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


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I have a 2008 big horn, just bought the predator programer, just wondering if I could get away with a CAI cheapo from ebay. Your help would be great. I do plan on doing the exhaust from cats back also.
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I had a eBay $60 cheap-o on my '06 and got continuous codes - replaced it with a K&N and the codes stopped. If you can't afford a good one just buy a drop in filter until you can do it right.


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Thanks Red. What one would you consider going with? Or any one with input.
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build your own, just make sure to hook up all the vacuum lines and such. get a filter and vacuum line kit and hit the hardware store.
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I had a eBay $60 cheap-o on my '06 and got continuous codes - replaced it with a K&N and the codes stopped. If you can't afford a good one just buy a drop in filter until you can do it right.


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Whe you say you kept getting codes, do you mean your Check engine light kept coming on??

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With the time and money spent youl'd be better off getting made to fit CAI. I went with Spectre.
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Agree spectre is awesome! Lots of guys will argue Its the same as k&n
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Spectre, Mopar or an AFE are all good units. K&N will work, too.

Just stay away from the eBay cheapies...some have really cheap filters that can come apart and get sucked into the engine!
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A really good intake for the money is the airaid jr kit (alot of guys wish they still made them). It will give you the same results as the others. I bought my MIT for about $90-$100 (don't remember) of amazon or somewhere, and the filter off ebay for $50, I got the dry filter.

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how much you willing to spend on a cai...I'm really thinking of selling the vararam I have here just sitting...I originally bought it to switch back and forth with the BFI i have but I love the BFI too much to swap back and forth... I wanted to test it at the track to see if one is obviously better then the other... but I don't know...
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