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Old 09-19-2011, 07:00 PM
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final decision on intake

ok so ive been looking ove this website on the intake subject for a while now and i still dont know what to do all i have is a 4 inch turbo back and i know people are gunna pull the stock is good up to 500 hp well im looking for better pick up less lag on take off and a bit better mpg more the better i have been looking a s and b and volant maybe the enclosed afe but heard that some have had no luck with em i did the zoodad and didnt do a thing so will that help with a enclosed filter instead of a k and n style sucking the engine temp air in so please help with my decision and let me kno what your luck has been with intakes thanks
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Old 09-19-2011, 07:13 PM
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If you wanna go fancy and all, i would do what they call a tymar intake custom open element filter, alot of 7.3 guys have done it, or You Could go with Injen Diesel Intake. I havent personally added one yet but Ive heard really good reviews on the AFE intakes. I know you know the stock intake is good up to 500HP, but in all honesty it is, its just a real pain in the @ZZ to change. First time i did it, it was givin me a roid rage lolol, i was getting so fustrated. The Open element filter will def give you more turbo whistle im sure, but the stocker flows and filters extremely well. What you should do is get a Intake elbow like banks or AFe to replace the stock one. If you really wanna spend the money on and intake, i Like either the Injen/Amsoil one, or the AFE stage 2 pro guard 7 intake.
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Old 09-19-2011, 07:17 PM
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S&B is prob the best bang for your buck.... that would be my vote...
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S&B or AFE would be about the only two filters besides stock that I would run on my truck.

I don't buy the whole stock is good to 500hp thing either.

Stock will filter the best hands down, but you can't tell me a more open filter isn't going to let more air in. I'd certainly like to see the dyno results to prove this, until then it's just another saying that everyone on the forums follows blindly.
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Old 09-20-2011, 08:30 AM
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S&B or AFE get my vote. Dollar for dollar the S&B is tough to beat, but the AFE Stage II kits are very nice.
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Old 09-20-2011, 09:40 AM
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I am thinking about keeping the stock intake filter and all and going with the Banks High Ram Intake. It comes with the high ram elbow and a bigger "boost tube" is what they call it and new boots and all. Price on it is about 400 bucks seems like a good way to go to me keep the stock filter that everyone raves about but still opens up the intake past the filter.
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Old 09-20-2011, 09:47 AM
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Here are some pictures of that set up with the banks high ram intake.
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Old 09-20-2011, 09:57 AM
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How much of an improvement do you really think that will make? I might consider putting it on my truck if it was A)given to me for free B)I ground off all of the banks insignia.

I would spend my money elsewhere. For $400 you can get a drop in batmowheel for your stock charger and I guarantee you'd see a much larger improvement over that banks intake elbow and boost tube.
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:08 AM
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Ill have to look into that batmowheel for our stock turbos. Ive heard of it but not much else besides that.
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Those elbows WILL NOT gain you anything. The real airflow restriction is the heads and adding all kinds of flow potential before them doesn't change a thing.

You want less lag, better throttle response, and better mpg's? Have Bill at PHP tune your FICM. It will accomplish all 3 of those things for less than the cost of an intake or an elbow which will accomplish none of the above.
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