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Old 05-08-2013, 09:45 AM
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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: NC
Age: 33
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Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 4X4
Trim Level: Sport quad cab
Color: Bright Silver Metallic
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
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aFe claims a peak 15hp/23tq boost but I'm not really expecting to be able to feel the difference. To be honest, I've really been looking at intakes for the sound factor. This is going to sound stupid truck makes this exhaust leak type sound that starts under even very mild acceleration. Anything more than babying around and I can hear it. It's tolerable during the winter because I can't hear it but during nice weather with the windows down it's very noticeable and bounces off of other vehicles and buildings. I have had it to two different exhaust guys that have told me there is nothing wrong with it and it is normal. Some have suggested it is the "Hemi tick". I don't think so but I can't seem to find the problem. My best guess would be that it's a very slight exhaust leak, most likely at the manifolds. Neither my mechanics nor myself have been able to find any loose bolts or studs but I still think this is where it's coming from.

I know masking an issue is not the best approach but I'm hoping the intake sound will help drown out the undesirable noise. Does your intake make noise at normal throttle?
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