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« on: May 16, 2011, 09:42:18 pm »

It seems like a good idea, but I don't often if ever hear about other people using one.

Anyone using one?

Any recommendations?

Any thoughts, opinions, suggestions?

I have seen Spectre's offerings as well as RAMAIRBOX  http://ramairbox.com/models.html

Nothing else though beyond old OEM units.

Spectre is not known for quality as far as I have heard. Ramairbox looks nice though.
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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2011, 10:02:57 pm »

   Personally, I use the stock dual snorkel with a K+N filter. It hides more and appears stock.  Naughty


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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2011, 10:20:19 pm »

How tall of a filter does that OE air box take?

Is the base dropped, flat or raised? By how much?

Is the air box totally sealed aside from the snorkels, or is there a gap where to top meets the sides of the base?
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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2011, 10:33:55 pm »

...dropped base, fully sealed, 2 1/2 x 13 I think (whatever the stock size is) but I had to remove a circular shape of the air cleaner lid from the hood insulation to accommodate a Holley on an Edelbrock RPM with a 1/2" spacer. 
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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2011, 10:39:52 pm »

    http://ramairbox.com/models.html

   They are about an hour from me and the last time I priced a top only it was over $400.   Dissapointed
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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2011, 10:47:58 am »

Nothing else though beyond old OEM units.
Nothing wrong with those, I've used two of the older Ford units that take a 14x3 filter, put a snorkel from one onto the other so that it has two, some flexible dryer ducting and air horns from a early- mid 80's T-bird, LTD. I had this set up on my old LTD, if I went for a drive when it was say 50 degrees out, and then open the hood the center part of the air cleaner lid would have condensation on the top due to the cold air coming in.
I've still got another factory dual snorkel in the back of the GT too.


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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2011, 10:53:09 am »

Back in the day I knew several guys who tested the dual snorkel against open air deals.  The dual snorkel factory air cleaner from the 5.0 HO was always faster and more consistent than their open element counterparts.

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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2011, 01:18:41 am »

Mine works awesome Smiley, just a K&N filter.

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« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2011, 02:39:17 am »

I use the factory snorker on my 10sec ride, and its not any faster with it or without it....I jusr lik the factory look of it.. Don't ...no
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