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I removed this when I installed my Volant CAI as it is recommended by them to be done. I don't have any dyno or track data to back up the removal, but I can say if I didn't remove it the snorkel would have been sitting right behind the panel, limiting the airflow. So it makes sense to me for it to be removed. I've also driven through a tropical storm with it removed and no water was sucked into the air filter.
i just did this myself while my car is in the garage for the winter...i also have the SRT chin spoiler on my R/T without the brake ducts, so the opening there adds to the fresh air.
and another thing that i just found out from a friend, but the 2011+ cars come with a"close out panel" that separates that area below the airbox and the radiator fan. this panel will keep what is known as "fan wash" from blowing heat into the airbox area. should really benefit those that have the fender pull intakes that place the filter right down in that area.
i was in the process of making one and he said he found out about a factory piece on newer challenger that were added in 2011. mines an 09 and his is a '10. neither had it, but i just ordered one up and will have it next week!
part number 68065531AC if anyone is interested.
Well BigDaddyWiz did you get that panel installed? I have a 10' and was looking to order one, but waiting to see a picture. Where does the panel attach to? Steel below airbox? Radiator support?
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