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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 07:40 AM Thread Starter
 
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Cold air intake advice

Hello all,

Just purchased a 2006 GMC 2500HD. I'm not looking to make
crazy racing upgrades, just the typical exhaust, tuner, intake etc.

It's got a 5" MBRP from the turbo back, and just recently put a SuperChip FLASHPAQ on her.

Lookin to see what CAI I should put on it for the best results. I've been steered away from oil-requiring filters. In my last diesel, 2005 Dodge 2500, I had the Banks RamAIR system. No complaints.

All that thrown out there, what advice is out there?!
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 08:12 AM
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You are going to get a lot of replys that will tell you not to wast your money. IMO and based on experience I have seen a slight increase in performance and MPG with my setup, see signature. Is a CAI the best bang for the buck, no. So I think it is more of a presonal preference.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 09:51 AM
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don't waste your money. the factory filter is much more efficant then an aftermarket, and the design of the lbz intakes are very good from the factory. even with my bigger turbo i'm still running my factory intake with the ppe mod.

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EPR s475 o/stock, floor-it stg II cp3, Kory tuned, suncoast, tow-flows, Y bridge, insight, EXAXT,
cognito uca's, trac bars, AD II 165, banks IC, blacked out grill, cowl hood, tough country bumpers
Dyno - 582hp 1209tq - SJD, 561hp 1247tq floor-it-diesel (stock turbo & inj.)
Track - 12.82 @ 105.5 mph @7300lbs 1.82 60 ft

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I agree ^ i have a volant intake n its nice looking under the hood but i would splend my money some where else ifi did it again.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 10:14 AM
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doesn't volant use the same donaldson filter as the factory set up?

07 lbz ccsb
EPR s475 o/stock, floor-it stg II cp3, Kory tuned, suncoast, tow-flows, Y bridge, insight, EXAXT,
cognito uca's, trac bars, AD II 165, banks IC, blacked out grill, cowl hood, tough country bumpers
Dyno - 582hp 1209tq - SJD, 561hp 1247tq floor-it-diesel (stock turbo & inj.)
Track - 12.82 @ 105.5 mph @7300lbs 1.82 60 ft

07 lbz rclb

Kory tuned, RDL egr delete, banks IC, insight,
bd lift pump w/remote WS, nicktane, ranch hand front
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
 
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Thank you all for your responses. In my Cummins I noticed a pretty substantial difference, however, I'm new to the Duramax game. Next question, any sense in an EGR DELETE for the 06 Duramax???
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 01:05 PM
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i would def block it. blocker plates are cheap. there isn't any big advatage to deleting it. i deleted mine, it looks alot cleaner under the hood and the egr delete pipe is freer flowing than the stock intake.

07 lbz ccsb
EPR s475 o/stock, floor-it stg II cp3, Kory tuned, suncoast, tow-flows, Y bridge, insight, EXAXT,
cognito uca's, trac bars, AD II 165, banks IC, blacked out grill, cowl hood, tough country bumpers
Dyno - 582hp 1209tq - SJD, 561hp 1247tq floor-it-diesel (stock turbo & inj.)
Track - 12.82 @ 105.5 mph @7300lbs 1.82 60 ft

07 lbz rclb

Kory tuned, RDL egr delete, banks IC, insight,
bd lift pump w/remote WS, nicktane, ranch hand front
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