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Old 07-17-2012, 03:06 PM
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Location: Texas
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Vehicle: 2011 Dodge Ram Sport
Trim Level: Sport
Color: Black
Engine: 2009-???? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
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A couple of weeks of procrastinating I finally got off my ass and decide to mod my Mopar CAI......I'd thought with no tuning available still this would be my best option to getting more air in/ more air out after adding the Fastman TB and JBA Shorties

Here's a pic of what I used.....its a flexible drainage tube from Lowes found in the garden center.

The inlet is about 4 1/2" x 3 1/4" and overall diameter of the flexible tube is 4"

I took off the Mopar CAI box and cut a hole for the tube using an angle grinder and smoothed it out with a dremel

I took my dremel and cut the plastic behind my lower grille....I tried taking the grille off but the shitty nuts and bolts were rusted so that was a no go after stripping the first one. Trying to cut the plastic from the backside was a PITA but turned out pretty good.

Re-installed the Mopar CAI with the intake tube

I used gorilla glue/double sided 3m tape to secure the inlet and used tie wraps to secure the tube all the way to the cai box. I started at 530pm and took a little over 2 1/2hrs would have been much easier if I didn't have to dismantle the entire cai.

Here's a pic of what it looks like from the inlet after taking a test drive down the HWY....Looks like it stayed pretty well flush and no gaps. Before anyone says it I know I still have to clean up the glue residue, just got to damn late....I'm gonna break out the trusty ole plasidip to redo the lower grille as well

Peformance-HemiFever Tuned,Circle D TC,Mag 22" w/y-pipe &Raceland e-cut,Vararam CAI,87mm TB,JBA Headers,180T,& CatchCan
Appearance-2/4 BT drop w/airlift kit,F&R Hellweg SBs,PC'd 22" Boss 338s w/Nitto 420s,Pro HID 6000k,BW Flares,Undercover SE,Bestop PB,Led tails,Light Bar,CF Dash kit
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