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


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Old 03-27-2011, 12:37 AM
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Well I finally broke down and bought a CAI. AutoAnything.com had a nice deal with 15% off the price of the Volant box and PowerCore filter together. if anyone else is interested, the unadvertised code for 15% off is LOYALTY.

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Bye bye to the drop-in K&N. Nothing against the drop-in, it's been good but I'll expect more from the Volant.

I plan to document and post pics of the install.

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nice..look forward to your results..
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sweet dude i cant wait for the pics!!!
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Thanks guys, 5-10 days before I get it but I'm stoked! This will be my 3rd CAI (different vehicles) but my first Volant.
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Nice! Volant makes great quality stuff. Be sure to post pics after installing!!!!!
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Well nothing yet?
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Nothing... May not ship 'til as late as April 11th
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Finally got it and now the Install...

Here is the box for the Volant and PowerCore:


The Stock AirBox under the hood:


All the parts and essential tools (Leatherman and Beverages):


Pull the IATS sensor (just pulls straight out):


Bag the IATS sensor so you don't get crud on it while performing the mod:


Remove the factory intake hose from the throttle body (nice and clean ;-):


Pull the breather hose off the stock air box:


Pull the stock air box and engine cover:


Place the straight Volant connector between the Volant supplied hose and the stock angled connector and connect to the engine breather outlet:


Put the engine cover back in place:


Pull the rubber grommets from the stock air box (only 2 of them) and place in the receiver holes on the Volant:


Have a look at the PowerCore filter (what a beast!):


Install the AirBox:


Install the Hump hoses and duct:


Finished Product:


So far very happy barring the the minor fit and finish problems:

1. Hoses on the front and right sides of the airbox rub but should be easily fixed with a little armor to protect against wear (hose rubs on a bolt head on the back of the Volant airbox).
2. The inlet on the airbox does not fit exactly square on the fender air inlet.

Noticeable improvement in throttle response and but dyno... May go for a full dyno in a few weeks.

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Is it worth $350?
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I,m glad you're happy with yours. It appears from the pics that your intake to the box is cut square? mine is more like 35 degrees (longer on the top) I wonder if I cut it square if it would fit better to the fender? Are you not concerned that your breather hose appears kinked where it bends up to attach to the hump tube?
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