Cold-air intakes

Discussion in 'Chevy Truck Talk & GM News' started by RCChevyGuy, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. RCChevyGuy

    RCChevyGuy New Member

    Im planning on adding a cold air intake to my 01 silverado, 4.8 liter v8, and i was wondering if anyone had any preference or info as to what a good intake is, i've been looking at the K&N 77 series, i also am looking onto a steering stabilizer to fix a slight vibration i've picked up since i lifted my truck and im curious if there's much of a difference in many of the brands, looking at fab-tech, any help would be appreciated.
  2. Red Z71 Max

    Red Z71 Max Rockstar 4 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Most of the CAI's are pretty good other than the cheap Chinese junk sold on eBay. K&N, Airaid, Volant, AEM, Banks, Bullydog are all good brands. Shop around and see where you can get the best price on any of these. Personally I prefer the Airaid.
  3. RAV52202

    RAV52202 Rockstar 100 Posts

    I had the k&n on my 02 5.3. I think it was the 77 series. Had the aluminum pipe. I loved the sound it gave when you got after it. I heard that the kits with the plastic pipe is better. the plastic is supposed to be smoother then the aluminum so the air will move better.
  4. aloxdaddy99

    aloxdaddy99 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    I have a Volant on my truck. If I was to do it over again I would just get a k&n drop in filter and drill a hole or 2 into the stock housing. If you do get a kit do not get one with the metal tube. They hold a bunch of heat so it kinda defeats the purpose.
  5. Drake_korthos

    Drake_korthos Rockstar ROTM Winner 100 Posts

    Installed a Volant CAI from, and have had no problems. Installation's not too difficult either :glasses:
  6. RAV52202

    RAV52202 Rockstar 100 Posts

    I ran into a problem with a friends truck. don't remember what brand name kit we used but when he hit WOT his check engine light would come on and the code would be for mass airflow sensor. He had to put a performance one on. the stock one couldn't handle the air i guess.
  7. alabamaxrebel

    alabamaxrebel Rockstar 100 Posts

    What lift do you have on your truck? If you open the instruction PDF you will see it only works with the Fabtech 6" kits.
  8. RCChevyGuy

    RCChevyGuy New Member

    I only have a 3" inch body lift on this truck, so you're saying the fabtech steering stabilizer will only work with a truck that already has a Fabtech lift?
  9. alabamaxrebel

    alabamaxrebel Rockstar 100 Posts

  10. RCChevyGuy

    RCChevyGuy New Member

    wait, i take that back, i do have a leveling kit as well on the truck, not just the body lift

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