Need Intake Advice

Discussion in 'Chevy Tahoe Forum (GMC Yukon, Cadillac Escalade)' started by pjmcmorrow, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. pjmcmorrow

    pjmcmorrow New Member

    Looking For Help

    When I had a Chrysler 300, I put an INJEN Intake on it and it sounded sick. What is the best performance Cold Air Intake for an 09 tahoe. I really am looking to buy in the next few days and probably combing with a Throttle body spacer and if directed properly, a tuner. I would appreciate any advice


    2009 BLK Tahoe
    Dual Flowmaster Exhaust
    24" Dubs

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  2. barefoot greg

    barefoot greg Rockstar 100 Posts

    K&N makes a replacement air filter that utilizes your stock air box. this is going to be your cheapest option, around 50 bucks depending where you order. For a little more money, a full Cold Air Intake will replace everything from the MAF sensor forward with either a metal or plastic pipe with an exposed filter, they offer increased airflow over the stock airbox and fluctuate in price depending on brandm, usually around a couple hundred. Some good namebrands include: K&N, AirAid, afe power, Volant, RBP and AEM.

    hope this helps
  3. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Loving the Outdoors Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    As said above there are many As for a Spacer Don't waste your money..
  4. pjmcmorrow

    pjmcmorrow New Member

    I have replaced them before on other cars. With my chrysler 300 I bought an INJEN cheap off ebay but the thing sounded amazing. I am looking to do a full intake swap. I know K&N is a name brand but let me clarify my question a bit more. If I am doing a full swap and money is not an option what is the best intake system to go with. I have been reading a lot of threads and it seems that Volant and K&N are the most popular. I am a sucker for sound but I want the performance as well. Which brand/model number would you suggest?

    Thank you for all the help

  5. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Loving the Outdoors Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    If you show up Sunday you can hear mine.. K&N
  6. pjmcmorrow

    pjmcmorrow New Member

    metal or plastic tube? Does one really absorb heat? K&N 63 - 3070? IS that the one you went with, it is what I was looking at
  7. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Loving the Outdoors Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Well my good friend who Just left K&N told me to stay with the Plastic ones that they showed more Cooler air and better performance then the chrome ones...
  8. sierra11

    sierra11 Rockstar 100 Posts

    Best option don't get TBS waste of money anyone will tell you, the next advice is K&N drop in filter with AirAid MIT. This choice was dyno'd by BlackBear performance against all the other CAI's that were a couple hundred dollars. Well the AirAid MIT is only like $100 and then the filter is like 40. This combo beat all the other brands and is cheaper by a lot. I have this and could tell the difference.
  9. pjmcmorrow

    pjmcmorrow New Member

    good just purchased mine, was waiting for the push over the edge!
  10. 1953bowtieguy

    1953bowtieguy Rockstar 4 Years 500 Posts

    Id get an airraid cold air intake if i was you but thats just because i like to have the air filter in a box not out in the open like k&n is like and other cold air intakes

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