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Given the choices, the third link would give you the best performance increase. Cooler air going in the intake is always better.
With that said, it doesn't give very good pics of where it is drawing the air in from.
 

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Did a bit of research and it's seems a mixed bag of + or - reviews for chromeintake air intakes.
I'll give it some more thought
Some of their intake packages come bundled with a K&N filter.
 

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a guy on another forum did an actual dyno test with multiple so called CAIs
he found that the intake temps increased with each one over the stock box because
they draw hot air in from the engine compartment, even at speed not enough air enters the engine
compartment around the CAI filter/box to cool.
his test found that the K&N flat filter produced just as much HP and torque without the rise in
intake temps.

if i remember right it was his opinion that the K&N flat filter with a SRT bottom
air box was the best all around option.

one other thing i have also found on multiple forums is if you feel you really want a CAI was to
stay away from any kind of metal tube as they act as a heat soak. so stick with either plastic or carbon
fiber.

by the way i went with the K&N flat and plan on modifying my airbox some time this summer, used the money
i saved on the CAI for other add ons
 

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a guy on another forum did an actual dyno test with multiple so called CAIs
he found that the intake temps increased with each one over the stock box because
they draw hit air in from the engine compartment, even at speed not enough air enters the engine
compartment around the CAI filter/box to cool.
his test found that the K&N flat filter produced just as much HP and torque without the rise in
intake temps.

if i remember right it was his opinion that the K&N flat filter with a SRT bottom
air box was the best all around option.

one other thing i have also found on multiple forums is if you feel you really want a CAI was to
stay away from any kind of metal tube as they act as a heat soak. so stick with either plastic or carbon
fiber.

by the way i went with the K&N flat and plan on modifying my airbox some time this summer, used the money
i saved on the CAI for other add ons
I'm leaning this way I think. Thanks for the info.
 

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I already have the flat drop in K&N in mine, I am planning on getting rid of the rubber tube from throttle body to box and replace it with one that we sell at our Zone. It is universal so I know that it will take some modifying to make it work. Most of the tubes we sell are 3" tubes. I measured the opening where the rubber tube connects to our stock box and it is roughly between 3.25 - 3.5". we have a reducer that will take care of that problem.
 

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I went with AFE Stage 2, one of the things all CAIs do is reduce the turbulance created by the ribs, etc in the airstream, the better ones( AFE ), are made of thick plastic to reduce heatsoak, and are a decending diameter from filter to TB as a velocity stack. This has been MUCH debate on the sites bout true cold air vs heatsoak vs tube material etc! One note to all my brother SE owners, no matter what u run stock or CAI if u install a Mopar struttbrace, u will have to either turn the stock tube bout 15* clockwise at TB, or in my case, relocate the AIT to the bottom of the tube, as stock location and the CAIs I have used/seen interfears with the struttbrace.
 

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Well for now I have decide to just go with the K&N drop in.
Put that in last night.
I think I'm going to paint the box lid though and maybe incorporate the USAF seal into it. Not sure how I'm gonna do it but got some ideas.
 
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