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T/A 5.7L Engine Hood Venting System

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Another post, again. Some better news. If you want it, better get it. I've read some people have waited for years. Cheers! Link Below.

09 14 Dodge Challenger T A Hood Vented Venting System Cold Air Functional Mopar | eBay
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I have a 2013 R/T with the factory scoop.

To make this work, one needs to buy a Mopar CAI, true?
Does the scoop vent do anything for performance or make it sound better? Or is it more of a philosophical thing in that the scoop is no longer an ornament?
 

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It will fit a 2014 model (the T/A hood has been the same since day1).....BUT.....they say you need to use it with an earlier model CAI and coolant bottle....(air box and coolant bottle where changed in '11)
I plan to find a way to make it work without the other parts, and a little fab work...we'll see how it goes when it gets here next week...
 

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So, my kit arrived today. As usual, the fed-ex guys mistook the box for a trampoline somewhere along the line.....but the contents where all in-tact.

Thanks Josh and the folks at A Steve White's. Very friendly and helpful. I would not hesitate to buy from them again :)

And now I think I see the problem with this kit fitting newer models....
The newer CAI is larger, so the outlet of the duct is not even close to a direct match with the air box...not a big deal to me....it will still be ducting in fresh air to the filter.
But I think the real issue will be the coolant tank cap...looks like it's in the way (see pic).....still not a big deal. A little heat and the duct will bend ;)
I'm going to do a little trim paint before installing...will update as it goes...

On a side note....this is nothing against Steve White's, but Mopar....
This kit is entirely too expensive for what you get. 5 bills for 2 pieces of plastic and a few connectors. Whoever Mopar is getting them from (parts guys know 'vendor direct' parts) can't possibly be spending more than 20 or 30 bux in manufacturing....
 

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I think it should have come with the car, or a one-time discount with a registered VIN. I don't think the design could have taken the time to justify the cost. The water-routing management is pretty simple and ingenious, though.
 

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I started mocking it up to figure out where I need to mod things.
The coolant tank may not be in the way.....for sure the air box is too tall. I put a little rubbing compound on the seal to mark where it interferes with the duct. (see pic)
I either need to form the duct with some heat, or trim down the air box......hmmmmm...
 

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Does it have any baffles in it to trap rain water?

Also, I agree with Carlitos, trim the air box.
 

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Perhaps add foam to the hood ducting to seal to the box.
 
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