In August of 2018, I finally broke down, manned up or Diesel Dolled up, and ordered a cold air intake for my six liter. My husband had been working out of my truck while his six point four sat in the driveway, waiting for us to break down and see what was wrong with it. We will talk about that another time. Ugh. Anyways, I felt like it was time to "reward" my truck for working so hard, and for my husband putting it through hell! When I bought my truck years ago, the man I bought it from made me promise to never turn it into a work truck! Oops, sorry, Ronnie! We had to do what we had to do!
My husband put so many miles on the truck, interstate miles, hauling miles (which was good for it!), and also a lot of dirty job site visits! In September, we both agreed it was time to do something nice for 'the King' (its a King Ranch- not super creative on the names, here!). Sense it was time to change out the air filter, anyways, we both agreed to upgrade to an aftermarket one.
My options were S&B, Rudy's or Sinister. I really liked S&B's, but I wanted some color- I don't have a clue as to why I felt like I wanted color. Sinister was only an option because of the color choice, and well, after their recent debacle... well, we'll just leave it at that. So, that put me back with S&B, but the price. My heart was set on wanting everything, the intake and the elbow. I mean what woman doesn't want it all, especially for her kids... or truck?!
That is when I come upon Rudy's intake set up. I found it on ebay, I believe, and I thought, 'That is too good to be true!'! It was the intake, elbow and boots, for a very reasonable price. I went to their website and found everything I wanted, in my budget, and ordered away. I surprisingly, landed Free Shipping and it was here in less than five days!
Of course, it was really easy to install! I am actually, really impressed by this set up. I am getting better fuel mileage, mind you, it needed a new air filter- bad, but still. It has better power, to me. Most importantly, you can hear my turbo whistle even better. I mean, who doesn't want that? My truck is what I consider stock, it has some lift and aftermarket wheels, a couple other things, and now this... but, compared to our pulling trucks, its stock.
"Most importantly, you can hear my turbo whistle even better."
If you asked me to rate this product, I would rate it four stars. Why? I don't really have much complaint on it, but there is always room for improvement!
A little more on this product
Rudy's is careful to test products five ways, strength, performance, simplicity, durability and fit, before selling any product with their name on it.
Strength & Performance- this intake is built out of aluminum and goes straight back to the turbo, meaning its stronger and sense it goes straight back- it has optimum air flow, giving better performance. Durability- couplers are all silicone, to withstand your high heat under the hood! Fit- RDP intakes are designed and manufactured in house, meaning they control everything from design, fitment to testing, resulting in great fitting products and high quality control. Simplicity- simple designs are best, and RDP agrees, this product was easy to install and didn't take a lot of time. It was supposed to come with full color installment instructions, mine did not, but we managed and didn't need them! EXTRA: I chose the RDP Blue to go under my hood. It was either that or have them powder coated to match my truck better, and one day that might happen still.
RATED: FOUR STARS!