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


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Old 07-10-2012, 11:45 AM
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Here's the thing about the S&B Cold Air Intake reviewed here and those similar: For those of us who mildly modify their trucks for performance with off-the-shelf products then, as chefred112 touched on, these types of CAI's are more than sufficient for the cause and will perform very well. With a [quality] catback exhaust, a canned tune and [maybe] a larger throttle body, these types of intakes are well suited to these applications and perform more than adequately.

Once you start going well beyond these "basic" bolt-on performance modifications, then yes, alternate routes are [strongly] encouraged and advised. But forums like this and experience and/or word-of-mouth over the years has taught me that most people do NOT go this route. They're more than content with the gains achieved with your basic modifications.

Now this is my opinion only but I'm sure manufacturers like S&B Filters, K&N Intakes, Volant, AEM etc, will agree.
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During my email exchange with them a couple of weeks ago, while they don't beleive in posting dyno results since there is no set conditions all manufactures use to get accurate comparisons. He did say this intake outflowed the volant kit, even with it's smaller tubing.
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Of course they will say theirs are better....wouldn't you? Like mentioned ealier without tuning your not getting any real noticeable hp gains with any CAI for OUR 11's and up.
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Well no, a manufacture can't out right claim to out flow or any of those things over other companies without data to back it up, or companies like volant can go after them for fake claims.

Not that easy when dealing with larger companies like that...

ANYWAYS... It's a very nice intake and a great review and will for sure be a near future mod for me
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Not gonna sit here and argue with you but you don't know jack....you contradict yourself.
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How so? I said they dont show dyno's because due to conditions and different dyno's results can always vary, by a lot which is completely true. Flow testing procedures are done in controlled enviroments and generally pretty accurate... this really isn't that hard to figure out if you have ever done some in depth reading into testing intakes.

but sure, lets go with your theory i know nothing and best of luck. Luckily most on this forum aren't as rude as you
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Mine will be here tomorrow. Already got the magnaflow installed Tuesday so tomorrow I will post up some pics.
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Awesome!

Let us know if you feel the same way I do.

And yes, please post pics.
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Got the install done but only had 10 minutes to go down the road and back. Throttle response is greatly improved. The sound is nice as well.....not overly loud on startup and 1/4 throttle but definetly has a growl to it at 3/4-wot. Can definetly feel a improvement in overall performance. Very pleased with the setup and will write more when I get off work in the morning.
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That's great!

Welcome to the club brother.

Wait a day or two, accumulate some milage on the truck, and watch how that growl at WOT gets deeper and more obvious. I don't know why, but it has happened to mine. Pleasantly surprised!

Someone once told me that all quality intake filters have a brief run-in period immediately following installation. I always thought he was full of sheet.....
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