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Old 05-27-2013, 01:49 AM
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Do the active grill shutters affect the ram air's performance?
Nope, used mine as a test truck. There is more than enough air flow, and AGS is only on the top 2 rows the bottom is still open.
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Looks awesome I'm buying mine soon!!
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Looks great and if the color bothers you depending on how comfortable you are painting it's really not a very difficult job to do. I paint for a living and have done a lot of under good parts custom for Vette and GTO owners mainly. That already being painted simplifies the process. Just shoot me a pm if you want and I will give you a quick how to and what to use to get a body shop finish for cheap money. Red paint is expensive but it is a pretty simple job you can do from start to finish in a day. Nice thing is you don't need any special tools or equipment.
I may do that but I figured that it can't be that much to drop off at a body shop that may be painting Red at some point.

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Looks Awsome! Job well done.. Keep us posted on the performancve gains.
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@Designflaw - I hit the same things that you highlighted but I have a couple other questions.

I have a 2013 Hemi 8 speed, so I wonder if things are different compared to the 6 speed. There is an extra piece that connects to 3 holes at the bottom but it's not clear to me if it's needed because it doesn't seem to fit properly. The instructions stated that the front shroud wouldn't fit properly without cutting but I didn't find that to be the case. Here's the image with the shroud still attached:



If I take it off the air grabber is just kind of suspended and hits the top of the front radiator:



And here's how it looks if I attach the plastic piece that connects to the three holes in the air grabber. It's a little hard to tell from the photo but it is pushed forward by the radiator a bit. And again, it's not even mentioned in the instructions that it should be attached.



What is the correct way to install that piece, and does it matter if the front shroud is on or off? It's not even mentioned in the instructions and seems out of place when I have it installed.

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Here I come Varaaam . Thanks for the write up
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The shroud should be removed as per step 5 in the instructions to allow for proper intake airflow.

Some customers will cut the shroud out around the air inlet area. If you choose to do this , make sure your cut is 2 -2 1/2inches x the full width of the unit.
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The shroud should be removed as per step 5 in the instructions to allow for proper intake airflow.

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Got it, so the point of that piece is to direct air upwards into the intake. Makes sense. I also see now why the instructions mention moving the wiring harness - it's not a clearance issue, it's an airflow issue. That line is right in the way. Is that correct? If so the OP might want to adjust his.
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Got it, so the point of that piece is to direct air upwards into the intake. Makes sense. I also see now why the instructions mention moving the wiring harness - it's not a clearance issue, it's an airflow issue. That line is right in the way. Is that correct? If so the OP might want to adjust his.
Actually I wonder if this is applicable to my vehicle, which has the active shutters in the front. I don't have another place to locate that wiring harness.

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