You can quickly improve your 1st gen cummins performance by replacing your factory air filter box with our Icebox Inkake for the 1st Generation Dodge Cummins. There aren'tmany options available in the marketplace for the older Dodge Cummins especially for the first generation diesels. Here is a photo of our Intake for the 1st Gen Cummins.
We recently received some photos from a customer that had just installed his first gen intake. Here is a photo of his Gen 1 Icebox Intake installed.
We have been using and recommending Amsoil's Nanofiber EA alr filters really right from the beginning. In fact our Icebox Intakes were originally designed and built using the Amsoil air filters. You could almost say that we reverse engineered our Icebox Intakes starting first with the Amsoil filters and building our intakes around them.
Our 8 ply cotton oiled and dry disposable filters are manufactured by S&B air filters, who also incidentally manufactures the Amsoil Ea filters for Amsoil using their Donaldson filter media. Here is some information about the Nanofiber Technology that you might find interesting.
What is Nanofiber Technology?
Nanofiber is a phrase that generally refers to a fiber with a diameter less than one micron. Cellulose fibers, on the other hand, are larger than nano- fibers and have larger spaces between the fibers, causing contaminants to load in the depth of the media and plug the airflow path, resulting in higher restriction and less capacity. AMSOIL Ea Air Filters incorporate a specially constructed cellulose media with synthetic nanofibers applied to the surface. Dust and submicron particles are trapped on the nanofiber surface, preventing them from lodging in the filter media depth.
We also highly recommend the Pre-Filter covers to use with your Amsoil filter. Here is a photo of the Amsoil EaAU4510 with the EaPF20 prefilter installed.
I went online to see if I could find a video that would share about the Amsoil Nanofiber air filters and I found a video by SyntheticWarehouse.com that does a really good job of sharing about them.....as I was listening to it they even mentioned Icebox...Awesome...Thanks SyntheticWarehouse we appreciate that mention! Here is that video for your viewing pleasure....
While we offer Amsoil air filters many of our customers will either purchase their filter from their local Amsoil dealer if they are not also Amsoil dealers themselves. And that is perfectly fine with us and why we offer our Icebox Intakes with or without an air filter.
We are proud to have the Amsoil filters available for our Icebox Cold Air Intakes as we think they give you a high level of performance. Order an Amsoil Nanofiber Air Filter and Pre-Filter Cover for your new Icebox Intake today!
A recent customer ordered one of our Icebox Gen 4 Intakes for his 2010-2011 Dodge Cummins and in a rush to get his cold air intake ready for UPS I had forgotten to include the installation instructions. So I emailed them to Jeff and he replied
"I didn't even need them! I am not the most mechanical guy in the world but your product was very straight forward and was a very easy install. The box looks great too. Thanks for the quality product. Jeff M., satisfied customer"
Thanks Jeff and thanks for the photo of your Gen 4 Intake Installed.
Introducing our new Dry Disposable Air Filter the IB-4510-D. The Amsoil and SB 4510 air filters as some of our most popular and they fit our Dodge Cummins Gen 1 and Gen 2 Icebox Intakes (and our original series 6.7 intakes).
Designed and built by S&B specifically for Icebox Intakes. After requests for a dry disposable air filter we have worked hard to make this happen and are proud to now offer the only 4510 in a dry disposable option.
No messy cleaning and re-oiling necessary. Just toss and replace. Since you are not sacrificing performance with either choice, the decision comes down to would you rather throw away the filter or clean it.
* Always wanted a filter you could just throw away without sacrificing performance? Our New S&B IB-4510-D Dry Filter is the answer!
* Comparable Airflow to our Red Oiled Cotton Filters with the same Great Protection.
* Last for up to 30,000 miles of highway driving. Extend the life of the filter using compressed air.
The Comparison between the Red Oiled Cotton Filter and the New Dry Disposable is that the Dry Disposable gives you an 47.2% improvement in air flow as compared to a 49.5% improvement with the Red Oiled Cotton Air Filter.
This filter is exactly the same size and dimensions as the Amsoil EaAU4510 and the Icebox IB-4510 Red Oiled Cleanable Air Filter. Use our IB-4510-D Dry Disposable Air Filter as a replacement for the Amsoil EaAU4510 and S&B 4510.
This Dry Disposable 4510 air filter is an Icebox Intakes exclusive.
