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post #1 of 14 Old 06-03-2011, 07:55 AM Thread Starter
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Intake Question

I have a 94 F250 with a 7.3 powerstroke, Im wanting to put a good air intake system on it. Was going to go with AFE stage 2 but wondering if anyone has tried the new full metel power intake they have came out with. Any suggestions on the best system for this truck. Already has 4inch exhaust with big down pipe and programmer on it. Thanks Jim
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DIY intake will cost you about $75 depending on the filter and material you use and will do the EXACT same thing a $300 aftermarket intake system will do.

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Not quite..Tymar costs less than 1/2 that amount, and comes with all needed parts that the majority of DIY systems don't and comes to your door.
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Not quite..Tymar costs less than 1/2 that amount, and comes with all needed parts that the majority of DIY systems don't and comes to your door.
Last time I looked (about 3 weeks ago) a Tymar intake was $85 + shipping. The only thing it came with a DIY intake doesn't have is the filter cover.

I paid $65 for a WIX filter, $3 for a 4" PVC thin wall street 45* elbow and a 8" section of thin wall 4" PVC, $5 for PVC cleaner and PVC cement, and $2 for a 4" clamp. I didn't have to pay for shipping and wait for the Tymar intake to show up for me to have the same intake for less money.

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I don't know where you got the price on a Donaldson but they cost much less shiped than what you paid for the wix. I can't argue..steel costs more than plastic..but its not the same..you also don't have a support clamp thats needed

The WIX/NAPA 6637 is not a hydrophobic (water resistant) element and using it as an open element should be avoided.

There are other concerns such as providing minimal radial clearance, isolating engine vibration, positioning away from rain drip channel, etc. But, I just wanted to draw a clear difference between copies, DIY efforts, and a Tymar product.

Aside from impeding minimal radial clearance and isolation of engine vibration, a serious cause for concern is placing the filter, especially a 6637 element, under a rain drip channel for the hood. Beyond the ambient moisture that will cause restriction as it is absorbed into the non-hydrophobic media, you will be directing water towards the filter anytime the rain drip channel flows more rain than it can hold or spills over the retainer during left turns.
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Thanks for the help, Im going to build my own. Will let you know how it turns out. Thanks again for all the help.
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where do i order a Tymar kit at i heard they dont have a site

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We sell Tymar kits..

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i'm getting my tymar kit from cary. he's been working with me for the past couple of weeks and answered all of my questions. be sure to give him a shout!

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