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Best CAI Brand & Why?

I have a 2010 RT automatic and need help choosing the best CAI for my car. Let me know your opinions, thanks.
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The all do a good job. i like ones with a plastic tube because i think plastic will retain less heat than the metal tubes. but some guys/gals like the look of the mopar one(metal tube).Its just what you like. I love mt AFE stage 2...and it sounds good too.
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It's my next mod, so would love opinions as well (SRT8) After that throttle-body then diablo.
If I buy it for just looks, then I open that vile door of: "got to billet the whole damn under-hood"
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I have the Stack 'Bullet' CAI, and I like it. Good throttle response, car seems to perform better now in the hot weather. Only thing I don't like is the air filter isn't as easily accessible as those other CAI units.
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I did a lot of research. I got the Airaid, & am extremely happy with the choice I made.
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If I buy it for just looks, then I open that vile door of: "got to billet the whole damn under-hood"
LOL, it's a wicked road. Much like potato chips -- can't stop at just one.

I went with the Mopar CAI -- prolly the most popular.

To answer the original question, which is best. Well, that's subjective. I think K&N makes a non-street legal one that has been rated the best in terms of added performance, etc. They also make a street legal version as well. If you live in a state like California that requires vehicles to pass certain emission tests, then the CAI must have passed the Clean Air Resources Board (CARB) requirements. If the CAI passes, it gets issued an Executive Order Number and that number is either stamped somewhere on the CAI or is added by way of a sticker (EOxxxxxx). No number - no pass the smog test. Food for thought when choosing a CAI.
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I would say the Airaid and why we did a dyno day and of all the R/T there I was the only one with an Airaid and I put down more HP than anyone 351. With only a caned tune and a corsa cat back.
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I am in Cali so thank's for that info. I did read on the K&N website that they are illegal in California except for one model I think. The strange thing is that Kragen and other auto part stores sell them all day long here.
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All of the CAIs are similar. They will give you about a 5 hp increase. Buy what looks best under your hood. I purchased the MOPAR (AEM) CAI because I liked its looks and the fact that it has a washable (non-oil) air filter.

Also, don't worry about metal vs. plastic intake tubes. The air flow is so fast through the intake, the tube never gets the chance to transfer any significant amount of heat.
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I have the Stack 'Bullet' CAI, and I like it. Good throttle response, car seems to perform better now in the hot weather. Only thing I don't like is the air filter isn't as easily accessible as those other CAI units.
+1 on the throttle response.. As far as the filter, you can't have everything.
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