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Old 01-23-2010, 12:54 PM
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Question Which intake is recommended?

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Which CAI do you recommend? I already know which tuner, exhaust, and gauges I am buying, but I am having problems deciding which intake to go with. I just purchased a 05 6.0 that has a K&N installed. I am gong to remove that. I have been searching and reading and think I have it narrowed down to Volant, S&B, AFE stage 2 or SI. This truck will be plowing snow in the winter months if that makes a difference. Which do you recommend and why? Thanx very much for you time...
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i'd go S&B ... best bang for you buck
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S&B for sure. Let me know if I can help you out.
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A Newbie question:

Which CAI do you recommend? I already know which tuner, exhaust, and gauges I am buying, but I am having problems deciding which intake to go with. I just purchased a 05 6.0 that has a K&N installed. I am gong to remove that. I have been searching and reading and think I have it narrowed down to Volant, S&B, AFE stage 2 or SI. This truck will be plowing snow in the winter months if that makes a difference. Which do you recommend and why? Thanx very much for you time...
Out of that list go with the S&B bro, Rollin Smoke Diesel. 2003-2007 Ford 6.0L Powerstroke Diesel S&B Intake

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Personally, I would put the stock one on until you are pushing more than 500. I ran the stock filter when I was running 550 and never had a problem. Dyno results also, show it usually outperforms aftermarket intakes.
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The S&B filter doesn't hold a candle to the capability of the OEM filter. In fact the S&B unit will clog up quicker than the OEM. The OEM filter can catch more dirt/dust and flow more air longer than the S&B. Is your turbo worth it?
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i have an AEM Brute force dry intake on mine. and love it. also it makes a couple more pounds of boost and at least 1mpg better than the stock one. not much but every bit helps!
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Intake

Thanx everyone, great feedback! I am actually a little bit more confused now...lol. I kinda like the idea of going back to the stock setup. With that do you use the factory filter? I will definitely not be in the 500+ HP range.
I did look at the AEM, but I was concerned about the intake taking in hot engine compartment air. What are everyone's thoughts about keeping the K&N intake that the truck came with?
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Any one know anything about the AFE Stage 2 intake, I'm thinking about Buying one but aren't sure what to do? I know the stock filter is really good, but I take my truck on the silver lake sand dunes and recently trashed my motorcraft one by clogging it with sand, And the stock box it a total pain to work with. I don't want to deal with the factory box every weekend and keep trashing filters. So I was thinking about the stage 2 with pre filter wrap. I'd like the S&B but from the pics I've seen its not really the easiest filter to access weekly. And I don't want to waste my money on something that will be trashed in one weekend. Any Ideas for a cheap, easy access, durable intake system?
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ive got a banks CAI ill make you a deal on PM me if you are interested
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