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Maybe I'm missing something here, but wouldn't a metallic CAI kind of miss the mark for the purpose here? The great thing about the rubber/plastic CAIs is how much thermal insulation they have to guard against heat being absorbed into the air from the surrounding materials under the hot-a$$ hood. The point there being to cool down the IAT sensor.
If the IAT sensor isn't cool, then it's not going to make much of a difference because the computer won't adjust for the cooler temperature. Especially if you're using the stock IAT sensor, which is very close to the wall of an IAT, it must read a lot of extra heat from the metallic CAI. Consider replacing your IAT with the one from the Challenger, which puts the sensor closer to the center of the tube at least.
Just my $0.02. After reading countless threads on the matter on these boards, I ended up going with the SRT8 OEM CAI with the Challenger IAT. As per my ScanGaugeII, when driving highway speeds, my IAT is within 2 degrees of ambient, which is about the best you can ask for on a WK IMHO.
'05 WK GC 5.7L HEMI, Goodyear Wrangler SilentArmors, Monroe Reflex Front Struts/Monroe Load Adjusting Rear Shocks, EBC Drilled/Slotted Sport Rotors, Wagner Ceramic Brake Pads, Taylor Shorties, SRT8 Stock CAI Conversion, K&N Drop-in, Block Heater, 18.5% Tint All Around, Boston SE Speakers, 12" Alpine Type-R Sub w/ sealed box w/ RF PRIME R1000-1D, ScanGauge II w/ windshield mount, BT Catch Can w/custom bracket, Swagman Fork Mount Bicycle Rack, WeatherTech front floor liners, SRT8 Pedal Covers, eBay full LED lighting kit, Custom MDS Indicator LED Light, Mega Raizin Voltage Stabilizer & Grounding Kit, Challenger IAT Sensor, Escort Passport 9500ix, Python 5706P RS/Security/KE w/ extras, SA 5 switch panel, Fumoto Oil Valve, Overland WG Steering wheel.