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Drop in or Aftermarket Cold Air Intake
First off, I apologize for the lengthy post and I understand everyone has an opinion. You have to weed through the info and decide what's best for you. Yes, I've used the search function and have read more than I care too at this point. So, my questions are, which is better, drop in or aftermarket CAI and what is actually needed for these Fords? Is an oiled or dry filter better?
After owning a Dodge Cummins things were a little different and I respect that. I want to do what's best for the this truck. I learned the Dodges are good with the stock air box and a good quality drop in filter until you approach the 450-500 hp level. After that, an aftermarket CAI was necessary. It was a waste of money to drop $300-$400 dollars on an aftermarket CAI and only run a 100+ hp tuner. It was also recommended to stay away from the oiled filters. I ran Amsoil filters and had great luck.
So, what's the scoop with these Fords? Will I mod it in the future? Yes, I just don't know when. It's only got 4000 miles on it so I'm having a hard time spending that much money to drop the DPF and put a Spartan on it this soon.
I'd do a drop in filter if it's worth it and just run the stock box unless the 210 hp tunes require the aftermarket CAI. If so, I'll save my money. If I order the a CAI do I go with a dry or oiled? Anyone using Amsoil air filters?
I love to read and learn as much as possible and just havn't come accross the answers to these questions yet.
2010 F-350 Lariat / CCSB / 6.4L diesel / 4x4 / Automatic