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do i need an intake with my tuner

so I im getting ready to buy my tuner and exhaust soon but just wondering if I need to get the intake or not. my buddys dad is a master diesel tech for ford and told me im taking a mojor risk buying an aftermarket intake for my truck cuz dust particles can pass through and ruin my motor by the way I live in Arizona so its extreamly dusty out here. what do you guys think?
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I live in western texas. Just as dusty, if your going to be running huge tunes(250hp or HD300hp) then yes. I have a afe stage 2 and its an amazing intake!!
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I wouldn't run a tuner and exhaust without an aftermarket intake. Some guys do but they run low powered tunes. If you plan on running mid to high horsepower tunes then I would definitely pick up a cold air intake.


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+1 for AFE Stage II intake. Don't worry about the dust. You'll be fine. They are very good filters. The whistle is very nice with the AFE. Better than the sound of the S&B which is a cheaper intake and also is an upgrade from stock.


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should I get the oiled filter or dry filter? and it may sound like a stupid question but how is the dry filter cleaned
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Anyone have any experience with the bully dog intake? I picked up a used one cheap.. ive been running the 275 and 310 spartan with no issues, just wondering how it is compared to other intakes...

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I like dry filters. Personally. I heard they were better than oiled filters
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do i need an intake with my tuner

If you run 210 or less you don't need an intake. Higher tunes, definitely. I popped my filter minder on 300 when I had the stock intake every time I got in the freeway.


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Re: do i need an intake with my tuner

I have the stock intake with afe drop in filter and the lid cut out and have never had an issue even with 300+ hp tunes

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I run a GREEN FILTER on my 6.4 with a 250HP tune.

No problems or Codes in 47,000+ tuned miles.
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