The constant fluctuation in gas prices has lead to the popular topic of fuel-efficiency over the last five years. A consumer would much rather buy a fuel-efficient vehicle in today’s economy. With the continuous release of electric and hybrid vehicles hitting the market, truck consumers were next in line for some overdue improvements. The demand for a more fuel-efficient truck with added power and reliability was finally met. Though different in name, the 2014-2015 GMC Sierra 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 5.3L V8 both meet these expectations.
Both the GM Sierra 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 share more than just a parent company. When looking under the hood the 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 puts out 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque with an EPA estimate of 16-23 miles per gallon. Take a closer look and notice three key technologies in both the GMC Sierra 1500 and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500: direct injection, continuous variable valve timing and active fuel management. While the direct injection helps mix fuel more efficiently, the continuously variable valve timing runs most efficient when applying the most power across the wide operating range. The active fuel management allows both the GMC Sierra 1500 and the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 to run on four cylinders until more power is needed which will result in all 8 cylinders coming online. With the conscious efforts to provide better fuel management, the question is if there is room for improvement?
When looking at both the GMC Sierra and the Chevrolet Silverado, General Motors has made significant improvements that are more appealing to the general consumer. People are paying less at the pump and spending more time in their trucks. The number of stops for gas has been decreased while the distance between stops has increased without a compromise in power. This sounds like the perfect package. Yet some consumers are still looking for additional upgrades to help increase the truck’s performance. An air intake system is one of the easiest and most affordable means to increase horsepower. Adding a Spectre Performance air intake system can help improve power and increase acceleration without the hassle of extreme modifications.
By replacing the restrictive air box with an air intake upgrade, a higher volume of cooler, denser, air can potentially enter the intake system. The replacement of the stock plastic intake tract with a polished aluminum tube helps smooth out airflow restrictions encountered with the stock tube. Add a Spectre Performance High Performance Racing (HPR) air filter and you will quickly see how the Spectre Performance air intake can help add power and increase acceleration.
In addition to increased power, the Spectre Performance air intake can help save money long term. A stock paper filter will require replacement approximately every 12,000 to 15,000 miles. The Spectre High Performance Racing (HPR) air filter, number HPR9891, that is included in the Spectre Performance air intake 9006 can be washed and reused with the Spectre Performance Accucharge cleaning kit 884820. This allows for easy, affordable, maintenance for the long-life Spectre air filter.
The Spectre Performance air intake kit, part number 9006, comes with all the necessary components for easy installation. The Installation Instruction Sheet included in the Spectre Performance air intake kit along with some basic hand tools will assist in making the installation process stress-free. Unlike some modifications, this Spectre Performance air intake kit will take approximately 90-minutes to install. In addition, owners of 2014-2015 GMC Sierra 1500 and Chevrolet Silverado 1500 models with the 5.3L EcoTec3 V8 gas engine can rest assured knowing that Spectre Performance warrants all its products to be free from workmanship and material defects with a limited 90 day warranty.
Spectre Performance air intake 9006 is designed to increase the performance of the following Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra models:
2015 GMC Yukon XL 5.3L V8
Find additional air intakes for the Silverado and GMC 1500s at the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Air Intakes page or the GMC Sierra 1500 Air Intakes page. Since 1983 Spectre Performance has designed and offered unique, innovative, parts and components to fuel your car or truck obsession. Whether your fixation happens to be a classic muscle car or modern pickup truck, Spectre will help fuel your passion for performance. Please use the Vehicle Search tool to find additional vehicle specific parts, or browse a wide array of custom Spectre Performance products at SpectrePerformance.com. If assistance is required please feel free to call Spectre Performance at 909-673-9800.
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