Originally Posted by coolerpooler
This might be a stupid question but what if your hood has a hood scoop that faces to where the air is pushed in and keeps the air circulating under the hood then wouldn't you not want to have an enclosed but completely open so it can breathe in all the air?
Had that with the Volant and the Mopar setup....I would agree with you that it "should" be better, but I believe that depends on the CAI more than the scoop from the hood as I have the SRT hood on my Daytona Ram. Directing all the air you can to the CAI is certainly best, but the Mopar CAI was horrid and caused lots of loss on low end (definitely could feel that loss) and then had the EGR ticking noise (sounds like a bad lifter)....and that was the factory CAI!!! I also had the hood piece from Mopar....that part I liked, just no need for it with the S&B so I removed it from my hood when I installed the S&B.