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Old 11-12-2007, 09:40 PM
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What to buy for a cold air intake

In the market for a cold air intake for my 2000 any idea of what to buy and why?
 

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lots of different opinions, lots of different options. S&B, AIS, 6637(open element), volant.... the list goes on and really it will come down to which you like better. They all have good points and they all have downsides.
 
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Please explain more. This is why I have posted.
 
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First off, stay away from the K&N... it is not a good application for our PSD's. In a recent survey I ran, over 90% of K&N users switched to either the 6637, S&B, AFE, AIS, or some other intake.

Here's the link to the thread.
https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/f.../poll2363.html

-6637 is cheap, but very effective (under $40 delivered to your door from FleetFilter)
-AIS seems to be considered the "cat's meow" on filtration efficiency in dusty conditions, but you PAY for it
-AFE is highly rated, filters as good or better than the 6637, but is much more expensive
- S&B is less known, but seems to have a good system, again, much more expensive than the 6637
 
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Old 11-12-2007, 10:42 PM
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OK, I'll give it a try.....

The 6637 is used by many folks on FTE. It cost less than $50 to do it yourself and has shown very good results on used oil analysis reports. Prefered by the croud that loves to hear their turbo sing!

The Ford AIS was developed to improve the air filtration on vehicles operating in the desert environment over in Iraq. Also has very good oil analysis reports, the kit replaces the stock air intake system. The filters cost @ $80 and can last 25,000+ miles.

The AFE filters are preferred by the folks that have bigger mods on their engines that require a hell of alot of air. Also a very good system, cost over $300.

Everyone that has any of these systems is doing good for the engine and supplying losts of good clean air. It depends on what is the "end state" or the vision you have for your truck and backwards plan from there.


edit: I know nothing of the S&B intake, I have't seeen any oil analysis reports or talked with many folks that use them.
 

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Please explain more. This is why I have posted.
O.K. sorry, for the vague answer. BTW WELCOME TO FTE.

A true cold air intake will have a box enclosing the filter media, and a intake tube that draws cooler air from the grill, or the fendersleeve(AFE stage2 ,AIS, S&B0. then we have the open element filters that draw air from under the hood(6637).

THEY ALL ARE BETTER THAN THE STOCK SETUP.
just stay away from an oiled filter(K&N)

Now the big question is how much do you want to spend. What mods have you done, what type of daily driving does this truck see. (hiway, dusty farm roads, water fording?).
there are many different variables that must be addressed, as there is no one is hands down better than all the others winner. They all have their strong points, and weaknesses.


AFE stage 2 +'s= great filtration, good airflow, lower intake temp, nice fit and finish
-'s= high initial cost, downtime while filter is washed and dried
S&B= see above

AIS +'s = great filtration, good airflow, FOMOCO recomended product, low down time (replaceable filter cartridge), lower intake temps.
-'s = high cost, no wow factor when hood is open( it is a factory severe service upgrade)

6637 +'s= inexpensive, Good airflow, Good filtration, low down time, readily avail, at most NAPA stores
-'s= higher intake air temp, more pronounced intake noise.
 
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Thank you this is what I was looking for
 
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Originally Posted by danyzf95
Thank you this is what I was looking for
If you want some more reading material, see post #6 on this thread...

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/670724-which-air-filter.html

... for links to most of the air filter threads for the past 6 months.
 
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i have the s&b and i like it. not too noisy and draws cool air from outside the engine compartment. i got mine off of ebay for 194$ free shippin. pretty good deal if you ask me.
 
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Well put guys...

You can also check out our shop's selction of CAIs to compare prices and customer reviews: http://motorhaven.autoanything.com/air-intakes/20A50096A1.aspx
 
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Another vote here for the 6637 Verry good air filter. Cheap and easy to install.
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Where are you guys getting you 6637? had Napa order me one and they didn't quote me a price, I went over to pick it up and it $55! I thought I saw them for $20 or so somewhere, am I crazy?

I'm on fleetfilter right now ordering the 6637, are their fuel and oil filters good too? I was going to order them while I was there.
 

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Go ahead adn order two of the 6637's to reduce your per unit shipping, and then you'll be ready to change it out when it gets dirty and won't have to place a "panicky rush order".

For fuel filters, I would stick with either Motorcraft or Racor... don't remember who makes the Fleetfilter fuel filters. I'm using OilGuard's oil filters, which I think are actually made by Donaldson, if I remember correctly. Regardless, the Motorcraft oil filter is a good unit.
 
 
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