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Female Speaker: Hey, guys. So today we're checking out the S&B Cold Air Intake with the dry extendable filter fitting all 2017 to 2018 5.3-liter Silverado 1500's. Now, this intake by S&B will be a great choice for the Silverado owners who are looking to open up airflow for their motor to allow better horsepower and torque numbers, better throttle response and overall better efficiency for their 5.3 liter. This intake will improve your airflow up to 40%, according to S&B and will offer better filtration to extend the lifetime of your motor. This kit will also come with a large intake tube, getting rid of a lot of that restriction that your factory intake had, creating direct airflow to your manifold.It also will come with a closed airbag system to provide protection to the filter making sure that large contaminants, like heavy dust and mud, are away from the filter and protected from any water intake which will be great if you live in a wetter climate. This will also come with a dry, extendable filter. Now, a filter choice comes down to your personal preference. However, a dry filter is usually for someone who wants to do a little less maintenance when it comes to cleaning the filter and wants the best airflow possible out of their system.Now, in order to clean the filter, all you have to do is pop it off the intake tube, spray it with compressed air and then you can pop it right back into place. Now, you even get to keep an eye on it with a nice clear window up on top of the airbox, while also getting a very sporty look to the inside of your engine bay. Now with what this intake comes with and the construction that S&B offers, overall, this is a quality intake in my opinion, providing a lot of benefits for your 5.3 liter and looking good while doing it. Now, when it comes to pricing, this is going to be pretty averagely priced for a cold air intake on the site right now, coming in at about $350.Now, choosing an intake does come down to your personal preference and design when it comes to the airbox and the filter choices. Now, again, this has an enclosed airbox for better protection, which is really better suited for somebody who is in a wetter climate or just wants that extra protection against any large contaminants inside the engine bay. Some other options will come with just a metal heat shield or the lower portion of the airbox that seals to the hood when the hood is closed. Now, when it comes to filter choices, some other options will come with oil filters, which in some people's opinion, will offer more filtration and less airflow. Now, the difference between dry filters and oil filters is pretty minimal, but some people prefer one over the other. However, if you are looking for a well-built intake with a dry filter and a closed box designed to increase the performance on your 5.3-liter Silverado, then this is a great option to take a look at.When it comes to install, this is going to be pretty easy to install. However, it is a little bit lengthy of a process with all of the small moving pieces. So I am going to give it a two out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter taking you about an hour to get the job done. Now, you will need some basic hand tools to do it including a basic socket set, some torque sockets, a pair of pliers, an impact wrench or a ratchet, and a pop clip removal tool. Now, speaking of the install one of our customers here on Americantrucks.com has completed this on his own Silverado and is going to walk you through the process. So enough for me, let's hop into the install.Male Speaker: Here we got an 8-millimeter socket, 10-millimeter socket, 13-millimeter socket, 7/16 socket, also have a 5/16 nut driver, a 3/8 extension. We got a 3/8 to 1/4 adapter, and we have a set of Torx bits here, a pry bar. Getting these little tabs off this plastic piece and then a set of pliers. And I'm also going to be using an impact driver instead of a wrench. So first things first, we have to set the parking brake and then come over here and disconnect the battery from the negative post. And we get that off. It's recommended to leave the battery's negative terminal off for two hours. We've set that over here, make sure it doesn't touch anything metal and ground stuff.So we had to leave that there for the recommended of two hours. So it says in the instructions two hours. So let it sit for two hours and we'll get started. Okay, now we're going to get this MAF sensor off right here. We've got two T15 Torx bits [inaudible 00:04:49] to each other right here. I'll take these out. And this connector here, mine was previously broke off but never [inaudible 00:05:01] that you'll have to pull up on. And then you can push in on this black tab here, and then lift up on it and we'll come out. Bring out our T15.Here's your MAF sensor right there. And these are pretty delicate so you wanna