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


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Old 06-27-2011, 01:45 PM
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I installed a K&N Cold Air intake (part #63-1561) yesterday, 6/26/11 on my 2010 Dodge Ram, 5.7L Hemi (YEA BABY!). It took me about 2 hours to do, mainly because although it had very good illustrated instructions, it referred to the nuts and bolts as enclosed parts, not by a part number and I had to change some bolts around after I got it together. K&N claims this Cold Air intake will add 15.66 HP and increase gas milage by 7-10%, we'll see. I drove my truck to work this morning and the first thing I noticed was that before I put the Intake on, my MPG reading was at 13.5, (I averaged 13.5-14.2 with 89 octane before) after I put it on, it jumped up to 15.7 MPG and by the time I got to work it had only gone down to 15.6 and my drive to work is all city. The second thing I noticed and this put a nice grin on my face is that it changed the sound of my exhaust tone quite a bit, to a low rumble, especially when I had to pass someone this morning. The 3rd thing I noticed is the lag seems to be gone, my truck always seemed to have a slight lag between the time I stepped on it until it actually kicked in, about a second, didn't notice it this morning. Of course I was so taken by the new sound coming from my exhaust I may not have noticed I was seriously considering buying an aftermarket catback exhaust to get the sound I now have from the Cold Air Intake, don't think I will do that now. I found the Intake on K&N's website, but I actually bought it brand new off of Ebay for about $100 less with free shipping. So Ladies and Gentleman, if you want an fairly inexpensive upgrade that adds 15.66 HP, 7-10% increase in mileage and you want your exhaust to growl and you can do-it-yourself, I highly recommend this product. Any questions, please ask.
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Yeah the CAI's are great. I installed a diffrent brand and also love it. The sound your hearing is the intake noise not the exhaust. Bet you'ld like the cat back anyway. Did you disconnect the battery before the cai install? It will help the truck adjust the air fuel mixture to the new breath of air.
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Nice upgrade. I noticed that my MPG went up and my exhaust note changed when I did the AFE Stage 1 intake upgrade to my truck.

Glad you like it!
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Gonna have to get me one of those as my first mod, I think.
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Get some pics up.....glad you like it,im kicking around this idea also.
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I have a k&n cai on my dodge as well, love it, as well as all the benefits you mentioned, it also looks pretty sick when you show people whats under the hood
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Agreed im going to be posting pictures tomorrow when I paint my k&n heat shield first mod since joining the forum wish I joined sooner so I could have included my others!
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