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


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Old 04-22-2012, 11:02 PM
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Ramfd nice work,how are you going to finish off the grill? black rigid screen would look good or perf. sheet metal,also is that 3" pipe you are using?If you are 4" chimney liner fits perfectly over the flanged ABS elbows and it is perfect for forming bends as well as being rigid, will hold it's shape, light weight as it is aluminum.
it 3" pieces that came in a kit to mock up a modular intake. I ended up using 3" chimney vent duct. it too is aluminium and semi rigid. worked out great. I plasti diped the whole thing and finally got it all mounted back up but it was dark by the time i got done. I will have to get pics tomorrow.

Still not sure what to do for a grill/screen. doing some shopping now. I would love to have some horizontal bars that match the stock grill inserts. may even make one out of 1/8th inch rod and have it chromed?
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^could do aluminum and polish it....
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^could do aluminum and polish it....
not a bad idea
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Here's my twin tubes (Volant air box) left tube goes to stock fender opening, right one to the bottom of my airbox







....Here's the view from the wheel well with tire off, fender liner removed for doing my header install:
(sorry about the dirt/mud, it recently snowed and the roads were a mess)



I may use my flex tubes as a template to fab a set of solid smooth tubes next.

I just leave the lower portion of the bumper open for race season, then close it off with the solid factory insert for winter





I'd like to fab up a second Grille like MGH did for his intercooler:

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just finished the ram air scoop



i finished it in plasti dip and will be installing a horizontal gril of some kind, soon.
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Looks awesome!! Great job
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Opps dam lap top or is it the opperator LOl
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Well I took this pic today after soccer,before the air intake mod it would read 24L/100Kms consistantly (city driving),I think that is a decent improvement and it will only get better when the new muffler goes on,I think it is going to be a flowmaster,I hear the magnaflow has a bad drone in eco mode

It varies between 20.9L/100kms &21.4L/100kms city
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I bought the materials at Lowes if anyone is interested.
bought mine from Lowes tonight, thanks for the tip
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I haven't read all 17 pages, so forgive me if this has already been addressed.
I did this mod too and I can see and believe more air flows into the box, which I think is at least half the benefit of a real CAI.
I have an Ultraguage and it shows the IAT temp to be 20-35 degrees over the reported ambient air temp. Hardly "cold air intake" numbers. The 35 is in traffic and it lowers to 20-25 over ambient while cruising.
Does anybody have numbers on an factory made CAI?
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