FITS 1996 GMC C/K Series Pickup
Airaid Classic Cold Air Intake System with SynthaMax Dry Filter - Open - Blue

Airaid Classic Cold Air Intake System with SynthaMax Dry Filter - Open - Blue

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1996 GMC C/K Series Pickup

4.3L V6 Engine

5.0L V8 and 5.7L V8 Engine

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AR203-102 - Open Box/Heat Shield Airaid Intake System
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  • Open Box/Heat Shield
  • Dry Filter
  • Tube Included
  • Intake System
  • SynthaMax Filter
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1996 GMC C/K Series Pickup - Airaid Classic Cold Air Intake System with SynthaMax Dry Filter - Open - Blue

CAI positions a dry performance filter in a more open site than your factory system allows so it can draw in colder, denser air to boost horsepower and torque for your GMC C/K Series Pickup. Mandrel-bent steel intake tube ensures unrestricted airflow.


  • Open cold air intake (CAI) improves airflow into your engine, boosting horsepower and torque
    • Open system draws in more cold, dense air than a closed system
    • Relocated air filter is exposed to better airflow than factory filter in stock location
  • Mandrel-bent, silver powder coated steel intake tube increases air volume and velocity
    • Tubing maintains its size and shape throughout
    • No baffles, pleats, or breaks to hinder airflow
  • 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

Note: This cold air intake system is not legal for sale or use in the state of California.

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 Classic intake system applies this simple formula to ramp up your engine's horsepower and torque.

Classic Cold Air Intake System

Airaid Classic Intake Installed

Designed for vehicles with restrictive factory air intakes, the Classic system attaches to your existing filter adapter tube and elongates the intake tract to move the air filter to a location that allows for better airflow. The intake tube positions the air filter in a more open site so that the system can pull in cool air from outside of your engine compartment. This increase in cold, dense air provides a boost in power.

The durable powder coated steel intake tube delivers high-velocity air into the throttle body. This is due to the extra length that the tube adds to the intake tract, as well as the mandrel bending. This mandrel bending creates a tube that is the same size and shape even through curves in the tube. Not only does the tube allow air to flow along an unrestricted path, but it is also free of noise baffles that 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).

203-102 Air Aid Classic Cold Air Intake Kit with Syntha Max Dry Blue High Flow Air Filter

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Airaid Classic Cold Air Intake System with SynthaMax Dry Filter - Open - Blue - AR203-102

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (1 Customer Reviews)

CAI positions a dry performance filter in a more open site than your factory system allows so it can draw in colder, denser air to boost horsepower and torque for your vehicle. Mandrel-bent steel intake tube ensures unrestricted airflow.

- AR200-103

Review from a similar Airaid Classic System in Air Intakes

Fair price, High Quality and very easy to install. 165776


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