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Old 09-10-2011, 08:46 AM
wbowyer wbowyer is offline
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Originally Posted by firetruck View Post
I think if you put a full intake on a 2011 ram, you waste money since the stock intake is so short, no power loss there. If the hemi could utilize the extra air(ECU) a drop in filter would dol the most good. believe it or not, like aftermarket exhaust you get only noise. same thing with intakes, more noise. JMHO
Not entirely true, especially if your truck came with a single out exhaust. The factory muffler is still restrictive when compared to a straight through design like Magnaflow, Corsa, and Borla. The factory pipes are very high quality, which is why most people with factory duals go with a muffler swap and y-pipe to reduce resistance and (of course) make it sound how they want it to. The same goes for the intake, a drop in will do well for most people but if you do a lot of highway driving or are doing some high horsepower mods then any amount of resistance you can reduce greatly improves the engines efficiency.
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