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    Default Cold air intake suggestions

    First things first. I'm new to the forum and want to wish everyone a good Labor Day holiday. Hope no body has to work Monday!

    I have an '04 Suburban 2500 with a 6.0 liter. With the factory warranty long gone, I thought that I would start to enjoy the old beast by doing something other than filling its' bowels with dino juice every week. No way am I complaining as what I want to do now probably won't help the mileage at all.

    I'm going to start a little project of adding some HP. I'm first going to add a cold air kit as its pretty cheap/easy way to get a few extra ponies. This is where I need some help. Design wise they all look pretty much the same but the prices vary widely. I don't want to get into a treated filter either. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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    Louie

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    I just installed an AEM Brute Force cai on my 07 Classic....it fit well, nice quality, looks good (I got the polished aluminum tube).

    I especially like the fact that it is a DRY filter...no oiling to mess up the mass air flow unit....paid less than $200 on ebay.

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    K&N FIPK Gen 2 is the only way to go..its the Z06 of Cold Air Intakes and its fuel injected..Est.12-25 HP once your computer adjusts.

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    I'm gonna go with the GM intake, I like that it's dry and is enclosed...looks good too. www.gmpartsclub.com
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    Is it true that if you put a throttle body spacer and the FIPK system by K&N will it mess up the air flow in a fuel injected?

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    Quote Originally Posted by D13TRY1N6 View Post
    K&N FIPK Gen 2 is the only way to go..its the Z06 of Cold Air Intakes and its fuel injected..Est.12-25 HP once your computer adjusts.
    Not a real fan of these K&N filters unless they are completely enclosed and actually get there air from outside the engine compartment like the original factory systems. All the ones I have seen including this one are not contained they only have heat shields. K&N FIPK Gen 2


    Any filter that is open in and gets its air from under the hood is not a cold air intake. The air under the hood of a vehicle is never cold, except when you first start the engine.

    Now that one from GM has the filter enclosed in a box and gets its air from outside the engine compartment. That is a true cold air intake.


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    Based on your feedback, this one looks best to me: http://www.advance dprod.com/Outlaw/

    Thoughts?

    Bruce

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    this is an awsome posting as you can see i have the K&N cold air intake it's a piece of crap. I still didnt see how cold air could be developed when the thing has an exposed filter in the engine compartment. AND it's OILED thats also a big no no ..oh and by the way i was actually able to suck a little water up in the filter when i ran through some standing water by mistake on the way to work .. had the engine checked after..was lucky I actually am looking at the volant since it's also a dry filter and it's a closed enclosure or the GM closed in dry filter just looking for a good price on the Unit .

    shop around and look for name brands that other people actually use ..best advise you can get is from someone who actually owns a unit on the truck ..happy hunting
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    Personally I havent seen any real benefits with cold air intakes on vehicles that I have owned. reprogram is the way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davzog View Post
    I just installed an AEM Brute Force cai on my 07 Classic....it fit well, nice quality, looks good (I got the polished aluminum tube).

    I especially like the fact that it is a DRY filter...no oiling to mess up the mass air flow unit....paid less than $200 on ebay.

    Is that in a enclosed box? How do you like it now? sound or HP difference?

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