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Old 07-17-2008, 06:17 PM
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Very easy install, high quality looking product unlike the K&N, all parts fit easily, sounds great and noticeable seat of the pants performance increase. Money well spent.
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Old 07-17-2008, 06:37 PM
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Did yours seal the tube to the heat shield or is there a gap?
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Old 07-18-2008, 11:39 AM
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There is a slight gap which allows for the engine and body torqueing in different directions.
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Old 07-18-2008, 12:08 PM
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That gap I think can be closed by adding a strip of plasticized foam. This would flex with the pipe and the body and still fill that gap.
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Old 07-18-2008, 12:53 PM
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Good idea!! I'll do that.


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That gap I think can be closed by adding a strip of plasticized foam. This would flex with the pipe and the body and still fill that gap.
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Old 07-18-2008, 02:12 PM
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I have seen it used as weatherstripping and such. It is a firm foam almost like rubber. One side of it where it would chafe etc. has a film on it to prevent the foam from chaffing off. When I looked over the CAI that gap was my first concern and also a possible gap between the air box and the hood. That foam came to mind to fix that.
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Old 07-19-2008, 09:07 AM
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Issue resolved. Got some very flexible rubber tubing from the local Home Depot, carefully sliced in down the side, applied a few drops of super glue and BINGO.
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Come on, we need pics, pics, please!!
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I have a question about the CAI.My brother-in-law raised the issue of being in Florida and water getting into the intake and seizing the engine.I don't know anything about this and don't see how with the filter in-line this can happen.Is there anyone in Fl. who has this installed already?and have you noticed any issues?
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I am sure the MOPAR CAI is more secure than the stock dry paper filter. The CAI filters are oiled to trap debris. Oil and water do not mix under normal conditions, the aftermarket CAI should, in theory, keep water from entering the intake.

However, injecting water into the engine should lower the intake charge, creating a more dense volume of air.

I am not an engineer, I am just blabbing stuff off the top of my head.
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