Originally Posted by George C
First, I have an S&B.
I think it is a total waste of money. In fact if I wasn't so lazy, I would put the better filtering stock unit back in.
The stock element is made by Donaldson, an is extremely high flowing. This stock unit isn't your fathers old Fram element for his Oldsmobile.
This is a turbocharged engine that has a mechanical draw from the element, and not subject to natural aspiration. It is also a fuel injected engine which doesn't depend on air flow to bring in fuel.. There will be no throttle improvement by going to a different element, especially when the stock element is as good as this one..
They may "sound" better, but they do not perform better.
I have to disagree with you on this one. Although we all should have the understanding that we will not expect to gain a massive amount of power/throttle improvement/mpg's or what have you, anyone can look at the stock intake and see that an aftermarket one has the potential to flow air more efficiently. And I think everyone will agree also that a colder, denser, quicker air charge that's delivered to the engine is more efficient than not. So until someone does a study or a dyno run that proves that an aftermarket intake on these trucks hurts performance, I guess we will have differing opinions.
As soon as I had seen that George C had replied to this post I knew it was going to be good. For someone that's not a fan of the current design of the 6.7, you sure spend a lot of time and energy letting everyone know about it. I mean I'm not a big fan of the Chevy/GMC but you don't see me on their forums telling anyone who will listen about it.
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