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Installed k&n 63

Installed the k&n 63 series on the 5.7 last thursday sound and performance is amazing!! I Went on a 2.5 hr trip all highway, my mpgs went from 13.3 to 14.8-15.0 and around town so far went from 11.1 to 12.5.. I went back and forth to which intake to install so glad i stuck with k&n, truely impressed. Install was easy.. here's a pic on final product
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Glad to hear you are enjoying the new CAI.

I traded a bunch of college books into Amazon, and they gave me a gift card for $250.00 so this will pay for the CAI.

Any reason you purchased the 63 series? I just want to make sure I buy the right one. I also have the 5.7 hemi

Was this the exact model you bought?

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Ive always been a k&n fan, the 63 series in the non CARB certified for California, provided the most feedback as well during my research. The only down fall I could find is the exposure to water from removing the lower intake box, there is a wide open space from bottom or the car right to the intake. So if you plan on wheeling you will have to modify the lower intake box which I did, or I woud also suggest the aFe ProDry Stage2, I heard lots of good things about this set up and it utilizes the lower intake box AND has a shield over the top to protect from water. Either way these HEMI's are dying for more air in and out, plus the sound is orgasmic!!!

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I just bought one for my 4.7 and they are pretty nice.

+1 for being worried about the lack for protection from water.

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I do not have any intentions of serious offroading. Do you think is a better option then the 63 series? do they all offer the same sound, mpg, and peformance upgrades?

I am most excited about the difference in sound. I want to hear more of that Hemi engine!!

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If I could do it again, I would get one from aFe. I just like the way it looks better. I have no plans to off road my XK, but it will see a lot of snow and heavy rain. I'm sure I'll be fine, but if I was planning on doing some off roading, I would have just got a snorkel.

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I will look into AFE; however, I am not sure if these are sold on Amazon. I have the credit from Amazon so I must buy it off there.

I am just concerned with the 63 series if there is a direct way for water to hit the intake. As I said I do not plan on offroading but you never know what the weather will be like.....decisions....decisions

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I also got from Amazon and yes the aFe is on there
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00192LQ1A/ref=pe_58340_24903540_pe_vfe_dt1Ive heard from another member the sound and performance is good from the aFe, I cant speak directly on this.. If you want the sound, performance and mpg I got then 63 is the way to go.. If you are worried about water, let me know and I will help with the lower air box, it took me about an 1.5hrs cause I had to create and fit, but Id be surprised if it took longer than 1hr for you with my help.. at $213 shipped you cant beat the k&n.. Even if you are not planning on wheeling it, if you hit a huge puddle or something the risk of hydrolocking is huge. Message me your email I will send the pics of before and after the intake mod, I love k&n, always have even if alil work is required. Also I would find it hard to believe youd get same performance by a more enclosed CAI like the aFe but I could be wrong. Let me know if you need any help..

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Here are some pics of install from top and bottom to show you exposure to water.
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Then here are a cpl pics of the modded lower airbox
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One I dont have a pic of is the final part of airbox mod, I attached a piece of foam cut to fit remaining gap from bottom.. I did foam because it will let some air pass but not water as much. I then sprayed everything with black Rustoleum bedliner to give a better look. This is a temp fix til I get more creative and have more time.. Very easy install for both and beneficial. Hope this helps

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Thank you very much! I will look at your pics when I get off work. Can't view them here.

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