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


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Old 08-13-2012, 01:16 PM
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i read this a while back and decided to opt for a CAI... i wanted a volant but $$ prevented me to buy new...

I bought this BBK CAI used for a good price.

Im definitely happy i got it. Mind you I only got 1/4 tank through it... Im already 30KM's above what I normally get at that point in my km's. my in dash MPG shows a 2mpg gain. Mind you this is also with me getting on it once in a while s

Throt response is noticeably better... easier acel without the need to make the truck downshift. and it maintains its speed a lot easier going up big long steep hills.
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Has anyone ran one of these? Not trying to take the cheap route out, but I had one on my 05 4.7 and it seems to actually pull COLD AIR in and uses a K&N filter? Any thoughts or input??

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Has anyone ran one of these? Not trying to take the cheap route out, but I had one on my 05 4.7 and it seems to actually pull COLD AIR in and uses a K&N filter? Any thoughts or input??

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2009-2010-20...ht_5152wt_1111
I had bought one of these chrome tube with a K&N filter cold air intakes for my 98 Dakota with a 5.2L. It sounded better, better pick up on the throttle, and I was happy with it. Then I got my Ram and have been doing a lot of research before doing any mods. Your engine compartment will get dirty, thats just the way it is, and just think of how quickly your filters gonna get. Not only that but most likely a lot quicker than it should, with the one I had it would get absolutely caked in dirt. With this truck, I'm going to go with a sealed unit. Was gonna go with a Vararam Hemi Under glass kit but after reading the issues that others have had with poor product quality, fit up issues and what not I think I'm gonna go with an S&B CAI.
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I have used a lot of CAI's on many vehicles in my time. I just wrote a review on the new S&B kit I installed on my 3G Ram about 4 weeks ago....I will not post everything I wrote again here, but I am VERY impressed with it and very happy. Out of all the CAI's I have had, I think someone finally got it right...at least for the Ram.
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i read this a while back and decided to opt for a CAI... i wanted a volant but $$ prevented me to buy new...
Be happy you never got the Volant...I had it on my Ram and actually did not like it much. I noticed about a 1/2 MPG gain, but felt like I lost a bit of low end power for some reason. I sold it after about a year and a half and went back to stock....never missed it. I later got the Mopar CAI....and it was a total waste of $$$$.....and I even lost 1 MPG with it!
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I had bought one of these chrome tube with a K&N filter cold air intakes for my 98 Dakota with a 5.2L. It sounded better, better pick up on the throttle, and I was happy with it. Then I got my Ram and have been doing a lot of research before doing any mods. Your engine compartment will get dirty, thats just the way it is, and just think of how quickly your filters gonna get. Not only that but most likely a lot quicker than it should, with the one I had it would get absolutely caked in dirt. With this truck, I'm going to go with a sealed unit. Was gonna go with a Vararam Hemi Under glass kit but after reading the issues that others have had with poor product quality, fit up issues and what not I think I'm gonna go with an S&B CAI.
Good choice on the S&B....have had mine a little over a month...love it (wrote a review in another thread I started, with pics). Get the pre-filter too....will save cleaning the filter so much....for me it was a no brainer where I live....
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This might be a stupid question but what if your hood has a hood scoop that faces to where the air is pushed in and keeps the air circulating under the hood then wouldn't you not want to have an enclosed but completely open so it can breathe in all the air?
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I have used a lot of CAI's on many vehicles in my time. I just wrote a review on the new S&B kit I installed on my 3G Ram about 4 weeks ago....I will not post everything I wrote again here, but I am VERY impressed with it and very happy. Out of all the CAI's I have had, I think someone finally got it right...at least for the Ram.
TIMES A BIG FAT 2!!! The mod I'm happiest with to date! Very well putt together with excellent gains in throttle response, low end power and MPGs. I would definitely suggest this to anybody!!
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This might be a stupid question but what if your hood has a hood scoop that faces to where the air is pushed in and keeps the air circulating under the hood then wouldn't you not want to have an enclosed but completely open so it can breathe in all the air?
Had that with the Volant and the Mopar setup....I would agree with you that it "should" be better, but I believe that depends on the CAI more than the scoop from the hood as I have the SRT hood on my Daytona Ram. Directing all the air you can to the CAI is certainly best, but the Mopar CAI was horrid and caused lots of loss on low end (definitely could feel that loss) and then had the EGR ticking noise (sounds like a bad lifter)....and that was the factory CAI!!! I also had the hood piece from Mopar....that part I liked, just no need for it with the S&B so I removed it from my hood when I installed the S&B.
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