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My Hemi is nice and quiet except when I put my foot in it, then I hear a nice rumble from the exhaust and hear the engine generating HP.

My last experience with a CAI complete system was a K&N and when I stepped on it, it sounded like a deep kazoo.

So the question is, do all the CAI kits make noise?
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I just put a K&N CAI on my truck and I had the same experience. I thought something was wrong at first but my friend who rode with me said its typical for the intake to make more noise than a stock system. It would seem as if there is a learning curve to everything.
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You definately hear more air whistling through the system, though I don't hear anything with my AirAid, maybe I just got used to it.
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All CAI's increase intake noise, however, there is a difference between the open filter type and the close box type.
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if a cai does away with the hemi hat (typically 03's to 08's), the noise it use to suppress now resonates throughout the tube and filter
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have an AFE on mine and same sound as origional just amplified...maybe a little deeper...no wistles or anything...absolutly love the sound!
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My mopar sound great, no wistling of kazzoo sound, just a nice muscular roar when you put your foot into it, just orderd the 14" muflex , cant wait to hear that combo
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I have the Volant. I heard it's quieter than most CAI's due to the sealed box, that's why I bought it. I'm pleased with my decision - sounds stock until you give it 50% or more throttle. Then just a smooth, deep, amplified engine sound.
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I have the Airaid (open filter) and it whistles pretty good. Cruising through a neighborhood you can really hear it from outside...kinda has that turbo whistle quality. But it pretty much goes away at higher RPMs. Had a K&N on previous truck, noticed much less whistle.
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I never had any adverse issues on the AEMs that I ran. No whistles or anything to that effect. When you romped on it then you'd get the HEMI howl! (which is not a bad thing)

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