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Old 07-14-2013, 09:11 PM
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ANY ONE tried this air box change and how hard is it to really do?
Also if you did, was the result worth the effort?

K&N air filter system that does away with the airbox.

http://www.knfilters.com/search/prod...prod=57-1511-1

Says it will improve horsepower and a little mileage boost.

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Most "CAI" systems are open like this and do not use the stock box. A CAI like the K&N will mainly just give an awesome sound to the engine when you put the gas down. No intake system gives exactly what they state is true. Some people get improvements and some notice nothing at all, all depending on the system. I run a fully enclosed S&B CAI kit and noticed small improvements in power and mileage, but nothing jaw dropping.

Personally I feel that the open style intake kits have a chance of drawing in more air then the stock kits due to a faulty seal and engine heat being sucked over the heat wall, but just my opinion. With the newer rams, the stock airbox is almost perfect, on your year I can't say as I never owned one.. Hopefully someone will be able to chime in.
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I have a spectre that is very similar design. I went with them just out of price difference (under 100 bucks on ebay), and I can always throw a k&n replacement filter on if need to for about 60 bucks. K&N probably has researched their design a bit more, and looks like the air flow wouldnt bounce around as much as mine.


I noticed an immediate improvement, especially with throttle response. I think it is one of the best affordable mods people should do.

My thoughts were to modify it a bit, and run some sort of tubing from my grill into the box to force even more cooler air in, and I had seen many people had success with that same idea. I haven't done that yet, because my hole saw burned up when I started

note, if you have a throttle body spacer, you may want to remove it, or you will be fighting the install for an hour or two.


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