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djram05 10-16-2008 02:34 PM

CAI Which to choose?
 
Hey whats up guys

i just wanna know which is a good cold air intake to put in on a 1500 05 dodge ram.

Man from mars 10-20-2008 05:16 PM

There are a lot of good intakes to choose from. K & N ,Airaid, AEM, Volant to name a few.

ph3nom3non03 12-11-2008 10:45 PM

if your truck is a hemi and dont plan on 4 wheelin then go with this cold air kit from this site http://www.vararam.com/hemi.html but plan on anything else volant ive seen good turnouts

Excoastie 12-15-2008 07:20 AM

I chose the AEM Brute Force, as it was the only one that I could find that came with a throttle body spacer...

Exco

Fast Willy 12-15-2008 08:06 PM

I will be getting the Airaid as an x-mas present to myself lol.

GITuk 12-17-2008 12:41 PM

djram05 the intakes are the same pretty much as far as a horsepower rating...they are 1-3 difference from each other. try a few filters on the end of the CAI that you deside on and see what you like or check on dyno. you will probably like all the CAI's once you install. i have had many brands on many vehicles and i have never found that they are that different in the over all way that they work. the filters are different though and i would try a k&n or AEM on the end of any CAI. i hope this helps

Danstona 01-06-2009 10:07 PM

My brother has a K&N on his 04 Hemi and loves it. I was looking at that Vararam and also the AEM, as thats what I had on my 06 Mazda Speed6 and liked it a lot. I am really hoping to find something in-expensive, as most of these kits are upwards of $3-400. Is there anyone out there with conclusive evidence of HP gains, or fuel mileage increases with certain brands? I do know my brother bragged that the CAI he put on (the K&N) he would make his money back in about a year of driving.

dynamo 02-14-2009 04:44 PM

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Originally Posted by ph3nom3non03 (Post 45203)
if your truck is a hemi and dont plan on 4 wheelin then go with this cold air kit from this site http://www.vararam.com/hemi.html but plan on anything else volant ive seen good turnouts

That looks really cool, but what kind of performance numbers have they put up? Also, that flex tube....um....wouldnt that cause WAY too much turbulance? If it was a smoother tube running to the front, it would be a saweeet setup!

Danstona 02-14-2009 06:02 PM

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Originally Posted by dynamo (Post 52821)
That looks really cool, but what kind of performance numbers have they put up? Also, that flex tube....um....wouldnt that cause WAY too much turbulance? If it was a smoother tube running to the front, it would be a saweeet setup!

I talked to them on that, and they informed me that the dual pipes and size of pipe used really eliminates any resistance. The other reason is that there are so many bends from top to bottom where they grab air, that its virtually impossible to make it perfect for all the trucks. I myself am still considering this intake regardless of the piping... it just looks sweet!

Big Country 02-14-2009 09:56 PM

I have heard good things about the Vararam intakes. They are also developing one for the Challenger and are claiming gains of around .3 in the 1/4 and a couple mph as well. Proof is always in the pudding as they say, so time will tell.


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