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Noob Alert - VOlant Intake Question

So, I'm new here, but not new to the interwebs. I know that it's strongly appreciated that people search before asking questions that have most likely been asked before, but I can't find an exact answer to my question and I want to verify before I place an order. I recently picked up an 08 Limited Hemi and wanted to add an intake. I read some reviews about the Volant that is for the SRT, but it will work for the 5.7's also. Although, the one thread I was reading was for an earlier year hemi. Not sure if anything changed layout wise. So, my question is, will the SRT Volant intake work on my 08 Hemi. I'm also under the impression that this is the best option. Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Sorry if this topic has been ran into the ground many times before...

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Re: Noob Alert - VOlant Intake Question

Off-topic: do people actually pay $200+ for those things? Get a SRT8 take-off for $20 and a K&N drop in for $40 and call it a day. At least then you'll know it fits, and will probably sound about the same. As for Volant's claims of a "neoprene" coated box for heat dissipation/blocking, I hope you can tell that's a bunch of snakeoil...if you're reallly concerned about the heat in there, you'd be just as good wrapping your existing intake in aluminum foil...
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Well I did preface the comment by saying "off topic" because I didn't know the answer to your question. However, due to the current state of the economy, many people are looking to save money in places so they can spend that saved cash elsewhere.

I did provide you with a very viable alternative to your system that is guaranteed to fit with no modifications and also costs about 25% of the product you're looking for...leading most outsiders to probably think that my comment was at least moderately helpful...there have been many members on here that have done CAI testing and I believe the difference, performance-wise, between a Volant and a SRT8 drop in was negligible, especially considering the different price points.
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Well I did preface the comment by saying "off topic" because I didn't know the answer to your question. However, due to the current state of the economy, many people are looking to save money in places so they can spend that saved cash elsewhere.

I did provide you with a very viable alternative to your system that is guaranteed to fit with no modifications and also costs about 25% of the product you're looking for...leading most outsiders to probably think that my comment was at least moderately helpful...there have been many members on here that have done CAI testing and I believe the difference, performance-wise, between a Volant and a SRT8 drop in was negligible, especially considering the different price points.
Thank you for the additional clarification. I didn't see any OEM SRT intakes on eBay. Any other places I could look?

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Thank you for the additional clarification. I didn't see any OEM SRT intakes on eBay. Any other places I could look?

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There's the "other" forum that we're not supposed to talk about on here called the "Red" forum. They usually have a bunch around for sale. PM me for details.
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Re: Noob Alert - VOlant Intake Question

If you have a stock (or even slightly modified) 5.7, you're pretty much wasting your hard earned $$$ by putting on an aftermarket CAI. The stock airbox (slightly modified) is every bit as good as any CAI on the market. The stock airbox is more than capable of processing more air than the stock Hemi can ingest. The stock airbox (similar to the stock LX airbox) is capable of nearly 700 cfm, yet the stock Hemi, at 75%-80% volumetric efficiency is only capable of around 500 cfm. What "brentwoodkris" said is true....save your money and do a little easy modding.

You can remove the drain cup at the bottom of the airbox and run (IIRC) a 3 in. aluminum tube to somewhere behind the grill, add either an SRT or Airaid Jr. intake tube and a K and N or Trueflow filter, and you're better than you need to be. Somewhere on here I have a pix of the drain cup mod. If you can't find it, I'll post it up again.
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If you have a stock (or even slightly modified) 5.7, you're pretty much wasting your hard earned $$$ by putting on an aftermarket CAI. The stock airbox (slightly modified) is every bit as good as any CAI on the market. The stock airbox is more than capable of processing more air than the stock Hemi can ingest. The stock airbox (similar to the stock LX airbox) is capable of nearly 700 cfm, yet the stock Hemi, at 75%-80% volumetric efficiency is only capable of around 500 cfm. What "brentwoodkris" said is true....save your money and do a little easy modding.

You can remove the drain cup at the bottom of the airbox and run (IIRC) a 3 in. aluminum tube to somewhere behind the grill, add either an SRT or Airaid Jr. intake tube and a K and N or Trueflow filter, and you're better than you need to be. Somewhere on here I have a pix of the drain cup mod. If you can't find it, I'll post it up again.
Jeepcogman is right. I followed his thread and did the drain cup mod as well. It has worked out quite well.
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Re: Noob Alert - VOlant Intake Question

Off subject.....brentwoodkris, I see you added the MDS light too. How is that working for you? Where did you mount it? Also, you may want to get on Ebay and see if you can pick up a DashHawk, and get rid of the ScanGauge. The DashHawk is not made anymore, but is far superior to the ScanGauge. I started with that one too, and have switched to the DH, and recently bought another one as a spare. I now have DashHawhks on both my vehicles, plus a near new spare.

One other thing, the Challenger IAT Sensor is much better than the stock one. IAT is now right at ambient with it. I've still got the stock one on my Hemi LX and it's reads about 5 degrees above ambient....as read with the DashHawk.
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Off subject.....brentwoodkris, I see you added the MDS light too. How is that working for you? Where did you mount it? Also, you may want to get on Ebay and see if you can pick up a DashHawk, and get rid of the ScanGauge. The DashHawk is not made anymore, but is far superior to the ScanGauge. I started with that one too, and have switched to the DH, and recently bought another one as a spare. I now have DashHawhks on both my vehicles, plus a near new spare.

One other thing, the Challenger IAT Sensor is much better than the stock one. IAT is now right at ambient with it. I've still got the stock one on my Hemi LX and it's reads about 5 degrees above ambient....as read with the DashHawk.
Jeepcogman, the MDS light is working great for me. I used a posi-tap wire connector instead of the piggy-back style ones but otherwise I think it was your thread regarding it that I followed. I ended up mounting a green LED w/ built in resistor from Radioshack ($3ish) just to the left of my REC radio unit, right above the left vent (I think very similar to how you mounted yours). I had to do a bit of filing to get to to fit perfectly, but to most, it probably looks OEM now.

As for the ScanGauge II vs. DashHawk, I had done a lot of research on both the units before I purchased the ScanGauge II (got it on amazon for like $85 shipped on sale). The main benefits of the DashHawk would have been faster sampling and data logging. I had no use for the data logging and the metrics I monitor on the SG don't need to have super quick updates. Now if only I got off my lazy ass and actually programmed in the X-Gauge code for the Transmission fluid temperature on it! I mainly bought the unit so I could have a running voltmeter which the OEM GC sadly does not include.

As for the Challenger IAT sensor, as you can see in my signature, it's on my list of "to do" mods. I think I had the part number handy at one point of time, but do you have it more handy so I can just go ahead and order it?

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Re: Noob Alert - VOlant Intake Question

Robpp came up with the number, but I can't find his post on it. I think the P/N is, 05149279AB. I'd double check with the parts folks at the stealer first though, or check on, ShopHemi.com. I can't find the box for mine, and I thought I had one for my LX too. Can't find it in my junk pile either. It's suppose to be for the 392 Hemi Challenger, if that helps.
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Robpp came up with the number, but I can't find his post on it. I think the P/N is, 05149279AB. I'd double check with the parts folks at the stealer first though, or check on, ShopHemi.com. I can't find the box for mine, and I thought I had one for my LX too. Can't find it in my junk pile either. It's suppose to be for the 392 Hemi Challenger, if that helps.
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