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    Default best cold air intake system

    I have a 99 K1500 Suburban 5.7 and am in the market for a cold air intake system. Would like to know what members recomend brand-wise, and performance. I know K&N is very popular, but I heard that the oil on the filter can cause problems with the MAF sensor. I also know there are many other brands out there but I do not have any experience with any of them.
    Any help would be great!

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    There are many to choose from,I've been running a K&N, for 8yrs and I have been Very pleased with the Performance that I have Received from it.


    5.3 l 3.73 l G80

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    I have a volant on my 5.7. would not buy anything else.

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    Injen make one of the best on the market and has an AMSOIL filter in it (no oiling).
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    If you cruise through the "Appearance and Aftermarket" section there's quite a bit on this topic. I'm also in the market for a CAI for my 4.8 and from what I've seen from poking around quite a bit is that Volant seems to get very good reviews. I am about %90 leaning towards Volant. Hope this helps.


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    6" Fabtech Suspension Lift
    35" NITTO Terra Grapplers
    18" MB Wheels Predators
    Thrush Turbo Series Mufflers
    on true dual exhaust
    Grille by Option Racing

    1952 3600
    Finally getting torn down to the frame.

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    Is there a big difference between having a stainless pipe vs a plastic pipe. Wouldn't the metal pipe heat up more thus reduce the effectivness of a cold air induction system?
    Thanks for the input/info so far!

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    Default question?

    which brand and mode of CAIl gives the greatest hp and torque gains?

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    They are about the same. Alot depends on the truck and the tune.
    2005 Chevy Silverado Z71 in Black

    6" BDS Suspension Lift | 3" BDS Body Lift |17" Rock Crawler Stellies | 35" Cooper STTs | 4.56 Yukon Gears | AirAid CAI and TBS | Flowmaster 40s | HyperPAC Programmer

    2001 TJ Sahara in Sienna

    3.5" RE Suspension Lift | 33x12.50 Baja MTZs | D30/44 | ROKMEN Merc Front Bumper | Warn Rockcrawler Rear w/ Carrier | Warn M8000 Winch

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    Volant is a very good brand, If I were to get 1 for the Silverado, it would def. be Volant

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    I have a AEM Brute Force on my 6.0L and I gained 2.5 mpg. It was cheaper than K&N and had similer HP and Torque gains.

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