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Old 01-24-2011, 07:25 PM
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AFE Stage 2 w/ Pro Dry Filter VS. S&B Intake

Okay guys, my stock air filter needs replacing, I believe, so I think it's time to upgrade. Instead of spending $50 on a replacement filter, I figure I can put that toward a new air intake.

Keep in mind, I plan on upgrading turbos and injectors in the future, otherwise I would be staying stock.

So here is my dilemma. I have found good deals on both a used AFE Stage 2 w/ Pro Dry Filter and a used S&B Intake.

Which one is going to filter better? And which one will flow better? I have heard that of the S&B restricting the turbo whistle, and I sure don't want that!

I have also heard great things about the AFE Pro Guard 7 Filter, and that it has the best filtration out of all the aftermarket intakes, as well as being the closest to the stock Donaldson's filtration. Should I buy the AFE and swap out the filters?

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I put aftermarket zip-ties on my Afe battery box. Not only do I need a socket, but I also need a pair of pliers to remove my battery.
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I put aftermarket zip-ties on my Afe battery box. Not only do I need a socket, but I also need a pair of pliers to remove my battery.
Wanna sell it?

If not, the one I'm looking at is the sealed kit, not the one that sits your battery inside it.

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Got ya. Im not going to sell mine
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Got ya. Im not going to sell mine
10-4. How often do you have to clean yours? And how does the filter look after 100,000 or so miles?
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i had the one you are thinking of on my 06 and when the stainless "lid" is on it restricts the whistle i found. BTW the "lid was a pita to put back on with lining up the scres and gettting them started. could have just been mine but other than that great setup! looks real nice under the hood!
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10-4. How often do you have to clean yours? And how does the filter look after 100,000 or so miles?
I keep track of all my maintenance on my truck except for the air filter

I really dont know how often I clean it, but its not very often. Mostly depends on when I have time to clean it and let it dry.
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i cleaned mine every 3 months. drove on a lot of dusty roads and i cant stand a dirty looking ar filter! keep inmind i put on about 20 000 km in 3 months
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i had the one you are thinking of on my 06 and when the stainless "lid" is on it restricts the whistle i found. BTW the "lid was a pita to put back on with lining up the scres and gettting them started. could have just been mine but other than that great setup! looks real nice under the hood!
Good to know. Why did you get rid of it?

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I keep track of all my maintenance on my truck except for the air filter

I really dont know how often I clean it, but its not very often. Mostly depends on when I have time to clean it and let it dry.
Dang it, I was hoping you would have one of your elaborate spreadsheets.
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well long story short some ************* poured bleach in my 06's fuel tank and insurance wrote off the truck cause it would have cost 35 grand to fix! (new motor fuel tank, fuel lines, pump, etc.) so now i have my 04 xlt dually. i miss my 06 lariat

i didnt have the time to take anything off the truck as i was out of the province when it got towed to the junkyard.
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