Top 3 Air Intake Systems for Your Truck

Originally published on Jun 12, 2019 | Updated on Aug 24, 2023

Written by
 RealTruck Expert Team

Air intakes help your truck breathe better from the moment the air hits the engine. On their own, they can increase horsepower and torque, and when paired with other performance upgrades such as exhaust systemsmufflers, and programmers, these numbers can increase even more. Check out our top three air intake systems to see what all the fuss is about.

1. S&B Cold Air Intake

Cold air intakes give you more power gains over standard intakes because the air box and filter are positioned for denser, colder air, usually near the fenderwell. The S&B Cold Air Intake is designed for your specific make and model, and has durable seals, a clear lid for easy inspection, and comes with a reusable high-flow air filter. This American-made cold air intake is backed by a million-mile warranty.

2. K&N 63 Series AirCharger High Performance Air Intake

The K&N 63 Series AirCharger High Performance Air Intakes uses non-metallic tubes that eliminate air restriction while reducing air temperature, giving you more efficient combustion and increased horsepower. Depending on your driving conditions, the reusable air filter can last up to 100,000 miles before washing. It's backed by a million-mile warranty. Not street legal in CARB compliant states.

3. K&N 77 Series High Flow Performance Metal Air Intake

For increased power and a beautiful enhancement to the appearance of your engine bay, the K&N 77 Series High Flow Performance Metal Air Intake in available in both chrome and gray metallic finishes. Its aerodynamic aluminum tube is mandrel bent for unrestricted air flow, and it works with the oversize air filter to increase the amount of air that gets to the engine, giving you more power, torque, and acceleration. It's backed by a million-mile warranty. Some 77 Series air intakes may not be legal in CARB compliant states.

If you're ready to increase horsepower and get your engine to where you want it to be, it's time to add an air intake. If you've got questions, chat or call our product experts. They can guarantee fitment to your specific vehicle, and our tech support specialists can assist with installation.

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