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For my 01 5.3L suburban...looking at getting a Volant Air Intake with the Ram air intake tube to bring in cold air from underneath.

Here are the links...

Air Intake system
http://www.stylintrucks.com/parts.aspx?selected_prod_ids=1080

Ram air intake
http://www.stylintrucks.com/parts.aspx?category|category_root|-28=Performance&selected_prod_ids=5542

total cost w/o shipping would be $479.98

Do you guys think this would be a worthwhile investment? I'm also planning on getting a Hypertech Max Energy E-Con programmer. From talking to you guys earlier, I'm told the programmer is pretty good but not sure about 500 bucks for the air intake.

Thanks in advance!!! :fighting0088:
 

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Don't know how good they would work on GM vehicles, but a buddy of mine just installed a volant intake in his jeep, and he swears by it.
 

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Volant Intake

I have looked at about every cold air intake on the net and from what I can see the Volant with ram air is the only one that gets its air outside the engine compartment. I am going to put one on my Sierra 5.3. Hope this helps, Chris
 

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I've heard nothing but good things about the volant. It is a true CAI. The one problem I have with it is price. 500 bucks is a little steep unless I was gonna try and build a high performance truck with no poweradder. That being said. I like the K&N because it's about 215 bucks and there are alot of members who love them and alot of R&D to back it up. That's what I'll be going with so I have 300 bucks to spend on something else.
 

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I've heard nothing but good things about the volant. It is a true CAI. The one problem I have with it is price. 500 bucks is a little steep unless I was gonna try and build a high performance truck with no poweradder. That being said. I like the K&N because it's about 215 bucks and there are alot of members who love them and alot of R&D to back it up. That's what I'll be going with so I have 300 bucks to spend on something else.
Hey Guys, I did a Google search for the Volant CAI and found the sys with ram for bout $400
 

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Just buy a k&n conical filterand go to menards or home depot and get some clamps and rubber pre molded elbow and then get tubing done at a local exhaust shop, just as effective and way cheaper
 

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Volant Air Intake...what do you think?:
I think that's quite an investment. IMHO, consider a set of headers since you already have a K & N. I'm old school and still believe for the most go for your green start with headers. Compared to painted tubes, contemporary ceramic coated headers last longer, look better and cool your engine compartment.
 

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...for the most go for your green start with headers. Compared to painted tubes, contemporary ceramic coated headers last longer, look better and cool your engine compartment.
Recommendation for good headers on a 2005 Silverado 5.3 Liter Crew Cab?
 

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Just go with a flat KN filter and use the existing stock box. You can buy just the tube from a CAI kit for about $100. Then go to Home Depot, pick up some 3" PVC piping and some black spray paint (to make it look nice) and attach it to the bottom of your air box to pick up air from underneath the truck.
 

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Recommendation for good headers on a 2005 Silverado 5.3 Liter Crew Cab?
headers are headers. basically, the expensive ones may not be worth it because the power gains between $300 headers and $600 headers is not gonna be anything noticeable. just get some that are ceramic coated, i made that mistake by not buying them coated and they are starting to rust after 6 months
 
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