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Catch can and strut brace questions

I've been reading about the catch cans. They are designed to keep oil out of the intake components, right? Mopar sells these? Are the aftermarket better looking? I have 200 miles on my car and thought it might be a good idea to get one of these cans now. However, I'm worried about the warranty--will this void the warranty? Also, I like the brace that runs from strut to strut in the engine bay. I particularly like the larger diameter silver one I've seen but can find the manufacturer? Anyone offer help here?
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Forgot to mention that the car is 2013 with 5.7 liter. I noticed an additional plastic compartment where the catch cans are being mounted. What is this--part of the air intake? I guess the catch can may have to be modified to fit a 2013?
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No a catch can will NOT void the warranty ( I dont think) The strut brace you thinking of is a Mopar brand also.
Google (images) mopar strut brace. You should see it there.

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the catch can is a modification of the PCV system and could be interpreted as a reason to void the warranty if THIS part of the system fails DUE to the catch can. Do not rely on my opinion or the interpretation of warranty coverage by others on the forum. To be 100% sure the best bet is to do nothing to your car. I have a catch can and so do most of the guys on the forum and i have not been called out on it by the dealer....but if you want to be ultra safe, set it up so you can remove it before you take the car in for service work

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Yes, that is part of the stock intake, I believe its some type of "baffel" if you go with an aftermarket CAI there is a bracket left there that most of the catch cans are mounted to, as for mounting it while maintaining the stock intake, maybe someone else will chime in on that because I've never seen one without an aftermarket CAI.


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Forgot to mention that the car is 2013 with 5.7 liter. I noticed an additional plastic compartment where the catch cans are being mounted. What is this--part of the air intake? I guess the catch can may have to be modified to fit a 2013?
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Your catch can/oil separator options range from Billet Tech, Moroso, Stack Performance, Serious Metal, Big Bully, and now Arrington. Just pay attention to what mounting options are available and will suit your needs. Mopar doesn't make one as far as I know.

The thicker front tower strut brace is probably the Mopar unit. There are many other manufacturers out there, like SpeedLogix/Racer's Edge, Petty's Garage, Drake, Lakewood, etc. Just know that not all will fit a 5.7L with the engine cover still on.
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Forgot to mention that the car is 2013 with 5.7 liter. I noticed an additional plastic compartment where the catch cans are being mounted. What is this--part of the air intake? I guess the catch can may have to be modified to fit a 2013?
That added plastic is an air silencer. You can get a 6.1l intake tube to replace it .


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You can order a 2011 Charger intake tube to get rid of the silencer, or you can leave the intake stock and get a fender mount for the catch can like I currently have on mine. No need to get a CAI to make room, besides the factory intake is one.

I have the Charger intake tube and would like to move my can to the front of the engine but I need a different mount. Oh well.

There are a lot of different braces out there, too. Mopar no longer makes one, though, so you'll have to get a used one or go with another brand like Razors Edge (They make them for Speedlogix), Drake, Petty's Garage...

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This catch can, I assume it must be emptied at some point?
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It's a smart idea to empty your catch can every time you change your oil. That's what I do. I do oil changes around every 5k and my can is half full.

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