I agree, go with a K+N filter and you will prolly get the same results and save money. I have just the filter.CC05 said:Say you spend $300 on a K&N...
You will literally see a fractional, and most likely a gain in gas mileage that you won't even notice (as long as you drive the same as before). So the $300 you just dropped on a K&N could pay for 9 or so fill-ups in your truck, which is more gas than you will EVER save with that K&N. If you want an intake, make your own.
Food for thought.
Sorry I offended you. Actually, I'm pretty good with custom stuff. The reason I didn't post the Canyon K&N intake is because it is 5-10x's the price of a generic custom intake (~$300+).CC05 said:If you want to get technical;
-You are most likely going to install an intake for performance.
-Conduit doesn't allow heat to pass through nearly as much as a metal intake tube. Therefore; more performance for less money.
-Talking about ghetto.? Ebay intakes are ghetto.
-You're a flaming idiot for coming on a COLORADO forum posting links to intake tubes for everything EXCEPT Colorados...on Ebay at that.?
-For what you suggest, he can just buy a K&N, that FITS, for cheaper.
-When someone like YOU makes a conduit intake, they tend to look shitty, whereas mine, along with many others, do NOT look shitty. If I'm going to do something, it is going to be done right, or it won't be done at all.
Think before you speak, tripledude.
Probably for the same reasons that people buy these things:calirado22 said:If they didnt work, why do we keep buying and building them???
What's more restrictive: A dirty air filter that limits your manifold pressure to a maximumm of 99 kPa (out of 101) at 2000 rpm, while driving down the highway, or the THROTTLE plate that limits you to 65kPa to maintain crusing speeds. So, what's the major cause of the restriction?calirado22 said:A cold air intake will increase mpg's for sure. Is seems some others may not agree, however they have not all installed one themselves. Our trucks do have a factory CAI, yet it is limited to the amount of air allowed to come in the small fender opening. The ultimate limiting factor is going to be the cylinder head itself in conjunction with cam duration and lift. But changing these gains power and this is about mpgs.
The factory filter may work well for a few miles, but becomes horribly restrictive once it gets even a thin coat of dust on it. You are much better off replacing it with a higher flowing more efficient filter such as k&n or aem dri-flow. These run roughly 50 bucks and you will recover those savings within a few months depending on how much you drive. But you can expect to save about 5 bucks per tank if you drive it the same. Depending on where you live or how much you drive you may have to replace the OEM filter 3 or 4 times a year, so the aftermarket filter pays for itself. As far as the intake runner, less restrictive is beneficial, same as exhaust.
Most who do find it hard to keep their foot out of it cause it sounds and pulls so much better. If they didnt work, why do we keep buying and building them???