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AIRAID 251-253

Performance Air Intake System
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The AIRAID 251-253 fits some Cadillac CTS-V models. See vehicle applications for details.
The AIRAID Cold Air Dam (CAD) Air Intake is engineered to give your engine larger amounts of cooler air to produce more horsepower and torque. The intake system retains the original location of the air filter but delivers a big boost with the addition of a huge open-element air inlet protected by Cold Air Dam panels that help to provide a steady, free-flowing supply of cooler outside air into your engine. The panels mount in the factory air box location and utilize any factory cold air inlet ducts that are present, while adding additional cold air passages to the filter. The panels also keep the filter isolated from the hot engine compartment air by sealing to the underside of the hood via blade-style weather stripping. This CAD system utilizes a replacement low-restriction intake tube. The 360-degree conical AIRAID premium air filter is washable and reusable, less restrictive than traditional paper, and assures superior filtration. The AIRAID Cold Air Dam Air Intake is easy to install with common hand tools. Some AIRAID air intakes are not legal for sale or use in California and other states adopting California emission standards, while others are 50 state legal. View the product's vehicle applications to determine the legal status for each vehicle.

[More Information on AIRAID Cold Air Dam Intakes]
  • Increases horsepower and torque
  • Replaces stock air box, air filter and intake tubing
  • Cold Air Dam panels block out hot engine bay air
  • Easy to install using commonly available tools
  • Easy to clean oil-free synthetic air filter
  • Washable and reusable air filter media
  • No Hassle Lifetime Warranty

Part 251-253 Product Specifications

Replacement Filter701-495
Air Filter ColorRed
Air Filter MaterialNon-woven Synthetic
Clamps Included4
Clamp MaterialStainless Steel
Clamp StyleWorm Gear
Couplers Included2
Product StyleAIRAID Intake Kit
Air Filter Outlet ShapeRound
Intake Pipe Color / FinishBlack
Intake Pipe MaterialHigh-Density Cross-Linked Polyethylene
Street Legal In All US States No
TUV Approved (Europe)No
Weight10.3 lb (4.7 kg)
Product Box Height12.5 in (318 mm)
Product Box Length16 in (406 mm)
Product Box Width15.7 in (399 mm)
California RestrictedNot legal for sale or use in California
Mounting Hardware IncludedYes
WarrantyNo-Hassle Lifetime Limited
WARNING: Cancer and reproductive

Product Reviews

June 12, 2017 - Part 251-253
Bought the Airaid intake to replace another aftermarket unit I had previously installed on my CTS-V. The Airaid unit was easier to install, looked 100 better, and out performed the other guys intake. When you open the hood, the Airaid cold air system looks like it belongs there and in truth, should have been factory installed.

Edmund J Macdonald
Carrollton, Virginia
July 6, 2016 - Part 251-253
I am very pleased with this item. It was a little harder getting the air tube to go on the filter and throttle body even with the clamps extended to their max opening. Other than that it was a breeze to install. The increased HP was very noticeable and I love the sound of the supercharger wine during medium to hard acceleration. I know you don't buy a car like this and worry about gas millage, but on a 562 mile trip I got an average of 20.6 mpg. I know this increase in mpg was due to the new Airaid Intake System. I highly recommend this Airaid Intake System mod. The engine breathes a lot better.

Clarence J
Tomball, Oklahoma
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