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Old 01-12-2013, 07:24 PM
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Worse MPG with air intake???

Did anyone else notice a decrease in MPG after installing a air intake? I installed a S&B awhile back and noticed a decrease in MPG. I was looking back today at my records and there was a 2-3 MPG decrease since installing the air intake. I am going to reinstall my factory air filter and see if it increases. Did anybody else notice a decrease in fuel mileage after installing air intake????

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Old 01-12-2013, 09:32 PM
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Tell me when you put your stock filter on and get info on it whether it made a difference or not. I have an 04 but been a long time since I had a stock intake. If it doesn't make a difference I would like to work with you on it. I guess I just like the abuse, in trying to learn and figure the 6.0 out.
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:16 AM
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This is really odd, is it from blended diesel?

My mpgs keep going down with every mod because I can't keep my foot off the go pedal. LOL
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X2 on the mods = loud pedal = low mpg. What are you gonna do?

But seriously, I have the Zoodad and an Airaid filter. When I took the restrictive front off of my box the mpg went up. Although winter idling/warm up has been taking it's toll.
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Have you cleaned it at all? I know the aftermarket air filters need far more attention because they can't hold but about 10% of the capacity of dirt as a stock filter before air flow decreases. Just a thought.
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Have you cleaned it at all? I know the aftermarket air filters need far more attention because they can't hold but about 10% of the capacity of dirt as a stock filter before air flow decreases. Just a thought.
While they do require cleaning/maintenance/changing like any other filter, I disagree. Mine has been pretty dirty, complete with bugs, and there was no noticeable change in performance. For that matter, my filter monitor hardly moves.

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Did anyone else notice a decrease in MPG after installing a air intake? I installed a S&B awhile back and noticed a decrease in MPG. I was looking back today at my records and there was a 2-3 MPG decrease since installing the air intake. I am going to reinstall my factory air filter and see if it increases. Did anybody else notice a decrease in fuel mileage after installing air intake????

Will
If you are still in the process of swaping intakes, could you get a maf reading from stock and S$B. My peak maf reading whent down with the S$B.
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If you are still in the process of swaping intakes, could you get a maf reading from stock and S$B. My peak maf reading whent down with the S$B.
Aaron what does that mean?? The amount of air going thru the maf sensor is less? I didn't notice any mpg decrease but when I installed my intake I wasn't driving around like a grandpa trying to squeeze mpg out either. I did notice more off idle power and throttle response.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:06 PM
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I know it is not less but where the maf mounts in the newcai tube it is larger and so there is more volume but less velocity. I swaped back and forth to double check. my peak maf readings drop 100 g/s.. I think that is the right measurement, with the s&b. I have asked a few people to check this for me but no one has.
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Best intake...was your stock system..its all thats needed to 500HP.
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