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    Does anyone reccomend a certain company, or have heard one company's are better over anothers? I know most of it is preference, application, price, and/or advertising though. I'm trying to find one for my truck. I do go off road frequently, either beach or trail riding, mostly during hunting season. And want something thats going to have the best performance, but not spend over $500 or so. I have only talked to one other person with a silverado, and he had the AEM brute force, and said it was the best one you can buy.


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    There are many to choose from. I own a K&N and an AFE on my trucks and there are a half-dozen more companies available. Do your homework and research each one to find the best gains (for HP and Torque), the best filtration in either an oiled or dry filter, and so on. Look in our Performance forum and you will find hundreds of posts on CAI's.

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    One thing you might want to keep in mind is if you do lots of off-roading where water may splash up into your engine compartment, you may want to stay away from the open filter intakes (K&N for example). If you don't go running through creeks or really deep mud, it shouldn't be a problem. If you do, you may want to check out Volant. They have enclosed air boxes. I'm sure there are others as well, but that's the one that comes to mind. I have a K&N on my truck and love it, but mine has mostly been a street machine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MWright936 View Post
    One thing you might want to keep in mind is if you do lots of off-roading where water may splash up into your engine compartment, you may want to stay away from the open filter intakes (K&N for example). If you don't go running through creeks or really deep mud, it shouldn't be a problem. If you do, you may want to check out Volant. They have enclosed air boxes. I'm sure there are others as well, but that's the one that comes to mind. I have a K&N on my truck and love it, but mine has mostly been a street machine.
    The new K&N is in an enclosed box as well. Better pricing on the K&N for sure
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    AEM or Volant for you. Both are around $300 dollars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stouffer View Post
    The new K&N is in an enclosed box as well. Better pricing on the K&N for sure
    Ah, I didn't realize that. Mine has an open filter, so I thought they were all like that. I didn't realize they went through a design change. Thanks for the clarification!

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    Go whith a K&N. Their filter is purdy.
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    Yeah here is the part number for 07-08 NBS. KAN63-3058 It doesn't show it in the pics anywhere but is an enclosed box now. I got mine for $235 shipped. If you look at the pick in the link. There is one hole that you can see in the top right. There are four more and that is how you screw the top of the box on [media]http://kandn.com/images/l/63-3058.jpg[/media]

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    Volant's filter is a dry filter, which is better because alot of other CAI's use oiled filters and they can damage your MAF. That can be expensive to replace. And is virtually impossible to clean. Two Guys Garage (TV show) installed a Volant on a Silverado with a 6.0L and got 23 HP increase. DYNO Tested!!!!!

    I will be buying one for my 02 Avalanche 2500 8.1L as soon as I can afford it.

    It will run you around 350$

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    ok so now I'm between the Volant $302.95 & GM Performance Parts $343.62 both after shipping.

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