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Old 07-24-2014, 11:16 AM
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What are y'all opinions of cold air intakes? I've read some other post about it, just would like to hear more opinions! Thanks!
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Most seem to only be good at getting you money
out of YOUR pocket and into theres.

In the case of the 6.0 is also is good at dusting the turbo.
Also if you take into account that the stock unit pulls the air
from the front of the radiator core support then why spend the
money to pull the warmer air from under the hood?

Also with most they change the intake air tubing and
cause a lot of turbulence in the airflow. That then
upsets the airflow sensor and causes some fueling issues.

If your after the LOOK of something them maybe spend the $
on other things. Oil & dirt getting on theMass Airflow sensor just
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Depends on what engine and the operating conditions of the vehicle. If you have a NA gasser operating in non dusty environments and plan to have a custom tune to take advantage of the intake then go for it. I have been running an FIPKII with precharger along with custom tuning for years with no issues, no intake tube dusting and etc on my V10.
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cold air intakes are good if you can get them to work....main issue is that the intake path can not get hot ...must be insulated...does not make sense to put a cold air intake in a hot engine compartment and expect that the air will still be cold...need non temp conductive materials and insulation sleeves....else...its a watse of money.
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I noticed absolutely nothing after putting an AFE on. Washing and oiling filters already got old and I think I will put my stock intake on. Maybe add a highflo filter or something.
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What are y'all opinions of cold air intakes? I've read some other post about it, just would like to hear more opinions! Thanks!
I have had several. Remember that the term "cold air intake", is just a marketing gimmick. Once your vehicle is moving, the intake air temperature is the same regardless of the type of intake. Some do not like the added noise of an aftermarket intake. The automotive industry spends a lot of money on r & d, to provide the best flowing intake allowed by the bean counters. Most of the aftermarket intakes get air from the same location as the stock intake.

I like the looks, and ability to clean the filter myself. I have always used a clean white towel to check the tube for oil and dust, and have yet to find any on the inside of the intake. It's all about proper oiling procedures, and installation. I'm thinking of a dry filter version for my next one, so I do not have to oil it.

So if you like the looks and don't mind cleaning the filter, go for it. And as mentioned already, a tuner working together with the intake is the best way to optimize any additional horsepower available.

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I have had several. Remember that the term "cold air intake", is just a marketing gimmick. Once your vehicle is moving, the intake air temperature is the same regardless of the type of intake. Some do not like the added noise of an aftermarket intake. The automotive industry spends a lot of money on r & d, to provide the best flowing intake allowed by the bean counters. Most of the aftermarket intakes get air from the same location as the stock intake.

I like the looks, and ability to clean the filter myself. I have always used a clean white towel to check the tube for oil and dust, and have yet to find any on the inside of the intake. It's all about proper oiling procedures, and installation. I'm thinking of a dry filter version for my next one, so I do not have to oil it.

So if you like the looks and don't mind cleaning the filter, go for it. And as mentioned already, a tuner working together with the intake is the best way to optimize any additional horsepower available.

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I agree with both the oiling and the added noise. We bought wife's 5.4L 2003 used and it came with a K&N and it is the loudest 5.4 I have ever driven. I see no benefit either, just more noise.
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There is a test Google "ISO 5011 Duramax air filter test report" it will show you what a crock they are. Personally I always tell people to request there warranty printed out. and if it so good they would cover down stream damage.
I worked Heavy duty and on class eight engines dust in the smallest quantity, will destroy an engine.
Ford makes an intake and will cover damage if it is their fault!
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My 2005 F250 FX4 5.4 3v has a cold air intake from the PO. It is a bit noisy and I'm not a fan of it. There is no indication of the brand. Does anyone have a photo of the factory airbox for my truck? I think I'd like to find a stock setup and put it back on.
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My 2005 F250 FX4 5.4 3v has a cold air intake from the PO. It is a bit noisy and I'm not a fan of it. There is no indication of the brand. Does anyone have a photo of the factory airbox for my truck? I think I'd like to find a stock setup and put it back on.
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My 2005 F250 FX4 5.4 3v has a cold air intake from the PO. It is a bit noisy and I'm not a fan of it. There is no indication of the brand. Does anyone have a photo of the factory airbox for my truck? I think I'd like to find a stock setup and put it back on.
I have been trying to do this for my wife's 03 and it seems that the setup was different between years. I have found some pieces on ebay, and will probably end up cobbling something together that is close.
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i put on on my 6.0... i wasnt looking for MPG.. but did have a 3mpg rise when i did it.. but i tribute that to the fact the stock one was mostly clogged up... the companys that claim increased fuel mpg are the ones seeing money.. i looked more at the CFM ratings compared to the stock... biggest thing to look out for is if you looking to do it on a turbo/SC engine.. go dry.. NA oil can help trap more of the dust.. biggest reason you dont want it on FAI is itll pull the oil from the filter and coat the blades of the unit.. any dust that does make it through will stick to it and cause premature wear and even some balance issues..

you will also get a little more engine noise coming out of the intake since its not silence.. all i can tell you is my experience with it.. thing to keep in mind.. every engine is different and behaves differently... when it comes to the 6.0's intake theyre pretty efficient but there is room for improvement on them..

if your sole want is more mpg.. just change the filter with a drop in.. youll get about the same result..
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