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Old 05-13-2009, 08:33 AM
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What kind of intake?

What would be best to add performance/sound? A CAI w/ smooth transitioning in the pipes, or a mushroom style intake or just what kind of intake? (All which I would try to get smooth transitions through the pipes)
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It depends on what type of vehicle and engine your running to know what youve got got and what your trying to get it to do. Example in a diesel a CAI while allow more airflow and thus more power while it will also increase the volume of the turbo whistle. However you have to be weary of the brand as certain airfilters K&N and AFE are known to let small amounts of dust through and damage turbos. Most intakes have a sooth airflow path through the intake tubes. The "mushroom air filters are simply to give more surface area in which to filter the air and plug up slower. In an suv using the stock air box the filters may give less restriction to air flow and a minor mpg and power increase probably not too noticable while maintaining stock sound. But again the best choice is depndant on your vehicle and engine type to truly make any recommendations.
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Old 05-15-2009, 04:12 PM
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Ok thanks well I have a 1993 Ford F150 5.8 V8 and I will be getting aftermarket exhaust, either flowmaster or glass packs.
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Old 05-19-2009, 07:44 AM
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So any suggestions and/or opinions on that?
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I like the flowmasters & edelbrock on the intake . I use the super 44s with out cats , nice sound . Lew
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Old 05-19-2009, 08:03 AM
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Okay, thank you for the input. When it comes to overall sound I want it to sound really good and also be very loud. What would your suggestions be for that?
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I don't know i have never done it but some guys on here just run straight pipes .... Our just small glass packs...
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Old 05-19-2009, 08:23 AM
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Yea, I like the sound of both of them. Isint running straight pipes pretty expensive to do though?
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I think if you went to a good muffler shop it would cost about 150-200 depending how far you want to run the pipes . You have to look under there & see what you got & what you want to do. Do you need to keep the cats ?? Exhaust out the side or rear ??
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Old 05-19-2009, 09:50 AM
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For the whole system? I would just want to run the pipes coming out of the rear of the truck, not the side. If cats is catalytic converter then I would probably rather not keep it just because it will increase how loud it is and it will slightly improve my mpg and hp. (Only like 2hp more, I know)
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