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Old 07-08-2011, 07:08 PM
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Ford AIS, zoodad or no zoodad?

I just purchased an ais itake system. I have not installed it yet, but I am wondering about the zoodad mod. I bought the foam fender sleve for more air flow, so do I need to do the zoodad mod also. If I dont will I get enough air flow, and does it really make that big of an increase in air flow by doing the mod?
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Old 07-08-2011, 10:05 PM
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Without a second thought, YES do it, you'll need to use a little window screen to keep the bugs out but it helps a ton, there is no reason why you shouldn't do it.

I hope i answered your question... You can see it's in my Sig...
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Well.... if anyone tells you they can feel a noticeable difference after the Zoodad, they are BSing you. It's just placebo. With that being said... it is a good idea in theory. So, why not I guess?
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Well.... if anyone tells you they can feel a noticeable difference after the Zoodad, they are BSing you. It's just placebo. With that being said... it is a good idea in theory. So, why not I guess?
Well seeing you run a DIY and not a Ford AIS I would like to explain that with the Ford system you have a monster snorkel ending within an inch of the header panel causing it to suck air from below the headlights, the Zoodad eliminates that section of header panel giving it access to the front cross section right beside the radiator and just above the exterior temp sensor on lariat models creating an almost ram air affect at highway speed.

I will admit that I have never dyno'd for "performance gains" of the little mod, but common sense should tell you in this situation it helps any time you're moving forward.

I did the zoodad mod to my friends stock '05 6.0 and he will tell you right now his turbo is louder inside the cab on a completely stock truck just because the stock systems have the snorkel ending right behind the header panel creating resistance.

I will take pics if you like.
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Old 07-09-2011, 11:07 PM
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Yeah, I still have a piece of the stock airbox in place. The snorkel piece you are talking about is still in place on mine, the only difference with mine is it rams straight towards the 6637 filter. I have the Zoodad done and I didn't notice anything with the stock Ford box or the DIY. Maybe the AIS is different, I don't know, but it's just my opinion that it will never be a noticeable mod. It's a mod that theoretically is a good idea; if it helps anything at all, great, if not, no big deal.
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Without a second thought, YES do it, you'll need to use a little window screen to keep the bugs out but it helps a ton, there is no reason why you shouldn't do it.

I hope i answered your question... You can see it's in my Sig...
Where can I purchase the Ford ais? Thx.
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I bought mine from dieselpowerproducts.com. I think the cost on the system is 269. and around 303. if you have an early 99. They also have the foam fender sleve available.
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