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Old 03-01-2014, 06:34 PM
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Hello all,

I just ordered a 2014 Ram 1500 4x4 Crew Cab with the 5.7 8speed..
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I am curious fuel mileage possibilities, and if k&n filters help that or are just a waste of money?? I am not very heavy on the pedal at all and 90% of my driving is county roads..

Also is there enough room under the backseat for hitches and tow straps?? deciding upon buying a tool box.

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Old 03-01-2014, 07:53 PM
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K&N in my opinion is not worth it. Only thing good id clean it time after time, but won't gain any mileage or HP. I am not heavy on pedal either and usually drive speed limit, I picked up my truck from out of state and on my way back on 500 mile trip, I got 22.2 mpg. In town I am around 17.3mpg.
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Nice!! only thing I regret is not getting a 3.92.....its so awesome with the 8 speed.
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Welcome to the Z! There is plenty of room under the backseat for straps and stuff. There's also storage under the rear floor mats.
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Welcome to the forum. Glad to have you here. Make sure you post some pics of your truck when you get it.

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Welcome from me as well.I've only been a member for a month and I know you will be impressed with the helpful knowledge of this forum.Looks like you've specked out a nice truck.I tried out the 8spd and was so impressed,decided I needed to trade my 6spd for one.With that Hemi/3.92 combo,it's going to be a beast.From what I've seen,the lower gears don't hurt mpg's until you get on the highway and still very minor.Real nice on slower,hilly roads too.I've had K&N filters and the only power gain I thought I noticed was perhaps at wide open,screwing around.Not much mpg doing that but lots of fun.I don't get them anymore.
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I can't say I've ever noticed mpg gains with a K&N in previous vehicles, but they still are cheaper than replacing a paper filter all the time.
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Thanks everyone, I will for sure add photos when my rig comes in... I can see already this will be a great forum for any help!! Nice to meet everyone!!

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My rig is enroute!! I put in the order feb 28 and its expected here early next week.Was being send for spray bed liner today and being loaded on a truck!!! Can't wait salt was just washed off the roads from rain and temps are in the plus for the future... PERFECT timing!! Hats off to the dodge truck plant for building my truck in less then a month!! North American made and proud of it!!
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I am curious fuel mileage possibilities, and if k&n filters help that or are just a waste of money?? I am not very heavy on the pedal at all and 90% of my driving is county roads..
While waiting for my truck to arrive, I've been thinking about mods and obviously the first one you think about is a CAI.

From the perusal I did of a couple of threads, it doesn't seem CAI makes any meaningful difference. Or at least there's a lot of debate around that. People talk about 10 to 15 HP? That's not even 5% of the HEMI base HP. A dyno may see that, but your butt most likely won't feel it. Your ears will though: CAI do make a nice sound.

I think the big weakness in most of these aftermarket CAI is that the airbox is so flimsy compared to the OEM that it may well be possible you are actually sucking in warmer air than with the OEM airbox. Perhaps best is simply replacing the OEM air filter with a less restrictive one.

CAI have been around for a while, and there used to be a time 20 or 30 years ago that OEM air intakes were so cheap and badly designed that an aftermarket CAI would make a big difference. These days, most vehicles have decent air intakes so the gain is less spectacular. And it seems the air intake of the HEMI engines is already quite good. And in the final analysis, all this really pays off if you tune the engine, and HEMIs seem to be already optimized and more difficult to tune.

So anyway, I'm thinking that I'll first put my money on a good cat-back exhaust system (not for performance, but rather to enhance the fantastic rumble of the HEMI).
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