In response to his poorly timed question, I explained to my son that a factory air cleaner is like him trying to breathe through a heavy blanket pulled over his head, you can do it but it is more difficult than it has to be. The Airaid unit is like a thinner, more efficient blanket that moves a lot more air and makes breathing much easier. I went on to say that an aftermarket high performance air filter improves gas mileage and helps the engine run better. My wife, without ever looking up from her iPad, added that while all that may be true Daddy just likes the way it sounds when he mashes down on the accelerator.
After 25 years of marriage to the same woman I don’t get away with as much as I used to but she was absolutely right. That feature benefit info is correct and I do like how it sounds, always have. Did you ever flip the air cleaner lid over on your moms car? Same idea.
I don’t have to test this to give it a GREAT GEAR RECOMMENDATION. I’ve been running these for many years and have this same model on our Suburban. I am sold on them and particularly the Airaid products. Yes, they do require a little maintenance but I am convinced that they do a superior job of cleaning the huge amount of air being sucked into the engine when it is working hard. That is an especially big deal in this part of the country where very fine dust is a major problem to engine durability.
As for installation, it was easy. The directions were specific to my Ford F-150 4.6L V-8 application and it took me just about 30 minutes from start to finish. So, get yourself an Airaid and get better performance out of your rig. It is a no brainer.
Now, if you will excuse me, I have to have a little talk with my son and remind him that it is generally a bad idea to ask questions that begin with anything that sounds like hey dad is that a new…in front of his mother. Rookie.
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