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    Quote Originally Posted by robstorredr/t View Post
    I hope I'm not over thinking this but it just seems like the side should be closed off due to heat rushing in the box. Why didn't mopar sell 2 different intakes..... One that doesn't have the cutout and one they sell now (with cut out) for the inlet tube.
    I'd think it would be good for a cold air box to be closed up except where cooler air was coming in. It doesn't make much sense to me either.


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    I agree. That's the whole reason I went with the Hellcat intake which is sealed from the engine bay and utilizes the front air duct.

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    I wonder why Dodge is making all the Daytona's with the Mopar CAI if it's supposed to be so inefficient compared to the closed sealed airbox that came on the 15-16 SP's?

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    For looks I bet. It does look good. I have a friend in that says he can fab something from sheet metal to cover the hole. But was looking further into the design and at the top of box it notches down and cannot seal in the front, where the hood closes. Why would they design it this way?
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    I've wondered the exact same thing!! My mopar CAI has a square opening on the front of the box and I never understood what it was for. I have a 13 challenger so no headlight intake. I thought it was maybe to capture air going around the grill and headlight area?
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    Quote Originally Posted by A knight View Post
    I've wondered the exact same thing!! My mopar CAI has a square opening on the front of the box and I never understood what it was for. I have a 13 challenger so no headlight intake. I thought it was maybe to capture air going around the grill and headlight area?
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    Can you tell if the hole is cut out afterwards or part of the mold? If it's molded that way, they are just trying to save money in fab. If they cut it out afterwards, then I have no idea why they are doing it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tikibeast View Post
    How's the Challenger treating you vs the 300? Did you get the 6spd or the auto?
    It's better than I could've imagined! It's been my dream car for so long, still can't believe I have it lol. Went with the 6 speed and I'm glad I did, the driving experience is just incredible. Took it to the track and with a few bolt ons it actually ran faster than my 300 did with bolt ons+nitrous.

    I miss the 300 though. Still think about it sometimes, was such a fun and cool car. I think I might get another one down the road as a daily.

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    I just had another thought, maybe the intake needs the hole and the seal gap to help draw in cool air through the bottom. Not sure how the air is circulating through the engine. Has anyone done any air temp measurements with and without a plugged hole?

    We probably need hemmisary to clear it up for us.


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    SCTT57RT asked me to comment; without seeing the hole, it's actual location along with what structure is in front of the hole it would be difficult to comment. It may very well not ingest spent radiator or (hot) under hood air. Maybe if someone took a pic and posted it.

    Note that all OEM air boxes how some sort of aperture that acts as an air horn. It's sole purpose is to allow some of the lower frequency sound generated from the reversed waves generated as intake valves close. Covering the hole would remove this effect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hemissary View Post
    SCTT57RT asked me to comment; without seeing the hole, it's actual location along with what structure is in front of the hole it would be difficult to comment. It may very well not ingest spent radiator or (hot) under hood air. Maybe if someone took a pic and posted it.

    Note that all OEM air boxes how some sort of aperture that acts as an air horn. It's sole purpose is to allow some of the lower frequency sound generated from the reversed waves generated as intake valves close. Covering the hole would remove this effect.
    Thanks for posting.

    Here is the the closest picture I have....I haven't installed it yet. This might give you the relative position of things.





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    Ah, its a MOPAR aftermarket system. Does it have a lid?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hemissary View Post
    Ah, its a MOPAR aftermarket system. Does it have a lid?
    No. It seals to the hood.

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    Given the unit (as with most of these types of units) does not totally seal and isolate the filter from under hood air, covering that hole is not going to change things much. For-sure the hole is there to allow sound to emanate.

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    I mean forgive me if I'm mistaken but it just seems common sense that the location of the large square hole would be a detriment, not only for the hot engine bay air filling the box but also you would lose some of the "pull" from down where it pulls outside air in. Like sucking through a straw with a hole in the side of it. Am I thinking correctly on this?

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