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Factory Spec: 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine - 390 horsepower, 407 lb-ft of torque.


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I would have to agree with what everyone said. I purchased an S&B intake and it made a big difference. If you have a programmer it will make a definite change in throttle response. Mine was about $200 brand new, S&B is pretty cost effective which is great. S&B also claims to have the biggest gain in HP that I've seen.

Only thing is S&B doesn't have the intake for the Ram on their site. I got mine from a certified dealer, well my buddy haha
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Another question.. Do all CIA kit's have throttle body spacers ?
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Throttle body spacers are seperate and completely different. Your going to have to get a C.A.I now . To match up with that great exhaust system you have now.
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I thought I saw a CIA kit yesterday and a TBS was included ? Now I cannot remember which one it was..
OK just found it online, it is the AEM Brute force CAI that shows a TBS is included in the kit.. Anyone on here have this model ?
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Please,,, it's CAI, not CIA,,,

Most agree that TB spacer's are a complete waste of $$$.

All agree that the CAI's look and sound good.

Make sure you get one that you like the looks of.

Other than that, they are all pretty much the same, with not one of them independently proven to be much different than the next in regards to 'gains'.

Google GIFO 1, GIFO 2, GIFO 3, and GIFO 4 if you want to research, complete with 100's of independent Dyno and 1/4 mile times, what you can expect from a CAI installed on a speed density fuel injection system.

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CIA sounds better..
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Please,,, it's CAI, not CIA,,,

Most agree that TB spacer's are a complete waste of $$$.

All agree that the CAI's look and sound good.

Make sure you get one that you like the looks of.

Other than that, they are all pretty much the same, with not one of them independently proven to be much different than the next in regards to 'gains'.

Google GIFO 1, GIFO 2, GIFO 3, and GIFO 4 if you want to research, complete with 100's of independent Dyno and 1/4 mile times, what you can expect from a CAI installed on a speed density fuel injection system.
there is only one that guarantees performance gains or your money back but if you do serious off roading in your 4x4 its not for you due to it draws air in from the bumper area and if you stick it in water it has achance of getting in you engine.It the Vararam and IMO its the best on the market
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I have the k&n CAI and I love it. MY only problem is right after I put it on I added headers with 2 1/2 inch stright pipes going into 40 series flowmasters (yes true dules) with 4 inch by 22 inch long tips. Because of the sound and the looks I can't keep my foot off the gas pedal so I'm not sure about the gas mileage
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there is only one that guarantees performance gains or your money back .It the Vararam and IMO its the best on the market
K + N guarantees to 'make you horsepower or your money back" too.

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HORSEPOWER GUARANTEE
Applicable only for intake kits purchased and installed in the U.S.A.




K&N Intake Kits are Guaranteed to Increase Power!

Every Intake Kit we design has been tested on a Dynamometer and proven to increase horsepower. We measure horsepower at the wheels. The horsepower rating that may have been on the window sticker when your car was new is often a measurement of horsepower at the engine and there can be a loss of horsepower through the drive train by the time it reaches the wheels.


K&N hereby warrants and guaranties to the original retail purchaser of any K&N air intake kit that the vehicle on which the air intake system is installed will gain an increase in horsepower, or K&N will refund the purchase price, including sales tax, to the retail purchaser, subject to the following terms and conditions:
The K&N air intake system must have been properly installed on the vehicle in accordance with the included K&N instructions.
The system must be the correct part number for the vehicle upon which it was installed.
The vehicle must be in good running condition.
The vehicle must undergo a dynamometer test both before and after the installation of the system, with no changes to the vehicle, except for the installation of the kit. The dyno tests must be performed by the same testing facility and must be performed within 30 days of one another and within 60 days of the date of purchase. The test results or work order for each test must reflect the name and address of the vehicle owner or operator having the test performed; the year, make, model and mileage of the vehicle being tested; and the horsepower results from both tests.
If the dyno tests show that the vehicle did not gain an increase in horsepower, then the retail purchaser must return the complete air intake system to K&N in its original packaging, together with his or her proof of purchase, the ORIGINALS of the two dyno tests statement requesting a refund in accordance with our Horsepower Guarantee. Upon receipt of all of the foregoing, K&N will refund the full purchase price, including sales tax, to the original retail purchaser.
This guaranty does not apply to any other costs incurred by the purchase, including, but not limited to, the dyno tests, parts and labor for the installation and removal of the air intake system, shipping costs, rental car, loss of use or incidental damages, if any, and K&N expressly disclaims any and all liability for same.



When the guys on the LX board noticed the 'gains' (or lack thereof) from the CAI kits, they questioned K + N, Volant, etc.

Only Volant seemed initially 'interested' in the results, but never did anything about it. To my understanding, K + N never would respond.

Get one that you like the looks of. =)

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