Best sounding Cold Air Intake??

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What’s the best sounding Cold Air Intake to you guys?

I plan on adding one soon, just unsure of which. I already have the Gibson dual Exhaust installed. I’ve included a clip below.
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What’s the best sounding Cold Air Intake to you guys?

I plan on adding one soon, just unsure of which. I already have the Gibson dual Exhaust installed. I’ve included a clip below.
I have K&N cold air - amazing sound/performance!

...combined with Magnaflow dual exit and a throttle body spacer. My opinion - best sound(and performance) your going to get out of the 3.6L. At about 4k-5K rpms it sounds like a monster.
 

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Just made short sound clip.

Turn volume up. You can hear all 3....exhaust, intake and throttle body spacer whistle.

(Hit about 3800rpm)

 

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A snorkel is the only true "cold air" intake, otherwise you're just pulling hot engine bay air.
Well, I took a air conditioning vent once on a 79 f150 and run it thru firewall straight into carburetor. When you wanted it to run just close off inside vents and run AC on high. In the summer in Florida you could feel the power difference.
Yeah, I use to be crazy !
Edit, actually I run it directly into end of a cone shaped K an N .. Then if it sucked more .Air than AC could provide. It would breathe normal.
 

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Well, I took a air conditioning vent once on a 79 f150 and run it thru firewall straight into carburetor. When you wanted it to run just close off inside vents and run AC on high. In the summer in Florida you could feel the power difference.
Yeah, I use to be crazy !
Edit, actually I run it directly into end of a cone shaped K an N .. Then if it sucked more .Air than AC could provide. It would breathe normal.
Red neck intake....love it!!
 

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What’s the best sounding Cold Air Intake to you guys?

I plan on adding one soon, just unsure of which. I already have the Gibson dual Exhaust installed. I’ve included a clip below.
You'll have a lot of smartasses telling you not to do it even though you said you're after sound. Just ignore then. Here's what I've found with the Pentastar in my experience...

Volume: To get the most volume from the intake, make sure there aren't any resonators. It needs to be a smooth tube. Also get one that is exposed and not in an air box or an airbox that can have the top lid removed.

Quality of sound: If it has metal construction (e. g. intake tube) it'll sound tinny. Thick pastic dampens the high frequency tinny sounds and give a deeper growl. Having a thick plastic airbox with the lid off will work somewhat like a loudspeaker as it will reflect sound in one direction.

Otherwise, the aftermarket intakes don't differ much... just make sure you get an oil free filter unless you want to look up filter oil misting the internals because of over oiling. Personally that's crap I don't need to worry about.
 
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You'll have a lot of smartasses telling you not to do it even though you said you're after sound. Just ignore then. Here's what I've found with the Pentastar in my experience...

Volume: To get the most volume from the intake, make sure there aren't any resonators. It needs to be a smooth tube. Also get one that is exposed and not in an air box or an airbox that can have the top lid removed.

Quality of sound: If it has metal construction (e. g. intake tube) it'll sound tinny. Thick pastic dampens the high frequency tinny sounds and give a deeper growl. Having a thick plastic airbox with the lid off will work somewhat like a loudspeaker as it will reflect sound in one direction.

Otherwise, the aftermarket intakes don't differ much... just make sure you get an oil free filter unless you want to look up filter oil misting the internals because of over oiling. Personally that's crap I don't need to worry about.
Find this very helpful. Any air intakes specifically that you're aware of that check off "all of the above"?
 

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K&N disposable filters are good... which Airaid also has. Can you keep the top lid of a K&N air box off? Wait... it's barely a box. So the Airaid produces louder growl... but yeah get the K&N if you want it to be quieter and have oil misting internals when you over oil... sure they'll cry you shouldn't over oil it but you need to pour oil on it ans get it evenly spread... what a joke. It's a great way to sell expensive things to people who don't understand engines.
 
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I’m very happy with the Mopar CAI - the ability to open the hood outlet to allow outside air in was the major selling feature for me...others that leave the intake under the hood are simply high flow intakes not cold air intakes. YMMV

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