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post #1 of 14 Old 10-13-2012, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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what style of cai is best?

I know most people say s&b and afe are the 2 best brands but s&b is the same style intake as stock and afe has one thats about the same to but they also have the "open air" intake with the divider around the filter and battery and looks like it seals on the hood. What are the advantages of both styles?

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First I got the AiRaid filter, then I did the Zoodad cut out, finally I ditched the front of the restrictive box. This actually helped recover about a point of MPG after putting on the 35s.

Total cost $75.
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Wth is zoodad. Is that just cutting out the intake.

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Never mind, thought mine might have it but mine is just some idiot cutting the front cover of the intake.

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ive always heard S&B or AFE. this is the one i'll be going with, AFE stage 2


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AFE Stage 2 Cold Air Intake System with Pro-GUARD 7 Type XP 75-11022

This is what im thinking about going with but i dont know if it has an advantage over the stock style like Int.Tech04 said he was going with.

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I see 2 problems there: replacing an air filter box with another box, and it has the same crappy restrictive front.

Two reasons why I WON'T buy a cal for my truck.

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Thats why im thinking about the one i posted the link for. Its more of an open style it costs more but i think with it would out perform the stock style ones.

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The main argument for aftermarket CAI kits is this

1) the "open" design allows the intake to breath in more air, however the air is pulled from the engine bay (hot air) and won't benefit you as much as cooler air from outside the truck (that's where the zoodad mod comes in)

2) the OEM intake is too restrictive and focuses more on filtering air, rather than flowing air. This is great if you live on dirty dusty roads, or if you go off-roading quite a bit. If you don't, then by all means - get a more free-flowing design

I run the aFe Stage 2 Si Magnum intake with the Pro5R filter and love it. The zoodad mod is when you cut a hole in the section behind your front grill that allows air to channel directly into the stock intake housing and/or aftermarket intake housing. Who knows if it works or not, but it can't hurt to try.

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Thats exaclty what i was thinking but i wasnt sure if i was right or not. It would be cool to see side by side dynos where they just switch the intakes.

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