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Old 06-21-2013, 03:37 AM
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need intake advice/ stock airbox mod?

Howdy guys! Ive got an 08 Superduty 6.4L and I just installed my Mini Maxx and 5" exhaust. Now im torn on what to do about the intake situation... I would like to just go get a S&B CAI, but my pockets are still smoking from the mini and exhaust. So for the alternative, has anyone had experience with modifying the stock airbox? and if so should I run an aftermarket drop in filter or is stock ok? Ive heard some guys say this works just as good as any CAI and its CHEAP, which is what im all about! Hell, I would just leave it stock but everytime i get on the throttle my filter minder gets sucked in and says check air filter, and thats getting old, fast..

Advice is appreciated!
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Another Modified Stock Airbox Thread

I would recommend Rivets vs bolts if you have them, just a cleaner look to me. Although he used nice hardware so it looks good.

Airbox Mod

He even commented he didn't line the holes up, but honestly, still looks good.

You can get mesh in the construction section at HD or Lowes, etc, gutter mesh would be the cheapest at almost nothing cost wise, or the stuff for like venting and concret pouring. I used it on my grills on my old modified car and it never rusted etc.

I may do this tonight to my OEM box, but right now just the OEM filter in there so need to order AFE or KN off XDP, as they have a 10% coupon. Diesel10 and free Shipping with 2.00 handling. That takes this whole mod to under 70 bux. My other thought is making a true CAI, getting hose that is the same size as the one in the threads I linked and running it to the front grill somewhere and zip tieing it so it is always getting fresh cool are. Did it with my last car and did the Zoodad on my 6.0 after having an AFE.

70.00 < 290.00 and with a good high flow filter I don't really see any reason it wouldn't be very close to air flow.
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Old 06-21-2013, 04:13 PM
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I run a AFE filter with stock box and the lid removed.
I like it, defiantly can hear the turbos ALOT more.
Intake temps are 2 deg. higher the actual air temp when on the highway and about 30 when sitting in a traffic jam but come down when moving.
I put the lid on in winter and run HD300 no power tune because I plow with the truck.
You can try it with the stock filter, then order what you want.
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I run mine with the drop in AFE filter, h&s hd300 tune on performance and it runs great. Ill have to try running without the stock air box lid
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Morning all, first off I like this is modification, but I do have a few questions about it. Are you actually gaining anything out of it? I understand upgrading the filter (I'm never been a fan of stock filters). But is there a bottle neck of air through the existing inlet? Don't you defeat the purpose of a cold-air intake by performing this mod? Thanks
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Old 08-30-2013, 03:45 PM
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But is there a bottle neck of air through the existing inlet? Don't you defeat the purpose of a cold-air intake by performing this mod? Thanks[/QUOTE]

The bottle neck is the housing itself.
If you look at some of the CAI there is a opening on top of the box.
My experience with running the lid off is: sitting in traffic IAT will climb up but when moving down the road they will come back down and be 2 degrees over or equal to the ambient temp. Plus you can hear the turbo more.

I don't see the need to spend big money on a CAI unless you are upgrading the turbos.
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