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Old 08-12-2015, 03:12 PM
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Mopar CAI vs. K&N

Need some real advice. Getting one of the two for my 3.6 - just don't know which. The K&N would save me about $100. Is there a major difference in the two? Not a big car enthusiast per say, and I love how quiet the cabin is now, would just like a bit more throttle response/acceleration.

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Old 08-13-2015, 06:24 PM
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Re: Mopar CAI vs. K&N

This is a great question! I was thinking the same thing. My question is, which one is quieter? With 8 speed tran I don't want daily driving to be louder.


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Old 08-14-2015, 08:35 AM
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Re: Mopar CAI vs. K&N

Hi there,
In my case I had the same concern..wanted a little bit more response but was concerned it might end up too loud.
I got the K&N and I can say very happy with it.
You dont hear it all in normal use, you wouldnt know its there, that is unless you press hard the accelerator, then you hear it, nothing that will bother you, its a real nice low tone sound, not sure how to explain it...but I recommend it 100%, I got it from Amazon.com, installation is pretty simple, and since everything fits perfectly without modifications the wost scenario is that you can take it out and go back to what you have now.
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Re: Mopar CAI vs. K&N

They're both a waste of money so might as well waste less with the K&N.
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Old 08-14-2015, 10:04 AM
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Re: Mopar CAI vs. K&N

I have the K&N on my Hemi and really enjoy it. Pay no mind to the haters. It's your ride. If it give you more enjoyment go for it. It's not going to give you any noticeable performance gains but on my Hemi it lets out a nice intake burble on load moving into a nice roar on full throttle. Just cruising around town or on the highway you don't hear it.


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Re: Mopar CAI vs. K&N

Just installed K&N on my hemi and I lover it. The sound is great when you get on it. Not much noise when normal cruising. Throttle response, my be a little but it probably is just me thinking it's better.

Looks a lot better in the engine bay now. I when with the black plastic material tube and couldn't be happier.
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Re: Mopar CAI vs. K&N

After reading a lot about this I decided to NOT install on my 3.6. I understand CAI makes a big difference for a Hemi, but for a 3.6 I couldn't find much information that supported it making a difference in performance.

If you do go ahead and get this, please update thread with how you like it and specifically if you notice a difference besides sound.

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Re: Mopar CAI vs. K&N

There probably is minimal improvements to my hemi. I was thinking about future mods that may come like exhaust, throttle body, and tune. I don't want a loud exhaust thought. Maybe make a custom set up with magnaflow mufflers welded in from the stock suitcase and leave everything else stock. Still worried about being too loud. Just want more of a hemi sound.
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Re: Mopar CAI vs. K&N

Spec sheet on the K&N show 10hp improvement at approx 5500rpm.

What that means is when you hit 5500 rpm might notice a little more pick up/ response.

you should never be hitting 5500rpm, unless tyring to pass someone @ 40mph or more.

The "noise"/ "sound" will be a little "deeper" but as far as performance goes, you wont even notice it, with either. but it will look prettier under the hood....
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Re: Mopar CAI vs. K&N

Just saw a pic of the K&N setup and I can now say I like the Mopar much better. Fit and finish looks better, metal tube over plastic, and a better shroud.
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Re: Mopar CAI vs. K&N

I just opted for the dry drop in filter from AFE.
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