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Old 04-22-2015, 03:34 PM
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Finally pulled the trigger and installed an AIRAID MXP intake on my 2014 5.7.
Well, it does provide that crazy engine growl that everyone talks about, but the "snap your head back" torque that I had with the stock set up is gone.

Any ideas out there? And no, I am not spending more money tuning, replacing TBs, etc. I will simply put the factory rig back on and return to my happy RAM place.
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I have done quite a bit of research and the most common thing I have read is that our stock setup is pretty good.

I can not speak from experience though.
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Imo, one or two add-ons is nothing more than high dollar bling. It takes a lot to " feel" a difference. I can't help but say I've seen some add-ons reduce performance.

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I would suspect without adding performance headers and exhaust, you won't realize much gain. All the extra air the CAI gathers has to go somewhere, ie. exhaust.
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Thanks Hermes1. But would that cause a decrease in torque? I had much more "pull" with the stock configuration.
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Finally pulled the trigger and installed an AIRAID MXP intake on my 2014 5.7.
Well, it does provide that crazy engine growl that everyone talks about, but the "snap your head back" torque that I had with the stock set up is gone.

Any ideas out there? And no, I am not spending more money tuning, replacing TBs, etc. I will simply put the factory rig back on and return to my happy RAM place.
REALLY?
Everything I have read says those CAI aren't worth what they cost, I put a $50 drop in K&N air filter and believe it probably does just as much, unless you have some fire breathing monster under the CAI.
If you want something you can feel put a Gibson cat back on, that made a sizable difference on mine.
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Thanks Hermes1. But would that cause a decrease in torque? I had much more "pull" with the stock configuration.
I would not think so.
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Butt dyno is a funny thing
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It takes more than just a CAI to make that head snap thingy happen.

It's a system. The internal combustion engine is just a big air pump with fuel and spark added. Air In + Fuel + Spark + Air Out = Power


So if you have more air in, that's great but what about optimizing the spark, fuel and more air out piece of the equation to balance it? You don't have those other pieces addressed so it just won't add up for you.

If you don't want to add the fuel and spark management + more air out, put the stock piece back on.
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Finally pulled the trigger and installed an AIRAID MXP intake on my 2014 5.7.
Well, it does provide that crazy engine growl that everyone talks about, but the "snap your head back" torque that I had with the stock set up is gone.

Any ideas out there? And no, I am not spending more money tuning, replacing TBs, etc. I will simply put the factory rig back on and return to my happy RAM place.
Is this the one you installed?


If so it's NOT a true CAI. You're sucking up hot air from the engine will is part of the issue.
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