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Rather than sacrifice your mileage by going with a replacement intake, why not get the replacement airbox that fixes the turbo dusting issue those square-head screws cause? The replacement airbox has steel screws with slots in them, and hold the lid more tightly to the filter, eliminating the potential ingress of unfiltered dirt.
Contrast that to the increased intake engine heat, increased EGTs and decreased mileage recorded nearly across the board when users switch to an unchambered, heat-soaked open filter element... the choice is yours.
1995 F250 XLT 7.3T (on donor '97 engine with 180xxx miles) 4x4 - LuK SMF, Diamond Eye 3" downpipe to 5"straight-pipe exhaust. ZF5 manual trans, Curt hide-away gooseneck hitch, Super Duty suspension conversion.
1997 F250 XLT 7.3T - 2wd E4OD, alloy wheels w/ bald tires, gooseneck hitch, pretty much bone stock. Soon to become a trailer, spare tires, spare parts, and scrap.