If you don't mind I'd like to through in a thought or two.
Prior to this, I had the Banks CAI with snout and was happy with it until I noticed over time that there were little option with them, you can only go to them for anything for replacement parts, and most of the time, per a guy at Banks, you need to order a new unit. I didn't care for that.
I now have the S&B with snout on my truck and 'Very Happy with it'. And to add in here, this thread and the discussion was the best I could find for an out of state friend, for info and installation discussions that help him out a lot while he installed his.
S&B is a good unit. But I found over time that the oiled units made by anyone has an inherent flaw. The oil can / will get past the filter over time.
When most people clean the unit, they either oil when the filter is 'not totally dry' or 'over oil', (this is easy) and either way, the air flow will carry oil particles down the air tube and onto the turbo fan blades, and when the turbo blades are unbalance, will cause early bearing wear. (I've found 2 people that this happen to) If a person does properly oil the filter, there is a possible dilution of the oil in heavy rains and when they are traveling at highway speeds with the moisture clinging to the filter / pre filter and touching the filter for dilution. Unless there is a good amount of moisture, this is a very low possibility.
This is why I was looking at the dry filter unit. I did like the S&B dry filter. (but it was $45.00 plus tax?/shipping each change out)
I did notice something found on the Banks and not on the S&B which was handy. Banks had a hole pre-manufactured for the filter minder unit from the original air box. This is normally not considered by the manufactures and the vehicle owners until the unit is dirty, has loss of power and mpg. It is a very handy indicator for when you will be approaching servicing time, (even with the view plate on the S&B, the filter minder will tell you the actual performance of the filter, not just a particle view). I emailed S&B about this and asked if the owner installed the filter minder, by this action, does this void the warrantee or at least their toughest or comments. It's been over 7 months and no response.
I ran into another limitation. The actual mileage / time per filter is limited by the persons mileage, weather conditions traveled and with or without a pre filter, and such. At $45 per filter, I went looking for a re-usable filter element that was non-oiled. Sort of like finding a needle in the hay stack situation. I found something at aFe, their #50506 filter. A little smaller than the S&B dry filter, fits the S&B unit, easy to remove and clean, in the long run would be cheaper to own, and NO oil.
I haven't had it long enough to say anything about this set up, but thought I'd through it in here for others to consider or comment on. Like on a long distance trip, I went through three states (TX, MN, AZ) that had high winds, the farmers were plowing and by end of day, I found the filter full with dirt. I went into the motel room for the night, brought the filter in, cleaned it in the shower, and went to sleep. The next morning I was bright eyed and bushy tailed with a clean filter to be installed for the next leg of my trip. If this was a stock dry, I would have had to have a spare, if oiled would have tried to figure how to clean and not get into trouble polluting the motel property. With this unit, it was a couple minutes work taking out and installation.
2006 Dodge Ram 2500, Big Horn, QuadCab, LB, 5.9L, 4x4, 48RE, 3.73, S&B CAI & Snout, 5" s/s exhaust, Smarty S06, Transfer Flow 56 gal tank, 110 gallon in-bed tank, Oil ByPass Filter, Coolant ByPass Kit, XX-Fuel System, Mag-Hytec front & rear, 285/70/17