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    Default what kind of Air intake??

    intake should i get? 13 silver ado 1500 5.3
    i was recommended volant by a friend any volant owners if so opinions please
    or any other recommendations would love feed back.

    if im posting in the wrong section i apologize new here

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    Moved to performance and fuel

    1995 Silverado 4x4
    6" BDS Suspension Lift-3" Body Lift-Add A Leaf in rear -Trailmaster SSV Shocks-Duel Steering Stabilizer Kit -AirAid Cold air intake-
    4.56 Gears with Detroit Auburn Locker-Pro-Comp Traction Bars with duel shocks-Aluminum Skid Plate Kit-38.5" x 16.5" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws-Constant Dropping fuel gauge

    2005 Yukon XL Jet Power Programmer, Bilstein Shocks, Bilstein rear springs, Helwig Anti-sway bars, EGR Window Visors, EGR Hood Shield, Denali Headlights, Headlight harness upgrade, GE NightHawk Bulbs, White Night Rear lighting system, Russell Braided SS brake lines, PowerStop Brake pads, PowerStop cross drilled and Slotted Rotors,
    2002 Silverado ext cab 2wd (Sold)
    2003 Yukon XL (Totaled)

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    I am also an authorized dealer for one of the best cold air intakes there is out there, by Cold Air Inductions, Inc. They have enclosed, insulated air boxes to keep out engine bay heat, ceramic coated intake tubes to reduce/eliminate heat soak, etc. You can check it out here and just select your vehicle from the drop-down list to get the info/details about the model for your truck. You can also click on the picture to get a popup of additional pictures of it that you can go through.

    But if you still decide to go Volant instead, do yourself a favor and do NOT get their "powercore" filter, they suck.. they tend to make the trucks run very rich at part-throttle normal driving... I've seen it time and time again on several hundreds I've done tunes for that had them... you'll be better off with their regular cone-type filter...

    2014 Camaro SS - 2SS, RS pkg., short-throw shifter, NPP perf. exhaust, BMR strut-tower brace, Cold Air Inductions cold air intake

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    Sr. Mechanic
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Tuscaloosa, AL


    There are a ton of threads that would help you in the Performance and Fuel section. I couldn't find the thread where BlackBear performance dyno'd several CAI so I found it on another site. I bet you'll rethink spending the money for volant and go with just the AirAid mit and a drop in filter for a lot less money. Just the AirAid tube out performed the volant so think what you will get throwing a K&N filter in too.
    2004 GMC Sierra SLT 6.0L 4x4
    UWS Low Profile toolbox 10% tint front and over stock back tint
    AirAid MIT and K&N airfilter
    BlackBear Performance

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    thanks for the help! when i do get my CAI ill let you know how it goes

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    yeah i was a lil weary whenever the parts guy at the dealership recomended volant instead of a more well known brand like KN

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    Airaid Jr which is just a different than stock intake tube, and a washable filter in the stock air box, is what I put on my truck. It improves the sound and gives it a very tiny little kick. And it was about 40-50% of the price of the full CAI kits, which unless you're throwing a big turbo on or something, you're not going to need anyway. You can even just get the intake tube without the filter, and stick with stock replacements if you want.

    The main problem with the stock system is the intake tube, as it has some restrictions for muffling and such. The stock air box is big enough to provide more than enough air flow than your engine will need, without making big changes to the engine itself. A cone filter in the same place isn't going to get you more, or colder, air. The stock system is a cold air intake already. It's just the tube that has a restriction.

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    Sr. Apprentice
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    1391 N Jefferson St., Anaheim CA 92807


    Hi everyone
    Air intake play important role in vehicle performance.So keep it clean.cold air intake is best for all can actually improve you engine will also increase your horsepower. cold air is more dense so it will get better mileage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marksoldtowne View Post
    Hi everyone
    Air intake play important role in vehicle performance.So keep it clean.cold air intake is best for all can actually improve you engine will also increase your horsepower. cold air is more dense so it will get better mileage.
    The factory system is a cold air intake. Also, see this:

    Cold air is good. But the factory intake system is already designed to get cold air in the engine. And the stock filter keeps it clean. The main issue with the stock intake system is the tube, which induces some restrictions, partly to reduce intake noise, and partly to reduce intake moisture, and force some of the oil to fall out of the incoming air. The oil in the air is coming from the PCV (and maybe a washable filter if you've got one). No air filter is going to keep the oil from the PCV from getting in the intake air stream. You'd need to switch to open air breathers, or similar, to avoid contaminating the intake air with oil droplets from the PCV.

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    Do the MIT and call it a day!

    ________2013 4C Rated__________

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajarman View Post
    Do the MIT and call it a day!
    I put an Airaid MIT on my 2013 and it sounds nice under WOT. The MITs are also a lot less expensive than CAI by K&N and Volant.

    2013 Silverado LTZ White Diamond Crew Cab

    Advent OGM1 Navigation
    Husky Liners GearBox Underseat Storage
    Airaid MIT
    EGR Rail Caps
    K&N Air Filter
    Flowsound 40 Muffler
    Hypertech Max Energy Tune (only top end limiter removed and AFM disabled)
    Chrome Tailgate Handle Cover
    TonnoPro HF-155 Tonneau Cover
    WeatherTech Front and Rear Splash Guards
    Husky Liners X-Act Contour Floor Liners
    WeatherTech Side Window Deflectors

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