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Old 09-27-2010, 03:24 PM
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Ok, I am about to order some parts for my 2010 Brilliant Black R/T...

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Th only thing I am on the fence about is spending $300 (or so) on a CAI. The stock box with a K/N does'nt seem like it is that restrictive. All it really needs is a smoother intake tube. Has anyone that has installed a CAI only and noticed a big difference? I think the stock CAI does a fairly good job of pulling in air from outside the engine bay.

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I like the idea of replacing only the tube and filter. Aside from saving money, you get the benefit of keeping a closed system that's less prone to water intrusion.
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Most of the aftermarket CAI's are not closed and therefore do not draw cold air from outside the engine compartment.
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I have to agree. Perhaps replace the tube and filter and call it a day!
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I'd have to agree also
2dodge, if you haven't pulled the trigger on the A/R headers yet..vendor is speaking of possible group buy.. Be great if you join, as will I .. Need 10 or so people.. You can find thread at gen 4 performance, congratulations on truck
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a cai was not made to do nothing!! it was the very first thing i installed. just the cai and programer made a major diff. then if your like me you can open up the vent over the cai the cold air shoots right in. the rubber on the cai wall seals right up to the hood. K&N CAI is the only way to go for our hemis
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Autobred, I am ready for the group header buy whenever.

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thats awesome man, guess the next thing to do is bump that thread up and see what were working with probably would be a good idea to search the forum for a guideline of some sort for a group buy
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I'm just going to go with the filter for now because I am going to order the Magnason Eaton TVS supercharger and it's just a waste of money for me to buy a tube. I'll get me a filter and open up those vents on the hood for now.
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My experience with Cold air intakes is the only thing that really makes a difference is the number of bends in the tubing, diameter of tubing and size and flow of filter. Rest is really just smoke and mirrors. A good high flow non oiled filter and a large smooth tube will get the job done.
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