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Ok so I think I might have a few bucks to play with soon so I pondered a cold air intake until I saw ram air hoods. I figured ram air would win hands down, but I noticed not many use them. So my question is; does ram air offer enough benefits to justify the price difference over cold air intakes? If not I have been looking at the volant for my 07.
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Hi, I'm not sure I have an answer - so how about a
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Ram air will give you more power potential, but also more expensive (especially if you have to buy the matching hood). Also need to watch for water intrusion through the ram air (this can be easily avoided/safe gaurded against if you do a little thinking ahead though.
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need more info n the hood you are talking about...but general information on the SRT hood it was not intended for ram air but as a means of cooling and with the aerodynamics on the Gen3 rams (02-08) thats a low pressure area so not much benefit. but if you want a ram air and keep the stock hood look a the VARARAM its the only true CAI that is made for the HEMI rams
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I read some (many actually) bad reviews on vararams quality. Have you had any issues and does it really do what they claim? I had concerns on the long ribbed intake tubes draped in the engine bay and its actual efficiency.
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no problems at all,and have had it for 3 yrs or so, its the only intake that guarantees better performance in your 1/4 mile time or your money back....speaks for itself. and it looks better than any tube and filter design
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Thanks for the info racer. Much appreciated.
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ive never had the Vararam so i can't speak on that but i do have the Volant on my '06 and i have been nothing but pleased with it
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