Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Gig Harbor, WA
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Which Intake Upgrade
Let me apologize in advance for starting a thread which must have been covered again and again, but my eyes are bleeding from reading all those threads and I just want to make sure I've understood everything well enough to make the right call.
I have a 2001 F-350 with stock 7.3L and 67,000 miles. I'm the original owner.
I have boost, EGT, transmission temp, oil temp, oil pressure, and ammeter aftermarket gauges.
I use the truck mainly as an RV with a 9.5 foot Arctic Fox camper, and for occasional running around to gather materials for projects. The truck will never be a race truck, never make 500+hp, and never engage in pulls. It just needs to do what it has been doing, only better.
I'm pretty much decided to finally go with a chip upgrade, and based on Justin at DP Tuning's advice I'm going to go with 80hp Economy and 60hp Tow tunes for when the truck is empty and loaded. He recommended that I also upgrade the intake and exhaust.
I want improved flow, great filtering, and no additional noise (I have no desire to hear more of the turbo).
I also don't want to be oiling and/or maintaining filters other than pulling out the old and putting in the new.
So, I was initially interested in the Airaid (which DP carries) and AFE, but people talk about increased noise from the turbo. There are homebuilt versions of the same with the same drawback.
From all I can gather, Ford's AIS is what I want, because (correct me if I'm wrong), it offers improved flow, has a dry filter, and is still boxed in and thus should offer no more noise than the OEM setup.
What have I missed?
2001 F-350 Lariat Long Box Crew Cab 7.3L 4x4 Auto ESOF 3.73 Ltd Slip. Perma-Tech color matched spray-in bedliner, Clifton alarm, Jordan brake controller, pre-pump mod, Amsoil Dual Bypass oil filters, Westach Dual Gauges (boost/egt, tran temp/oil temp, oil press/ammeter) in 3-hole A-pillar mount, cool plastic alien dude, Firestone air bags with on board air, SuperHitch w/ TorkLift spring tie downs for 2003 Arctic Fox 990 camper, Warn multi-mount front mounted receiver hitch, TorkLift StableLoads, Ford AIS intake.