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Old 04-04-2006, 10:04 AM
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Greetings, I am a new member to this community. I am the original owner of a 1994 3/4 ton Pickup. It has a standard transmission with a 6.5L turbocharged engine. It has very low miles, and is used mostly for hauling a camper around in the summer. Right now I am upgrading the engine air flow. On the intake side, I have been told that the stock airbox can be swapped to a 1997 1 ton high capacity, which will fit a Trueflow filter. I am also upgrading the exhaust to a Banks system which includes a superscoop for the intake, and a so if it works I should get a larger volume of cool air to the intake. The other option was to use an AFE filter assembly, but it seems to me that since this assembly is basically an open filter in the engine copmpartment it would result in sucking hot engine air rather than cool outside air. Does anyone have experence with this? My main question is wether the 97 air box will fit into the 94 truck. Any other ideas? Thank You for your help,
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Old 04-04-2006, 11:45 AM
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[ ........Right now I am upgrading the engine air flow. On the intake side, I have been told that the stock airbox can be swapped to a 1997 1 ton high capacity, which will fit a Trueflow filter.........

This works better than stock box yours and mine has, though the aFe that fits our boxs work very good in air flow and filtering.



....... I am also upgrading the exhaust to a Banks system which includes a superscoop for the intake.......

Done this many years ago. Did you get the Stinger Kit? boost, egt gauges.
And there prom chip? The kit also came a K&N filter I have ran for the same time. Now I run the aFe filter.


,..... The other option was to use an AFE filter assembly, but it seems to me that since this assembly is basically an open filter in the engine copmpartment it would result in sucking hot engine air rather than cool outside air........

Lost me on that one not knowing what filter your looking into.


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Old 04-04-2006, 05:37 PM
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I recently replaced my stock air intake with the AFE Stage 2 intake system. Fit was good and easy to install. I also installed Jardine's Pinnacle Power Exhaust system, 4", from the turbo back. Power was definitely better and mileage went from 15.6 to 17.5 with just those two upgrades. I'm happy with the results.
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Old 04-04-2006, 06:09 PM
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AFE appears nice, but pricey!
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Old 04-05-2006, 04:33 AM
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AFE appears nice, but pricey!
My cost was $87 shipped. A replacement Eng. because to much dirt got in the oil, Cost?
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Old 04-05-2006, 11:52 AM
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$87 shipped for the AFE is decent. Who di you get it from??
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I upgrade to the 97 & later box in my 1993. Everything fit fine. I bought all the pieces in a kit from Pennisular Engine.
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Old 04-06-2006, 03:18 AM
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I upgrade to the 97 & later box in my 1993. Everything fit fine. I bought all the pieces in a kit from Pennisular Engine.
What was the cost?
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Old 04-06-2006, 04:44 PM
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Prices I have seen for the AFE around $250 or so.
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83 C20 Suburban, Sierra Classic, 6.2, 700R4, 4.10, custom paint, 285-50R20
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73 GMC Astro 95, 8V71, 10 speed Roadranger, 110" WB, 6 each 11R24.5
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