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Old 03-25-2012, 10:19 PM
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Question Ford Severe Duty AIS vs. Banks Ram-Air intake

So I have been thinking of upgrading the intake next and was planning on going with the Banks system but I have seen some people talking about the Ford Severe Duty AIS. So what are your thoughts, first thing I see in the big price difference. But I really like the nice clean setup banks offers as well. How well does each one really flow and filter? Here are links to both. Thanks

Banks Banks Power Gale Banks Engineering 42210 - Banks Ram-Air Intake Systems - Overview - SummitRacing.com

Severe Duty AIS MOTORCRAFT Part # FA1759
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I can't really speak towards the Banks setup, but I do have the AIS setup. Personally the filtration was very important for me and it works great. All I can say that isn't conjecture is that you can see my mods in my signature. I have no issues with EGT or smoke. I have HEARD that the AIS is good for about 400-450hp or so, but...just hearsay there. Filters are a bit pricey but last forever. (Well, not literally but I do some dirt road driving and four wheelin' and mine is about 1.5 years old now and the one before that I changed at a year because it seemed like a year was too long to run an air filter, but it wasn't even close to needing changed in hindsight)

Sorry I don't know anyone running the Banks so it's kind of a one sided post, but hopefully someone else will come along that does.
-Aaron
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I had the AIS on my truck as well when i bought it. It did the job very well. I switched mine out to what i have now and noticed some gains.
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