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    Default Towing with a V6 and what about Cold Air Intakes

    I purposely bought the 4.3 Silverado because I dont really need the V8 power( Why go fast in a heavy truck....Ill just go buy a used Fbpdy to go fast with ) . However, I would like to squeeze some extra HP out of it with a CAI. Are there any out for the 07-08s? They seem hard to find. Also, will towing small loads such as band trailers be a problem for the V6? Its a enclosed trailer about 10 ft long and usually filled tight with amps, speakers and monitors. Our 01 5.3 Tahoes pulls it like it not even back there.

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    As long as the trailer isn't more than 2.5 tons, you can pull it. With your tahoe, it's about 4.5 tons you can pull.
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    There are a bunch of upgrades out there for your 4.3. even puting aftermarket exhaust and a performance tune would give it a much needed boost. Volant does make an aftermarket intake for your application.Here is the LINK
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    if you change the intake --do not go with the under the hood open eliment air filter. this just sucks in the heated air and can drop power, but it sounds louder so it sounds faster. use a stock cotton replacement and remove the kinks and mufflers to a cold air supply and you will be very happy.....mike
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    You can also put on an intake manifold spacer. Here is the link to one at
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    When you say to eliminate the kinks, etc., would that be the intake tube between the air box and the throttle body?

    If so, Air raid sells just the intake tube which is straight, and not kinked. Would that suffice?


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    I think i just replied to you in an email, but yes look at the current setup and look for the easiest way to get cold fresh air to the airbox. replace the stock filter (paper) with a cotton stock replacement and look at the line to the intake manifold. remove the little air mufflers or make new lines out of ABS......mike

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