what kind of Air intake??

Discussion in 'Performance & Fuel' started by eric602, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. eric602

    eric602 New Member

    intake should i get? 13 silver ado 1500 5.3
    i was recommended volant by a friend any volant owners if so opinions please
    or any other recommendations would love feed back.

    if im posting in the wrong section i apologize new here
  2. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Moved to performance and fuel
  3. 06MonteSS

    06MonteSS Rockstar 100 Posts

    I am also an authorized dealer for one of the best cold air intakes there is out there, by Cold Air Inductions, Inc. They have enclosed, insulated air boxes to keep out engine bay heat, ceramic coated intake tubes to reduce/eliminate heat soak, etc. You can check it out here http://cai.diablewtune.com and just select your vehicle from the drop-down list to get the info/details about the model for your truck. You can also click on the picture to get a popup of additional pictures of it that you can go through.

    But if you still decide to go Volant instead, do yourself a favor and do NOT get their "powercore" filter, they suck.. they tend to make the trucks run very rich at part-throttle normal driving... I've seen it time and time again on several hundreds I've done tunes for that had them... you'll be better off with their regular cone-type filter...
  4. sierra11

    sierra11 Rockstar 100 Posts

    There are a ton of threads that would help you in the Performance and Fuel section. I couldn't find the thread where BlackBear performance dyno'd several CAI so I found it on another site. I bet you'll rethink spending the money for volant and go with just the AirAid mit and a drop in filter for a lot less money. Just the AirAid tube out performed the volant so think what you will get throwing a K&N filter in too.

  5. eric602

    eric602 New Member

    thanks for the help! when i do get my CAI ill let you know how it goes

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    yeah i was a lil weary whenever the parts guy at the dealership recomended volant instead of a more well known brand like KN
  6. dobey

    dobey Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    Airaid Jr which is just a different than stock intake tube, and a washable filter in the stock air box, is what I put on my truck. It improves the sound and gives it a very tiny little kick. And it was about 40-50% of the price of the full CAI kits, which unless you're throwing a big turbo on or something, you're not going to need anyway. You can even just get the intake tube without the filter, and stick with stock replacements if you want.

    The main problem with the stock system is the intake tube, as it has some restrictions for muffling and such. The stock air box is big enough to provide more than enough air flow than your engine will need, without making big changes to the engine itself. A cone filter in the same place isn't going to get you more, or colder, air. The stock system is a cold air intake already. It's just the tube that has a restriction.
  7. marksoldtowne

    marksoldtowne Member 1 Year

    Hi everyone
    Air intake play important role in vehicle performance.So keep it clean.cold air intake is best for all vehicles.it can actually improve you engine performance.it will also increase your horsepower. cold air is more dense so it will get better mileage.
  8. dobey

    dobey Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    The factory system is a cold air intake. Also, see this:

    Cold air is good. But the factory intake system is already designed to get cold air in the engine. And the stock filter keeps it clean. The main issue with the stock intake system is the tube, which induces some restrictions, partly to reduce intake noise, and partly to reduce intake moisture, and force some of the oil to fall out of the incoming air. The oil in the air is coming from the PCV (and maybe a washable filter if you've got one). No air filter is going to keep the oil from the PCV from getting in the intake air stream. You'd need to switch to open air breathers, or similar, to avoid contaminating the intake air with oil droplets from the PCV.
  9. ajarman

    ajarman Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Do the MIT and call it a day!
  10. stchman

    stchman Active Member 2 Years 1000 Posts

    I put an Airaid MIT on my 2013 and it sounds nice under WOT. The MITs are also a lot less expensive than CAI by K&N and Volant.

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