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post #1 of 27 Old 10-24-2009, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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Cold Air Intakes

I'm trying to decide which brand of cold air intake to go with, K&N or Airaid. I'm leaning towards the K&N because they seem to be the most common and because I am a little skeptical of Airaid's claims to boost horsepower by 25 hp. Does anybody have a preference here?

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Airaid is awsome ive ran it on all 3 of my diesel's ive tried Banks,and also AFE but its kind of ur prefrence Banks wisled 2 much like a supercharger on a gas

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K&N is not a good match for a 7.3 just get the stuff to do a DIY intake for like 30-50 bucks better then K&N and cheaper then AFE but I gotta AFE stage 2 and i love it

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K&N is bad news for 7.3's I got one because it was cheap and now I'm payin for it. The problem with them is that they let alot of dust through, which will wear your turbo down and worst of all damage internal engine components. I would go with Banks, Volant, or S&B because they filter really well and they actually draw air from outside the engine compartment creating more colder and denser air.
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K&N is not a good match for a 7.3 just get the stuff to do a DIY intake for like 30-50 bucks better then K&N and cheaper then AFE but I gotta AFE stage 2 and i love it
I agree a DIY is the way to go, cost me about 70 bucks and I can hear the difference in the turbo spool up over stock.

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I got the Ford AIS system and it works great.

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DIY is the way to go... It only cost me around $60 to do and works like a champ....

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Nothing will filter better than the AIS, filter good for 50K, and 30% more airflow over stock. It always scores at the top in filtration tests and my UOA reports prove how well it works, My silicon levels are constantly below 5.

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Another vote for the DIY Tymar.

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diy for 60$. K&N has oil which will cause your filter to cake like crazy. Look at my thread I made where I posted a picture of it. Solid black gunk.

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