I noticed a change on my truck when I removed the stock box which I had installed a K&N filter in with the Volant. I am waiting to see the ram air tube that they have for the Dodge. I believe it goes from somewhere near the front of the radiator to the second inlet on the air filter.
So you like it (Volant) air filter system so far? I do mild wheelin, not deep water crossings, mudd over the hood stuff or anything like that. Just the ususal stuff you do while wheelin. I just don't want to spend big $$$$$ on something 3 months down the road I'm not going to like.
I have thoought about the AirRaid and the K&N Gen II. I was concerned about mud and water. I would rather have the conventional round filter mid engine than the chance of hydro-locking my 360. Even though I am going to 5.5 of lift and another inch with the 35's, I would still be concerned about water & mud entry into the intake. I dunno, I guess it will just take some major research and forum posting!! <IMG SRC="/board/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif">
I think that someone else already stated that you will not get any more water or mud than you would with the stock box since they both go into the fender.
I have heard of people cutting up a pair of womens nylons and wraping the filters with it or covering the opening to the air box with it. I dont think that you can get mud that far up in the fender though..
Just so you know the Volant does have a small water drain hole in it so it would be hard to suck much water into it. you would have to total sink your truck.
Yes I have seen the nylon thing done before - actually I forgotten about it until I read your post. I have the luck (unfortunate or not) to stall the engine out stock with the factory airbox. So, I began removing the tube from the fender well to the air filter box when I went out mudding, it cut back considerably on stalling.
Arizona doesn't get alot of rain, so when a monsoon come into town or a good, good rain - we locals desend onto the desert in search of mud like flies to a turd. I have been out an hour after a good rain and see 30 trucks, 15 motorcycles and a handfull of rails within a 1 mile radius.
So, it has been about 45 days since a good rain - I will have to wait and see how the new setup does.
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