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Old 11-20-2009, 04:31 PM
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ok, so lookin at air intakes for my truck....they look like its pretty much a tube and a filter

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whats the dif between a $300 one and a $30 one off ebay. im sure the filters are a little different, but that much different?
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links?

No one but god knows what your talking about....?
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a k&n air intake system versus an ebay one

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The ones that are made specifically for our truck usually have better warranties and a better build quality, not to mention they're not some cheap CAI that's a bunch of parts thrown together. If you're only willing to spend $30.00 or so then you're better off building one on your own.
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Hey there. I just ordered a K&N C.A.I filter only for $65.00 canadian, Iam going to build my own tube system from ABS piping.So im talking pipe and a couple elbows approx 15 to 25 bucks ..say. So i got a good quaulity filter and my own piping system done for what $100. This to me sounds great. I know the pipe aint going to be pretty but as long as it works ..so what. Sand it paint it wont be that bad. This is..........just a suggestion and a thought.
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i was thinking of buying the cheap ebay kit just to use the pipe. cuz the pic is of it installed in a ram, so i know it fits. then get a good filter to put on it

i would paint the pipe though. not a fan of chrome...
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I have a question with this as well.

If you look at the 09, it has a snorkle that pulls air from the front fender. This would be cooler air, so with that said, would a KN filter (or similar) not provide the same flow really?

I know that there are alot of claims of big gains with just a CAI. But I have yet to see one dyno graph that proves any.

Does anyone have some data to show good bad or ugly?
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the 09s are designed a little differently...


not sure if thatll help you, but its got the snorkle thingy on it, atleast i think thats what your talking about
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Build your own, it is the most cost effective way to go. It is not difficult at all! I have built many CAI's and FWI's for my self and other's. It is the only way to travel...
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Here is some links on homemade ones. My fav is the Black Mamba

http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=42653
http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread....light=homemade
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