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Old 03-23-2014, 10:58 AM
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Engine heats up, making the air hot in engine bay. Hot air is less dense which equals less oxygen. Combustion needs oxygen, the colder the better.

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Old 03-23-2014, 11:24 AM
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Re: Best CAI for the SRT in a very hot Climate ?

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Engine heats up, making the air hot in engine bay. Hot air is less dense which equals less oxygen. Combustion needs oxygen, the colder the better.

Try using Google bro.
I already know this. Miles, every reply from you since I joined this forum has some kind of mockery which I don't appreciate. I'm not sure what I did to you so that you constantly reply with such attitude to my questions. Please refrain from replying to my questions if you always have the need to mock them, and give members here who are more willing to help than mock others a chance to answer instead. Thank you.
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Old 03-23-2014, 11:40 AM
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Just tryin to answer your question mate. And if you "already know this" why ask the question?
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:19 PM
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Re: Best CAI for the SRT in a very hot Climate ?

I just purchased http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004HP3BJQ/ as A-kon suggested. I will have it temporarily until I figure out this whole CAI dilemma.



Anyone know what kind of gain shall I expect from this ? Also, is the stock boxed air intake protecting the air intake from heat ? Or just dirt and debris ?
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The box protects from debris, and also helps with cooler air. So it does both those things you stated.

The gain will be small I believe, maybe +.5hp However if your Towball gets fitted it will negate the performance gain.
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The box protects from debris, and also helps with cooler air. So it does both those things you stated.

The gain will be small I believe, maybe +.5hp However if your Towball gets fitted it will negate the performance gain.
0.5hp gain ? What advantage does this have over stock, other than longevity ...
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Slightly better intake noise
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:55 PM
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Re: Best CAI for the SRT in a very hot Climate ?

Sorry for the delay. I'm still in China and my email (with thread updates) is unreliable at best right now. Been too busy to check back.

First, I'm no expert. There are a lot of guys with more experience than me. Your question is already answered but I'll just recap. For the most part, IMO, the short ram is not gonna help, it's gonna hurt you. Heat soak is the reason. While your engine is cool it's gonna help some because it pulls a lot more air in than stock. Once your motor heats up, which doesn't take long BTW, it's going to be pulling in hot air. Heat shield, thermal wrap, doesn't matter. The true CAI also heat soaks but at least it's pulling air in from outside the engine bay. All gains from any basic mods on these motors are negligible at best. From my understanding tuning for the 2014 is not fully unlocked. Some vendors say it is, but it isn't. I'm not knowledgeable enough to explain why, but from my understanding a WK1 can be fully tuned whereas no WK2s can be. Perhaps it's just the '14s. Regardless, your motor isn't able to take full advantage of the extra air. I've heard the stock tune can adapt some but not enough. That's why a true CAI can only help a little. You don't need a tune to take advantage of cooler air, only extra air flow. Therefore the big benefit of a true CAI is the colder air, not the extra air flow.

Once again, I'm not an expert. My opinions are based on removing emotion and the desire to mod from the equation and only looking at credible/non-biased sources of information. My information is a combination of my experience + non-biased sources + common sense.

People do CAI because of the "mod bug". It's an inexpensive way to feel like your vehicle is modded. I did exhaust for sound, not HP. Sure I'd love more HP but I'm not counting on it. The K&N filter is not going to give you anything you'll notice, but at least you can reason it's better than stock and hopefully satisfy your urge to mod. The real benefit, from what I have read, is as the filter gets dirty you will lose air flow with stock but the K&N keeps flowing well.

Regardless of your decision, good luck! I know it's frustrating not to have a lot of options but that is and has been the Mopar curse. Sure it would be great to have options that Chevy and Ford people have, but I still wouldn't trade places with them.
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Re: Best CAI for the SRT in a very hot Climate ?

Thank you so much for your reply A-kon, it's very thorough and inclusive of everything on the topic. It's unfortunate to learn that a CAI won't help me in my situation, I really wanted to believe that I can benefit from it...I guess I can install one in winter and remove it when it gets a bit hotter.

Thanks again for your reply, and have a good stay in China !
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