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Old 07-21-2007, 07:48 PM
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Cold Air Intake Help

Looking to add a cold air intake on a 2008 f250, does anyone have any advice on the best one on the market?
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Old 07-21-2007, 07:51 PM
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WELCOME to the site!! I cant help you on the 08, but someone will offer up some info pretty soon!
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Old 07-21-2007, 08:20 PM
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I have the AFE intake on my 08 . You can hear the turbos spool up and i felt more power.
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Old 07-27-2007, 03:11 PM
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How does the AFE intake effect your warrenty? Does it at all? I am thinking of doing my intake too but I dont want Ford to tell me that my warrenty is voided because of an aftermarket part. I hear they are famous for that.
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Old 07-27-2007, 08:16 PM
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Ask your service manager.

If they have a problem with it then put it back to stock before bringing it in. They cannot void your warranty unless the part causes the failure.

Anything that is related to the MAF sensor will probably not be covered as they have warned about intake mods possibly causing problems with the MAF and therefore causing various issues related to the operation of the vehicle.

Then wait while your truck's in the shop for a week so they can try to figure out why the computer is going crazy with the stock system on it.

Then again some after market systems could be fine. Just the luck of the draw I guess.

Are you sure you need to change it? The stock system should be able to handle much more HP than the truck has and does a good job of keeping dirt out.

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Old 07-27-2007, 08:21 PM
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Ok thats good to know, and is that speculation or what? Or why would anyone put on a Mod that is known to cause damage. Actually that is a dumb question, I know why people do it. Nonetheless it doesnt really make sense to me. I will talk to the Service Manager though. Thanks.
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Old 07-27-2007, 08:39 PM
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Read the owners manual supplement, it's in there.

These trucks are loaded with new technology. As far as I know the MAF is no different than the old ones. I don't think anyone knows. That's why it's best to put a little faith in the people who designed and built the vehicle.

It could be that the computer is calibrated to the stock system.

What I can tell you is that the filter restriction indicator would be set if you had a restriction problem with your air induction. If you mod the truck up to several hundred HP and it tells you to check the air filter when it's not dirty then you need a better flow.

As far as cold air I'm wondering if it makes much difference. Have you seen the cooler in the front of the truck? It's massive. I would need to see some IAT numbers before I believe there is any kind of problem.


What you will get is some sound.
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Old 07-27-2007, 10:19 PM
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I'm bad about getting off topic but I thought this was worth mentioning.

A co-worker is having a new motor installed in his mustang.

It seems a bit of water got in along with his cold air and destroyed his motor.

Ford denied warranty coverage. He did manage to get the insurance company to agree to cover half of the cost.
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Old 07-28-2007, 11:53 AM
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Thanks for all the info, I think I will wait until the truck is off warrenty before I start doing anything to it besides tires!!!
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If you have an open filter system you can get a sock like cover for it. K&N makes one they call a drycharger. It is supposed to repel water. It also keeps the dust off of the filter where it does not hardly ever need cleaning.

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