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


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Old 12-31-2011, 11:02 AM
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Looking good jmr, I didn't realize 4" hose would fit, may have to change mine.
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Pretty clean! I want to do that but all the way across and I have yet to find anyone who carries the mesh with that pattern in 6 foot widths. Hell if Home Depot or Lowes had it (and yes I know that will rust if it isn't treated) I would buy it, cut it to fit and get it powder coated satin black.
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Next time youre at Lowe's, check out metal lathing use in plaster and stucco applications. It should come in the width you require and is rust resistant due to the caustic nature of stucco.....just a thought.

Also, when handling this stuff, be sure to use leather gloves. It will leave nasty scars....
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Hedgehawg,
Next time youre at Lowe's, check out metal lathing use in plaster and stucco applications. It should come in the width you require and is rust resistant due to the caustic nature of stucco.....just a thought.

Also, when handling this stuff, be sure to use leather gloves. It will leave nasty scars....
I'll check that out today or tomorrow, and thanks for the heads up.
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I went to Lowe's lumber dept and bought a 3' peice of plastic gutter guard.
The material is easy to work with and with Permatex Black RTV + Duct Tape
it really bonds them to the lower grille.
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This is truly a cold air intake. I have an aeroforce interceptor gauge in my truck and air intake temperature readings from the sensor in the intake tube are one of the many parameters it can monitor. I am pleased to report that this mod really does work. Before I installed the 3" hose to my stock airbox I was running around 15-20 degrees air intake temps above ambient ( the ambient is the outside temp reading on our dash) In other words if the outside temp was 70 the intake tube temp would vary
from 85-90 degrees. Now with the hose installed it is running 8-10 degrees above ambient ! Of course sitting at a traffic light the temp goes up since not much air is moving, but once you start rolling the temp drops fast. My gauge also can do 0-60 and 1/4 mile times. I will post this as soon as I get some data
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I did something similar to this with my 2008, except at the bottom of the tube I attached a register, found it at the ductwork section at Lowe's. Not sure, but it LOOKS like it would be able to scoop more air into the tube. I ripped out that stupid, hideous black plastic insert in my bumper, and then covered it with some expanded steel.

I pulled out the black part above and between the fog lights...





Here's the register. It's essentially a 'scoop' that has an outlet to attach the tube to on the other side, so it gives a lot more surface area than just having a tube end.




I ran it without anything in place for a while, but thought it looked kinda unfinished, so I cut some expanded steel up and placed it there. Looks so much better and it doesn't really block any airflow. Here's a test fit.





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Guys great MOD, one question I took a quick glance at my lower grill and wonder how easy is it to get out?
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Great info chuckie..
Mr boots, I thought youhad hid headlights too?
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Ihave a question do you think this would improve my set up as far as getting more air to it or leave mine alone .




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dodgert: It would help. Your intake still grabs air from the fender which is a small inlet.
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