So unless you want the looks or turbo sound of a aftermarket, people sell stock LBZ or LMM intakes pretty cheap. if not just getcha a regular old CAII compared both the stock one with the PPE mod and an S&B at a track on the same night, ran the same times and trap speeds with both intakes, so its really up to you.
are you talking about the 06+ intake mod??If your truck is stock there is a airbox mod you can do. Just use the search tab. I use S&B and have had no problems their one of the more reasonably priced intakes.
Ya I didn't realize what year of truck he has until now, I always look at the posters sig which has nothing.are you talking about the 06+ intake mod??
I have heard that the 01-05 airbox mod is crap. causes fitlers to be toast at >10,000 miles. I wouldn't hack into your 05 intake, save it incase you ever need to use it again or sell it
i gotcha man, yeah took me a minute too then i saw it in his username. it's all good :drinkYa I didn't realize what year of truck he has until now, I always look at the posters sig which has nothing.
thanks tony, and x2 to everything you saidI opened this thread and knew exactly what would be said before I opened it, haha...
lddrew is right on track.
S&B, Banks, AFE, or Bills Intakes are some options. Avoid a K&N filter and dry elements are better imo for the average user. An oiled filter is ok, but make sure you clean MAF frequently. I recommend cleaning it a few days after re-oiling your filter, you also want to make sure you don't over oil your filter.
AFE 46-60029 LLY Turbo Mouth Piece for 04.5-05 LLY GM 6.6L Duramaxso were can i find the afe mouthpiece and how much
Most metal intakes are made out of aluminum which doesn't retain heat very well.
At a full stop, you might see a ~10-15 IAT difference between plastic and aluminum. Once you start moving, and there is air flow to get all that heat out of the engine bay, there is even less.
You could easily offset the difference between an aluminum based intake system vs a plastic one by someone farting in front of your vehicle.
Steel might be different, as it retains heat better than aluminum, but I dont think I have ever seen someone make an intake with steel.
What really happens when you get hot air in your turbo? And most twin set ups I see have a aluminum intake why is that?
Having an aluminum intake will make a truck blow up if it's hauling a 5th wheel.Steel and aluminum do have different heat transfer rates, but it's not really a big deal since the real issue is steady state heat transfer (ie sustained high engine bay temps). For the same reason that aluminum is used in radiators, it's not a good idea in areas where you want to keep engine heat away from incoming air (ie discourage heat transfer). On the flip side, the boost tubes have hot compressed air well above engine bay temps so in that case you would want to encourage as much heat transfer as possible, thus aluminum is a great choice there. Plastic does a much better job as an insulator and therefore is best suited for the pre-turbo side. Heat transfer isn't a phenomenon that only occurs at a dead stop either........just try hauling a decent 5th wheel up a good incline on a hot summer day with an aluminum intake and I'll bet you'll wish you had something different before cresting the top. The LLY's are especially succeptible so even with an aux radiator I wouldn't suggest it.
I'm not the only one either: