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Fully Sealed Hemi Cold Air Intake?

Hello Everyone,

I'm new to the forum, and technically do not own a commander yet! I'm looking at getting one within the next couple of weeks. But right now just looking at some mods etc.

So, I looked through many of the CAI threads and could not find exactly what I'm looking for. My commander will be my daily driver. I want the hemi only. I drive 55 miles a day to college and looking for best gas mileage. I also travel to silver lake and will pull a 3000 pound trailer 600 miles. At silver lake, it will be taken on the dunes. I want the best performance, with the best millage. Right now, K&N looks like the best choice. Trying to keep it the same price as the K&N,.

Not to offend anyone, I have seen several of custom made intakes on this website. However, I want a fully sealed system.
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Hello Everyone,

I'm new to the forum, and technically do not own a commander yet! I'm looking at getting one within the next couple of weeks. But right now just looking at some mods etc.

So, I looked through many of the CAI threads and could not find exactly what I'm looking for. My commander will be my daily driver. I want the hemi only. I drive 55 miles a day to college and looking for best gas mileage. I also travel to silver lake and will pull a 3000 pound trailer 600 miles. At silver lake, it will be taken on the dunes. I want the best performance, with the best millage. Right now, K&N looks like the best choice. Trying to keep it the same price as the K&N,.

Not to offend anyone, I have seen several of custom made intakes on this website. However, I want a fully sealed system.

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Not to offend anyone, I have seen several of custom made intakes on this website. However, I want a fully sealed system.
You will NOT find a "fully Sealed system", If you did you would more than likely be looking at a snorkel like I have. All CAI have open spots to allow air into the filter portion.





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CAI is designed to suck in as much cold air as possible so like it was mentioned the filters are generally exposed to the air. If you want a more sealed system then simply keep the stock air filter setup but put a K&N filter into the stock airbox instead of the factory air filter. That will give it some more breathing power.

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Im pretty sure when he says fully sealed he means sealed from the engine bay warm air. A sealed CAI draw only fresh air from outside the engine bay. Not water tight. No intake is literally sealed, otherwise its not an intake.

Ill be building a stainless sealed box within the next 2 weeks and a 4" intake, Ill post up pics when Im done.

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I guess I miss spoke, I met a system with a shield. Ive see several DIY intakes where the air filter just hangs in the engine bay.

I just purchased the AEM Brute Force Intake. Actually looking at it right now. Ill have my jeep next Friday, I'm going to wait about a week or so until I install this intake.
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The K&N setup I had in my Commander had a shield exactly like the one pictured above on the Airaid. If the AEM is the same, you'll just need to fabricate a box around where the filter sits that conforms to the shape of the side of the engine compartment and has a bottom. You can work out whether it needs a top (removable so you can access the filter) or if a gasket around the top will suffice. I don't think the stock filter box is shaped right to be adapted to enclosing the cone filter.


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CAI is designed to suck in as much cold air as possible so like it was mentioned the filters are generally exposed to the air. If you want a more sealed system then simply keep the stock air filter setup but put a K&N filter into the stock airbox instead of the factory air filter. That will give it some more breathing power.
That is what I did, I bought the K&N filter. What I would like to do is replace the tube from the box to the throttle body.

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That is what I did, I bought the K&N filter. What I would like to do is replace the tube from the box to the throttle body.
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We offer our MIT tube that will replace the OEM tube from the box to the throttle body. P/N 310-970.



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