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    Question Volant vs K&N Cold Air Intake

    I'm looking around for a CAI and ive been looking at a lot of posts on here. I understand its mainly a personal prefrence so Ive kind of narrowed it down to Volant and K&N, but i have a couple of questions:

    1. What's the difference between the K&N 57(FIPK) series and 63 series CAI?

    2. Is there a big difference between the Volant CAI with and with out the powercore kit?

    and if people have expirence with any of the CAI's listed above feel free to give some input

    2007 Silverado Crew Cab
    5.3 L Vortec V8
    LT1 Package
    Driver Information Center (from gmpartsclub.com)
    Volant Cold Air Intake
    6000k HID DDMTuning Kit
    LED tailgate bar 3rd brake light
    LED lights for foot wells
    LED Side Bars
    LED Headlight Accents
    Husky Mud Guards

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    Cool volant vs k&n cold air intake

    Banks has CAIs for gas trucks now. Ive had several CAIs on my truck and like the Banks best

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    the 57 series k&n is a metal chrome tube if im not mistaken and the other is the standard plastic
    and it never hurt to do a little ram air with the volant model ive got ram air but my trucks alot older and
    no one made a kit like that for the older models

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    The 57 is a plastic tube which is not as susceptible to heat as the steel tube which means the 57 should produce more horsepower.

    Bobby - North Carolina
    2008 4x4 5.3L V8
    6" Suspension Lift and 1.5" Body Lift
    20x9 Ballistic Jesters w/35" Toyo Open Country MT's & 1.5" rear wheel spacers
    4:56 Yukon Gears
    Hypertech Speedometer Calibrator
    Baja style bed mount spare tire carrier
    Flowmaster 40 series dual exhaust
    Recon Smoked LED tails/3rd brake lights/black projectors w/switchback LED's in the corners
    N-Fab Nerf Steps
    K&N CAI
    No Fear Pedals
    Tint, Line-X bedliner, Window visors, Rear wheel well liners
    Painted front grill, bow ties and door badges, de-"lettered" tailgate
    Powder coated front and rear bumpers

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    Quote Originally Posted by canislupis69 View Post
    The 57 is a plastic tube which is not as susceptible to heat as the steel tube which means the 57 should produce more horsepower.
    yes i believe the 57 series is a plastic material because on the k&n website it says its the sister product to the 63 series so im trying to find the difference between them. the k&n 77 series is the metal one and i plan to stay away from those. all the CAIs i listed are the plastic material, just trying to get some input on them.

    Thanks

    2007 Silverado Crew Cab
    5.3 L Vortec V8
    LT1 Package
    Driver Information Center (from gmpartsclub.com)
    Volant Cold Air Intake
    6000k HID DDMTuning Kit
    LED tailgate bar 3rd brake light
    LED lights for foot wells
    LED Side Bars
    LED Headlight Accents
    Husky Mud Guards

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    x2 on the metal /plastic difference with the K&N ,(stay away from metal tubes) I have the Volant and I'm very happy with it, I think the biggest deciding factor on choice of intake is personal preference and visual appeal, performance is going to be close enough as to not be able to tell any difference, just my 02.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adampaul1964 View Post
    x2 on the metal /plastic difference with the K&N ,(stay away from metal tubes) I have the Volant and I'm very happy with it, I think the biggest deciding factor on choice of intake is personal preference and visual appeal, performance is going to be close enough as to not be able to tell any difference, just my 02.
    ya i agree with you its mainly personal preference and visual appeal. i like the look of the volant chrome lid cover. but i also like the look of the k&n cone filter. does anyone know if you cover the filter on the k&n or its just open to see?

    2007 Silverado Crew Cab
    5.3 L Vortec V8
    LT1 Package
    Driver Information Center (from gmpartsclub.com)
    Volant Cold Air Intake
    6000k HID DDMTuning Kit
    LED tailgate bar 3rd brake light
    LED lights for foot wells
    LED Side Bars
    LED Headlight Accents
    Husky Mud Guards

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    The K&N is covered. This also helps to keep the hot engine air out.

    Bobby - North Carolina
    2008 4x4 5.3L V8
    6" Suspension Lift and 1.5" Body Lift
    20x9 Ballistic Jesters w/35" Toyo Open Country MT's & 1.5" rear wheel spacers
    4:56 Yukon Gears
    Hypertech Speedometer Calibrator
    Baja style bed mount spare tire carrier
    Flowmaster 40 series dual exhaust
    Recon Smoked LED tails/3rd brake lights/black projectors w/switchback LED's in the corners
    N-Fab Nerf Steps
    K&N CAI
    No Fear Pedals
    Tint, Line-X bedliner, Window visors, Rear wheel well liners
    Painted front grill, bow ties and door badges, de-"lettered" tailgate
    Powder coated front and rear bumpers

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    Im with adam on this one they pretty much do the same thing, the volant just looks nicer in my opinion. the looks is alot cleaner plus not every other person has one thats always a selling point for me.
    2000 Silverado Z71 Whipple Supercharger, JBA Headers,3" cat back Flowmaster Exhaust, Volant cai, Pioneer Preimer deck,Orion subwoofer,03 signal light mirrors,03 taililghts

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    Quote Originally Posted by zubbiez View Post
    Im with adam on this one they pretty much do the same thing, the volant just looks nicer in my opinion. the looks is alot cleaner plus not every other person has one thats always a selling point for me.
    ok. and thanks bobby for the info on the k&n. ill probably get a volant then. thanks for persuading me and does anyone have the volant CAI with the powercore filter that doesnt require maintance for 100,000 miles? i was wondering if it was worth spending another $24 for.

    2007 Silverado Crew Cab
    5.3 L Vortec V8
    LT1 Package
    Driver Information Center (from gmpartsclub.com)
    Volant Cold Air Intake
    6000k HID DDMTuning Kit
    LED tailgate bar 3rd brake light
    LED lights for foot wells
    LED Side Bars
    LED Headlight Accents
    Husky Mud Guards

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