set it down somewhere where it's not going to fall off or get damaged. And it's a good idea if you have some type of MAF cleaner to go ahead and clean it now while it's off. 5/16 nut driver can take this clamp off. You could use a flathead, but I'm gonna use a nut driver. Looks easier. All right, now, that's off. Now, we're going to go to the PCV breather hoses. I have an aftermarket [inaudible 00:06:13] here, but it's going to be the same for a factory airbox. It's just gonna be a lot bigger. You have one on the left side and one on the right side in the factory airbox. Mine, my left one is up top and my right one is on the bottom, but it's going to be the same thing. Take this off. All right.You can't see the bottom, but it's right up under here. Now, we get to just bring the hoses off the intake. Now, I'm going to take these off these valve covers. And the way you do this, there's a gray tab. You can kind of see it moving there just because I'm pushing on the tab on the other side, basically pushing the other side. Push down on it and then pull up. It will come off like that. Push in on it, pull up. There it goes. Now, those off. Come over here to the throttle body. Take this post, the hose clamp off the 5/16 nut drum, just like we did on the factory intake box right there. Then we're gonna pop this intake out. And this outlay, it'd be the same thing. If you have a factory airbox, it would just be a lot bigger. Same concept.It'll have a clamp on here and a clamp on the throttle button. And when we do that is we'll have to lift this. Lift the cover up and get this [inaudible 00:08:21], lift it up first then get your product a little under there and pop it off. Then you're gonna flatten it. Get up under it and go up. So we'll do that. So we can lift cover up to access the other bolt for this crossbar. Without taking this crossbar out, you can't get to the other bolts in there. 10-millimeter socket. That enough. Another socket right here. Now, we get those four screws out of the airbox. Take the lid off and the MAF sensor is actually connected right here to this tab right here.Now, the bottom of the box actually pulls out. Trying to separate that fender seal to make it a little easier to pull that box out. Just take this whole plate out. I have this seal for the fender here. I'm going to install that on the side [inaudible 00:11:36]. You just push that rubber seal down on that. Like that. It does have an optional bottom plug that you can put at the bottom of this. This goes right at the bottom. Just keeps anything from coming off the bottom. I'm going to opt to leave that out. You can have it in or leave it out, but I'm gonna opt to leave it out. So now, we're going to drop this down in here and screw it down using the new bolts and washers that come with the kit. They have these bolts and washer that come with the kit. Drop it down here.There we go. [inaudible 00:12:46.782] the support in the back so that filter can sit on there. So let's put these two flat...two screws closest to the engine. Now that we got all the screws and [inaudible 00:13:21.904], I'm gonna take ahold of that filter and try extending the filter. Then I'm going to drop it in. I'm gonna push it into this hole right here and it should click, like, snap into place. Clamp on it. [inaudible 00:13:56] and there's gonna be two cufflinks [SP]. This [inaudible 00:14:03] 5.3 liter. So I'm gonna use this cufflink because this side is smaller. It's a lot smaller than the other one. The other side will barely be a step down. This one has a bigger step down so it's smaller. And so I'll use that [inaudible 00:14:15], put on here and use this number 74 clamp. Another 74 clamp on here. Tighten it up a little bit so it's not flopping around. And then you go ahead and tighten it on, the intake too, the [inaudible 00:14:39] too.Number 64, will go on this side, 5/16 nut driver. Just not to tighten on there, but so it's not just flopping around, a little easier to handle. And now what we're gonna do is we're gonna put this MAF sensor right here. So basically, we have a little foam piece to seal it. It won't have this aluminum. Then it goes...the smooth side goes down. So we'll put the foam piece in the smooth side of the aluminum billet down and make sure there's an arrow on here that will line up with this notch. There's a notch right here. You can see that. There's a notch right there. This arrow on this aluminum billet block right here will point to that so make sure you got those lined up. And I'm gonna use the bigger screws to screw this plate down onto the intake too. Have little lock washers on there.And the Philips head to screw that down. And you don't have to get these super tight. You know, this is plastic here so you don't have to get it super tight. So now, we can drop our MAF sensor right back in there. Now, we'll use smaller screws with those lock washers to screw this MAF sensor down to the aluminum billet piece. Put this intake tube in here in the filter. Set it up in there and then push this up on the throttle body, make sure it's all the way in. Now, we can tighten this clamp with the intake tube using that 5/16 nut driver. Make sure it's straight all the way round. Now, we'll do the same on the throttle body. Just gonna reconnect our MAF sensor right here. Just kind of move these, move these [inaudible 00:18:50] out of the way. Now, mine doesn't have the red tab, but it will click in and that red tab will be up. Click it in then push that red tab down, and it'll click in and lock it. Then we can put that over here to the PCV[00:19:14.872].