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Old 11-12-2007, 12:41 PM
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Air filter replacement?

Hi all,

I've been a member here for a while, but VERY seldom post. I searched for info on this topic, but I couldn't find very much.

I was goign to replace my air filter over the weekend, and was surrpised to see that it costs about $80 in my area. I figured for that much money, I may as well look at alternative intake systems. I looked at the K&N systems (both the "drop in" and the "active air" systems) and immediately came to look at this forum for opinions. What I read on here makes me wary of getting a K&N system. So, my question is, do a lot of you guys replace the stock intake system or just replace the air filter as necessary? If you do replace, what is the "best" system out there for me to look into?

By the way, I have a 2006 F-350 (6.0L Diesel, of course) and this is my first diesel.

Thanks all for the help.
Dozer
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Old 11-12-2007, 02:04 PM
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I only recommend the factory filter as the best protection for your 6.0L. It flows more than the factory turbo can pull and is good to 500rwhp+
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You can get them on ebay too. Here's an OEM Ford one for about 62 bucks shipped: eBay Motors: Powerstroke 6.0 Diesel Motorcraft Air Filter (1) (item 280172237981 end time Nov-17-07 14:20:13 PST)

There's a Donaldson on there for 40 bucks shipped, too. They're also very good filters. I think they even make the Ford one.
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Thanks for the response guys. I really appreciate it.

So, the consensus is to stick with the factory intake/filtering system it sounds like. Is that also true if I plan on getting a chip and exhaust as soon as I can afford it? I don't plan on upgrading the turbo or injectors in the very near future.
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the stock filter is good until you reach high hp numbers (450+) and even then it does pretty good.... i would stay with the stocker... but if you really want to change it go with the AFE stage2 cold air kit
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Donaldson drop in is great. Also check and see if AFE makes a stock replacement drop in for the 6.0 they are great as well
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I have the WIX Powertrap intake, and I really like it. Got it from fleetfilter.com. Cost me about $90 and replacement filters are $20. For someone that wants to stay with a paper type filter but get increased airflow and a cheaper, easier filter change, it was the way to go for me.

Pics of it in my garage. Check it out.

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Do a drop in Airraid at least and do the zoodad. Won't cost ya more than $60 and you'll be able to hear the vacuum standing in front of the truck.
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