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Old 10-29-2009, 09:45 PM
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Matt's DIY CAI (5.7l HEMI)

Well, here she is. This thing is a freakin' monster, lol. Intake is over 4" inside diameter.

**The goal here was not to go for show, so don't ask why I didn't paint it. I never open my hood to look at my CAI tube. When I open my hood I am changing the pol or performing other maintenance, or the occasional spray down.

I have to thank Matt (mzh29) for a lot of help and pics as he has also done his own intake. His thread can be seen here (link).



Supplies (total cost: $85 shipped)

  • Amsoil EaAU 4060 dry air filter
  • 3"-4" coupler
  • 90 degree 4" PVC
  • 3) 45 degree 4" PVC
  • 180 degree 4" PVC
  • PVC cement
  • 90 degree 1/2 screw type nipple
  • 4" ring/plumbers strap mounting bracket


Construction

  • Went together pretty damn smoothly. Just measured, made my cuts, mocked it up, and then glued it.
  • After cutting, I sanded the piping, cleaned them, then dried them.
  • I used a 1/2" drill bit to make an opening for the IAT sensor (moved down about 6 inches from factory location.
  • I used a 1" drill bit to make an opening for the vacuum hose nipple mounting bracket.
  • I utilized the factory intake mounting bracket/hardware/bushing located near the coolant tank for my plumbers strap mounting bracket.


Not sure if I'm going to do a heat shield yet. A few pictures below you can see where the factory intake routing (behind the grill and through the opening next to the passenger side headlamp) was. I have a feeling there will be a lot of air flow/movement in between the filter and the engine. We'll see though.

I am planning on wrapping the tubing with DEI Cool Tape (link).


Oh, I didn't connect the IAT sensor because I wanted to let the cement cure overnight.



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Old 10-29-2009, 09:46 PM
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We need a video from inside the engine bay with you revving the engine.

DO IT NOW!


And please paint the intake.
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Re: Matt's DIY CAI (5.7l HEMI)

great job matt!!!! looks great! now go paint it!!!!


and we need VIDEO!!!
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Re: Matt's DIY CAI (5.7l HEMI)

Looks badass! What did you use to seal / attach the IAT and Vac Nipple?

No CEL or anything so far?
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We need a video from inside the engine bay with you revving the engine.

DO IT NOW!
haha, I didn't even take it for a test drive, lol. I put 3k HID fogs in too and I still didn't feel like going for a drive. I didn't even rev it. I'll get a dose tomorrow morning. I'm mentally drained today.

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And please paint the intake.
hahahaha! Fawker!
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C'mon man!!!




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Re: Matt's DIY CAI (5.7l HEMI)

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We need to edit the rules saying when a new mod occurs, pics and video is mandatory otherwise you will be banned for a week. :d
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great job matt!!!! looks great! now go paint it!!!!


and we need VIDEO!!!
Read, my response to Joe, LOLOLOL.



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Looks badass! What did you use to seal / attach the IAT and Vac Nipple?

No CEL or anything so far?
Thanks!

For both attachments I used PVC cement. I'm going to monitor the seals and I do plan on dropping a line of silicone around each attachment.

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Re: Matt's DIY CAI (5.7l HEMI)

mentally drained?!?!?!?! WTF is that?????
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Re: Matt's DIY CAI (5.7l HEMI)

Cool, I still don't have the balls to try something like this. I would probably blow my engine up doing some shit like that man!
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mentally drained?!?!?!?! WTF is that?????
WORK!

lol

I had a long day yesterday. 8 hours driving in a car in a total of 10 hours. Albeit it was a new BMW 750Li . Fawking seats are like 64-way adjustable.
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Re: Matt's DIY CAI (5.7l HEMI)

hehehe, chris i have a little proj in the work for us 3.7 people so ill have that up within a week!!!
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