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DarkHue 03-19-2014 10:40 AM

Best CAI for the SRT in a very hot Climate ?
 
I'm planning to get an Air Intake soon and would like to hear your suggestions and advice regarding the different brands available.

I live in a hot climate with high humidity; Temperature reach 45-50 degrees Celsius in summer ( 113 to 125 F ). In winter, it can drop down to 10-15 degrees celcius in winter ( 50 to 60 F ).

Notes :

* Mopar CAI does not exist for our '14 SRTs yet, so that's one option out already.
* My service center reported two engine failures due to INJEN CAI, he advised me to stay away from them...(is it due to the heat ? or maybe incorrect installation ? )
* My service center will install the CAI, so I can't install anything that will cause the removal of other parts under the hood. (Eg Bwoody)


Which Air Intake would best suit this environment I live in ? Would a DRY CAI or OIL-BASED CAI provide better performance gain ? Why ?

lillyjas 03-19-2014 11:09 AM

Re: Best CAI for the SRT in a very hot Climate ?
 
Well Michigan is not Dubai - but have driven mine in some 30-35C weather on long drives and have over 10K miles with my Injen and it runs cooler than stock and no issue.

I had the Hennessey for about 2K miles and it was big and looked cool, but did not run cool - ran hotter than stock.

If you are open to more modding - and sounds like you don't need the headlamp washers Bwoody is the reigning champ on the forum

DarkHue 03-19-2014 11:14 AM

Re: Best CAI for the SRT in a very hot Climate ?
 
Thank you for replying. Yeah I'm not sure why two engine failures resulted from injen, can be incorrect installation, not sure.

Hmm anything running hotter than stock is not reliable here !!

Heard a lot about bwoody but I don't think my service advisor will be very happy with that, especially regarding warranty and such. I have to add in the main topic that I will install it at my service center.

ENFORCER 03-19-2014 04:15 PM

Re: Best CAI for the SRT in a very hot Climate ?
 
May be stick with stock until more options are available.
I would think the best location for the CAI in your location would be inside the cabin, sucking in all the aircon air :cool:

jerzjunior 03-19-2014 06:24 PM

Re: Best CAI for the SRT in a very hot Climate ?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DarkHue (Post 994137)
* My service center reported two engine failures due to INJEN CAI, he advised me to stay away from them...(is it due to the heat ?)


Is this real? Has anyone else heard of this? I am running the INJEN, and will yank it out tomorrow if there is any chance of an issue.

Anyone with knowledge please chime in.

Jr.

Strongjeff 03-19-2014 07:11 PM

Re: Best CAI for the SRT in a very hot Climate ?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jerzjunior (Post 994363)
Is this real? Has anyone else heard of this? I am running the INJEN, and will yank it out tomorrow if there is any chance of an issue.

Anyone with knowledge please chime in.

Jr.

An intake tube will not ruin an engine. Its impossible unless it was installed wrong as in sensors put in wrong. I have had my injin for over 20k miles. Granted I dont have the hemi but still. An intake tube does two things.

1. It can relocate the filter to draw air at a cooler location.
2. It smoothens out the path that the air flows thru.

But I am assuming we all know this and I know some people dont understand what it does...
I cant fathom how only the injin caused failures unless it was installed all wonky

jim383 03-19-2014 07:16 PM

Re: Best CAI for the SRT in a very hot Climate ?
 
If theres a lot of wind and sand blowing over there you would be better off with the stock inclosed air box. IMO what cai out there now dont help much if at all on the WK2..

jerzjunior 03-19-2014 07:19 PM

Re: Best CAI for the SRT in a very hot Climate ?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DarkHue (Post 994137)
I'm planning to get an Air Intake soon and would like to hear your suggestions and advice regarding the different brands available.

I live in a hot climate with high humidity; Temperature reach 45-50 degrees Celsius in summer ( 113 to 125 F ). In winter, it can drop down to 10-15 degrees celcius in winter ( 50 to 60 F ).

Notes :

* Mopar CAI does not exist for our '14 SRTs yet, so that's one option out already.
* My service center reported two engine failures due to INJEN CAI, he advised me to stay away from them...(is it due to the heat ?)
* My service center will install the CAI, so I can't install anything that will cause the removal of other parts under the hood. (Eg Bwoody)


Which Air Intake would best suit this environment I live in ? Would a DRY CAI or OIL-BASED CAI provide better performance gain ? Why ?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Strongjeff (Post 994372)
An intake tube will not ruin an engine. Its impossible unless it was installed wrong as in sensors put in wrong. I have had my injin for over 20k miles. Granted I dont have the hemi but still. An intake tube does two things.

1. It can relocate the filter to draw air at a cooler location.
2. It smoothens out the path that the air flows thru.

But I am assuming we all know this and I know some people dont understand what it does...
I cant fathom how only the injin caused failures unless it was installed all wonky


Makes me feel better. I have been beating my brain trying to figure out how changing the path of air delivered without forcing it in could do anything harmful (other than make it run to lean or rich), but spent more than usual on this thing, and hard to get to a dealer so was scared.

Jr.

Strongjeff 03-19-2014 07:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jerzjunior (Post 994376)

Makes me feel better. I have been beating my brain trying to figure out how changing the path of air delivered without forcing it in could do anything harmful (other than make it run to lean or rich), but spent more than usual on this thing, and hard to get to a dealer so was scared.

Jr.

I dont even think it would really throw the afr's off. Maybe by .1 or .2. An exhaust system would have more of an effect on the afr.

SRTBLK 03-19-2014 10:15 PM

Re: Best CAI for the SRT in a very hot Climate ?
 
first time i have heard of problems with injen, any way to ask service manager what exactly happened? did they have dry chargers?

Scottina06 03-19-2014 10:26 PM

The engine would have had to ingest something....water or foreign debri.....ie. A bolt....nut etc.

Strongjeff 03-19-2014 10:26 PM

Re: Best CAI for the SRT in a very hot Climate ?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Scottina06 (Post 994507)
The engine would have had to ingest something....water or foreign debri.....ie. A bolt....nut etc.

+1!


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