Top 5 Cold Air Intakes for a Chevy Silverado

BY MICHAEL D.

From the 1500 to the mighty 3500HD, Chevy Silverados have quite the reputation — of power, reliability and consistency in all weathers — and they deserve it. Their ride is smooth, their cabin quiet and their tow ratings leave little to be desired. But when it comes to your engine, not many parts are as important to maintain as the cold air intake. Open things up by investing in the right replacement when your stock unit falls short.

But, with so many intakes at your fingertips, you may feel like you’re looking for a needle in a haystack. This article will break down some of the benefits offered by the top five intakes designed specifically for your rock-like Chevy Silverado.

1

K&N 63 SERIES AIRCHARGER HIGH-FLOW INTAKE KIT

K&N stands at the top of the hill when it comes to making air intakes, and is rightfully one of the most popular choices for our customers. Custom-made for your vehicle and designed to boost its pulling power, this particular product adds up to 26 measurable horsepower. It also comes with a complete hardware kit and instructions to guide you through the installation process.

  • Anchored by a washable/reusable K&N Filtercharger cotton-gauze filter
  • Crosslink nylon intake tube keeps air cooler than metal pipes
  • Million Mile Limited Warranty

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2

K&N 77 SERIES METAL INTAKE KIT

Manufactured with an aluminum intake tube available in your choice of polished or a gunmetal gray finish, the 77 Series is powered by a K&N Filtercharger cotton-gauze air filter — just like the 63 Series above. Similarly, it includes both installation hardware and instructions. Cleaning is simple — just spray it with a premium cleaner like the K&N Air Filter Cleaner, rinse, let it dry naturally and apply oil.

  • Custom heat shield keeps air cooler on most models
  • Installs in under 90 minutes with simple hand-tools
  • Million Mile Limited Warranty

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3

VOLANT COLD AIR INTAKES

Volant’s flagship intake is expertly engineered to channel cooler, more oxygen-rich air into your engine through the molded polyethylene ducts. The makers had opportunity to showcase their innovation by fitting this intake with a fully enclosed airbox, seen nowhere else before Volant’s product line, to deliver significant power gains.

  • Features stainless-steel marine-grade clamps durable enough to survive extreme engine heat and element exposure
  • Easy-open box lid offers quick and easy access to the filter
  • 1-year warranty

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4

AFE MAGNUM FORCE COLD AIR INTAKE

aFe Magnum Force Intakes are fully cleanable and reusable for maximum convenience that lasts a long while. To install, all you need do is mount this intake directly to the factory holes. Magnum Force is offered in 1 or 2 stages and you can select up to 3 performance filters.

  • Stage 1 replaces your OE airbox and air filter, while Stage 2 replaces the airbox, air filter and intake tube
  • The 3 performance filters are aFe Original (pre-oiled), Pro-Guard 7 (pre-oiled) and Pro-Dry S (oil-free)
  • 1-year warranty (filter), Lifetime Warranty against defect (intake system)

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5

SPECTRE COLD AIR INTAKE

What makes all the difference between this eerily impressive intake and your stock component is the custom bolt-in heat shield, which blocks hot engine air from steadily damaging the intake over time. Polished metal tubing streamlines airflow and the extra-large, gauze filter-shrouded filter increases breathing.

  • Includes an air filter and all the necessary brackets, couplers, clamps and adapters
  • Custom-configured to fit a wide range of cars, trucks and SUVs
  • Lifetime Warranty

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No matter how you elect to upgrade your Silverado, cold air intakes are the key to unlocking your engine’s true potential, offering greater air volume and velocity to serve up better horsepower and improve acceleration. Make the switch today to see what Chevrolets can really do.


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