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I am sure this has been covered before, but I cannot find it. I have a 1999 Suburban with the 5.7 liter in it and I am looking for a good cold air intake. What are the pros and cons of the different ones and is it worth the money?
 

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Welcome to the club. For your year 'Burb I like the K&N part # 57-3013-2
 

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I've got 98 5.7 and I put the Volant on there. Pros: looks, price, bit of power bump (butt dyno only). Cons: quality design/construction (issues with the filter install being a tight fit and another issue with the design of the hold down bolts to the TB. Was so horribly designed that i could not even use the ones they sent with, I had to come up with my own solution to finish the install, have to clean/oil every 10k or so, won't give you a huge power boost if that's what you're looking for.

Pics of mine installed can be found if you look under my profile for threads i have started (look for "my simple suburban"). I'd attach here but not sure if I can...

Let me know if you have specific questions on the Volant. Happy researching, Greg

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Oh, and to answer your final question: to me, yes, it was worth the money. My stock intake was restricting the engine so bad at 5500+RPM that it would shake and bog down. Not anymore :)
 

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I've always had K&N in my rides... Like my 98 Tahoe 5.7... Never any problems.....
 

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Thanks everybody. USAF, your suburban looks pretty clean. What is your ASFC? I am power pro here at Hill AFB.
 

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I am sure this has been covered before, but I cannot find it. I have a 1999 Suburban with the 5.7 liter in it and I am looking for a good cold air intake. What are the pros and cons of the different ones and is it worth the money?
What kinds of Gains are you looking for by installing a CAI.......Better Fuel Mileage and/or More H.P. and do you have any other Performance Mods on your Suburban Now??
 

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99, I have not moded aything. I was looking for a little more power and fuel mileage. Since I live in a mountain state, I would like to be able to haul a trailer up the mountain roads without having to struggle.
 

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Get an exhust done too. It will help.. If you are going to let in more air it has to be able to get it out just as fast....and a programer will also help..As for better MPG's.... Depends on how you drive.. Power you will get a bit more noticable
 

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Thanks everybody. USAF, your suburban looks pretty clean. What is your ASFC? I am power pro here at Hill AFB.
Small world, eh? I'm a CE Electrician by trade but right now I'm a First Sergeant stationed at McConnell.

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Oh, and thanks for the compliment!
 
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