AIRRAID Intake System Install – Breathe Easy: Intake 101

If you can't breathe, you can't perform, and the same holds true with our cars. LR Magazine gets up to speed by installing a new AIRRAID system into project HellDorado.

You’ve chromed and polished your engine components, got a new pulley kit but what do you do about that ugly stock intake system? You scrap it. I know a lot of you like painting intake pipes but let’s fall back from 80’s car fashion and get current by upgrading your intake system to one from AIRRAID system.

AIRRAID makes intake kits for many applications but if you don’t find one that’ll work with your motor swap then you can always go with their Universal kit. The kit not only enhances the overall appearance of your engine bay but it also helps when it comes to performance.

The U-Build-It Universal Air Box is a complete air box and filter kit for making a custom high-performance air intake system. The air box is a one-piece, roto-molded unit featuring a stylish aluminum lid. In addition, the box is designed to allow fresh air to freely flow into the air filter while protecting the intake air from engine bay heat in order to further promote additional horsepower and torque in the engine. This kit includes an AIRAID premium washable performance air filter as well as mounting hardware.

  • Air box measures in at 9.68 inches tall, 9.5 inches wide by 9.75 inches in overall length. Total length of air box including fresh air inlet is 14.98 inches
  • Included is an air intake tube, which includes several straight sections of pipe along with 30, 45, 60, and 90-degree tube bends to help you create your custom air intake system.
  • Lightweight and durable roto-molded design
  • AIRAID premium air filter included (part number 700-462)
  • Aluminum cover lid, couplers, reducers, adapters, mass airflow adapters and all air intake adapters and brackets.
  • Instructions and decals

1. Begin by unboxing the kit and making sure that all the parts are present. Once done, you will have to figure out where you want to mount the main air box.

2. Once you mount the air box with the supplied hardware, you will need to figure out how you will be running the intake pipe. From there, you will cut the included pipe in the proper sequence, and angles and the begin installing them with the included couplers until it mates to the air box with the least amount of resistance.

3. Once all the clamps have been tightened, you can begin to reinstall all the necessary breather lines and air mass sensor.

4. Install the aluminum lid and pull back the protective film.