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Old 04-29-2010, 11:51 AM
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Spectre Air Filter

I had a spectre air filter on my truck so i went to get a new one and when i went to put it on i could not get it to fit. It comes with 3 rings on the inside of the filter that u can remove/add to allow the filter to fit to all intakes. anyways i put the one on for my truck and i couldnt get it to fit. first i put all the rings on individually and tried to get the filter on, then i tried to put the WHOLE thing on at one time and couldnt get it to go far enough up on the intake. eventually i just took part of the intake off and put all my weight on the pipe to go into the filter and that did nothin but bend it a bit. so FINALLY i put the rings off the OLD FILTER onto it and it slid on like a glove. (this took about 2 1/2 hours ) anyways i was wonderin if there is a good way to strech these rings out, i'm assuming u can use a small torch or boil them and use the heat to strech them... any ideas? and secondly do u guys like spectre air filters or hate them?
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Old 04-29-2010, 03:13 PM
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I have one on my truck. I put one on my F150 as well and had it on there for 3+ years. Nothing bad to say about them at all.
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i was wondering about those filters also.
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I'm curious, what filter are you using, as Spectre does not offer a filter for the 7.3L diesel. (at least not our model years. did you get one of their intakes for the SD trucks?) Can you put up some pics of your filter? The filter they show for the SD trucks, looks kinda small, maybe half the size/ surface area of a Tymar intake.

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Old 04-30-2010, 07:41 AM
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The ones I use are just the plain cone style. I put it on the end of 4" PVC pipe and made my own DIY intake. Takes all of 15 minutes to do.
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I'm curious, what filter are you using, as Spectre does not offer a filter for the 7.3L diesel. (at least not our model years. did you get one of their intakes for the SD trucks?) Can you put up some pics of your filter? The filter they show for the SD trucks, looks kinda small, maybe half the size/ surface area of a Tymar intake.

mike
I just use the cone style that is like 8 inches long its short and stout. as long as it Seals, and filters air, it don't matter if it is made for your truck. My buddy has a Dump Truck Air filter on his 12 valve cummins. IMHO filters are not too specific on our trucks.
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Old 04-30-2010, 05:26 PM
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I just did a search for our trucks, and nothing came up, that's why I asked. I personally went with the tymar type, 6637 filter with a little custom fab work to allow the filter to sit unobstructed where the old filter box sat.

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Old 04-30-2010, 06:27 PM
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yup whatever works!
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I've been running a Spectre for a while now, in my K&N cold air intake box. No complaints
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mine is fine as well knock on wood!
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