Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Just South of the Mason/Dixon Line
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Not sure of the Fords and GM's, but with my Dodge there was something I noticed. (1st, I never hooked it to a machine for testing before and after, but after the second year, I changed to a CAI with the under the bumper snout.)
While I had the stock filter unit, while cleaning the truck, I noticed the amount of soot on the back passenger 1/4 panel at the exhaust. Especially after the yearly trip visiting the grandkids, (a 5K round trip).
With the CAI I have way less than 1/2 the amount of soot at the end of the trip. Like I said, nothing documented except visually. I had an average mpg increase for each trip of 1 mpg to 1 1/2 mpg. Hand calculated each fill up. No major increase. And the IAT runs cooler at a constant 10 deg about ambient.
The trips are with approx. the same load, the same freeways, and the same time of the year so the weather was sort of close, the same speeds and so on.
I feel the truck is running better with the CAI instead of stock. Not sure if this would be the same with the Fords or GM's, let alone from year to year vehicle equipment designs. I understand that can be a factor to.
2006 Dodge Ram, 2500, Big Horn, 5.9 Cummins, 4x4, Q/Cab, 48RE, L/B, 3.73, S&B CAI & Snout, ProFlo 5" S/S exhaust, Smarty S06 PoD, Oil ByPass Filter Kit, Transfer Flow 56 gal tank, 110 gallon in-bed tank, XX-Fuel System, Coolant Bypass Kit, Mag-Hytec 727DD, 285 x 70 x 17 MT
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