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DIY Intake vs. AFE or S&B

Is there any advantage at all to buying a aftermarket intake vs. making one myself?
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I run a AFE stage 2 on my truck and I love it but I got it used for a good price, from What I have seen from others the diy intake with the 6637 filter flows just as good if not better than the aftermarket intakes and it's way cheaper!

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what about cleaning? is an aftermarket easier to clean? can a 6637 be cleaned or does it need to be replaced when its dirty?
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I have the dry filter so I just mix up some light degreaser spray on it let it soak for a few then rinse it out with the hose legit dry overnight and put it back in the next morning. With the 6637 filter you have to repLace it each time

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what about cleaning? is an aftermarket easier to clean? can a 6637 be cleaned or does it need to be replaced when its dirty?
The 6637 has to be replaced each time. I'm going with an Amsoil 4095 filter and Prewrap for my DIY kit (as some others on here have). Not much more expensive than the 6637 filter, but it is a lifetime filter (washable and reusable). It also has a place in the front of it to mount your air pressure gauge, and it has a bolt installed on the front so you can mount a mounting bracket on it to keep it in place if you would like. Just makes more $$$ sense than the 6637 does IMO.

S&B and AFE also sell just the filters if you want to upgrade your DIY kit to a washable/reusable filter as well. They will require oil whereas the Amsoil filter is dry and does not require oil.

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getting ready to order the Amsoil 4095 and pre filter, cleanable, waterproof and doesnt need to be oiled, I think all the 6637 guys are going to switch to it eventually
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Not if they want the best filter you can buy they will stick to a Donaldson..nothing will outclean and outflow one. You can easyly get 60k+ miles even in very dusty conditions..
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Choosing your air intake all depends on what your "normal" driving conditions are. I have the AFE Stage II intake with the Pro5R filter, simply because I never go off road... and I don't live in a dusty/dirty area (ie on a farm).

If you live off of a dirt road, or go off roading fairly often, you might want to look at filters that have more layers for filtration. If you don't live, or drive, on dusty roads--then look at filters that are made for maximum air flow.

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TYMAR gets my vote

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i vote AFE stg. II or a DIY with a washable filter.

They actual Tymar is too much $$$ you can get a AFE for a few bucks more.

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