Thread: CAI Evaluation
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Old 08-27-2010, 10:43 AM
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over the life of my truck I've changed my cai 5x's (7 if you want to count the k an n and trueflow dropin's). I have 2 of them right now, the bfi an vararam...these 2 are head an shoulders above the others I've tried (i forget the names), especially now with the cam an head setup i have now I need the extra airflow which the previous ones didn't have....i have 186k+ miles on my truck, I have tested an retested an tried different mods. I don't know when i got into the performance mod kick and am not sure what flipped a switch to make me go deep into it. I started out like everyone else thinkin the same thing..cai, catback, programmer an call it good. then some ram guys took me to the track for the very first time and i was hooked. then i started researchin back in 05 and followed the really fast guys back then as they modded ahead of me. I saw my times drop and dyno numbers increase as i modded up to the point that I got to where i never thought i'd be, quickest 1/4 na hemi stockblock qc in all the forums (from jan 09 - may 09). I've since dropped my time a little more but I'm at the point where i jump into my truck and am truly satisfied the way it performs on the street and not wanting more. it's a pretty cool feeling when you pull up next to almost any vehicle at a light an know you can pretty much takem or at worst surprise the heck out of them with the quick acceleration from a full size pickup. And then when they try to pull the loud sound exhaust out, i open the dual cutouts an go nascar on them. This truck has become a toy an hobby to me and as a 50 year old, im lovin every minute of it..
-fast freddie- one quick 05 hemi qc...with over 250k miles on odo... on the 5.7, stoker 6.4 now...Inertia Motorsports 392 stroker
5.7 e.t.'s: 1/8 - 7.85@93.20, 1/4 - 12.10@113.96 juice - 12.96 NA... 6.4 e.t. 12.54@107 NA
2005 Dodge Ram 1500 QC SLT: 12.107 @ 113.960 MPH
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