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cold air intake

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by JTS Landscaping lawn, Jun 3, 2006.

  1. JTS Landscaping lawn

    JTS Landscaping lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 378

    im looking to get a cold air intake for my 99 gmc 2500 wondering if anyone knows of what brand would be best and how much tor. and hp it will add
  2. oldrustycars

    oldrustycars LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 301

    i understand the only thing they add is to the maunfacturers bank account. anything that places an open air filter under the hood is not "cold air". consider just adding a K&N replacement filter. may not be the same for every vehicle, but the tests ive seen in magazines dont show any gain. they arent real clear, because of course they have advertisers to answer to.

    THEGOLDPRO LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,222

    well a good intake, and good flowing exhaust system will yield some real good power numbers from a v8.
  4. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    To make a cold air intake you will need some kind of piping to the grill area of your truck to actually bring in some fresh cool air, just inserting a high flow filter is worthless IMO.
  5. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
    Messages: 1,818

    Go with the K&N, FIPK is what its called I think. Paired with a good, planned out exhaust it will add power. Also, take it out and clean it with K&N's cleaner once every couple of months and you'll be good to go. I have this intake on my 4.3vortec paired with a good flowmaster setup and it definately added a few hp and helped with my horrible gas mileage a little. Just dont expect anything drastic, but for the money I'd say go for it
  6. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    I had an AFE for my '01 7.3L powerstroke. Did it help some? Maybe a little. I installed it when I installed my 4" exhaust and both of them together, their purpose was really to keep my EGT's down. I tow all the time so "a cool turbo is a happy turbo".

    Everything I've read about virtually all aftermarket intakes for my new 6.0L is that they do absolutely nothing in relation to performance gains. I guess what I'm saying in my opinion is, if you want one, get it. Is it worth the couple of hundred dollars? Not unless you have a ton of other mods to demand that extra air flow.
  7. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Messages: 3,498

    intakes do more for sound than power..........but i too want one haha ('02 6.0L 2500hd)

    want power without lots of $, get a tune......i'll prob be gett'n a mpg tune, bump up 1.5-2 mpg
  8. Randy J

    Randy J LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,124

    I prefer the Amsoil to the K&N. http://www.amsoil.com/StoreFront/eaa.aspx Both are oiled, but the Amsoil is (supposedly) better for controlling dirt. With either one, especially on turbo applications, make sure you squeeze them good prior to install to get excess oil out.
  9. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    The Amsoil is a dry element that should only be blown out or vacuumed out. I have read reports on the TDR of the amsoil letting dust into the intake...not sure a gas engine would have this problem because they dont move as much air as a turbo diesel but still something to look into before buying. K&N is junk IMO, buy an AFE if you want high flow. With a K&N you could put a sock over the intake and get better filtration.
  10. Randy J

    Randy J LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,124

    Gotta differ with you on this one. The Amsoil is most certainly oiled. It's an oiled foam instead of oiled gauze - like the K&N.

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