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Old 10-11-2012, 10:42 PM
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Default Air intake 01 Ram 1500 question

Now that I have my truck back I am enjoying looking her over in more detail and getting know her better. One of my to do's is to replace the air intake. The stock one is total crap and as with most, the back clips broke off when I tried to change the filter. So currently its being held closed by the 3 clamps in front and tape wrapped around the whole thing. Anyways I got to looking at whole thing and noticed that where the black plastic flexible tube clicks into the metal side wall of the engine bay, is pretty much the end of any kind of a real air flow channel. What it looks like is that the intake is behind the head light... Is that right? If so how can that even work? There is minimal clearance around the light, bumper below and fender above. So here is my question:

To the left of the radiator there is a black plastic piece blocking off things from getting into the engine area. Being an HVAC guy, I could so easily fab duct work through that black plastic and dying into the black flexible tube. Making it get a ton more air. Question is, if I do this and give it a ton more air, is there anything else I need to adjust? Or anything else I should be taking into account. Thanks
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