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New Air Intake = Better MPG?

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has anyone found that installing a new air intake system has helped with mpg's?

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Did on my 97PSD, 2000 Expidition,94 T-bird,03 Yamaha RX-1 better power and mpg's

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Its not gonna make a whole lot of difference with you 6.0 the factory intake is more than adequate. The reason most people change to an aftermarket intake on a 6.0 is ease of filter change

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many websites claim 10% increase, I assume that is all BS?

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many websites claim 10% increase, I assume that is all BS?
10% increase is possible in comparison to most factory intakes. The factory 6.0 intake is a different animal. The only reason Im running an aftermarket unit is the fact that it was already in the truck when i bought it

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10% of what? is it 10% more air flow,10% increase in mpg's it depends on whos kit you buy. did my own like many others on here,cheaper and I think better

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10% of what? is it 10% more air flow,10% increase in mpg's it depends on whos kit you buy. did my own like many others on here,cheaper and I think better
The 6.0 and 7.3 are two different things here. A DIY style intake would be completely different on a 6.0

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Yep totally agree with that.

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10% of what? is it 10% more air flow,10% increase in mpg's it depends on whos kit you buy. did my own like many others on here,cheaper and I think better
sorry, 10% increase mpg

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i done an intake and 4" exhaust in the same day and could see minimal improvement in mpg. the sound of the turbo was louder thru the intake. if i had that money to spend again, i would've bought an AFE drop-in. one re-use and it pays for itself. the one gain i did get was smiles-per-gallon when i mash it going thru the tunnels

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