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Open box =loud as ****

close box intake =loud

drop in filter = quiet


since a drop in filter will still have the big chamber in front of the throttle body, it will kill all the noise. I just installed a afe magnum stage 2 intake and the engine is loud as ****. 


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2 hours ago, fastk9dad said:

The other option is to go right up the middle with something like an Airaid Jr. It gets rid of the baffle box but retains the stock airbox w/ drop in filter and MAF location.

I went this route. Looks good and a simple install. I will say that there is increased noise from 2500 rpm up. Doesn't sound great in my opinion, but I'm rarely in that rpm range so eh, no big deal. I went more for the looks and to make cleaning the engine bay easier. 

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