We've been carrying the S&B Air Filters that are made specifically for Icebox for many years now like the IB-4091 and IB-4510 that have the reusable/cleanable 8 ply cotton media. This is the same filter cartridge as the EaAU4091 and EaAU4091 Amsoil Nanofiber Air Filters that also fit our Icebox Intakes. The only difference is the filtration media in that the Amsoil filter uses their Nanofiber dry media and ours has the infamous S&B 8 ply cotton media.
We have just added S&B's complete line of Cold Air Intake Systems for Dodge Cummins, Ford Powerstroke and GM Duramax and are in the process of adding them to our shopping cart. In the mean time let us know if you have an interest in any that are not yet on our website.
S&B intake manifold's have been available on our site since 2011 and now we carry their Air Flow Packages also so be sure to check with us about these too and get Free Shipping on all S&B Cold Air Intake Systems and Intake Manifolds!
Icebox Intakes wants to offer you some choices for trucks and models that we don't currently made intakes for and you just can't get better than S&B intakes and filters. Compare our Icebox Intakes to the S&B Cold Air Intakes and make the decision that works best for you.
We are so happy here in Colorado to be enjoying Spring again in 2012 even if it did come early....that we have decided to celebrate and have a Spring Special. And right now most all of our intakes are now available in Stainless Steel and we are so proud of them! You will love them!
Right now we have Free Shipping on all Icebox Intakes and also save $25 dollars off of our S&B Air Filters with your purchase. This is a savings of $45-55 dollars in most cases between the shipping and filter discount. We don't know how long this special will last so grab it now!
Also we just ordered our first set of Dry Disposable Filters in the same sizes as our Amsoil and Icebox S&B air filters. So for those of you who want the same great quality filtration and air flow as our S&B Oiled filters in a disposable air filter we will have them available soon in the 4510 at first. We sell more of the 4510 air filters in the Amsoil and S&B so we are starting with it first and if it goes over well we will have it available for the 4091 filters too. What do you think? Are you looking for a dry disposable filter for you Icebox Intake or other cold air intake?
Seems like it just took forever to get our Icebox Intake for the Generation 3 Dodge Cummins converted to the new manufacturing process. It wasn't all my fault but it had a lot to do with me asking them to build the new Gen 4 Intake first. Well that kinda through things out of whack and well dang it just took longer than we thought!
But in our hands now we have the new upgraded new Gen 3 Icebox Cold Air Intake for the 2003-2007 Dodge Cummins and it's not Anodized Aluminum.....Nope. And it's not powder coated steel either. So what the heck is it made with? We stepped up and decided to make them out of stainless steel.
You know really there wasn't anything wrong with our original powder coated 16 gauge steel intakes except we wanted them made better and more consistent. We wanted the lids to be interchangeable and better fittings. So when we went to the new production facility we got to talking and they said "have you thought about anodized aluminum?" and we thought about it and thought that it was a good idea. But the process of building them and then having to ship them to a third party vendor to get them anodized. It just took more time for the turn around.
Then I really wasn't entirely happy with the way the finish was holding up. It was good, really good...just not as good as I wanted. So I asked the production company what they suggested and then we started talking about Stainless Steel. And so we decided to give it a try with the new Gen 3. Next in line is the Gen 1 and then the Gen 2. After that the Gen 3 for the 6.7 and Gen 4's will go Stainless.
I will share that this is a test and I reserve the right to make other changes if the feedback isn't as I expect but right now everything looks really good for the Stainless. If you have any questions send us an email or give us a call.
You know this is really how we are going to make things better here in the USA, by buying products made in the USA. And this is how we are going to put America back to work and something that we should have been doing a long time ago.
Icebox Intakes is just a small company but from the beginning we have insisted upon making our Cold Air Intakes here in the USA. We know that we could get them made in China much cheaper and make more profit in the long run but to us that is not as important as supporting our Country and keeping the work here in the United States.
We are actively searching for vendor sources for some of our hardware that we are currently using that is not being made in the US and are confident that we will find good sources after watching Diane Sawyer's report. It is really exciting to know that we are making a difference and we are going to apply this to other everyday products that we use everyday in our lives. How about you?
If you are in the market for a Cold Air Intake or know someone that is we would really appreciate if you would let them know that our Icebox Intakes are "Made in America".
