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I want to buy the mopar t/a hood so bad but i have an aftermarket cai I'm not willing to give up.but I wouldn't put it on unless it was functional so I'm not sure what my options are. What do you guys think??

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There are kits out there to make your T/A hood functional. I don't see why you cant use the ram air kit and modify it to cooperate with your intake.
 

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If I had the extra dough, I'd def get the TA hood with functional ram air kit. that or the max air hood. The Cuda nostril ones looks sick too
 

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You actually need an aftermarket CAI to make it functional. This is a Mopar kit.

 

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If you don't use that kit and just open the scoop, it'll just dump air on top of the intake manifold, as well as rain. That kit has rain detention, and directs the air where it needs it, into the intake.
 

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as long as your current cai, looks basically open from the top, same as the Mopar cai should be no problem to make it functional
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Do these increase the horsepower of the system? The obvious answer is yes but I am curious to see graphed evidence and to know what percentage of an increase there is.
 

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Do these increase the horsepower of the system? The obvious answer is yes but I am curious to see graphed evidence and to know what percentage of an increase there is.
If you've already got a good aftermarket CAI, I doubt it'd give you any additional hp... Like if your CAI filter is below the hole in the fender, it's not gonna make much difference. If you "CAI" is in the engine compartment, not really a CAI intake anyway, and you might see a little difference.
 

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not to hijack the tread but are these kits also available for the regular Challenger hoods?
 

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not to hijack the tread but are these kits also available for the regular Challenger hoods?
Yup. You can get duct work to convert the two bezels in the stock hood to route air towards the air intake.
 

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If you've already got a good aftermarket CAI, I doubt it'd give you any additional hp... Like if your CAI filter is below the hole in the fender, it's not gonna make much difference. If you "CAI" is in the engine compartment, not really a CAI intake anyway, and you might see a little difference.
That's pretty much what I was thinking.
 

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That's pretty much what I was thinking.
Yea. If anything, it might make the engine coolant fan work a little less hard during low speeds on hot days?
 

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Yup. You can get duct work to convert the two bezels in the stock hood to route air towards the air intake.
cool, thanks for the info, I would think this would give it a little boost, esecially this time of year. So where does one acquire this duct?
 

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cool, thanks for the info, I would think this would give it a little boost, esecially this time of year. So where does one acquire this duct?
Pm sent. As an alternate to this, you can just take the stock bezels out and use an appropriately sized drill bit to drill the back out where the honeycomb squares are. I did this a long time ago, and have had no problems. Also gets some fresh air into the hood compartment. Lower the engine comp temps sig too.
 

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Pm sent. As an alternate to this, you can just take the stock bezels out and use an appropriately sized drill bit to drill the back out where the honeycomb squares are. I did this a long time ago, and have had no problems. Also gets some fresh air into the hood compartment. Lower the engine comp temps sig too.
I've heard that there could be problems from rain water doing this...
 

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I've heard that there could be problems from rain water doing this...
Nope. Have had this this mod for over a year, and no problems. And it's a dd
 
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