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Old 01-11-2009, 03:31 PM
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so I ordered my K&N kit...should be here any day!! I CAN'T WAIT!! just curious if anyone has one and what they think about it...other than it making the truck SOUND awesome!!
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I had the K&N CAI on my 03 Ram and had real good luck with it. I only have a K&N drop in on my 08.
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Old 01-11-2009, 06:44 PM
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whats the difference between the CAI and just a drop? I'm still learning....
can I ask another relatively uneducated question? if i have the CAI can i also mod my exhaust? i'd really like to have dual exhaust but i dont want to sound like a harley....if that makes sense?
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Sure, you can mod your exhaust with a CAI. In fact, doing your exhaust after installing a CAI is highly recommended. It will help take advantage of the additional air in to your engine by increasing air out.

If you can do a dual exhaust, go for it. Some things to consider:

1. Don't go too large with the exhaust system pipe. If you do, you'll lose low end torque, which is what moves your vehicle. It will feel sluggish.

2. When getting an exhaust, look for a system that has a crossover or X pipe in it. This feature promotes better exhaust gas scavenging and increases horsepower.

3. If you want a nice mellow tone with a bit of muscle to it when you accelerate, check out the Magnaflow catback systems for the HEMI trucks. You can check out some soundclips of their system for your truck at their website.

Good luck with your exhaust mod!
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I have a K&N CAI I love it yes it sounds goooood but I did notice a slite difference in my MPG it was slite but better than nothing right. I also noticed a little better responce, I just got a new Y pipe from Moe's but haven't installed it yet. Exhaust is next. like everyone said the better the Ram can breath the better it will run and by the way what's wrong with the way a HARLEY sounds?
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thats EXACTLY what i needed to know!! YOU'RE A SUPERSTAR!!
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dont get me wrong, i LOVE me some harley's, just dont think my truck should sound like one!!
what does the Y pipe do?
info on the exhaust from MADDOG sealed the deal on doing my exhaust!! whoo hoo!!

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A "Y" pipe is the transition from the two exhaust manifold/cat pipes from the engine into one pipe in front of the muffler.

Folks will replace the "Y" pipe because the stock system "Y" pipe is restrictive and not well made. Most aftermarket "Y" pipes are mandrel bent, very smooth with good transitions through the bends and provide for efficient exhaust gas movement (scavenging).

Look at the letter "Y"...see the two into one configuration of the letter? That's what it means in exhaust lingo.

If you go with a dual exhaust system, you won't have a "Y" pipe. Rather you'll have an "X" pipe. You see the shape of the letter "X"? In this configuration, the exhaust gases "crossover" at the "X". So, an "X" pipe is also known as a crossover pipe. The two pipes crossover but continue with two pipes to the mufflers.

The "X" pipe is placed downstream from the two exhaust manifolds, after the catalytic converters (if you have them) and usually prior to the mufflers.
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Here is a pic of my K&N. I love it.
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MADDOG is the man with this information! Listen to him grasshoppa... I have heard good things about those MagnaFlow he recently had installed. I had the Flowmaster Delta Flow 50 on my HEMI and will say this, it got louder the longer it was on there. Plus it didn't have that deep rumble. I'm toying between the MagnaFlow and the Dynomax on mine (had a full Dynomax exhaust with cat delete, H-pipe, and Hooker headers on my 91 5.0 Mustang LX and LOVED it)
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Good stuff on the air intake! Looking forward to seeing it when you get it!
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