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I wouldn't worry too much about the "hot air" that open style intakes seem to pull in... Once the air breathed in by the intake hits the turbo, the turbo heats it up to incredibly hot temperatures no matter what intake system you have. The key here is volume. You're looking for massive amounts of air. As stated earlier, the turbo heats the air up regardless of what temperature it is, so you need to go for whatever intake is going to give you the greatest CFMs.
Also, if you plan on using your truck off road much... you need to look at filters that have more filtration protection rather than flow. It's obviously a "give and take" kinda thing. Either the filter is going to focus solely on flow--therefore giving you the greatest volume of air sucked in... or it's going to focus on filtration--which means less air being pulled in, but you'll be protected from dusty terrains and such better than the filter that concentrates solely on gulping down as much air as possible.
Be mindful of companies that claim to say their product does both. I just don't see it happening... Hope that helps.
Chris | 2005 F-250 RCSB | "Ranger - Turbo Diesel V8"
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