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View Poll Results: Which should i do
AFE stage 2 32 23.19%
Tymar 15 10.87%
DIY 41 29.71%
Voolant 5 3.62%
S&B 31 22.46%
Green 2 1.45%
Other 15 10.87%
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:23 AM
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Question Best intake on the market

Ive come to the conclusion that im not getting enough air so i guess im in the market for a cold air intake.

Whats the best? Whats the highest flowing?

I was looking around at a few different sites and the AFE stage 2 is like 400$ and everyone had something good to say about it, but then i saw a "Green" intake and it said gain like 22hp 19tq and it was hlaf the price, or is a DIY intake better than all of them on the market?

What should i get, and why



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Old 09-22-2010, 07:30 AM
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I've got an AFE II and love it. But I bought it before I knew about the DIY 6637 route and if I had to do it over again I might have just gone with the DIY and put that $400 into something else performance wise. One thing I really like about the AFE is the supplied air box fits really well and seals tight to the hood etc. Was really impressed with the quality of their product.
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Old 09-22-2010, 07:39 AM
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i have the afe II and i love the sound it makes and the performance!! i wish i had gone with the pro guard 7 filter...but just because it was a few bucks more but i went with the blue oil filter and it is amazing! get that and you'll never regret it.
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Nothing will both outflow and out clean a Donaldson filter that comes with the Tymar intake kit.

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The problem is the thickness of the stacked gauze media will not allow for a high pleat count and severely restricts the available surface area. A typical RD-1460 that is used in a FIPK system only has about 44 pleats. Afe area isn't much different. The Donaldson Tymar's use is not only a larger filter overall, but the thinner media allows for 202 pleats, leaving us over 5 times the surface area to pull from. This is why we can outflow and out filter a re-usable element as long as minimum radial clearance is maintained.

The problem with heat shields and routing air through intake boxes is that whenever you direct air flow, you increase restriction. Low restriction is the goal, so using a filter that has the ability to flow large masses of air and then enclosing it in a box yields very poor results. Heat shields do literally nothing. Air flow under the hood is dynamic and not static. It is moving all the time. Hot air will move right around a heat shield at the same temperature and be ingested and the only thing you have caused is turbulence.

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Old 09-22-2010, 08:12 AM
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CT.......where can i look at the tymar kit?


And just as i thought, everyone likes the afe stage 2, yea its price'y but i also like where it seals around the hood!

Anyone have a "Voolant" intake?
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Old 09-22-2010, 08:12 AM
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I can't say which one is the best or has the highest flow rate... but I'm running the DIY and love it... Cheap to do and flows great...
IMO, I'd say save your money and spend it else where. DIY is the way to go...
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Old 09-22-2010, 08:13 AM
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Ford Diesel 7.3L Powerstroke Air Intakes - Pmtdiesel.com

Theres a link with a bunch that i like

That "Green" intake is just a box and filter and it selas too but ive never seen anyone with it
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Old 09-22-2010, 08:17 AM
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Whats the difference in the afe 2 and the airaid? The kits look the same, airaid is cheaper by far
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The problem with heat shields and routing air through intake boxes is that whenever you direct air flow, you increase restriction. Low restriction is the goal, so using a filter that has the ability to flow large masses of air and then enclosing it in a box yields very poor results. Heat shields do literally nothing. Air flow under the hood is dynamic and not static. It is moving all the time. Hot air will move right around a heat shield at the same temperature and be ingested and the only thing you have caused is turbulence.

Cary
Snow swirl is major concern around here. That's why I wanted at least some protection for the filter itself via a box. Didn't have much to do with wanting "Cold Air Induction" lol
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Old 09-22-2010, 08:29 AM
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Yea i like the protection of the afe, but when i work on my truck now i usually am all up in the hood with a knee on the battery box and it holds my weight fine, will the AFE battery supports still be able to hold my fat arse?
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