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Airaid MXP Cold Air Intake System with SynthaMax Dry Filter - Stage 2 - Closed

Airaid MXP Cold Air Intake System with SynthaMax Dry Filter - Stage 2 - Closed

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Rotomolded air box completely isolates dry performance air filter from engine heat, lowering air temps to improve horsepower and torque for your vehicle. Quieter than open systems. Inlets boost air draw. Polyethylene intake tube. Call 800-298-8924 to order Airaid air intakes part number AR201-285 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Airaid products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Airaid MXP Cold Air Intake System with SynthaMax Dry Filter - Stage 2 - Closed. Air Intakes reviews from real customers.
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Airaid Air Intakes - AR201-285

  • Airaid
  • Dry Filter
  • Sealed Box
  • Tube Included
  • Intake System
  • SynthaMax Filter

Rotomolded air box completely isolates dry performance air filter from engine heat, lowering air temps to improve horsepower and torque for your vehicle. Quieter than open systems. Inlets boost air draw. Polyethylene intake tube.


  • Stage 2, closed cold air intake (CAI) improves airflow into your engine, boosting horsepower and torque
    • Closed system creates less noise than an open system
  • Air box blocks out heat from the engine to maximize cold air draw
    • Seals to hood with built-in rubber gasket to create a closed air box
  • Intake tube increases air volume and velocity
    • No pleats or breaks in the tube means decreased turbulence
  • Rotomolded, cross-linked, high-density polyethylene box and tube resist heat better than steel or aluminum components
  • Large inlets pull in more air than your factory air box
  • Easy-to-clean, dry air filter provides excellent engine protection while still allowing for improved airflow
    • 2 Layers of 100-percent synthetic material sandwiched between stainless steel mesh
    • 99.6-Percent filtration efficiency rate
    • Washable and reusable for easy maintenance - no need to oil
    • Durable urethane frame
  • Sensor pad(s) on intake tube provide relocation points for factory sensors (where applicable)
  • Easy installation
    • Uses factory mounting points
    • Includes stainless steel clamps with silicone and urethane couplers
  • Custom fit for your vehicle
  • Made in the USA
  • Lifetime warranty

Cold air is denser than hot air, and denser air provides more oxygen for more complete fuel combustion. More oxygen = more combustion = more power and better efficiency for your engine. The Airaid MXP intake system applies this simple formula to ramp up your engine's horsepower and torque for awesome performance gains.

MXP Cold Air Intake System

Airaid Intake Installed

The MXP intake is Airaid's top-of-the-line system. The air box and the intake tube serve as aggressive, serious upgrades over your stock intake. The rotomolded, cross-linked, high-density polyethylene construction of each component is durable and helps keep air cooler because it is more heat resistant than aluminum or steel. The box is also designed to better route incoming air than your factory air box to more efficiently direct air through the filter.

The large, built-in inlets in the air box help to deliver the high, steady flow of cold air that your engine needs to perform at top level. And the upper edge of the air box is lined with a rubber gasket. The air box surrounds the air filter, and the gasket creates a seal with the hood of your vehicle. This isolates the air filter from engine heat on all sides, thus helping to ensure that the air that is pulled into the engine is cold and dense.

The intake tube also generates more airflow to the engine. The tube's smooth, wide-open design delivers high-volume, high-velocity air into the throttle body. Not only does the tube allow air to flow along an unrestricted path, but it is also free of noise baffles that would hinder airflow.

SynthaMax Dry Air Filter

Airaid SynthaMax Air Filter Layers

This Airaid intake kit includes a SynthaMax air filter that offers improved airflow and has a 99.6-percent filtration rate for superior protection. The large, 360-degree conical filter is composed of 2 layers of synthetic material that filter out contaminants while allowing clean air through. The synthetic material is sandwiched between 2 layers of stainless steel mesh that provide rigid durability.

This Airaid SynthaMax filter is washable and reusable. The dry filter does not need to be oiled, which makes for easy maintenance. It is recommended that you clean your SynthaMax filter every 30,000 to 50,000 miles with the Airaid cleaning kit (sold separately).

