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Mopar or No Car 03-11-2011 01:34 PM

Question about 14x3 air hat intake setup
 
How are you guys securing an air hat to the throttle body without the stud and butterfly nut????

I've seen some ram's with intake setups as such:
http://www.snowdigger.com/durango_no...5_2_engine.jpg

That I can clearly see where the stud and nut are... But my 318 has a differnt intake, same as a friends 5.9 farm truck has... No nut, no stud. They are set up like my old 4.7 dak was with a box filter and a rectangular resonator box as such:
http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/o...3/SANY1145.jpg


On second thought, I was gonna add a pic of my setup, but they must be uncommon because I can't even find one!!

HELP!!!

wermbang 03-11-2011 02:47 PM

There is still a place for the stud to go into on your throttle body. I used the hat from the first one to make mine, which is like the bottom photo.
Here is my stock setup
http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/a...g/100_2118.jpg
And what I got now
http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/a...g/101_0013.jpg

And I am assuming this is what you are wanting
http://i855.photobucket.com/albums/a...5d2629c906.jpg

Mopar or No Car 03-11-2011 03:13 PM

Awesome info, thanks!

Yes, my intake is currently the same as your stock one, and I want to swap to the bottom pic where it's just the 14x3 cleaner.

Thanks! Now I know I just need to get the stud and nut and filter! I was worried I might have to swap throttle bodies or something crazy

toddrod 03-11-2011 10:00 PM

question about the 14x3 intake set-up. Does heat from the engine bay have any negative effect on how it performs? I think it looks real slick and there was another guy here with pics of an Edelbrock Flo Pro that looked really good too!

Mopar or No Car 03-11-2011 11:46 PM

No, not at all. People have actually done "studies" if you will that show that the air under the hood reaches an equal temperature as outside the bay once you are moving, since there is plenty of air flow coming in.

toddrod 03-12-2011 12:11 AM

That's interesting, I made my own CAI based on Werm's pics and now I'm liking the idea of an air hat right on top of the TB.

Mopar or No Car 03-12-2011 11:29 AM

Yeah, I love the idea.

Plus, it's always been my personal opinion that a shorter intake is better than a long cold air. Allow me to explain :)

Cold Air intake- True cold air intakes would have the element inside the front bumper area, sucking cold air from under the car, the fender well, etc. The longer charge pipe means less throttle response, less bottom end power, but more upper torque due to the colder charge.

Then you have Short Ram intakes, which are keeping the pipe short, drawing engine bay air in faster, and we already know that temperatures under the hood do not get any higher than outside when the vehicle is moving. Short ram intakes have better throttle response, and more low end, rip your jeans apart kinda torque :)

So why not go with the shortest intake of all! haha

Magnum488 03-12-2011 01:26 PM

There is a place to put a stud in the throttle body for the 14X3 setup.......unfortunately it is not in the center. My friend put one on his 97...got a piece of threaded rod and we heated it and bent it so it would come up in the center.

98redbull2 03-15-2011 09:24 AM

i have that exact same edelbrock air cleaner on mine haha but yea i did the TB mod and slapped on that air cleaner and holy balls does it howl! not only does it perform well it sounds AMAZING lol.

toddrod 03-16-2011 12:28 AM

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Originally Posted by 98redbull2 (Post 472302)
i have that exact same edelbrock air cleaner on mine haha but yea i did the TB mod and slapped on that air cleaner and holy balls does it howl! not only does it perform well it sounds AMAZING lol.

right on, I've got a short air intake on now but I like the look of the filter right on top. I might price out an Edelbrock flow pro.


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