A customer contacted us from Arizona recently about one of our Dodge Cummins Gen 1 intakes and although we were still waiting on our new Gen 1 Icebox A.I.R. Series intakes to be completed I knew immediately that is what would work best for him. When you see this unique 1990 Gen 1 you will know why. And below Robert will tell his story about how he came about building this unique "one of a kind" Gen 1 Dodge.
Here is Robert's story about how he acquired this unique 1990 Dodge Cummins:
Charlie, I would be happy to answer questions about the "POWER WAGON" which is just a nickname I had for the truck when I first bought it because I thought that the truck was a kind of remake of the earlier "Job Rated" POWER WAGON's of yesteryear. When Dodge introduced the new Cummins turbo diesel model trucks in 1989, I knew I had to have one, and placed the order for my truck in October of 1989.
My goal was to order the most heavy duty truck available with NONE of the weakening extras such as air conditioning, fancy trim packages, etc. My truck arrived at the Dodge/Jeep dealer in Sierra Vista, Arizona sometime during the spring of 1990. I was attending the Law Enforcement Academy at the time and was unable to pick the truck up until June of 1990. The older Dodge trucks had some things on my truck, so I knew I had to change mine if I was going to be satisfied with it. The interior was what I considered "new age" cheap and needed an entire replacement. I ordered the truck as a W-350 CB/CH (cab and chassis) since I knew it would be easy to set a tough flatbed on the truck.
Detroit hadn't built a grille for some 20 years or more at the time so I started thinking about what the truck needed to bring it up to speed. My old high school friend Richard Strob had a race car fabrication shop in Tucson, AZ. at the time (now defunct) and I thought that was a great place to start. I made the aluminum door panels and Richard made the dash board and grille. Pro Tech Aluminum truck bodies built the bed that I had designed, and I set a new 12000 pound Warn winch on the front of it all and the truck was starting to take on the sinister look of a serious 4X4.
The steering column came later and I used an Ididit column with flaming river and Borgeson components as well as a Budnik steering wheel. Under the hood of an old 12 valve needs little change to be pure so I kept changes to a minimum with 25 HP injectors by DDP and a jet hot coated exhaust manifold. I also went with an aluminum Ron Davis radiator and overflow bottle. My starter and alternator are made by "Mean Green" which float fore and aft on roller bearings. I also chose a "Lifeline" battery. I shortened the exhaust to just behind the cab with a straight pipe. My seats and sun visors were covered in black leather by Marlins saddle shop in Douglas, Arizona. 3" Simpson seat belts top that off.
In 2008 I started a complete body off restoration to get what I had in show condition. That venture took over a year. The "body off" included all new Energy suspension body and leaf spring bushings and a 3 inch lift by Arizona Spring. I also put new seals/gaskets on my NP205 transfer case and twin-sticked it with an "off-road design" kit. I had the truck media blasted to be sure to get any problems, but the truck has been in southern AZ. its whole life and it really didn't need the media blasting very much. I bought lots of new rubber where needed and wound up powder coating the 5 wheels, and front and rear bumpers. New Good Year LT 265/75R16 Duratracs fit the theme well. I also included new Rancho RS9000XL 9 speed shocks.
This build would not be complete without the help of Dan the gear man at Quad 4X4 in Roberts, Montana. He built my NV4500HD "Torque King" 5 speed and has sent me numerous "Kits" to upgrade my axles (Dana 60 front, Dana 70 rear with factory Power locker) into a "premium Timken" bearing equipped, made in USA truck!! I searched hard for upgrades for my truck, which admittedly is more of a garage queen than anything else anymore. Our Country just doesn't make a lot of these parts anymore. My latest addition is an Icebox Cold Air Intake (made in the USA) which fits my theme for the truck perfectly. I don't often find the quality I require for the truck, so additions are slow to happen.
Robert J. Steele
So as you can see I knew that our new Anodized Aluminum Icebox A.I.R. Series was going to be the perfect fit for Robert so I shared with him that we were just getting the new prototype built and then I would have to approve it before it would go into production. This process took about 6-8 weeks from the time that Robert contacted me but he patiently waited and received the very first of the new Icebox A.I.R for the Gen 1. In fact it was the very first of the entire Icebox A.I.R series.
Congratulations Robert and thanks for sharing your story and your awesome 1990 Dodge Cummins with us and most of all for your business.