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I installed a K&N CAI number 63-1563
Everything was a breeze and running fine for two weeks now,
My question,
Is it true that when you add an CAI do you need to program the computer?
I never did it to my previous cars,
I ask cause I was installing one and a mechanic stopped while I was installing it and told me that I should.
thanks in advance
Joe Bertrani
 

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A CAI does not need a tune. The CAI improves the sound and air flow over the original intake because it removes intake mufflers and provides (essential) a straight line to the TB.

HP IMPROVEMENTS = None to write home about
Airflow Tone = Awesome
Airflow = Improved
 

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On my F150 I used to have an Air Raid jr which was simply a replacement air filter (high flow dry) and a tube from the air filter housing directly to the TB.
This is what Durango owners need. I checked with AirRaid and they say not in their plans.
 

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just an intake doesn't need tuning since the MAP will be telling the computer to add more fuel if more air is coming in. but this can be very miniscule.

i would say unless the stock intake is in a bad location (meaning it's getting more heat and/or lower density air) a CAI isn't going to make much difference. and it's NA too, so that's also not going to bring in much of a difference

and the advertised gains are also misleading. i've seen plenty of graphs where most of the rpm range is like 1hp then magically a 50rpm spot has 15 more, or whatever.

i don't know where the hood scoop is in relation to the throttle body (i haven't taken delivery of my R/T yet), but a ram air intake utilizing said scoop might actually show some real gains. but that's just an assumption.
 

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An aftermarket intake is the gate way drug to car mods. Be careful or your Durango will become an addict.

So no tune needed yet.
 

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I was running a leg maker in my 2014 with the oiled air filter for over 130K miles on the last 6 oil changes 5k intervals samples of oil were sent to Blackstone labs. They put a comment in that my air filter was doing its job the oil is free from any dirt (silicon reading is lower than the universal average) . I run oiled filters on my dirtbikes and its amazing how it blocks dirt so this is a good thing for longevity.
 
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