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Old 12-17-2009, 08:02 PM
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I have been reading about mods to improve performance and economy for my 98 Ram 1500 2wd, 5.2, auto.
A lot of talk about CAI. On my 98, it has the air intake tube that goes into the fender well. It looks to me that this would meet the need of the cooler air, so how will an aftermarket like K&N make much improvement? How much mileage improvement? Power?
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I say save you money and make your own. But you should get one either way. Let it breathe.
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For your year/engine the biggest benefit would be a bigger cone filter and larger diameter intake tube allowing a larger volume of air into the throttle body. You already get colder air from the fender well, but you have a restrictive filter and box.
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You will notice a difference . Making your own isn't a bad idea . Can save a fair amount of money . I wouldn't spend that kind of money for a CAI myself . I got mine used at a very good price .
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