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Anyone running the setup? Likes/dislikes, pros/cons? Do you wheel with it? does water get in it? I plan on wheelin and don't want to mess up my engine in the process by using this system.

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2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport Quad Cab, 318/5.2L
 

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From the pics I've seen of the volant, it won't pull any more water than the stock setup. both teh air-raid and the K&N GenII aren't highly recommended for mudding and water crossing.

Although I've recently seen dust and water covers for the K&N Filters that could let you use a Gen II setup more safely than just the exposed filter.

http://www.knpowersports.com/docs/airforce_prechargers.html

These are for water-craft (jet-skis), but may be compatable with the GenII intakes.

The main K&N site is http://www.knfilters.com/
 

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Doh, the K&N Dry Chargers (water-resistant pre-chargers) are at:

http://www.knpowersports.com/docs/watercraft.html

scroll down a ways.
 

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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.
 

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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.

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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">
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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.
 

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Bill,
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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