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Oh ok, duh, lol! I like the idea myself and I know it's something that will work on smaller engines as well.

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I chose to drill holes to maintain some structual integrity...cutting the box might have made it too flimsy. Good question though!
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I did that years ago on my 05, i did feel a difference too..
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How many have tried this?
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i did on my truck now just waiting for the bfi
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He posted pics, but he URL'ed them, not IMG tag so here they are with IMG tag

Also, the only thing about this, is why not just cut the airbox? Why have all those holes? Might as well dremel it out completely!
Because then you'd lose too much structural integrity in the box itself. Even if you drill a lot of holes, this is the way to go. Notice how you end up with something that looks very close to honeycomb? That's a very strong (yet still open) structure.
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The only down side is that now your engine is sucking in hot air from the engine compartment, not good for making horse power.
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The only down side is that now your engine is sucking in hot air from the engine compartment, not good for making horse power.
..but still makes more power then stock box left alone..
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..but still makes more power then stock box left alone..
I seriously doubt that the engineers at Dodge made the intake tube into the air too small.
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I seriously doubt that the engineers at Dodge made the intake tube into the air too small.
..you don't seriously believe that do you? there wouldn't be an 'aftermarket' if you did and i would still be runnin 15.9's at the track... people way back were tryin to tell me the same thing til I did my first cai (homemade) with larger dia pvc and holes in box, but then my times started dropping and then guys started copying my intake..
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