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Old 11-07-2012, 02:27 PM
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I also have one on my truck. I've been contemplating going to the 6637 mod people always talk about.
I'm not disagreeing with the K&N horrors by any means, I just would like to hear more background regarding how quickly they fail.
If anyone knows, is anything salvageable from a K&N kit if you decide to go the 6637 route? For example they piping? Thanks
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:42 PM
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Absolutely keep the tube that says K&N, fits the 6637 perfect. As far as driving conditions... I drive regular roads with the occasional gravel road to my buddies house. I only had it on my truck for 6 months.
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:46 PM
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Ouch. I think I'll go ahead and order the 6637 filter then. Thanks for the input.
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:58 PM
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No problem. Why pay 250 dollars for something that will ruin your truck versus something that's 5 times better and a fourth of the price
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:03 PM
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One last question, if my K&N has been letting dirt by, can I look inside the intake tube to verify this? Or is it necessary to go in deeper and inspect the actual turbo?
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That tube will tell it all, at least it did on mine.
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what intake did you have prior to this one? was it the stocker one? Did you check the stocker for leaks, was the filter box loose? Did you use the k&n drop in filters as well?

6 months seems awfully fast for regular roads.. just trying to gauge what i should expect with mine. Im not home for another month or so, i wont know unless my gf pulls the tube and sends me pics.
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what intake did you have prior to this one? was it the stocker one? Did you check the stocker for leaks, was the filter box loose? Did you use the k&n drop in filters as well?

6 months seems awfully fast for regular roads.. just trying to gauge what i should expect with mine. Im not home for another month or so, i wont know unless my gf pulls the tube and sends me pics.
jackinggear, you'll be fine I did the same thing (did a write up on it: The Truth About K&N Intakes) but don't let that scare you. I keep checking since I've changed to the 6637/K&N hybrid (http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/att...l-delete-2.jpg) and it looks fine. No damage was done to the turbo/engine in the short 5k miles DONT WORRY
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:32 PM
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jackinggear, you'll be fine I did the same thing (did a write up on it: The Truth About K&N Intakes) but don't let that scare you. I keep checking since I've changed to the 6637/K&N hybrid (http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/att...l-delete-2.jpg) and it looks fine. No damage was done to the turbo/engine in the short 5k miles DONT WORRY

Isnt it funny how I JUST post a thread venting about a k&N filter and if ill be allright and 10 mins later i look on the active tops and find this thread:sho ts::shifa n::drinkin g4:
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on the plus side that tube works good with that 6337 haha
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