best cold air intake system

Discussion in 'General Chevy & GM Tech Questions' started by ochs99, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. ochs99

    ochs99 New Member

    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!

    99'HEARTBEAT MODERATOR Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    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.
  3. 97chevz71

    97chevz71 Rockstar ROTM Winner 100 Posts

    I have a volant on my 5.7. would not buy anything else.
  4. 1st Synthetics

    1st Synthetics Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Injen make one of the best on the market and has an AMSOIL filter in it (no oiling).
  5. Crakums_GT

    Crakums_GT Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    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.

  6. ochs99

    ochs99 New Member

    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!
  7. drkbluZ71

    drkbluZ71 New Member


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

    masterfoxscout Rockstar ROTM Winner 100 Posts

    They are about the same. Alot depends on the truck and the tune.
  9. cutabovetherest

    cutabovetherest New Member

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

    jasoncole New Member

    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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