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post #1 of 35 Old 02-27-2011, 05:28 AM Thread Starter
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what is best intake??

hear alot of people talkn bout high temps at idling..dont want that to happen...im fixing to put exhaust on my truck and gonna get an intake just not sure which 1....give me some ideas all i want is lil better fuel mpgs...i want a dry filter though...tell me yalls intakes and how increase mpgs and if temps went up...ive got 2006 6.0 f350 king ranch lwb stock
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Leave the stock intake on. Filters better and flows enough air to support 500 hp.

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Leave the stock intake on. Filters better and flows enough air to support 500 hp.
Yep. He's right. Still running my stock one.

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how much does new exhaust help with mpgs?????
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mechanic reccomended aem dry intake
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you will want to tune it with the exhuast. i know a few guys who mpgs when down after they did the exhaust without a programmer


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the guy custom builds the dual exhaust and he said doesnt need a programmer...gives it enough back pressure with his system and ive heard one it sounds awesome...sounds better than some of the name brand ones
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nobody has any suggestions on air intakes...i want to spen around 3 hundred or less if i can
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Take the suggestions of the guys here.... You asked for help and these guys know their stuff!

leave the 6.0 stock intake on there unless your going nuts for HP. And if he's building you a DUAL exhaust that he thinks has plenty of back pressure then something is wrong. You dont need back pressure, your driving a turbo'd diesel. Put a tuner on it and a straight pipe system, throw a muffler in there if you really want to.

Otherwise just listen to these guys, they know their stuff. Stock intake with a better filter + free flowing (non restricting) exhaust and you will be happy with the truck, throw an SCT programmer on it and you will have an AWESOME truck to daily drive.

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nobody has any suggestions on air intakes...i want to spen around 3 hundred or less if i can
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Take your pick. It really boils down to personal preference. Some guys prefer a dry element, some swear by oiled.

FWIW, I've been hearing good things about the dry AEM lately. Probably more kudos for that filter than most any other from my observation.

Seriously though, the stocker filters and flows great up to 500 hp or so. They are just a PITA to do filter maintenence on. That there is enough reason for me to change the stock box out.

Oh, btw, reducing backpressure is the whole point of going to a bigger aftermarket exhaust. Don't listen to anyone who says it needs backpressure built into it. Less backpresure = better exhaust flow thus lower EGTs.

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