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Cold Air Intakes and Snow and Debris

I have read a few threads where members have encountered snow building/caking up their intakes during snow storms. It appears to have happened with the OEM filter box as well as some of the aftermarket CAI kits.

If you have encountered this, can you please share what CAI or OEM filter box you were running, what the environment was (how deep and wet the snow), what you did to either temporarily or permanently avoid this from happening.

I just got my 10 F250 and had a plow installed. I am in the process of choosing a tuner, staying with the OEM filter and filter box, using a drop in filter in the OEM box, or going with a S&B or AFE CAI. At this point in time, I plan to be running a 250 or lower tune but I keep hearing good things about the Kem 275 tune as a daily driver tune.

With the 2 snow storms of over 24" we received last winter, I am trying to be proactive as I don't want to be stranded on the side of the road during a blizzard because the engine can't breath or for any other reason.

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This is a bit off topic but I am shopping around for a 2010 and also live in MD, so if you don't mind me asking where did you pick up your truck and what kind of deal were you able to get?
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I got mine in Houston, TX - 10 Lariat CC/SB 6.4 4x4 MSRP $54K for $41K + tag, tax, title. They had a matching pearl white one back on 6/30 and several other 10s. Some still listed on their website.

Best deal locally was either at Lanham, Sheehy (best selection of 10s), Annapolis or Ted Britt Ford but you have to know who you are talking to.

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Another Sale Thread

Also see: Trying to work a deal on a 2010...what are they going for?

for where to find 2010s and how much.

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I live in Colorado, so obviously, we get a LOT of snow. I never had to pull over to unclog a filter, but I have seen snow build up on the S&B and the stock system. They both pull air from the same location, so i don't think there is much you can do for this. I think it is a design flaw by Ford. I would have to say that it would be easier to clean out the stock system, since you do not have to take the whole thing apart to get to the filter like you would with the S&B.

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I got mine in Houston, TX - 10 Lariat CC/SB 6.4 4x4 MSRP $54K for $41K + tag, tax, title. They had a matching pearl white one back on 6/30 and several other 10s. Some still listed on their website.

Best deal locally was either at Lanham, Sheehy (best selection of 10s), Annapolis or Ted Britt Ford but you have to know who you are talking to.
By Lanham do you mean Darcars ford on 450? I have a hook up there that I might have to look into if that's the case. Last I checked on their online inventory they had practically nothing there though.
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S&B here and Ive never had an issue traveling in all types of snow and snow depths. But I dont have a plow like you have said you installed. That might kick up more snow towards the vent allowing it to suck more but I myself have never seen it.

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Yes I meant Lanham Ford. They only had 1 back in June. If you are willing to travel or do business over the phone and have a truck shipped, I can put you in touch with my salesman in Houston. Check out: McRee Ford Houston | New & Used Ford Houston, League City, Pasadena, Pearland Texas

Not only were they the cheapest, I had a really good sales experience. They do business with a handshake.

Remember, Texas is the pickup capital of the world.

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What kind of CAI did you run that was unaffected by the snow?

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