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Old 02-09-2012, 05:37 AM
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Air Intake

I have read a few posts discussing the pros and cons of upgrading the air intake.

Is there anything to really be gained by removing the stock air intake and upgrading it.

Has anyone experienced major problems after upgrading the air intake.

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What kind of mods do you have? If you are under 500rwhp you won't gain anything fron an intake except it'll be easier to change the filter. The stock intake filters better than any aftermarket air intake.
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What kind of mods do you have? If you are under 500rwhp you won't gain anything fron an intake except it'll be easier to change the filter. The stock intake filters better than any aftermarket air intake.
We've actually got a dyno event coming up this weekend, and I'm thinking about dynoing one of our 6.0's that has the stock intake, then adding an intake to it and running another dyno.

Just to clarify, are you saying that unless you're producing over 500rwhp BEFORE the intake is upgraded, you won't see any increase in power?
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Old 02-09-2012, 06:15 AM
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There are no Mods to my truck execpt a lift and exhaust system.
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Either way, if you are making under 500rwhp with an intake and you switch back to stock, I doubt you will see any decrease in power; and if you are under 500rwhp with a stock intake and install an aftermarket intake, I doubt you will see any increase in power. But, I have been wrong before, and I am very interested to see if there is any difference in dyno numbers, since most of us are only basing this off of a seat-of-the-pants feeling.
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We've actually got a dyno event coming up this weekend, and I'm thinking about dynoing one of our 6.0's that has the stock intake, then adding an intake to it and running another dyno.

Just to clarify, are you saying that unless you're producing over 500rwhp BEFORE the intake is upgraded, you won't see any increase in power?
I'd ask you to be sure that the test is annotated correctly or it will be picked apart. Post up the dyno runs as well.

Will the aftermarket filter be new? Got a new OEM filter?? What brand and kit is the aftermarket??

For the cost an intake kit isn't worth the cash when you can mod the OEM.
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I orderd the afe dry oe replacement filter from oriellys yesterday for 100 bucks. Uses all stock intake stuff. Which I will be over 500 rwhp in 2 weeks


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You could have modded the OEM snorkel and gave your lady friend a nice dinner.
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You could have modded the OEM snorkel and gave your lady friend a nice dinner.
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I'd ask you to be sure that the test is annotated correctly or it will be picked apart. Post up the dyno runs as well.

Will the aftermarket filter be new? Got a new OEM filter?? What brand and kit is the aftermarket??

For the cost an intake kit isn't worth the cash when you can mod the OEM.
I'm not going to go crazy on the experiment. We'll dyno a stock 6.0 (mostly stock, if he has any performance mods - I'll be sure to note them) then install my aFe intake, and dyno again. If we've got time to do a few runs of each (maybe take an average dyno reading for stock intake vs aFe intake) that might give us a better and more accurate figure.

I was always terrible at lab work in high school.
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