201-285 Air Aid MXP Cold Air Intake Kit with Syntha Max Dry High Flow Air Filter

Installation Details AR201-285 Installation instructions

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Customer Reviews

Airaid MXP Cold Air Intake System with SynthaMax Dry Filter - Stage 2 - Closed - AR201-285

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (6 Customer Reviews)

Rotomolded air box completely isolates dry performance air filter from engine heat, lowering air temps to improve horsepower and torque for your vehicle. Quieter than open systems. Inlets boost air draw. Polyethylene intake tube.

- AR201-285

Pick this air raid intake package for my GMC. So far so good. Like the sound of the engine the step up horsepower and torque. 634600

It worked out great Sold the vehicle and was one of the selling points on the engine!!
Raymond O - 04/24/2020


- AR511-302

Review from a similar MXP in Air Intakes

My 4Runner is a big vehicle and it takes a bit to get going, so anything that adds a bit of power and torque is welcomed. When I installed this intake it did seem to add just a bit more get up and go to my acceleration. The thing I liked best about the intake is that when accelerating it sounds better, a bit deeper sound than before. When idling or normal driving there was not a noticeable difference in sound. My gas mileage after 1,000 miles of use was just a bit improved. There was not enough improvement that I would conclusively say it improves mileage but it probably will not hurt your MPG. 102573

- AR200-280

Review from a similar MXP in Air Intakes

Glad I went to etrailer! Intake works great and got it at a great price. 705028

- AR202-267

Review from a similar MXP in Air Intakes

Looking good after a year, Escalade sounds better, really couldn’t tell a difference in power or mileage , but hey........sounds great 671660

- AR303-254

Review from a similar MXP in Air Intakes

Noticeable power increase and 1-3 MPG i ncrease. 584961

- AR883-282

Review from a similar MXP in Air Intakes

works good ,can feel power differance. 529495


Ask the Experts about this Airaid Air Intakes

  • Cold Air Intake Power Gains of Cold Air Intake for 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3 liter V8
    If you installed a full cold air intake on your 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 like the # AR201-285 you'd see gains of around 10-15 horsepower on a dyno. If you did a cold air type upgrade like the # AR200-785 that you referenced you'd see about half that. Dyno numbers fluctuate and not all of them will read the same results but in general the numbers I mentioned are what you would get.
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  • How Much Horsepower and Torque Will the Flashpaq F5 Give a 2016 Chevrolet Suburban
    The Superchips Flashpaq F5 Performance Tuner part # SU2845 which is a fit for your 2016 Chevrolet Suburban with the 5.3L V8 engine can provide increases in horsepower and torque up to 18HP and 17TQ while using the performance tune. It will disable the active fuel management (AFM) system so you are always running on all eight cylinders. If you want to further increase the horsepower and torque gains of your Suburban you can add a cold air intake, the Airaid MXP Cold Air Intake System with...
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  • Options for Increasing Horsepower and Torque on 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 with 5.3L V8 Engine
    The best overall setup for increasing the horsepower and torque on your 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 is with a combination of components consisting of a performance tuner, exhaust system, and a cold air intake. Starting with the tuner for your Sierra 1500 I highly recommend the Edge Gas Evolution CS2 # EP85350, which features a full color 2.4" screen for easy parameter viewing, pre-loaded performance tests to provide you with road stats/times, and is made here in the USA. Om your Sierra with...
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  • Programmer and Cold Air Intake Recommendation for 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 5.3 liter V8
    A programmer like the Edge CTS2 part # EP85450 will be exactly what you want for your 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 with a 5.3 liter engine. This programmer can give you up to 18 horsepower and 27 ft lbs of torque. Another great option would be to also add a cold air intake like the Airaid MXP part # AR201-285 which is also a confirmed fit for your truck. By allowing the engine to basically inhale easier more power is increased.
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  • Horsepower Gains for 2014 Chevy Silverado 5.3L with Programmer, Cold Air Intake, and Exhaust Mods
    To determine an exact amount of power gains for a 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500 with the 5.3 liter motor it would have to be placed on a Dyno to calculate its new output. When you add performance products to a vehicle, the gains do not necessarily stack. What I mean is if new exhaust adds 10 horsepower and a programmer adds 20 that doesn't mean that you added 30 horsepower; only that you increased it by up to 30 but its likely less. So we can provide a ball park figure but putting the vehicle...
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