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Factory Spec: 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine - 390 horsepower, 407 lb-ft of torque.


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Old 11-20-2009, 12:42 AM
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lookin good...I remember my first diy cai, also went 4" but kept the airbox...
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lookin good...I remember my first diy cai, also went 4" but kept the airbox...
How did that work for you? I was thinking about the same thing. Eliminate the flex hose and smooth out the air flow without the heavier modification of the air box. Did you keep the stock rectangular filter or is there a conical one in the airbox?
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I still used the square filter but drilled 4 1" holes in the bottom of the box to allow more air in..our hemi's like to breathe..it worked better then stock, i wished that i would have tried a conical filter before I went to my bfi...
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It looks great but it looks far too open to hot air than it should. You should try to block off the hot air from the rest of the engine compartment.
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oh wait never mind i figured it out now lol. did you feel like you lost some torque after install, or does it just take some time for the ECU to adjust? it's definitely way louder at WOT.
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IAM SORRY BUT THAT INTAKE LOOKS LIKE CRAP!!

AND THE REST OF YOU, SHOULDNT BE GOING ALONG WITH OR SHOWING APPROVAL. RATHER LETS DIRECT HIM WITH THE RIGHT INFO TO BUILD AN INTAKE WORTHY TO BE ON A HEMI OR WERE HE CAN BUY ONE CHEAPLY!

WE MUST UP HOLD THE INTEGRITY THAT COMES WITH OWNING A BEAUTIFUL MACHINE SUCH AS THE RAM.

DONT TAKE IT WRONG, JUST TRYING TO HELP.
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IAM SORRY BUT THAT INTAKE LOOKS LIKE CRAP!!

AND THE REST OF YOU, SHOULDNT BE GOING ALONG WITH OR SHOWING APPROVAL. RATHER LETS DIRECT HIM WITH THE RIGHT INFO TO BUILD AN INTAKE WORTHY TO BE ON A HEMI OR WERE HE CAN BUY ONE CHEAPLY!

WE MUST UP HOLD THE INTEGRITY THAT COMES WITH OWNING A BEAUTIFUL MACHINE SUCH AS THE RAM.

DONT TAKE IT WRONG, JUST TRYING TO HELP.
Just because he didn't spend $300 on a bought intake . The intake he built works fine . If he wasn't happy with it , I'm sure he would of replaced it . Nobody has to look under his hood . I'm sure he saw some improvements over the stock piece . As long as hes happy with it thats all that matters .
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I think it's cool that he had the creativity to do it himself. He saved a lot of money and he did it himself. Maybe he could have made it look a little nicer with a better choice in pipe or tubing and a little better paint job. But like Tom said, it's under the hood so as long as he doesn't go to a truck show... who cares?
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Looks like a good example of form following function.
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Not only is it under the hood, it's under HIS hood, nice way to save some $$$ and accomplish what you need!

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