Re: lightning bolt, traction control, limp mode, hard brakes?
I'm going to agree with Jeff on this--dafuq?
That rubber sleeve with the giant hose clamps on it is your intake reducer. UNLESS--was there a smaller than spec tube from the intake, and this "reducer" was inside the reducer?
What kind of intake, and can you show us a pic of just the piece?
Hope the Hemi was fine after you removed it.