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Old 07-24-2013, 01:39 PM
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S&B cold air intake - disposable versus reusable.

Question for you guys. I'm considering a cold air intake. I like how S&B posts filter data, but open to all brands. Filtering ability is priority one, but I like the idea of flowing more air than the stocker, and everytime I change the stocker I drop way to many Fbombs and swear on Ford's name too many times for making it such a POS to change. Anyway, I did a search of the big powerstroke websites, and everyone recommends the reusable (oilable) filter in the S&B because " the oil will help trap more dirt". I can post the links to the threads, but this was the overwhelming theory. S&Bs website posts the results clearly and it shows the dry disposable filters - filter more dirt. 99.69 versus 99.17 using their effeciancy rating. Anyway, considering ordering this kit with disposable filters because IT FILTERS BETTER. Am I missing something? Thanks.
Is there any other intakes I should consider? Any other kits use disposable paper element filters on the market?

Disposable dry
03-07 Ford Powerstroke 6.0L S&B Filters Cold Air Intake (Dry Disposable Filter)

Reusable need to oil
2003-07 Ford Powerstroke 6.0L S&B Filters Cold Air Intake Kit (Cleanable Filter)
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i bought my S&B with a reusable filter, but once it get filthy im tosssing it for disposable. like you said, the disposable filters better and the flow its only slighty decreased. I personally would take filtering capacity over flow.
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if you do alot of dunes trips i recommend the dry filter....

we sell both BTW
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Yes the dry filter has a "higher" efficiency. However, it has a lower than "over stock" flow percentage. I think this is why you see the over whelming recommendation to get the oil filter. At least that is why I recommend getting it. I personally don't care about a <1% difference in filtering efficiency when there is a 4% difference in flow capacity. Hope this makes sense.

And since I don't drive in dusty environments and don't put that many miles per year on my truck. So I just buy new oil filters so I don't have to mess with it all.
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Old 07-24-2013, 02:32 PM
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if you do alot of dunes trips i recommend the dry filter....

we sell both BTW
Pm me a price. If I get one I will use you. Like supporting forum vendors. As of now I just have not decided if I will get one or not. My turbo boosts to 35psi do don't know how it's going to get any more air in there, but I do kinda buy making the turbos life easier helps everything else. I still have a brand new OEM filter in my garage, bought two last time. That makes it even harder to toss out. I dunno. I went to 4wheel jamboree and some diesel Dyno events last couple months and guys did think the intake was an important ingredient with all the other stuff.
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Here's a link to the tests, interesting read. Meant to post the link
http://www.sbfilters.com/core/media/...efb28b12b043a5
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I'm going to try the kit, Raull hooked me up. Ill post how it does. I would love if it lowered EGTs a tad my making the turbo have to work less hard, but in reality if its a little louder than stock, prettier under hood, and I can change the filter without pulling all the OEM pieces (worst design ever) then ill be happy.
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Thanks for the order bud... it will go out tomorrow

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How much is the S&B through you Raul? I'm looking at ordering one as well. Still torn between dry or oiled filter though. Thanks
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I'm curious as well. I also have not decided between oil and disposable, but I think I'm leaning towards the oiled filter that flows more air.
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