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K&N FIPK vs. Banks Ram Air

I own a 2004 6.0L Powerstroke and wanted to find out what everybody thinks about the K&N FIPK and the Banks Ram Air systems. What I want is the one with the most power gains. Money is not really an issue to me. I simply want the best for my truck, but am having a hard time figuring out which one is the best. What do ya'll recommend? Thanks!
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Banks I'd say since money isn't an issue. Not that its that much more expensive.


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x2, Neither banks or K&N are anything to write home about....

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does it ever flood were you live? if so expect to suck in some water through the ram air....
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does it ever flood were you live? if so expect to suck in some water through the ram air....

and you know this to be true because????????

the banks ram air is an enclosed kit. the only way water that is gonna get in, is if you have done the zoodad mod and you stick a water hose up in it.

I have had both the K&N and am currently using the banks ram-air kit. the banks is far better than the K&N. as for the AFE II in a 6.0, I have heard too many CEL probs with them.

the banks design is not much diff. than some other enclosed systems out there.

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AFE Stage II... all the way. CEL's can be turned off- for free too! haha mine only came on once, and it was because the screws loosened up on the MAF sensor and let that much more air in, confusing the lil buddy. Tightened it up and no CEL since. If you plan on tuning the truck (with SCT... no other choice on the 6.0- sorry) than go ahead with the AFE and you'll be able to clear any code that comes up.
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and you know this to be true because????????

the banks ram air is an enclosed kit. the only way water that is gonna get in, is if you have done the zoodad mod and you stick a water hose up in it.

I have had both the K&N and am currently using the banks ram-air kit. the banks is far better than the K&N. as for the AFE II in a 6.0, I have heard too many CEL probs with them.

the banks design is not much diff. than some other enclosed systems out there.
wait a minute, i confused it with the duramax design, it has a suction funnel at the bottom radiater area.
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AFE Stage II... all the way. CEL's can be turned off- for free too! haha mine only came on once, and it was because the screws loosened up on the MAF sensor and let that much more air in, confusing the lil buddy. Tightened it up and no CEL since. If you plan on tuning the truck (with SCT... no other choice on the 6.0- sorry) than go ahead with the AFE and you'll be able to clear any code that comes up.
good deal. i run a SCT on my 6.0, aint nuthin like it no where.

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Not to thread jack but you talk about the SCT your talking about the livewire right?


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-SCT livewire w/ innovative extreme tunes
-Banks monster exhaust
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-05 conversion w/ harley headlamps & HIDs
-Viper 5900 remotestart/alarm
-ARP studs
-EGR delete
-Defender roof rack with 600W of light
-whelen hideaway strobes
-Sound off Predator dual red-red
-Whelen 500 4 amber 2 blue
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