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Cummins intake baffle removed and upgrade

If you've done your research you have learned three things about the cummins intake system

1. the 13+ Rams have whats called a "Ram Air" system which means it pulls air from the front grill when it needs it. So an aftermarket cold air intake is pretty much a waste of money on this engine.

2. It has been dyno proven that removing the baffle and foam from your stock intake tube, you will actually lose a couple psi of boost and lose some cfm of air. Thats because of the large lip that would be left inside the stock tube.

3. the factory air filter flows more air than your engine can ever use unless your building a race motor and the factory filters WAY better than any of those aftermarket filters. K&N and similar filters allow more dust and particles into your cylinders at the trade off of allowing more air (but again more air is unusable)

So my idea is rather than a complete cold air system is to just replace the stock tube with this air raid tube which solves these problems and gives a nice smooth bend for the air flow.

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So, this was "your idea"???

Uh, that airraid intake tube has been on the market for a few years, so I think someone else had the idea a long time before you did!

My issue with that tube is that airraid charges $153 for a plastic tube, a silicone connector and a couple of clamps.
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So, this was "your idea"???

Uh, that airraid intake tube has been on the market for a few years, so I think someone else had the idea a long time before you did!

My issue with that tube is that airraid charges $153 for a plastic tube, a silicone connector and a couple of clamps.
Yep its been on the market for a long time, just meant that my idea is that this is all I need. I agree its a little over priced but still it was the only thing I found online other than building my own tube and buying the silicone couplers and in the end that cost almost as much buying the individual pieces so figured this was easier
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Well, my idea is a lot cheaper, and works just fine, and that is to leave the stock muffler in place and not worry about it!

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Well, my idea is a lot cheaper, and works just fine, and that is to leave the stock muffler in place and not worry about it!
Yep, that's another option
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why do people have to rain on others parades. hahaha. dudes happy he did something. he didn't hurt anyone. oh well, let em roll

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Ive been wanting to do the same mod. I may do it soon.

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I have one on those I no longer use if anyone is interested

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I am confused, you document that there is NO PROBLEM with the current factory system unless you are building a race engine, and then say this resolves those problems, which you document as not problems. So what problem is this actually solving?
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It sounds coooooler...slightly
And you eliminate the chance of the sponge breaking down and getting sucked into the turbo, tho I've never seen that happen
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I wish the powers that be would hurry up with the '19 air tubes.

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