(NOTE: Designed for use on 1.4L Turbo, only. Not compatible with 1.8L engines.)
WE HAVE ADDED AN AEM FILTER OPTION FOR THIS INTAKE. THIS IS A HIGHER QUALITY FILTER THAT REPLACES THE DISCONTINUED AMSOIL FILTER WE OFFERED FOR THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS.
HEATSHIELDS NOW COME POWDER COATED SATIN BLACK.
MPFab’s intake for the Chevy Sonic 1.4L Turbo is the only kit on the market with a 6″ velocity stack, and massive 6″ filter for unmatched flow. Our heat shield has also been carefully designed and engineered to seal against the underside of the hood. This keeps the hot air out for a cooler, denser air charge. This equates to large gains over the whole power curve. Peak gains of 9-11whp, and 12-15wtq were found during dyno testing.
Opening up the intake tract of your Sonic will also let all those beautiful turbo noises in too! Our customers rave about how “Cool” their Sonic sounds after installing our intake. The turbo “hiss”, and the bypass valve’s “whoopssshhhh” after throttle lift are easily heard inside the cabin, but are not obtrusive.
Kit comes with everything shown, and works with stock, or aftermarket tune. The included air filter utilizes a dry media, which means no worries about oil from the filter messing with the MAF either!
We are now offering a “honeycomb” air straightener to aid the velocity stack in producing the truest MAF readings possible. These are not needed in order to get the best performance out of your MPFab intake. However, adding one of these will richen the mixture slightly at idle and light load cruising, which may be of benefit if your fuel trims are slightly outside of the preferred values to the + side of Zero. Back to Back testing on the dyno with and without the screen showed almost identical power curves. Adding the MAF honeycomb will not penalize performance in anyway.
Here’s an actual dyno sheet comparing the MPFab Sonic Intake, vs. the stock airbox with the snorkle removed. Testing was done within 20min of each other to insure accuracy, and both on the stock tune. Removal of the snorkle on the stock airbox showed a peak increase of 3whp and 4wtq on this dyno, and our intake made additional peak power gains of 8whp and 6wtq over that! Large gains in mid range TQ, and high rpm HP can easily be seen on the graph. In some areas it’s over 12wtq/whp!!