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The hat is restrictive, once you remove it you will hear quite a bit more air sound. Also, if you have the Hemi tick, it will become quite amplified
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Ah the hemi tick!

I believe horsepower > hemi tick. Lol

nice craftsmanship Bones. I am glad to see a K&N filter also!
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What do you guys mean by "hat" ? is that the box that holds the filter?
I was just about to ask the same thing. I'm still new to being a GM guy and a Ford truck fan I'm still learning lots about Dodge. Plus being new here means you guys can't poke fun at me too much.

Looking good, but that K&N filter is massive. Looks like it would be sucking some hot air from the engine bay though, or do you have something to channel air up towards the filter?
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The filter is wider than thickness. I have it sitting there for now...but i can easily adjust it by turning it on the 4 inch pipe. As for the hemi hat its theplastic box that sits on top of the engine to the throttle body. Has the motor size on the top of it. I do have a plan in mind for more cold air. I will share all that once i get going on it.Thanks for all the comments. Wanted to let evryone know the cost......some of us just dont have $300 or so. I can know use some of the money i saved for something else.
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You know what bones, it's you truck and under your hood so do what makes you happy. If your setup works and you saved money then that's great.

I ordered the new Mopar CAI because I like the way it looks, my truck is new, it comes with a warranty, and I want to keep my truck as moparish as posible.

I think you did it a great job on the tubing!
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You know what bones, it's you truck and under your hood so do what makes you happy. If your setup works and you saved money then that's great.

I ordered the new Mopar CAI because I like the way it looks, my truck is new, it comes with a warranty, and I want to keep my truck as moparish as posible.

I think you did it a great job on the tubing!
Yea, well enjoy that Mopar intake... (can i have some of your assets?) lol j/m
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Thanks there Lamateo76......... I just dont have the cash. It does work and its not the prettist but its good for me. Really want to get the body and paint done this spring. A couple spots on the hood and roof for body work. Im quite pleased with the condition of the 03. Looking forward to post pics when shes done.
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Nice work, bones. Before you put this on you had the stock system on it, right? If so, you will def hear some increased intake noise.
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Yes , I took it off and put on the K&N filter with a short tube to the hemi hat. I had good weather yesterday so i took off the hat and extended the tubing ( tube/board stretcher) And went direct to the throttle body. I could not believe the air noise and difference in pep. I didnt realize the Hemi hat would restrict that much air. Is this correct?
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Well idk about the 03 intake hat, but my intake on my 10 has the hat but with like an intake tube attached on the side/front. In theory would putting in a K&N drop in be sufficient?
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