Nice! That was one of the very first things that I've done. Which reminds me I should take a look at it and see how dirty it is.
I was considering that, but it,s so close to the exhaust on the 4th gen that I think I would loss all performance gained by the extra air flow to the heat of the air. The OEM air box is set quite far back.... :4-dontknow: I'm looking into the idea of adding and extra ducted input to the side though....try to get more air and keep it cool.drill 4 to 5 holes 1" in dia in the bottom of the box and see more air flow...
Understandable! Nonetheless, that's a good hiding spot!:smileup:LOL....It wasn't a freebie. I went for the hose reel, but made the awful mistake of walking by the K&N display and did an 'impulse' purchase. These things are pretty expensive, so I was hiding it from the 'Boss'.
I believe it's back quite a bit further. The front of the air box is pretty much even with the front of the water pump.do you think it's farther back then the 3rd gen's.. i ran this way for awhile and it didn't seam to suffer in performance... back then when i was lightly modded I was still faster then most..
Well that is bit larger 'impulse' decision than the one I made!and talk about modding, we had a local gtg at sonics yesterday, talking to the guys, one of them just got a sharadon tranny he got from another Ram owner..one convo led to another and before you knew it we were driving the 1.5 hours back to my house and installed his tranny for him later that night...yea he was very happy with this mod..
That's the direction I'm thinking on. I how the flex section is there to account for the engine torque an it's affect on the distance from the TB to the air box, so a smooth piece would have to accommodate this requirement. I have to wonder is a manufactured slip join from plumbing pipe would work in this application. It would have to have a good seal and maintain it with a lot of movement though....Hmmm....I'd be real interested in seeing if you could replace the corrugated tubing with something smoother. You'd almost have a CAI like the ones you'd buy. Hmmm.....
And it looks like there may be enough room to do just that. After I figure out how to get rid of the accordion, that will likely be the next item to mod. In both cases, I will do whatever I can to maintain the OEM look as much as possible.You could always cut out the bottom of the box and build and then seal your own intake tray with a tube running to the front bumper
What about silicon pipe? I used it for an intake on my camaro before. You can get it in pretty much any size and bends, it can be kinda expensive though.And it looks like there may be enough room to do just that. After I figure out how to get rid of the accordion, that will likely be the next item to mod. In both cases, I will do whatever I can to maintain the OEM look as much as possible.
Silicon pipe?? Where do I look for that? I'm intrigued.What about silicon pipe? I used it for an intake on my camaro before. You can get it in pretty much any size and bends, it can be kinda expensive though.
Im sure you could find square tin to use for a CAI scoop as well, could even make it easier to tie into a monting location?