Which Cold-Air Intake Is The Best For Your Truck?

There are a lot of cold air intakes out there for your Chevy or GMC truck. And every company claims that their offering is better than the rest. It can become pretty difficult to pick the right one for your vehicle.

At Cold Air Inductions we design and manufacture top-quality intakes that do what they say. We don’t mess around with fake claims or hyped-up power figures. Our products provide real-world performance gains. Offer superb durability. And produce a great sound.

In this blog we cover all you need to know to make the right choice when buying a cold air intake.

What Does A CAI Intake Kit Do?

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  • Increases horsepower – with proven real-world testing
  • Offers OEM quality or better construction
  • Available as a closed system design for better performance
  • Improves the sound of your truck

Just about every company offering cold air intakes claims power gains.

Often these are generic figures. Often times not even based on your specific truck. Cold Air Inductions uses a chassis dyno, flow bench, and computer simulation to develop every system. Our dyno measures power at the tires. Taking into consideration all the variables in a vehicle and drivetrain. The power figures you see are for your specific model of vehicle and engine.

No ECM tune is required, and the systems do not void the vehicle warranty. Our Cold Air Intakes for 2014-2016 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks can add up to 12 rear-wheel horsepower and 6 lb-ft. of torque. This is a “No Lies” power gain that customers will feel every time they drive their vehicle.

This is what one customer had to say:

…The product itself is very well made and I was impressed. It makes my truck sound better. I highly recommend this cold air intake.”

– Will F.

Another Silverado owner, Bradley H. loved the performance increase:

Very well built plus adds a nice sound. I haven’t noticed an increase in gas mileage, but I do notice a more responsive throttle and faster acceleration. Great product.”

Cold Air Inductions specializes in closed system designs.

This means our premium offerings don’t use the top of the hood to seal our air boxes. This offers more precise air and heat control. It also provides more consistent performance increases over an open system. Open systems may show higher power figures on a dyno, but that’s because the tests are done with the hood open. Allowing more air to be sucked through the intake.

In the real world, you drive with your hood closed. Gaps between the hood and intake box on an open system will increase air intake temperatures. This means you get less power when your engine is warm, or it’s a hot day. CAI’s sealed airboxes don’t suck in hot under-hood air. They are also heat insulated. This provides consistent performance and colder intake temperatures. Even our open induction kits are designed to suck in as much cold air from outside the vehicle as possible.

CAI intakes are crafted from the highest quality materials.

Our intake systems meet or exceed OEM quality standards. The airbox and tube are made from durable powder-coated aluminum. All the TIG welding is done by hand. Stainless steel fasteners and OEM-quality rubber and silicone parts ensure that each system will last a very long time. Every intake system is made with pride in the USA.

We can go on forever about the benefits. But we will let our satisfied customers do the talking:

“Super easy to install, clear easy to follow instructions and it sounds good. A super simple and necessary upgrade over a factory intake.”

– Chad M, Silverado owner

Which CAI Intake Do You Need?

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We stock a wide range of intake kits and filters for your GM Truck. Take a look at some of our most popular cold air intake kits:

Chevy GM
Chevy Avalanche GMC Canyon
Chevy Colorado GMC Sierra 1500
Chevy Silverado 1500
Chevy Silverado 1500 LD

Elite Series Vs. Carbon Elite Series

CAI offers two unique cold air intake systems:

The Elite Series is the perfect upgrade from an OEM system. The bolt-on design requires no modifications and uses OEM sensors and connections. It maximizes airflow and is the easiest way to add more power and torque to your vehicle.

The Carbon Elite Series is our highest-performance cold air intake. It is made from top-quality materials like carbon fiber and stainless steel. It features a closed system design to maximize performance. It also features our signature plexiglass window which makes it easy to see the reusable air filter. This design still uses stock sensors and connectors. That means no vehicle tuning is required.

CAI Has The Perfect Intake For Your Truck

Cold Air Inductions has been manufacturing cold air intakes for over ten years. We use only the best-quality components. And thoroughly test every system.

That’s why you can depend on us for the highest-quality air intakes in the industry. We stand by our products with a lifetime warranty.

Contact our team today and get ready to experience the CAI cold air induction kit difference.