Installation Instructions

For part numbers:

200-285720-472 Airaid Oiled Media Filter
201-285721-472 SynthaMax Dry Media Filter - Red
202-285722-472 SynthaMax Dry Media Filter - Black
203-285723-472 SynthaMax Dry Media Filter - Blue

Fits vehicles:

2014GMCSierra5.3L V8
2014ChevroletSilverado 15005.3L V8
2015ChevroletSuburban 15005.3L V8
2015ChevroletTahoe5.3L V8
2015GMCYukon5.3L V8

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Component List:

Item No.DescriptionQty.
1Airaid Premium Filter1
2Airaid Intake Tube1
3Cold Air Box1
4Filter Adapter1
5Silicone Hump Hose1
6Silicone Coupler1
75/8" x 12” Breather Hose1
85/8" x 9.5" Breather Hose1
9Weather strip 25 1/2”1
10#68 Hose Clamp2
11#56 Hose Clamp2
12#19 Speed Clamp4
133/8" NPT x 5/8" Barb Elbow1
143/8" NPT x 5/8" Barb Fitting1
151/4-20 x 1/2” Button Head Screw3
161/4” Flat Washer3
17#8-32 x ½” Button Head Screw2
18Quick Connect Fitting2
19Airaid Decal2


1. Disconnect The Negative Battery Terminal!
A. Depress the Grey locking tabs in the PCV breather quick connect fittings and remove them from the vehicle.
B. Loosen the clamps on the factory intake assembly and remove it from the vehicle.

2. Using an open end wrench, remove the passenger side fender brace and set it aside. For ease of installation, remove the rear brace bolt and set it aside. Unplug the Mass Air Flow sensor, or MAF and un anchor it from the airbox. Unseat the airbox from it’s mounting grommets and remove the factory airbox.

3. Remove the 4 bolts in the airbox mounting tray and set them aside. They will be reused in step 5. Remove the Tray, it will not be re-used.

4. Install the Filter Adapter onto the Cold Air Box as shown using the three 1/4-20 Button Head Screws (#15) and 1/4” Flat Washers (#16).

5. Slide the Airbox assembly into the inner fender area and secure it using 3 of the OEM bolts removed in step 3. Apply the Airaid Decal inside of the Airbox as shown.

6. Install the Barbed Fitting and Elbow (#s 13 and 14) into the Airaid Intake Tube. Apply the Airaid Decal onto the Tube as shown.

7. Transfer the Mass Air Flow sensor from the factory airbox into the Airaid Intake Tube. Secure the sensor using the two 8-32 Button Head Screws (#17).

Do Not Use Factory Hardware!

8. Slide the Hump Hose with the #68 Hose Clamps onto the Filter adapter and the coupler and the #56 Clamps onto the throttle body. Leave the clamps loose for now.

9. Install the Airaid Intake Tube into the Hump Hose and couplers. Adjust for fit and tighten all four Hose Clamps.

10. Install the supplied Quick Connect Fittings on to the valve cover breather fittings.

11. Connect the Barbed Fittings on the Intake tube to the Quick Connect Fittings on the Valve covers using the 5/8 Breather hoses. The 9 1/2” Hose is to be used on the Passenger side and the 12” Hose is to be on the Drivers side.

12. Reconnect the Mass Air Flow sensor.

13. Install the Airaid Premium filter onto the Filter Adapter , and tighten the hose clamp.

14. Install the Weather Strip onto the top edge of the Cold Air Box with the contour rolling away from the filter.

15. Reinstall the fender brace and the rear brace bolt. Make sure all clamps, hoses, bolts, and screws are tight. Double check the hood clearance. Reconnect the negative battery cable. The CARB Decal included with this kit must be placed in a conspicuous location under the hood in order to pass a Smog check.

WARNING! If your vehicle has a Vehicle Emission Control Information decal affixed to the factory airbox, a new replacement label must be obtained and installed in a readily visible position in the engine compartment in order to remain CARB compliant. Failure to do so will prevent the vehicle from passing a smog check. Replacement labels can be ordered from your local dealership. Regulations state that the VECI label shall not be affixed to any equipment which is easily detached from the vehicle. Label placement, under the hood on a painted surface is recommended.

Thank you for purchasing the Airaid Intake System. Contact Airaid @ (800) 498-6951 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM MST weekdays for questions regarding fit or instructions that are not clear to you. Your Airaid Intake System was carefully inspected and packaged.

Check that no parts are missing, or were damaged during shipping. If any parts are missing, contact Airaid. The air filter element is protected from direct exposure to water and debris; care should be taken not to drive through deep water. WATER INGESTION IS THE DRIVERS RESPONSIBILITY! The air filter is reusable and should be cleaned periodically.

Filter identification:

720-472 Airaid Oiled Media

721-472 Airaid SynthaMax Dry Media - Red

722-472 Airaid SynthaMax Dry Media - Black

723-472 Airaid SynthaMax Dry Media - Blue

For your Oiled media filter we suggest using the AIRAID Filter Tune-Up Kit!

P/N 790-551 Aerosol Spray

P/N 790-550 Squeeze Spray

Do Not Oil.

Synthamax Air Filters do not require oil. Service air filter as needed by cleaning with common non-petroleum all-purpose household cleaner and water. Simple Green®, Formula 409® or equivalent works great. Apply cleaner to outside of air filter and allow to soak. Then flush filter clean from the inside out with a garden hose and repeat steps if necessary. Do not apply high pressure water or air to clean filter. Allow filter to air dry and reinstall.