check to see if the pipe is touching hot metal, like the engine itself. also do you have a heat sheild? if noti would pick one up, like the mopar 3.5 intake has. it will help.as far as i know, the 3.5 cai can't be dropped into the 2.7. i also have the cheapo one from e-bay. i like it... it makes sound a little deeper too. though... i don't know how much it keeps the air cooler, because after me driving around for a while the aluminum pipe is burning hot... sooooo, yeah.
where could i get a heat shield for something like that?check to see if the pipe is touching hot metal, like the engine itself. also do you have a heat sheild? if noti would pick one up, like the mopar 3.5 intake has. it will help.
i still cant figure out why they call short ram intakes CAI's... its soooo misleadin' brah!:lol:
ABS plastic is cheap, however 1) the name isnt, and 2) the R&D that they took the time and materials is what we pay for. the filter is prob 50-60$ of the cost. then their CARB and various other approval costs of getting parts to be accepted as legit has a cost.
all depends...most rubber tubes offer a bit of restriction. basically you get the look of the filter in the engine bay, with a more free flowing filter.I see Airaid has a quickfit cai that fits out 2.7s but we use our stock tube then install the base and the quick fit filter. Is there any disadvantages of using our stock tube or does it make a difference in tubes?