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Thoroughbred Diesel is working hard to bring you the best diesel truck videos on the planet! This would of in course include videos from one of our favorite products, cold air intakes. Check out our cold air intake videos below. These videos include unboxing and installation of a cold air intake for Ram EcoDiesel, a dry vs oiled air filter overview, a SEMA interview with Barry from S&B filters, and more!
MOST Beautiful Diesel Cold Air Intake You Can Buy On the Market Today | HSP Air Intake
Hi, I'm Wade from Thoroughbred Diesel and today we're going to be showing you HSPs air intake. HSPs line of air intakes is where style and function come together for one bad-ass intake. This thing is absolutely gorgeous. I'm just going to be 100% honest with you. One thing that HSP does super well is their powder coating process creates a finish on all of their products. It's really second to none. Big thank you to the guys from HSP for sending us down this intake. This is an intake kit for an LB7 Duramax. This fits the 01 to 2004 model years with the LB7 engines. We will be doing an install video on this, but we just wanted to give you a brief overview of this intake very quickly. There'll be a link in here somewhere for our installation video on this. Now all of HSPs products come in a wealth of different color powder coat colors that you can go with with them, so I'm not going to talk a whole lot about that.
I want to talk about some of the functionality from this kit. This is four and a half inch mandrel bent intake tube. What I like about these metal intakes, and especially the way that HSP is doing this, they've done this all in one section so you don't have joints here. The mandrel bending on this size too makes it really, really nice because you don't have welds at the transitions or anything like that. You've got a really clean, really seamless intake tube and another thing that they really do a good job on their engineering process for the intake tube is getting it streamlined from the air intake directly to the turbo. The less transitions that you have in the air intake pipe, the better air flow that you're going to get out of the air intake kit itself. They have got very, very high quality intake boots that they do.
This is multilayered. This is multilayer intake boots, so you're not going to have to worry about any of the deterioration, rotting, basically falling apart there in their couplers that they use. Very good quality T bolt clamps. That's something that's a little bit mundane, but they use a good quality T bolt clamp so you're not getting a piece of crap there that's going to strip out on you. The box has been designed to deflect heat away from the air filter. We all know that colder air is better air, so this air intake box for the LB7s is going to pull from the outside fender and from the bottom. So we're getting good cold air into the air intake filter and what the lid actually does, the lid is going to block out the heat from the engine side. The box itself is sealed on the sides that are closest to the engine, so it's doing a very, very good job of radiating the heat again away from the air intake.
Now the cover on this air intake has got three bolts that hold it on. I've got two of them in here because I wanted to be able to take this off and show you. Got the HSP logo inside of here as well. Really, really nice job on that. That little insert right there, if you want to take that off and paint it for a different color, you can rerivit that on there. So that makes for a really nice unit. So this lid will come off and give you access to your filter to be able to service it. This is going to be a cleanable, oiled lifetime filter. Very, very nice unit as well on this. Again, a lifetime filter there. The transition on this, again trying to be straightaway into the mouth of the turbo, easy to service with the three bolts that come off of the lid.
Then you can get directly to your air intake filter to be able to service it and what not. And talking about the finish again on it, I don't mean to harp on this, but this is the gloss black powder coat kit and this thing is just a mirror. It's just going to mirror finish on it. Man, we had a really hard time, Adam and I when we were setting up lights on this kit to be able to not have some of the shine on it. So it was actually a little bit rough for us to be able to lay it out to where we weren't having so much reflection on it. But this thing is just absolutely gorgeous. So again, if you're in the market for an air intake and you want to do something just a little bit different, you want to have a high functioning air intake that's just going to be an absolute masterpiece to look at.
Going to dress up you're under the hood, just dress up your underhood presence on the truck. And just give some bling. I'd definitely suggest HSP air intake. We're going to give you a link in this video as well that's going to lead you to the cart where you can purchase the HSP air intake. We really appreciate your business here at Thoroughbred Diesel. If you have a question about this video or any of our other videos, please give us a call. Like and subscribe to our channel. Hit us with a message down here. Tell us about your air intake. Tell us what you think about about this. And we appreciate you watching. Thank you.
