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Which Air Intake System is better...???

Hey everyone, I'm in a dilemma. I'm contemplating on getting either the Banks Ram Air intake or the Volant Air Kit for my 1999 7.3L?
Does anyone have any of these installed on your truck? Thanks!


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Why one of those? Why not a DIY style intake, or a Ford AIS?



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Nope. None of us have either of these installed. The reason is that we all run the 6637 napa filter and use the money we saved to buy gauges or a chip or fuel or beer.

Spending $300 odd dollars on an "intake" for a 7.3 is a farce.

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@jesilvas.
I posted this thread on The Diesel Stop also and another guy said to get the AIS. I looked that kit up and www.dieselpowerproducts.com sells it for the creation of the cost. And I was impressed with the literature I read about it. Thanks for the info.
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That's hilarious! And thanks for the info.
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no problem, I aim to please.

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i spent 270 on s & b intake and it is a good product.
but i bought my dad the diy 6637 for 80 bucks and i wish i went that route

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My friend works at a repair shop and he gets me the filters for $30

For me the best part is throwing away the filter and putting on a new one instead of cleaning the darn thing and waiting for it to dry.
That and the cost of course

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I ran the 6637, for about a year, it works but i wanted my engine compartment to look cleaner and the Banks Ram Air is a lot cleaner looking and a great fit. The turbo is not as loud either but that is my opinion.

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Okay thanks guys...
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