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Hi Everyone!

I received my Dub Air CAI kit from Tbyrne; their customer service was spectacular, and I received my order in six days (pretty quick for MN). The components were packaged with the utmost care.

The kit is impressive, technically and aesthetically. The bottom portion of the stock airbox is used, which is advantageous because it is an air magnet. The stainless steel is marine grade, and the elbow and hose are silicone, meaning absolutely no corroding. Plus, the filter is enormous!

I will be installing the kit tomorrow, and I am writing this post ahead of time in case anybody wants specific pictures of the install. Pictures of the kit are posted in case any "tech junkies" want to analyze the design of the system.

Once the kit is installed, I write a summary of the performance aspects.

The next post has the install pictures.....
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Wow! Amazing!

This kit exceeds all of my expectations. The instructions were extremely detailed, yet easy to follow, so installation was painless.

Under the hood, the red silicone matches the red lettering on the engine - it looks like a factory upgrade! Also, the polished SS compliments the rest of the engine compartment nicely.

But, the most important part is performance, and did the 6.1 come alive. Now my engine gives off a throaty roar that constantly turns heads. This kit feeds the 6.1 the air that it was begging for. Throttle response is immediate and accurate; just a docile tap of the pedal can send the engine to high RPM's. Plus, the exhaust tone has really improved; it sounds deep and mellow; I almost do not want to get an aftermarket system now (even though I will).

I would recommend this kit to anyone looking for quality, appearance, and performance.

Below are some pictures of the stock intake snorkel (which my intake takes advantage of) and the installed kit.
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Hmm, Does the hood seal off the box or does it come with a lid.
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The hood seals the box. The box has a black silicone lining that is flush with the closed hood.
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Thanks for the info
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This looks like a great kit. I like the fact that it use the lower stock air box which has the intake tube coming from behind the grill to usher in colder air. Do you know who makes the filter and if it needs to be oiled after its cleaned?
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Re: DUB AIR CAI Install with pics

The top of the filter says "Akimoto," perhaps they make the filter?

Also, the filter comes pre-oiled, but as far as maintenence, I am unsure - I will ask Tbyrne and get back to you.
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Re: DUB AIR CAI Install with pics

Couple more questions... how does the new airbox top mount to the stock airbox bottom? Also it looks like there's a spot next to the coolant tank mounting arm where engine air can leak into the box, am I wrong or is this hole small/insignificant?
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Couple more questions... how does the new airbox top mount to the stock airbox bottom? Also it looks like there's a spot next to the coolant tank mounting arm where engine air can leak into the box, am I wrong or is this hole small/insignificant?


1) If you remove the top of your stock airbox and look at your bottom piece, you will see clips on one side and holes on the other. The Dub Air box has male and female ends that perfectly match, leaving no openings for air.

2) I am not sure the small hole to which you are referring. To be honest, I am confused, what do you consider the "coolant tank mounting arm?" If you are talking about the holes in the box, they are for mounting, which I mentioned above. If you are referring to the tube, it is for the silicone hose. If you are talking about the point where the filter is attached to the box, it is just an illusion, there is no actual hole.

3) Nice avy~

If I am not answering your question correctly, let me know. Additional pictures are not a problem.
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ok in this picture, at the top left, you can see the coolant tank mounting arm pass over the corner of the airbox. It seems like this is an area where the filter would be sucking in some hot air from the engine bay, as opposed to the stock intake which is 100% sealed from the bay.

If it were up to me I would prefer to trim the mounting arm or reshape the corner of the box in order to get the best seal and coldest air possible. Well maybe I'm being too picky, as clearly this system is the best choice and "colder" than all the other cold air kits on the market, especially the Mopar.
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