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Old 07-23-2013, 02:27 PM
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I have a buddy who has the K&N intake box and filter that will give me about $75 cheaper than new and it was not used long.

I keep reading these post that if you change the intake you should get the one that has the pipe as well as the box and the filter

Then I also see the one that Mopar put out I like it because it matches my truck better. My question with that one is does it just swap in or are you still cutting hoses like you do with the K&N?
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Honestly just changing the box and filter to a K&N from stock is a step in the wrong direction. Because you aren't changing the tube as well you aren't getting any more flow and because of the design of the K&N not being a true CAI like the stock set up is you're going to end up getting hotter air. So essentially it's doing nothing for you other than making a little more noise.

If you want to save some money your best bet is to add a drop in filter to the stock air box, change the tube from the air box to the throttle body, and add a secondary intake pipe to the bottom of the air box (search the forum for threads on how to do that).

If you want to go to an intake that will actually give you noticeable increases Vararam is your only option. All the rest of them will be very minimal and not noticeable by themselves.
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I'd suggest checking out my mods man. I replaced the box tube and filter. You can tell she's breathing a lot better. Its by k&n
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i have yet to see any proof of any type of improvement in any cai on our trucks. the stock intake is really pretty good. most enjoy the increase in sound. if more cound is your goal, then i would go with the one that costs the least dollars.
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Honestly just changing the box and filter to a K&N from stock is a step in the wrong direction. Because you aren't changing the tube as well you aren't getting any more flow and because of the design of the K&N not being a true CAI like the stock set up is you're going to end up getting hotter air. So essentially it's doing nothing for you other than making a little more noise.

If you want to save some money your best bet is to add a drop in filter to the stock air box, change the tube from the air box to the throttle body, and add a secondary intake pipe to the bottom of the air box (search the forum for threads on how to do that).

If you want to go to an intake that will actually give you noticeable increases Vararam is your only option. All the rest of them will be very minimal and not noticeable by themselves.
Exactly this^^^^ OP if you are looking for performance the only way to go as far as aftermarket intakes go is a Vararam we have these in stock and ready to ship if you interested shoot us an email to sales@bullysperformance.com and we can get you taken care of

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anyone have any dyno results they want to post?
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i have yet to see any proof of any type of improvement in any cai on our trucks. the stock intake is really pretty good. most enjoy the increase in sound. if more cound is your goal, then i would go with the one that costs the least dollars.
Ditto here, I just put in an Airraid Dry Synthaflow drop in and it seems fine. The CAI seems price and doesn't seem worth the hot air from the engine or the salesman at the parts store

That with the Diablo it seems that I am saving on MPG (evic), the butt dyno is unreliable but it seems way more powerful
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I bought the K&N 63-1561 for my truck a while back and had mixed results.In colder ambient temps,no issues,however in hot weather with stop and go traffic this thing is just sucking super hot under hood air and driving IAT temps through the roof to the point where MIL lamp sometimes goes on(P0032 ,P0038,P0052,P0058,O2 heater circuits high).I then bought a cheap eBay intake which moves filter way down lower in engine bay and actually had better results than the K&N.My next step is to go back to the stock airbox and mod the intake tube with all the stuff I've gathered trying to have a proper cold air intake.In summary , I think most CAI kits are a gimmick except perhaps the ones with a fully sealed airbox drawing outside air.
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