I personally recommend the modified stock airbox with a KN drop in filter.
1) Any open cone air filter (KN) type intake exposes your filter to a lot of dirt. Especially if you plan to offroad any at all. Even on my last car, not used offroad at all, the cone style filter was constantly dirty and going bad.
2) Volant created an intake with a cone filter, but has a box around it to protect it from the dirt. This works well, but with twodrawbacks...the box is not sealed to be water tight for water crossings (offroad) and there is not an adapter to attach a snorkel to it.
For offroad trucks, the mother of all intakes is a snorkel. The volant is a good intake, but you can't upgrade later to a snorkel. The KN style intakes leave the filter in complete exposure to crap. The stock airbox can be modified to increase the airflow capabilities, and a high flow filter can be added. You ALSO have the option to add a snorkel, and the box is water tight to protect yourself offroad.
Thanks for your reply! As a side note - I dug your first sticky! I am getting ready to do the PML myself on my first weekend off this year - the 26th. I will be installing the AC 3" UCA kit as well, and setting my adjustables to the full height. There will be pics by then...
As for the intake setup - I am going to do the resonator delete straight away. From there I will determine what setup to go to, if any. I may be really rather pleased with just the resonator delete.
I think I am going to re-post this thread in the proper section...
[ ] Body trim paint
[X] mud flaps removed
[X] new tires
[ ] Bilsteins all around
[X] Resonator delete
[ ] PML W/UCA and upgraded torsion bars
[ ] HID Hi/Lo kit
[ ] Roof rack
[ ] Quest alternator
[ ] 02 S/C radiator swap
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