[inaudible 19:10:00] ...hose clamp. Put this hose clamp on here. And tighten it up a little bit. Just so they don't fall down easy. Put this side on here. Tighten both of them up. [inaudible 00:20:56]. All right, there we go. Pull this off. And then don't forget, there's a little...check the piece right here on this logo. All right. Now we gotta put the stripping on it. And I kind of want to start it on this side where it's gonna be near the fender in the middle here, and then go around. This rubber's not used to being in this shape, but I want you to screw it down on this box and leave it for a while. It'll start to form up.All right, sit it down. Now, we'll use these screws with the Phillips head and the little rubber washer to screw these down. I will start it by hand, make sure they go in there. Make sure that's right in there right. All right. Now, we're gonna go through with this Phillips head screwdriver and tighten her down, real snug. Don't have to torque them down real hard. All right. The crossbar under there, it goes under and then the screw goes over. So the crossbar goes under and the screw goes on top.Then under here, crossbar is on top and then we put the screw in under that. Same when you took it out. But right there, fold this back in, that crossbar back down. You push them in and then push the top down to lock it in place. And before installation is completed down, you gotta put your ID tag on here. I'm just gonna put mine so that you get that's what it looks like. All the specs and stuff for the filter. Just gonna put it in relative proximity to the filter. I'm gonna go ahead and put mine right here.Female Speaker: So that is going to wrap it up for my review and install of the S&B Cold Air Intake with the dry extendable filter, fitting all 2017 to 2018 5.3-liter Silverado 1500s. And you can find that right here at americantrucks.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
|Cold Air Intake Type||Cold Air Intake|
|Tuning Requirements||No Tune Required|
|Cold Air Intake Tube Material||Plastic|
|Cold Air Intake Filter Type||Dry|
For Improved On- and Off-Roding Capabilities. If your 5.3L Chevrolets Silverado 1500 needs more power to tackle the toughest driving conditions, then replace its factory cold air intake with S&B's Cold Air Intake with Dry Extendable Filter. This high-quality cold air intake system is crafted to increase your truck’s airflow by 40.16%, increasing your vehicle’s horsepower and torque gains as a result. Plus, it can efficiently keep your Silverado 1500’s engine clean and cool, allowing you to take on the most challenging terrains with greater peace of mind.
No Tuning Needed. This Cold Air Intake System features a properly mapped Mass Air Flow Sensor, which means it’s already calibrated to run with stock or enhanced setups. Thanks to this, you won’t have to re-tune or check your engine’s lights once the product is installed.
Uses a Dry Extendable Filter. S&B's Dry Extendable Filter is designed to keep contaminants away from the engine while providing a cooler airflow. It’s also made for easy cleaning, so you can extend its service life by simply blowing it out with compressed air.
Comprised of Durable and Long-Lasting Components. This Cold Air Intake is specifically designed to keep up with your extreme driving needs. It features a heavy-duty airbox that protects the air filter from engine heat, as well as a durable intake tube that can handle massive airflow levels. What’s more, it comes with an airtight seal that won’t degrade over time, so you can rest assured that you’ll gain increased power and performance no matter where you take your truck.
A Hassle-Free Installation. All of the system’s necessary hardware is included in the kit, so installing it will be an easy task. In fact, the entire procedure will take no more than 2 hours to complete.
S&B's Million-Mile Warranty. A million-mile warranty is included with every Cold Air Intake with Dry Extendable Filter sold. Visit S&B's website to get more details on the warranty’s terms, conditions, and exclusions.
Application. S&B's Cold Air Intake with Dry Extendable Filter is compatible with all 2017-2018 5.3L Chevrolet Silverado 1500 models.
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