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    This is a discussion on Mopar CAI Install within the Dodge Dart 2.0L Tigershark Engine Mods forums, part of the Dodge Dart 2.0L Tigershark category; So I installed the Mopar intake on the 2.0L and I'm extremely pleased how it turned out: Since my Dart is a 2016, I also ...

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      Mopar CAI Install

      So I installed the Mopar intake on the 2.0L and I'm extremely pleased how it turned out:

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      Since my Dart is a 2016, I also installed the alternate radiator shield per the recommendation at allmoparparts.com: Dodge Dart Radiator Shield - Right Side (Part No: 55111488AA)

      The intake installation is pretty standard stuff, but I must say replacing this shield was kind of an adventure. There aren't any instructions with it. For anybody curious I'd definitely recommend just giving in and removing the entire front bumper. There's one particularly nasty pushpin that would have been far easier and involved far less bloodshed if I wasn't so stubborn as to just do it. In the end though I managed to get the last pushpin installed anyway.

      The reasoning behind the new shield is that supposedly it prevents diminished A/C performance, but I honestly can't think of how the A/C would be affected by a shorter path of cold air to the passenger side wheel well. I can however see how this helps the intake. In fact, I'd recommend this radiator shield upgrade to anybody running a CAI, regardless of brand. It makes the path of cold air from grill-to-intake much more direct:

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      So you can see how the new shield has a huge low porthole for letting cold air go straight from grill area to the behind wheel well area. Whereas the old shield had this up-and-over-down-and-around thing going on. In the end I'm sure it makes no major difference as we're just talking about naturally aspirated 2.0 & 2.4L engines here, but I'm still glad to have done the no-shortcuts install.
      Last edited by lentzquest; 01-11-2016 at 08:28 PM.
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      looks sharp congrats ! let us know how you like it

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      Question: Is there a hole in the bottom of the filter box? Say for maybe retrofitting the HPSI ram air tube into?
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      Quote Originally Posted by zuiquan1 View Post
      Question: Is there a hole in the bottom of the filter box? Say for maybe retrofitting the HPSI ram air tube into?
      The hole in the bottom of the filter box mates to the grommeted hole that the resonator tube was previously attached to, if that makes any sense.

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      Very clean looking and thanks for the install heads up, will be doing this once my tax return comes in! Did you get a good price on it?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Ajay95 View Post
      Very clean looking and thanks for the install heads up, will be doing this once my tax return comes in! Did you get a good price on it?
      Picked it up from allmoparparts, can't really complain. While the HPSI might be top notch for the Dart, I'm a big fan of how this looks. It sounds great but not obnoxious, and throttle response has improved quite a bit. I also like knowing that all the resonator crap is gone and I shouldn't get too much grief from any dealership work I need done regarding warranty.
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      I am just wondering why allmoparparts would recommend removing the RAM Air scoop. Us 2013 owners don't have the luxury of having this scoop in our vehicles. We have a horn there instead. That is the top piece attached to that splash shield. And that is the source of where the intake gets it's cold air from, the grille, not the wheel well area.
      Now if you were to put that new 2016 GT hood on there with the scoop and ducting to connect to that filter box, I could see removing the scoop at the grille.
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      You would probably use a dremel to cut that rectangular piece out of the filter box. (see yellow circle)
      That is probably where that hood duct would mate to it.
      http://www.allmoparparts.com/dodge-d...ed-p-6321.html
      http://www.allmoparparts.com/dodge-d...on-p-6384.html

      By the way, that new shield that you installed is for the 1.4 turbo. It has the cut-out for the Intercooler in it.
      That gap down there by the bumper absorber is the cut-out for the Intercooler.

      But, hey, if you are happy with the set-up that you did, go for it.
      You just won't have a direct flow of air to the filter box like you had with the Ram Air scoop still in there.
      Ram Air only works when you're moving anyway.
      And the HPSI Ram Air Duct connected to that forward portion of the ducting would work just fine or better than what you have now.
      Just pull off the resonator.
      But we are just talking about a 2.0 anyway.
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      The removal of all the ducting is per the manufacturer's instructions. I'm thinking it might just be to improve the sound. Otherwise from the outside it just looks like a filter box swap and some people might feel disappointed in that. Even though the surface area and flow through the filter within is a big improvement.

      I was thinking at the time that the opening in the new shield was supposed to be for an intercooler. It still raises the question of how the A/C performance could be impacted by not having it. But hey, manufacturer says to do it so I do it.

      And yeah, that rectangle is definitely for the new performance hood. The box internals are smooth and hollow underneath it. I'm still torn on whether I'd wanna buy that hood in the future. It looks amazing but probably going to be pretty pricey.
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      Quote Originally Posted by lentzquest View Post
      Picked it up from allmoparparts, can't really complain. While the HPSI might be top notch for the Dart, I'm a big fan of how this looks. It sounds great but not obnoxious, and throttle response has improved quite a bit. I also like knowing that all the resonator crap is gone and I shouldn't get too much grief from any dealership work I need done regarding warranty.
      I agree in the dealer no longer giving you grief, mine did say something about the HPSI but never documented it anywhere. They even have a mechanic with a dart who is willing to buy it lol. So when he comes up with the cash I'm going the Mopar CAI route to avoid hassle. The shield looks to be a challenge though, oh boy!

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      How did you get that last (top piece) of the air ducting out? And the side shield out? I'm in the process of doing this right now, gave up for the day, was getting pissed. Really don't want to pull the whole front end.
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