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Question Old School Round Air Filter for 5.9?

I am interested in the round air filter that goes right on the throttle body rather than the stock air hat/air box type or cold air intake.

What is that called? Where would I find it? Does anyone have a used one for sale?



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its called a round air cleaner. you can pick up a edelbrock or spectre one at any parts store for like $30-45...its like a 14in dia cleaner
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its called a round air cleaner. you can pick up a edelbrock or spectre one at any parts store for like $30-45...its like a 14in dia cleaner
Thanks DRAGN. Does that include the whole thing? I mean the "holder" or whatever you call it? It has to be specific for my throttle body no?



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Get out of that old school thinking Eric. What might look cool under the hood won't necessarily work that well compared to the alternatives. A round open top or open side air cleaner setup won't give you the better benefit that a cold air intake would IMO. Unless your running a ram air or cowl hood your engine is going to be pulling hot air all the time. Both from the engine and hot air from the backside of the radiator.

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Yes, get the edlebrock small round one. I have it and think it's 12-inches round. It came with a filter that was about 2.2 inches high and fits under the stock hood. Probably around $20. As far as pulling in hot air from the engine bay. it will pull more hot air in than the stock but you really won't notice much difference.


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Compared to stock, it will just be a little worse than it used to be.

The thing is..you just spent a fortune on headers and duals to increase your horsepower and now instead of getting a CAI system with a heat wall, you are actually taking a step backwards. I don't get it.

I have a whole write-up on CAI systems and the added horsepower gains published by Performance Improvements. You can read the article when you get here next Saturday for the Mopar Show.

In the meantime..have a looksee here:
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Thanks everyone.

More food for thought.



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you mean like this one? If you gonna put this on your engine will it fit without modifying the hood?



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i decided to check my air filter......assuming it was gonna be a paper one. i pull the cover and what do i find.....this big oily black sponge. i think to myself this can't be stock....but you never know. i'm thinking this is an aftermarket re-useable filter, and if it is, the guy who had it before went nuts with the oil because there is a puddle in bottom of the box. what do u guys think??

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