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K&N vs Airaid on 6.8L Gas

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by CSLC, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. CSLC

    CSLC Senior Member
    Messages: 260

    I have a 2004 Ford F350 V10 looking to put a cold air intake on it for some extra something. It just dogs. I had a KN on my GMC and loved it. Just wondering if anyone used the Airaid? and if so do they like it better...
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,400

    Your not gunna notice that much of a difference.
    Might need to a decarb on the throttle body.
  3. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    What makes you say you loved your k&n?
    Was it because you enjoyed not driving your truck while you washed and dried your filter?

    Was it because oil tests come back with a higher level of silica in the oil on vehicles that use k&n filters?
  4. CSLC

    CSLC Senior Member
    Messages: 260

    I drove my gmc all the time. So is airaid better then?
  5. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    The source for silica is from it entering the intake,
    Ground up as some of it passes by your rings, then picked up by your oil.

    It's allready done the dammage.
    It's called a dusted engine.

    And your warnty if you have one will be denied becuse of it.
  6. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,605

    I would get a better exhaust system, leave the air filter alone.
  7. Too Stroked

    Too Stroked Senior Member
    Messages: 573

    I think you're going to find that Cold Air Intakes actually do very little - if anything - to improve the performance of a given vehicle. The main thing they do that gives people the impression of enhanced performance is change the sound of the intake side of the engine. True power gains are miniscule at best.