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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-10-2006, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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Which intake is best?

I have an LLY with edge w/ attitude and a 4" exhaust, and I was looking to get an air intake, any suggestions?? Also, any other upgrades that I need for this deisel, I just switched over from gas engines and I love the diesel but I am still researching about the LLY. Any help is appreciated.
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Hi jmmtsu:


There's differing opinions regarding air intakes. In my opinion, the stock element and housing is sufficient for trucks with mild modifications; the paper element filters better than an oiled foam element, but doesn't flow as well as an oiled foam element. Some may disagree.

Regarding additional upgrades; I would consider installation of a Boost Stick, EGR blocker plate and Fingers Stick. The Boost Stick recalibrates the boost map and provides increased boost; it works very well with the Edge Juice / Attitude. The EGR blocker plate prevents EGR flow into the engine, and the Finger Stick prevents diagnostic test codes associated with the disabled EGR.

All items are available from supporting vendor Kennedy Diesel.

I'm no expert and have undoubtably omitted several good ideas, but this will get you started!

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Thanks, I will definately look into those other mods.
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I have some information HERE.

The only real problem the stock intake suffers is heat soak.

You will eventually want to get something that helps with mileage and towing heat issues. I like the paper element for it's efficiency, and lack of MAF sensor issues that many people run into with an oiled element.
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Lly Cai.

Cool my duramax, CAI. Thats what I did. Check them out $62

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