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Hey all,

Im interesting in purchasing a CAI (mopar, K&N, Volant, etc) and exhaust (Corsa, etc) for my 5.7L V8, but i don't know which one to get since there are so many so i was just wondering which one you use and would recommend. In addition to this info i also want to know if these CAI and exhausts are legal in New York and in Massachusetts. Thank in advance.

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Re: CAI and Exhaust

Someone please step in and correct me if I am wrong here.

For intakes, they are all nearly identical. I started with the Volant, but sold it and got an AFE because I lent my car to them for testing their prototype. All the intakes you listed will give you increased sound, more airflow, and marginally better performance. It will be up to you for what you want in the looks department. Some arguments about heat soak and tube material exist, but I really don't think it makes a drastic difference in engine power. I do like how AFE and Volant incorporated the stock air intake location under the hood the help direct cooler air to the filter, but that's just my opinion.

As for the exhausts, I do not yet have one, so my opinions are from what I have read. The Corsa system seems to be the selection of choice for those looking to minimize drone, have a mild sound profile under minimal loading, but growl decently while under acceleration. This system does come with a price though. As for the others, Borsa, Magnaflow, etc. word is that they are louder/fiercer sounding, but that also comes with more drone when MDS kicks in. You can deactivate MDS, but I would rather buy something well engineered and designed for a specific engine rather than modify my car to make an exhaust sound like it should. I personally am waiting on the results of the Gibson axleback system. Price and looks are good, and if the sound/reviews come back solid, this will be the system for me.

Hope this helped.

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Re: CAI and Exhaust

Hey Ryan,

Thanks for you input, really appreciate it. Does anyone else want to add to this??? I would really appreciate the information. Looking to do some modifications soon and really just want people thoughts in one thread and not to have to sort through every single thread in this forum. I'd also like an answer to the legality of the CAI and Exhaust in both NY and MA.

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Re: CAI and Exhaust

Quite honestly it comes down to preference. As previously mentioned CAI are all the same basically, but exhausts are different, mostly just in the way they sound.

I personally have the K&N 63 with Borla exhaust (140406). That combo is what I've always gone with. Borla is a bit pricier than the rest though.

I also like the intakes that come in blue like the MOPAR one, but its all cosmetic.
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I have the K&N 63 as well with a Corsa catback. I live in NY and no issues so far. Corsa is only heard on hard acceleration but at idle sounds just like stock.
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Re: CAI and Exhaust

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Someone please step in and correct me if I am wrong here.

For intakes, they are all nearly identical. I started with the Volant, but sold it and got an AFE because I lent my car to them for testing their prototype. All the intakes you listed will give you increased sound, more airflow, and marginally better performance. It will be up to you for what you want in the looks department. Some arguments about heat soak and tube material exist, but I really don't think it makes a drastic difference in engine power. I do like how AFE and Volant incorporated the stock air intake location under the hood the help direct cooler air to the filter, but that's just my opinion.

As for the exhausts, I do not yet have one, so my opinions are from what I have read. The Corsa system seems to be the selection of choice for those looking to minimize drone, have a mild sound profile under minimal loading, but growl decently while under acceleration. This system does come with a price though. As for the others, Borsa, Magnaflow, etc. word is that they are louder/fiercer sounding, but that also comes with more drone when MDS kicks in. You can deactivate MDS, but I would rather buy something well engineered and designed for a specific engine rather than modify my car to make an exhaust sound like it should. I personally am waiting on the results of the Gibson axleback system. Price and looks are good, and if the sound/reviews come back solid, this will be the system for me.

Hope this helped.

Ryan

Ryan pretty much summed up everything I've learned over the course of a week of research on JeepGarage. I went with the Mopar CAI and it sounds and looks awesome. I'm waiting on the Gibson system results as well.
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Re: CAI and Exhaust

i wanted the corsa, but got the borla because the corsa hangs down at an angle and looks weird.
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i wanted the corsa, but got the borla because the corsa hangs down at an angle and looks weird.
Is there a noticeable difference in sound and performance between the two exhausts ?
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Re: CAI and Exhaust

I'm in the Bay Area which seems to have the same smog rules as NY and the only CARB approved intake is the Mopar. I did reach out to Volant and AFE regarding their dry filter intake kits and both have been submitted for approval but don't have it yet.

For cat back exhausts, I believe they are all 50 state legal, but I'm not 100% sure. I'm still researching on that. I was looking at the Corsa as well, but I want something louder than stock at all times, not just when I'm on the throttle so I've shifted more towards the Borla system or the Magnaflow.

The other bolt on I'm looking at is a PTB and the ones I'm finding are all stockers with no exterior markings so I doubt a smog guy is going to notice

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I'm in the Bay Area which seems to have the same smog rules as NY and the only CARB approved intake is the Mopar. I did reach out to Volant and AFE regarding their dry filter intake kits and both have been submitted for approval but don't have it yet.

For cat back exhausts, I believe they are all 50 state legal, but I'm not 100% sure. I'm still researching on that. I was looking at the Corsa as well, but I want something louder than stock at all times, not just when I'm on the throttle so I've shifted more towards the Borla system or the Magnaflow.

The other bolt on I'm looking at is a PTB and the ones I'm finding are all stockers with no exterior markings so I doubt a smog guy is going to notice

Hope this helps
Thanks 2013HemiWK2 That information really helps. I was leaning more towards the Mopar CAI anyways. I know that Corsa exhaust is 50 states legal, but not sure about the others. I would have called the other exhaust manufactures, but I don't have the time right now since I am in school and just don't want to get held up on the phone with them. If you find out more information about the other CAI's and exhausts please let me know

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Re: CAI and Exhaust

Small update, I found that Borla cat back kit is 50 state legal and it looks like the magnaflow is too.

Even though it's not CARB exempt yet, I'm pretty sure I'm going with the AFE stage 2 dry CAI.
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I bought the Mopar/corsa exhaust. love the way it sounds when it first starts up. then settles to a nice idle...all around a very low key drivable experience...but when you step on it, it comes to life in a nice way.
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