Air Intake - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
6.0L Performance Parts Discussion What has or has not worked for you?

User Tag List

 1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 44 Old 02-09-2012, 06:37 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 13
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.

Thank you
kach2004 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 44 Old 02-09-2012, 06:51 AM
Turbos = Witchcraft
 
TooMuch03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: West Bend, WI
Posts: 2,842
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 2
Thanked 36 Times in 18 Posts
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
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.

2003 F250 6.0

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tuscany View Post
Compounds FTW!!!
TooMuch03 is offline  
post #3 of 44 Old 02-09-2012, 07:06 AM
Real Men of Genius
 
Super Diesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 5,304
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Thanks: 1
Thanked 25 Times in 24 Posts
Feedback Score: 9 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by TooMuch03 View Post
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?

Chris | 2005 F-250 RCSB
Super Diesel is offline  
post #4 of 44 Old 02-09-2012, 07:15 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 13
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
There are no Mods to my truck execpt a lift and exhaust system.
kach2004 is offline  
post #5 of 44 Old 02-09-2012, 07:17 AM
Turbos = Witchcraft
 
TooMuch03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: West Bend, WI
Posts: 2,842
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 2
Thanked 36 Times in 18 Posts
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
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.

2003 F250 6.0

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tuscany View Post
Compounds FTW!!!
TooMuch03 is offline  
post #6 of 44 Old 02-09-2012, 08:30 AM
N.S.D.Q.


 
HeavyAssault's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Middle VA
Posts: 4,617
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 29 Post(s)
Thanks: 24
Thanked 78 Times in 67 Posts
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Super Diesel View Post
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.


Officially The Biggest Midget In The Game
(In support of Zmann's request)

HeavyAssault is offline  
post #7 of 44 Old 02-09-2012, 08:44 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: LA
Posts: 510
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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


Sent from my Autoguide iPhone app

My stuff!
Sinister egr delete
MBRB 4" TB straight
Blue spring mod
6.4 banjo bolts, headstuds
Powermax turbo
AFE cold air intake (dry filter),Zoodad mod.
Pillar gauge fuel press., volt, bully dog monitor mounted in it
Sct w/ custom tunes from Vivian looney,looney wild, tow with jb, track and compition file
20x9 eagle wheels w/ 35x13 nitro terra grapplers

Soon to be
190/75cc injectors
AirdogII i need to install but waiting on my injectors
meth injection
Msims02 is offline  
post #8 of 44 Old 02-09-2012, 08:49 AM
N.S.D.Q.


 
HeavyAssault's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Middle VA
Posts: 4,617
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 29 Post(s)
Thanks: 24
Thanked 78 Times in 67 Posts
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
You could have modded the OEM snorkel and gave your lady friend a nice dinner.


Officially The Biggest Midget In The Game
(In support of Zmann's request)

HeavyAssault is offline  
post #9 of 44 Old 02-09-2012, 10:11 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: LA
Posts: 510
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by HeavyAssault View Post
You could have modded the OEM snorkel and gave your lady friend a nice dinner.
Yup the golden arch!


Sent from my Autoguide iPhone app

My stuff!
Sinister egr delete
MBRB 4" TB straight
Blue spring mod
6.4 banjo bolts, headstuds
Powermax turbo
AFE cold air intake (dry filter),Zoodad mod.
Pillar gauge fuel press., volt, bully dog monitor mounted in it
Sct w/ custom tunes from Vivian looney,looney wild, tow with jb, track and compition file
20x9 eagle wheels w/ 35x13 nitro terra grapplers

Soon to be
190/75cc injectors
AirdogII i need to install but waiting on my injectors
meth injection
Msims02 is offline  
post #10 of 44 Old 02-09-2012, 03:49 PM
Real Men of Genius
 
Super Diesel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 5,304
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Thanks: 1
Thanked 25 Times in 24 Posts
Feedback Score: 9 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by HeavyAssault View Post
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.

Chris | 2005 F-250 RCSB
Super Diesel is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome