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As most of you know, removing the headlight at the track has proven to show gains of .2 and 2 mph. Since I already had a so-called cold air kit, I found this very frustrating. That’s a lot of time to give up, on the street, not to mention the overall improvement in driveability, due to the cooler air. I was pretty disappointed in my purchase, and didn’t notice much of an improvement over the stock setup. The design really didn’t address the biggest problem that these trucks have. Heat soak.

I decided to find a solution, so I discussed the issue with the guys at House of Boost. They suggested utilizing some parts, from their Procharger kit, to relocate the washer fluid reservoir, and place the filter element behind the duct in the front bumper. It’s tucked up, in front of the inner wheel well, in order to prevent exposure to the elements. I’ve been running this setup on my daily driver now for a few weeks, and it’s been trouble-free. We’ve been getting a lot of rain lately; but due to the angle of the filter, it hasn’t picked up any water.

We’ve documented some very impressive gains with the TRUE cold air kit, developed by House of Boost. With my previous intake, the IAT’s would get so high that it would pull quite a bit of timing, at the track and on the street. I routinely saw IAT’s in the 130’s, while sitting in the staging lanes. This is even after waiting an hour or more between runs. We decided to get a true comparison, so we went on identical drives, with both kits. The ambient temperature was 92*. With my previous intake, the IAT’s increased to 147* while sitting at a stop light, and saw a low of 118* while cruising down the highway. Next, we installed the House of Boost kit, and went on the same drive. When stopped in traffic, the IAT’s saw a high of 118*, but out on the highway, it dropped to 96*. Check out your tune to see how much timing is being pulled at these temps. The difference in power is pretty significant, and definitely noticeable.

Next, we strapped it down on the dyno, and made 3 pulls with each intake. My previous intake made 340 hp and 360 ft-lbs. The House of Boost intake made 351 hp and 361 ft-lbs. The only change made between the pulls was the intake. That’s a gain of 11 hp, with nothing more than an intake. Impressive, to say the least.

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The dyno results combined with the real world results of the driving test prove that the House of Boost true cold air kit is far superior to the competition. Here are a few pics, as I’m sure you guys are interested in seeing what they came up with. I shot these in my garage, so they’re not the best; but I’m sure they’ll post the better pics in the next couple days.

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Cool. Not applicable for people that drive in much weather or dusty roads I'd think.
run a prefilter cover or clean it more often? i doubt that most of the TBSS true performance nuts are DDin these things solely.
 

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i've seen this done a few times but i'm gonna congratulate you on being the first one to take the time and properly set it up and also make it look decent. also a huge thumbs up for backing it up with a dyno pull. you've done your homework and gained some good power with a fairly simple mod. i do miss my tbss but i don't miss heat soak and i don't miss throwing lean codes..... whats your slip at now?
 

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Cool. Not applicable for people that drive in much weather or dusty roads I'd think.
It's rained almost every day since we installed it; and I haven't had any issues at all. It's tucked up in the corner, so it won't pick up water like it would if it were 4" to the right. During the winter, I'll be removing the long section, and pull the filter up into the engine compartment.

run a prefilter cover or clean it more often? i doubt that most of the TBSS true performance nuts are DDin these things solely.
Actually, most of them are DD's.

i've seen this done a few times but i'm gonna congratulate you on being the first one to take the time and properly set it up and also make it look decent. also a huge thumbs up for backing it up with a dyno pull. you've done your homework and gained some good power with a fairly simple mod. i do miss my tbss but i don't miss heat soak and i don't miss throwing lean codes..... whats your slip at now?
A friend of mine ran one like this on his 06, back in the spring of 06. I hadn't seen one since, but a couple guys posted pics of similar setups, when I made a post on the tbss board.

I haven't been to the track in a while. I keep burning the 3-4 clutches, so I'm just limping it around until the FLT arrives.
 

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Very nice, good job.
 

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very nice. i like that.
 

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Cool. Not applicable for people that drive in much weather or dusty roads I'd think.
Whats wrong with a dusty road? The tires are going to be kicking it up so unless you routinely drive for miles in reverse down a dusty road I dont think it will be a problem.
 

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cool.
 

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Sweet mod and it looks like it was done right. I would still be a little iffy about running the filter that close to the ground but maybe a prefilter or some type of plastic shroud on the bottom for the street would work. And it could be removed at the track to utilize any cool air that may come from underneath your bumper.
 

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You need to get to poppin with a front mount on that thing. :imo :D
nope. I don't want a turbo on this thing. I'm pursuing other options though. I will say that my plans have changed in the last few days. I'm still going to finish what I've started, but my plans for later this summer will not happen.
 

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Sweet mod and it looks like it was done right. I would still be a little iffy about running the filter that close to the ground but maybe a prefilter or some type of plastic shroud on the bottom for the street would work. And it could be removed at the track to utilize any cool air that may come from underneath your bumper.
I'm considering the use of a shield, but we'll see how it goes at the track. I might try to make some passes tomorrow. I'm going to change the tranny fluid again and hope for the best. I'll at least get to see what I gained in the 330. :rofl2:
 

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good write up, power to the ram air, said it for years
 

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thats nice, im guessing you will need to clean your filter more often though. i can always tell my vehicles are down on power on hot days, i hate that hot air going in. i would put one of those prefilters on it. they help with dust, and more importantly, are very water resistant. i used to have an airaid prefilter, and i held it under a water facet, and i was very impressed when the water just beaded up and ran off to the side.
 
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