I'm thinking off ordering this kit for my 2012 R/T. Anyone else using this sytem and if some any issues or concersn, how was the install? is it holding up? can you tell a differnce in the car sound wise or drive wise?
Take a look around. This is really been beaten to death here but there are MANY other brands out there that way better filtration than K&N stuff. K&N in my opinion is Wal-Mart quality and at the bottom of the barrell. You also have a true cold air intake already on your car, they're pretty much been proven not to really make any power, but they make the engine throatier. Many people opt to leave the intake alone and just throw in a high flow filter, like AFE or Airraid. The stock intakes are sealed off from underhood air, UNLIKE many aftermarket "HOT air intakes."
I you do decide to purchase an intake, Airraid, AFE, Volant, Legmaker are all good quality with well designed kits. I personally went with a Volant because of the enclosed air box and scoop. I also didn't really notice any difference either after the install. Just be careful with what you buy. CAI systems are NOT the best bang for your buck.
And steer clear of K&N stuff.
If you decide to buy an intake
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I have the K&N installed on my 09 R/T auto.I am satisfied with the product and have had no issues with it at all.It did help open up the engine performance a bit and the sound did improve over the stock unit.Throttle rersponse also improved.Installation was easy and fitment was very good as well.Took me an hour to install after reading the instructions.
Contributed to 9RWHP in conjunction to my other mods after dyno testing.Get one,...you'll be satisfied with it.
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I agree. I liked the performance feel and sound of the K&N system. What I didn't like was the oiling of the unit as well as where it was housed the oil seemed to make the area around it dirty as well is the intake tube towards the mass air sensor. I was careful to use the proper amount of oil so I didn't over oil it. I finally cleaned up the area and put in a direct replacement AEM dry flow cone filter. Love it. Not knocking K&N just hate the oil part. Ether way CAI's work. Not a lot of power but a little bit. I also like the feel of a cool intake manafold after I run the car. The cooler the air intake (denser) the more power the car will develop. I think you can expect anywhere from 8-15 RHP at the higher RPM's. So for just hot rodding around town it probably doesn't make a whole lot of difference. I actually have the Mopar system on the Challenger and the K&N system with the AEM filter on my 99 Expedition. The expedition seems to have a little more low end torque I can feel. Too verbose here: You all have a great day.
Do some research in the track time section,some of the faster Challengers run a K&N drop in, $50. Any that put the filter inside the engine compartment may look pretty, but are more likely to pick up engine heat while the stock system pulls air from under the fender and is a really efficient design..Put the money you save into some good tires or toward a tuner if you don't have one.
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The only time you pick up any engine heat from those open-filter intakes is while you are stopped at idle. You would get a little decreased performance during the summer at take off, otherwise it has been proven that they grab essentially the same air temp as the others while the car is moving. Don't let that thought scare you away too much...
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Just a note that the K&N is not the only CAI that has a filter that requires oiling..most of the others do also.....but I agree that K&N would be close to the bottom of my list for CAIs....I also agree that you will gain little to nothing with a CAI that sucks air from under the hood...if you want bling & sound get a LMI Hammer....if you want a CAI that has been proven on the dyno and the track to add a few HP then get the LMI True CAI..
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