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Unread 09-08-2012, 10:32 PM   #1
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Mopar CAI

Hey guys, wondering if anyone has tried out the mopar cold air intake? I asked my parts guys and they said they haven't seen any yet. K&N has one available, but I'm not really crazy about an oiled filter. I'd rather have a dry element. Thoughts?

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Unread 09-09-2012, 12:14 AM   #2
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aFe makes a CAI for WK2.
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Unread 09-09-2012, 07:49 AM   #3
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I have the Mopar CAI. I installed it myself and its easy. I had to do it to make room for the catch can I installed. Its well made and gives a throaty sound when you push the throttle. The only thing that I had to rig myself was a strap to hold the upper radiator hose. I used the stock bracket and a heavy duty wire tie and it worked great. I bought it on ebay from Steve White Motors. They are a Jeep dealer that has below list pricing.
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Unread 09-09-2012, 07:54 AM   #4
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Volant makes a better dry filter CAI for the WK2. Several here have them. It has a more enclosed airbox which probably takes less hot air from the engine compartment than others.

Search the forum for CAI and you should find several recent discussion.
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Unread 09-09-2012, 08:25 AM   #5
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Motor Parts CAI is only available for the Hemi, 77070042 for V6 is still "delayed".


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Motor Parts CAI is only available for the Hemi, 77070042 for V6 is still "delayed".


One of these is a turbo diesel.
Haha well that explains why I couldn't find one yet. Thanks for the info guys, I will look around at some of the other options.
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Unread 09-09-2012, 09:49 AM   #7
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So K&N has a system out for a couple hundred bucks. I had a K&N on my Harley with no problems, but I'm scared to damage my motor. Not with dirt but with oil. I feel like its impossible not to suck some of that oil into the system.
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Unread 09-09-2012, 01:39 PM   #8
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Save your money, most CAI are not worth their price.
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Unread 09-09-2012, 04:08 PM   #9
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Yes, until there is a tuner, CAIs only gives you more engine sound.
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Unread 09-09-2012, 04:13 PM   #10
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Agreed. I felt no increase in anything. My reason was for catch can space.
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Unread 09-09-2012, 08:24 PM   #11
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Well I would hope for a drop in the IAT temp if the resonators/radiators were removed from the hose. I typically see 120-140F on a 90F day and that is too hot. 100F is pleanty for the computer to run right (I live in a hot climate) and cooler denser intake air reduces the likelihood of detonation & P0300/302.


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These CAIs are not really effective in bringing any cooler air into the engine than the stock system. So you can hope for a temperature drop, but you won't see it. Moving the IAT sensor can trick the engine into thinking the air is cooler, but I've read here that it doesn't make much if any difference anyway.

I haven't read here often of misfires and detonations and codes being set, except in the case of the defective V6 head. But even that may be due to running a higher concentration of ethanol than you may think, at least in the US. The concentration of ethanol seems to vary all over the place and as soon as we get rid of that mistake, we will all be better off.
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Unread 09-10-2012, 06:18 AM   #13
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I have the Mopar CAI. It was easy to install, and the Hemi has an incredible throaty sound now. Would do it again in a heartbeat. The Mopar, hands down is the best quality of all the intakes I have seen.
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Unread 09-10-2012, 10:34 AM   #14
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Agree Hemi probably does not change much, is only about a foot from the filter. The WK2 Pentastar OTOH is about three feet long and has both resonators and furnaces. At 80-90F ambient I often see 120-140F IAT (and it matches ambient closely when engine is cold so sensor is reasonably accurate). The filter design is good with its own box and an intake from in front of the radiator. It is the "hose" that should be able to run at no more than 10F above ambient at cruise.

Carbs need warm air, a good FI doesn't.


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Unread 09-10-2012, 06:40 PM   #15
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I think the 3.6 sounds pretty mean. K&N has 35% off the retail price when ordered direct. On top of it, as much as I want more mopar, I don't know that I want a bunch of chrome under the hood when everything else is black.
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