they said to put the small trim on the inner hole on the heat shield. Well the heat shield had two holes so the trim was put on the smallest hole (that connects the hose) while the other hole (that holds the filter) does not have trim on it.
Now looking around I think I saw others putting the trim on the filter hole, were we wrong? And if so, what damage can this do and how do we fix it.
Any advice is greatly appreciated!
 

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Hi everyone,
I hope this is where I can post this question.
We just installed a 69-1013TS K&N performance air intake on a 2009 civic coupe. Reading over the instructions they said to put the small trim on the inner hole on the heat shield. Well the heat shield had two holes so the trim was put on the smallest hole (that connects the hose) while the other hole (that holds the filter) does not have trim on it.
Now looking around I think I saw others putting the trim on the filter hole, were we wrong? And if so, what damage can this do and how do we fix it.
Any advice is greatly appreciated!
Hello, i'm actually planning to install one soon and got 2 questions. Did you see any gains with this intake and is it too loud where it gets annoying?
 

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Hello, i'm actually planning to install one soon and got 2 questions. Did you see any gains with this intake and is it too loud where it gets annoying?
hi there! So my boyfriend (09 civic coupe) and myself (11 civic coupe) both have it installed in our cars. We definitely feel the pep when we hit the gas pedal and feel that extra bit of power. It finally allows the engine to breathe without being choked. According to K&N it adds 5+ HP. It’s a nice growl from the front end when we accelerate but nothing too crazy and loud like an aftermarket exhaust (which we ended up adding on Yonaka exhausts after to get a full effect feel and doesn’t sound raspy or obnoxious but a nice deep hum).
We both would definitely recommend the K&N, if you were interested in an exhaust afterwards I’d also recommend checking out Yonaka. We feel it makes the perfect combination :)
we both drove around for a bit with just the K&N installed before adding on the exhausts and got the feel of it.
Hope this helps! :)
 

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You put that gasket on the exterior of the flange farthest from the throttle body, before the filter assembly and screws.

Personally I cut a bigger gasket, but never could get the whole assembly to seal correctly. I now have HR intake.
 
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