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Old 02-28-2012, 03:22 PM   #1
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To my complete surprise I found under the hood what I'm told is the Mopar CAI already on my 5.7 HEMI. Appears it is the same as the AEM Brute Force. So now that I don't need to buy a Volant like I had planned, I'm wondering --- is there a specific or universal replacement intake tube for this unit? I'd like to dress up the engine bay a bit and I'm hoping there's something a bit sexier than the molded black plastic part of this intake tube. Any ideas??


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To my complete surprise I found under the hood what I'm told is the Mopar CAI already on my 5.7 HEMI. Appears it is the same as the AEM Brute Force. So now that I don't need to buy a Volant like I had planned, I'm wondering --- is there a specific or universal replacement intake tube for this unit? I'd like to dress up the engine bay a bit and I'm hoping there's something a bit sexier than the molded black plastic part of this intake tube. Any ideas??

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Can't say for certain if there's a specific replacement tube, but I know plenty of people on here have some custom DIY cold air set ups. Many people have colored hoses and tubes they had done themselves or bought. Link below is a thread of various set ups people have.

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If the inside of the tube is smooth I would leave it as is! A little Armor-all will do the trick
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Thanks for the link BTeves. Interesting stuff but sadly only 1 poster has my 2011 - the others all seem to have engines where intake comes from rear near the center of firewall or horizontally out from front of the engine - none vertically like my set up - except one. He had a good looking blue and polished Mopar tube but also wrote he was unhappy with the rubber elbow part - the very part I'm trying to swap even though mine is plastic, so don't think his set up is an answer.

Would there be any reason I couldn't just pull this one off and paint it flame red ( truck color)? Short of replacing it that would be at least an option??
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Well link was more of a "you can make anything work with a little ingenuity" pitch. I don't know how the tube would take to paint or even what kind to use, although I'm sure someone around here does. You can just google search <span class="ev_code_BLUE">colored air intake hose</span> and start seeing what some people have done across various forums etc.
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