They pieced together two hoses with a plastic bridge piece between. The hardest part I had was removing the vent tube from the old air box that gets re-routed to the new filter. Thanks in advance for your input! I've got a couple questions for you if you've got a cold air intake on your Challenger. Plus it looks like it´s easier to install and some people here have claimed that it sounds better than the Mopar one. Otherwise Yes, take it back and get the proper one. Hopefully the link above can be reached. The counterpoint being that aluminum cools faster than plastic because it's more thermally conductive.
It felt like the car was more responsive at the throttle. It is sealed to the hood and does not draw in air from the engine compartment. Maybe some of you who know better can chime in?! Just got mine 3 weeks ago. If you want a good read, research on Google or buy the book by Corky Bell on forced induction. I plotted using a protractor and a perfect bend total would be 120 degrees from the throttle body to the inlet area.
He swears he can feel the difference. A little creativity and a recipricating saw later and a tune. Spectre produces the most torque! Thats why inlet temperature is so important. I was struggling between Mopar and Airaid. That and aluminum is a better thermal conductor than plastic, and plastic is a better insulator than aluminum.
Check out these other great reddits! Turned out it's just simply because the Spectre is too wide and allows way too much air. I don't want to start a debate, and this may not even get answered, but had anyone out there added either to their engine? I like the looks of the Mopar better but I´m favouring the Airaid one - mainly because of the price. Would you recommend I get one for my car? The engine has to breathe. But it does get cooler air from outside, not under the hood! I'm not surprised and it's usually the cheapest setup also. Also it is a oval cone style filter. But that doesn't mean you would have 485 + 14.
I was struggling between Mopar and Airaid. I am not aware of any turbo kits as most that I see are home brewed or custom. It wouldnt make a huge difference because the air doesnt hang around long enough to be heat saturated. Just to let you know, check out vararam. It grabs cooler air from the blinker opening, similar to ram air. He also has Eibach springs, and shocktower braces tho.
Don't buy it thinking you're going to get any noticeable power gains. To me you felt the seat of your pants improvement more than numbers. We would like it to do that, but. . I love how on their spec sheet says 6. I tagged 110mph on my commute with little effort.
And in the same vein, I've been wondering if it would be better to add a supercharger or a turbo to a Challenger. So what happens in a fuel injected engine? Otherwise its just a fancy air cleaner that makes a swoosh sound when you rev the motor. You will reuse two parts from the original intake; the intake temperature sensor and a rubber bushing from the old air box. I've yet to see an intake that will support this aside from the one thats packed in the supercharger kit. Does it add any up probably not but it doesn't loose any either.
It only gets air from the inner light turn signal and fender well and it's a flat paper element. I didnt understand why they did that. The lower the air charge temp at the inlet, the lower it will be passing the throttle body. Our supporting vendors could help you out with this. Thank you, it can be a hard concept to digest.