ordered a K&N drop-in today, and it's in already, I'm gonna go get it after work today! w00h00! ($45.00 at a local speed shop). also inquired about chips, they said they havent seen any for Dodges in a while, other than for the trucks.
will let ya'll know what i think about it once I get it installed and do an interstate run to Tampa and back
I stopped by there to pick it up, ready to pay for it, they saw the credit card and shook thier heads, they are in the middle of getting a new credit card company! AARrgh...I didnt have my checkbook with me, so tomorrow it is.
just as an FYI, I ordered the K+N part #33-2136 which is for the Treps from www.earlowen.com, total amount including shipping was $41.36. Not bad at all. Good people too, they verified all charges by email the same day I placed the order.
The drop-in one goes in the factory airbox. You can buy a cone one, there isnt a specific one for each car. You have to find one with the right size whole to fit tubing from the air intake hose to the filter.
the cone filter just hooks up to the hose where the box hooked up. just loosen the clame that holds the box in, rip out the box and tighten the cone on the end of the hose. My personal opinion, I would keep the box and just drill some more holes into it, the box draws cooler air then a cone.
Cone filter - Brad knows, and so does BLKBUTE, that a cone filter on the end of the intake hose will draw hot engine air into the filter. Most of us use the K&N drop-in filter and some of us have "modified" our stock airbox to allow (hopefully) more air to get in. There is also the water issue ... rain shouldn't get into the modified stock airbox, will it get into a cone filter under the hood......?
when I wash my car, sometimes I pop the hood and I do notice water sitting on the airbox. So it is likely that water can get into the cone. Plus Ive heard if you strap a cone on there it tends to come loose.