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post #1 of 16 Old 11-11-2010, 06:57 AM Thread Starter
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Cool AIS severe use air filter setup

Who's using the ASI filter setup? I know the DYI mod is cheaper, but I also kind of like the stock lool and engineering of the AIS filter. I've read here and on the net that is can be restrictive for a modified truck, but other than a 4" exhuast, Im running stock.

Any noticable mpg gains with the AIS setup... horror stories...praise...?

What do you'all think?

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I put one on mine & was kinda worried about having a chipped truck so I got the fender sleeve with it. Haven't been able to make the filter minder move at all. I'm really pleased with it & like that it looks like a factory piece under the hood. For less than $200 I think it's hard to beat. JMHO


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I just installed mine tonight...took about an hour; was pretty simple, even for a rookie like me Therefore I don't have much to report yet. I'm a pretty boring stock kinda guy who didn't want the noise of the DIY. Driving around the block, the sound didn't deviate from the stock setup. I will be taking notes in the near future once I get my constr. trailer on the hiway/city roads. Will be watching gauges more carefully & tracking mileage as I also am running a fuel conditioner to help gain some mpg's. I will ck back with reports later...

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Is the front of the housing pushed against the rubber flap? I had to trim mine so it would let air into it at all. When you remove the AIS to do the zoodad you might consider doing the fender sleeve mod at the same time.

I don't know if this is the right place for this question but I found this on another forum... Anyone familiar with this issue?

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I have close to a year and a half of dirt road driving on my stock except for an ais and edge evo on tow setting and it is just now moving the filter minder, my oppinion well worth the cost and I like the stock look also. I personally find the DIY to look tacky or presidentually rigged, just my though before I get slamed I know there inexpensive and flow large amounts of air.

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I have close to a year and a half of dirt road driving on my stock except for an ais and edge evo on tow setting and it is just now moving the filter minder, my oppinion well worth the cost and I like the stock look also. I personally find the DIY to look tacky or presidentually rigged, just my though before I get slamed I know there inexpensive and flow large amounts of air.
PRESIDENTUALLY RIGGED....lmfao....my thoughts exactly...


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I bought the truck with an OEM setup and knew it had to go. Moved to a DIY 6637 setup for two years and it felt faster at the top end for sure but was loud loud loud. I didn't mind so much on shorter drives by myself but on longer drives or if I had a passenger that I wanted to talk to it is much too loud. Also, the radio is of little use since it has to be cranked way up to overcome the noise and then when the you let off the fuel and the engine quiets down the radio is way too loud. I like listening to all the cool sounds but the DIY is too loud.

About a month ago I dumped the 6637 and installed the AIS. Bolts right in and looks great. Nothing hokey with cheezy hose clamps or sections of exhaust pipe. Much quieter too.

My only problem with the install was getting the new filter into the AIS box. The huge blue filter has a wide rim that would catch on the fender's bolt flange and not allow it to drop in. I had to really work at getting the filter past the truck's fender and then everything latched up great.

No problems at all with the intake pipe near the radiator. No need to trim anything.

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I have one and I like it. I wont ever have super high hp so not worried about flow. I like the piece of mind of the AIS when I'm on a dusty dirt road, the dunes, behind and semi throwing up dust and crap.

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i went with mine, knowing that the diy was going to be to loud for my taste. i zoodaded mine and did the fender sleeve to give it as much air as possible. i am happy with it. it has a much better sealing surface than the originals, mine still had the recalled e99 box on it when i bought it...as far as fuel mileage increase, nada. it is all in one's taste.... some like the increased flow over the stock box but without the noise, some like the noise and the looks of a big beefy filter sitting in the engine bay. its like asking about straight piping or using a muffler on an exhaust.

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No MPG increase for me but I did see a 50* drop in EGT.


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