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


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Old 11-10-2010, 11:34 AM
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Thanks. I did the same thing to my Avenger R/T only the hose is routed to pick up ram-air by the fog light.
thanks man
I had $13 and half an hour to burn so I followed your diy to the T..... 15 min. of that was waiting for the 2 coats of black dry, very very easy mod. Lower OEM box just pulls right up from the studs, for the people that hasnt completely removed theres yet.
I can hear a deeper growl when I stab on the throttle at idle. Its definitely pulling more air, hoping to get gains where the AFE stage 11 failed with canned 93 tune.
project OEM box complete.. thanks again
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Old 11-10-2010, 10:59 PM
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Any chance of getting a part number or area of lowes you bought them? Water drain pipe like for a gutter?
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dont have part #s just go to the PVC pipe aisle in home depot or lowes.. pvc drains come in 2" 3" 4" etc... I used a 3" as jmr did
dryer/flex vents are close by, 3" also and get a 3"-4" hose clamp total cost materials $13
if you dont have a 3" holesaw you have to buy that $15, plus the matching mandrel bit $15
pvc drain pops in the hole snug where you just have to tap it in no glue needed, you have the option to take snips and snip around edges to open the drain completely or keep the screen on, your choice..very nice mod
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I used the 3" aluminum flex tube from Lowes plumbing dept along with a 3" PVC drain that is made to fit inside 3" pipe
so this fitting is actually 3" OD. Remove the drains grille work so that the air flows better then you'll have a way to attach
the flex pipe to the air box.

Here is another update I modifield the plastic filler panel in the bumper so that the grille work where the tow hooks
go is opened up (lots of small holes were drilled). Then I put a 3"x4" PVC pipe adapter on the end of the 3" flex tube
and mounted it where the tow hooks would fit behind the bumper so that air now flows through the Black filler panel into the tube.
If you notice in the upper picture on the left side is where the flex tube sits behind the grille.

I tested it with my portable wind tunnel (leaf blower) to verify that additional air is going into the airbox (and it does).
I'm not sure of any gains but it's cooler air going into the airbox now.

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nice work man, Ill be all over that this week. This way I can snip the grate completely open in the box and the front bumper will filter the debris etc.. instead. I can feel the difference for sure especially rolling in the power from 60mph or so.. it seems to kick down to passing gear with less effortbut I need to see it in my ET slips, only reference I have to go by
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What's with the piece of black plastic in your first picture with the number, "61" in yellow marker? I wonder if removal of it would help with airflow?
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What's with the piece of black plastic in your first picture with the number, "61" in yellow marker? I wonder if removal of it would help with airflow?
I recently upgraded my headlight bulbs and was able to see the item in question. It kinda looks looks like plastic, but I believe it's made of metal and part of the front assembly.
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nice work man, Ill be all over that this week. This way I can snip the grate completely open in the box and the front bumper will filter the debris etc.. instead. I can feel the difference for sure especially rolling in the power from 60mph or so.. it seems to kick down to passing gear with less effortbut I need to see it in my ET slips, only reference I have to go by
So, what's your final word on this box mod autobred?

Thanks jmr, I'm off the the depot this afternoon.
I already have my K&N drop in..
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Check out this web site---www.psmdiesel.com/. Although they are made specifically for diesels I see no reason that they won't work on out Hemi's. Had one on my 04 Cummins and was very pleased with the results.
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Check out this web site---www.psmdiesel.com/. Although they are made specifically for diesels I see no reason that they won't work on out Hemi's. Had one on my 04 Cummins and was very pleased with the results.
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I like how clean this install would be (even though more expensive than total DIY). Where would I route the loose end of the hose to? I haven't checked around the airbox yet...
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