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Old 01-08-2015, 03:17 PM   #1
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Anyone made a DIY CAI for their 4th gen yet?

Just wondering if anyone has made a DIY cold air intake for their new RAM. I found that there was a plastic flap covering the intake port on the front inner fender piece. I ended up drilling a bunch of holes in it to allow it to draw air better and I have a K&N filter in the housing, but I have been wondering about going a different route. It does seem that the designers have given thought to the intake somewhat and I know that we can always make mods but I'm just wondering if there is anything I could do (more than I have done so far) to really open up the airflow restrictions. I will say that I don't want to buy a high-dollar intake because I think I'd rather try to make something myself. If anyone has any ideas or photos of what they've done I'd love to see/read about it. Thanks in advance!

BTW, here are two shots of my engine cover painted blue and silver. It looks good with the silver truck. (sorry for the orientation...thought I had it right)
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Old 01-09-2015, 07:12 AM   #2
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Many self made intakes for the 4th gen.
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Old 01-09-2015, 02:13 PM   #3
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Use the stock box. Use a hole saw and cut a 3"-4" hole in the bottom. Go to Home Depot or Lowes and buy some 3"-4" ducting hose. Attach the hose to the bottom of the air box and run it down toward the front of the truck and zip tie it to anything that will hold it from moving around. Use your K&N drop in filter.
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There have been a few members that have made their own CAI's. I think redtruckva is one of them. he will probably be by sometime soon to comment. Someone else I remember had made one out of PVC piping. Not sure how it came out but he seemed happy with it.
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You might check with S&B CAI's and see if they have anything out yet???



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Old 01-09-2015, 08:23 PM   #6
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Use the stock box. Use a hole saw and cut a 3"-4" hole in the bottom. Go to Home Depot or Lowes and buy some 3"-4" ducting hose. Attach the hose to the bottom of the air box and run it down toward the front of the truck and zip tie it to anything that will hold it from moving around. Use your K&N drop in filter.
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I have been looking at the box and a good way to run some ducting such that I could draw air from my front, specifically, the black plastic piece in the bumper that simply fills a space. I was thinking of drilling it or completely removing it and putting in a screen, then making up a piece of PVC duct to run back to the box. I want it to look nice and not cheezy or crappy but I wanted to see if anyone else has done anything like what I'm thinking about. If I do it, I'll definitely take pics and post it.
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There have been a few members that have made their own CAI's. I think redtruckva is one of them. he will probably be by sometime soon to comment. Someone else I remember had made one out of PVC piping. Not sure how it came out but he seemed happy with it.


I hope he will see this and let me know.

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Thanks for this but this is one I want to do myself. Now, I guess I could always check them out to see what they have and see if I can do something similar but I just know that I want to DIY it but want it to look good as well as be functional. I can see it being painted black and I think PVC would be easy to work with as well as giving some insulating properties from the heat under the hood. I'm also curious as to whether or not I can improve on the stock intake from the filter to the intake itself.....
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I'd post a picture of mine but I can't seem to be able to figure out how to post pictures. I'd be glad to talk to you on the phone and explain how I did mine.
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I kinda did but not really lol...its from a 2010 silverado that i modified..later put on a kn filter..the red blended in much better too
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I think RedtruckVA just wrapped his intake. I don't think he made it. I could be wrong.
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