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Cold Air Intake on my 4.3 L

I dont know whether to get it or not?

Cold Air Intake on my 4.3 L

Postby Rado1500 [OP] » Nov 02 2011, 3:22am

8-) Okay so i've been thinking about getting a cold air intake on my 1500.... it is a 4.3 L v6 and as far as i know it have the vortec in it, and its also 2wd work truck package.... I just want to know the + and - of it, and whether ill notice much of a change or not? Thanks guys!
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Re: Cold Air Intake on my 4.3 L

Postby Desert Mad Man » Nov 02 2011, 7:30am

I am not sure how much of a difference you will really feel with a CAI on a 4.3L but anything that helps the engine breathe easier will always be an improvement. If the cost is not that bad I would do it. You should see slightly better throttle response as well as a small improvement in mileage, but nothing spectacular. The only minus to me is the cost in comparison to the amount of performance gain.
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Re: Cold Air Intake on my 4.3 L

Postby krausee » Nov 11 2011, 3:45am

who makes one for the 4.3L?? I didn't know anyone actually did, K&N doesn't.
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Re: Cold Air Intake on my 4.3 L

Postby starspangled6.0 » Nov 11 2011, 3:49am

Try Spectre. You could probably build your own, since they sell the basic parts at auto parts stores.

Usually, a CAI is just the beginning- you'll want to think about an exhaust re-do, plus a tune, later down the road.
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Re: Cold Air Intake on my 4.3 L

Postby JCZSilverado » Nov 11 2011, 8:17pm

Interestingly enough....I've been thinking about doing this as well. Did a bit of research this morning.

According to K & N website, #57-3038, 57 Series FIPK fits "99-06 Silverado 1500 4.3L V6 F/I All" amongst other GM products with the V6.

They show a dyno sheet of totally stock vehicle with 54,485 miles on it and then with just the FIPK change out....a difference of 8.21 HP increase and 9.49 TQ increase, both at 4544 rpm.

Airaid also makes one for this truck.

Might be just what I'm looking for in throttle response when pulling my motorcycle trailer.

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Re: Cold Air Intake on my 4.3 L

Postby SilverSurfer » Nov 16 2011, 5:32am

I picked up a Spectre CAI and noticed a big increase in throttle reponse on my 5.3
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Re: Cold Air Intake on my 4.3 L

Postby lilmagoo1 » Nov 16 2011, 7:10pm

i bought one off ebay! worked exactly the same as the K&N actually bought one on my last couple vehicle...this truck came with the K&N but when it comes to a CAI why waste the money they all will do the same thing. IMO
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Re: Cold Air Intake on my 4.3 L

Postby ricka182 » Nov 16 2011, 7:43pm

SilverSurfer wrote:I picked up a Spectre CAI and noticed a big increase in throttle reponse on my 5.3



Was this a full CAI, or just a new tube? I have a sealed airbox stock for my 5.3L, but will be adding an Airaid intake tube and drop-in filter this weekend..
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Re: Cold Air Intake on my 4.3 L

Postby JCZSilverado » Nov 16 2011, 9:33pm

Don't think that'll work on a 4.3. This thread is about a CAI on a 4.3.
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Re: Cold Air Intake on my 4.3 L

Postby lilmagoo1 » Nov 16 2011, 9:34pm

http://www.ebay.com/itm/99-07-CHEVY-SIL ... 5642882a38

here is what i found lol for your 4.3L
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