Dry Vs Oiled Filters: What is the difference?
Hey, guys, this is Adam here with Thoroughbred Diesel sitting down with Barry Carter, owner of S&B Filters.
Today we're going to tackle a question that we get from you guys all the time. And that's do you want an oil filter for your cold air intake or do you want a dry filter? We get this a whole lot, you guys. It really seems to weigh on you. So we brought in an expert in the filter industry today and we're just kind of going to let Barry just run through it for us.
Barry, why does someone want a oil filter over a dry filter? Does one perform better over the other or is it just a matter of the individual person? Why would you pick one over the other?
Well, from a performance standpoint, they're very similar. There's subtle differences in performance. You can see those on our website. However, it really comes down to what kind of person are you? Are you the kind of person that wants to just take their filter out and throw it away? Or are you the type of person that wants to clean the filter? Because our dry filter is disposable and our cleanable filter is cleanable.
Right. So I know they make even filter wraps, which is basically just like a sock that goes over these. How do those help? And is there a reason why you would want run one over the other on those?
Well, regardless of which filter you choose, I recommend a filter wrap. A filter wrap on your cleanable filter is going to keep the big stuff out, the bugs and so forth, which is going to make it way easier to maintain your filter. From a dry standpoint. It's going to extend the life of the filter so it's going to run longer.
The nice thing about the dry filter is we've had some situations where people in extreme dusty environments with very dry dust. They use a dry filter because they can take compressed air, whether it's in the vehicle or outside the vehicle, and take compressed air and just hit it on the outside and extend the life of the filter that way. Or they can take it off and hit the compressed air on the inside, which is going to extend the life of the filter. And that's really good in really dusty environments because you can't ever use compressed air on a cotton filter as it would destroy the cotton fibers.
Perfect. Now is there a reason why people with brand new trucks call in a lot of times and they go, "Hey, what should I put on my truck? Should I do an oil filter? Do I have to worry about it causing warranty issues or anything like that?" Is there a reason why you would go with dry over old if it's a brand new truck?
Number one, neither is going to cause a warranty issue. We stand behind you no matter what when it comes to dealers, so neither filter will void your warranty. That's a critical comment.
However, if you want to just avoid any kind of confrontation at all with a dealer that's unethical, if you run the dry filter, they can't ever claim that you cleaned it improperly.
Right. Now when it comes to cleaning these, and obviously I know the dry filter, the only cleaning you can do is to bang it on something or blow it out with compressed air, but the cleaning that you require on filters, go into that a little bit, how important that is when it comes to running an old filter.
It's just critical. If you're going to use any oiled cotton filter, it's critical you put the right amount of oil on it. The oil is the filtering agent. Don't use an aerosol can. We have a great cleaning kit that allows you to meter how much oil you put on the filter very easily, and it's just critical.l And if you put the right amount of oil on it, it's going to protect your engine.
If you don't, it won't.
And that's critical across any filter, not just S&B. If someone did have another filter, and that was, the oil is critical that they have to get the right amount on there, right?
Perfect. Okay. So, Barry, here's the last, final question and probably the most important one that our viewers wanted to know. Which one do you run on your truck?
That's a good question. I've run both ,and to tell you the truth, they both perform great. However, I'm kind of partial to the oiled cotton gauze. It looks real nice, and technically it holds a little bit more dirt as well, so it can go longer before you have to clean it.
Okay. Well, hopefully this is answering some of your guys' questions. If you have any further questions for us, post them in the comments below. We'll have somebody to answer those periodically. Obviously, if you have more questions, feel free to call in, email us, whatever you normally do. Make sure and follow us on Facebook. Subscribe to us on YouTube.
Thanks for watching, guys. Hopefully we answered some questions.
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