DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums & Owners Club! - Ram Truck Forum - View Single Post - Muffler + CAI = Very noticable difference
View Single Post
Old 09-02-2011, 02:05 PM
BlackHemI's Avatar
BlackHemI BlackHemI is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Houston
Age: 27
Posts: 2,952
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2008 Ram Hemi
Trim Level: Lonestar
Color: Black
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 8
BlackHemI is a jewel in the roughBlackHemI is a jewel in the roughBlackHemI is a jewel in the rough

Originally Posted by micjulmic View Post
i just recently had my stock muffler swapped out with a magnaflow muffler, and installed a afe stage 2 cold air intake. I must say that there is a measurable increase in throttle response. If i can control my super heavy right foot there is also about a 3-4 mpg increase on average according to my evic. The exhaust sound was awesome just with the muffler upgrade, and now it is actually a little more aggressive with the cai installed. It some how seems to growl even more. I am very happy with how everything came together.

Install on the afe cai was actually a breeze. I was sort of worried about that due to some previous posts on the subject. The only complication i had was the 105 degree heat index and 90 % humidity that makes a typical houston area summer. I was sweating onto everthing which made some of the rubber couplings a little slick to work with. All in all, things went well and really only took about 45 minutes.

It seems like most people who use afe cold air intakes mention needing to give the adaptive learning of the computer time to adjust to the extra flow. If this is the case then i cant hardly wait to see how much better things will get in the near future.
hey man i kno it says pearland but we should meet up sometime! IM IN HOUSTON You got a fb? There is a fan page on there and lets you kno when and where the meets are!
14" magnaflow with custom magna y-pipe, 8k heads and fogs, hella FF 500's, 5% tint all the way, 60" LED brake light, Smoked tails and 3rd, Ballistic Jesters in 275/55/20 zeon ltz, color matched handles/mirrors, painted calipers, L.E.D interior, debadged & Viper 5901, 180 t-stat
Reply With Quote