i'm not into looks with the air intake system. but i reviewed a few of them and so far all i can find is that K&N seems to be most efficient. i want the most performance out of my truck i can get. of course without blowin the motor up.
I think anything is better than the stocker. With that said I also think they all do about the same thing. I personally went with the AEM because of their dry filter, but that was really the only reason.
When I had my 05 GMC CC, I had an Outlaw on it...I really liked it. Same thing that's been said though, they all pretty much do the same thing. I also had a Wait4Me custom tune on the truck...wow! It made a complete difference. It didn't even feel like I was driving the same truck...really woke it up. If I had the choice of either...I'd get a tune :imo
I bought one of those cheap eBay ones with the heat shield and the metal tubing, then I got one of the Donaldson "Blackwing" cone filters (SLP, IIRC). I spent ~$150 in all and supposedly the Blackwing flows better than the K&N.
I think just anything is better than stock though.
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