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Hey, guys. Adam here with americanmuscle.com. And today, we're taking a closer look at and, of course, installing the AFE Momentum GT Cold Air Intake with the Pro 5R Oiled Filter fitting all '11 and newer 5.7 Challengers. Now, we've got our '13 RT in the shop today with it installed here, you should be taking a look at this if you're looking to replace your factory restrictive intake and restrictive filter with an intake that's going to help pull in more cold air, have a better breathing engine, and then overall, give you a bump in horsepower and torque. Now, AFE claims bumps up to 14 horsepower and 14 torque at the wheels. We're not strapping this down to the dyno today because it does not require a tune, which means it's a little bit easier on you. Right out of the box, you can bolt it right up and get going.Now, this particular option is actually one of the more premium ones in the category. The Momentum GT from AFE is their option that includes a Pro 5R oiled filter, which is one of the more premium filters in the category as well. The cotton gauze material is a little bit more open and accepting of cold air, so it pulls in a little bit more volume while also trapping in the particles that you don't want making its way into the engine. The Momentum GT uses a completely enclosed heat shield unlike some of the other options out there, which is going to help keep out engine bay heat and cold air in along with the duct going to your front grille. The rest of the tubing is much larger than your factory one and we'll take a closer look at that later on comparing it to stock. You got all new hardware included in the kit here. It's also going to delete that factory sound tube resonator that comes off onto the side.Now, the entire kit comes in right around 450 bucks. Again, more premium materials are going to cost a little bit more, but it's definitely paying off in the long run. If you're looking to cut cost a little bit, but you like AFE's quality, you can check out their Magnum GT option, which doesn't include the completely enclosed heat shield and a slightly altered filter there, which can help bring down the cost a bit. But premium guys looking for top-quality, can't think of a better way to go.The install is going to get one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. No tune required like I said. Simple hand tools will get the job done. No cutting, no drilling. It's honestly one of the easiest installs you can do under the hood on your Challenger. It'll take you about 30 minutes to an hour from start to finish depending on your experience. I'll show you every step of the process. Let's get to it. Tools using this install include an impact gun or a ratchet, small extension, 8-millimeter and 11-millimeter socket.First up here, pop your hood, of course, we're going to take our engine cover off to begin our uninstall. For that, you're just gonna lift straight up. It pops off easily. Lift up from the back, and set it aside. All right. Next step, let's unplug our sensor here. That's going to be by your resonator tube. You're just going to pinch and disconnect, just like that. Next, you're going to pull off your breather hose. That's just going to pull straight off of the airbox. Next up, we're going to loosen up our hose clamp going from the tubing to your throttle body. You can use a flathead screwdriver for this or I'm going to use an 8-millimeter socket on my impact gun.All right. Once you crack it loose, wiggle that guy off. You can lift the resonator tube and it pops off just like that. Directly below our airbox is an 8-millimeter bolt holding it to the support, so let's get that off. Next up, just pick up the airbox, you can pull the entire assembly off in one piece.All right. So, we got our factory intake off of our '13 RT behind me and it's on the table next to our AFE Momentum Pro 5R Intake. I want to take you through some similarities and differences between the two, starting up front with the most important key part, the filter. Now there's a bunch of options in the category between oiled and dry filters and I'm here to break down the differences between the two. Our Pro 5R oiled filter included in this kit here is this blue filter. I cracked open our factory intake to expose the factory paper element filter. There's a huge difference between these two. Your factory paper element filter is perfectly fine at filtering out particles that you don't want getting into the engine but it's not going to be great for optimizing airflow. This particular 360-degree conical filter with the open mouth at the top is going to be great at pulling in extra cold air while also filtering out particles. Oiled filters here are typically known to be really good at pulling in the most cold air, optimizing airflow because the cotton gauze filter media here is a little bit more open than a paper element dry filter. The oil in the pre-oiled filter is great for capturing all the particles you don't want making its way into your engine and being that it's washable and reusable when it comes time for routine maintenance, you can pop this guy off, clean it, wash it, re-oil it, and throw it right back in. Not something you can typically say about a dry filter. Now, dry filters, you can use pressurized air to clean but it won't last as many cycles as an oiled filter would. Now, dry filters are great for guys located in very dry weather climate area, seeing a lot of air pollution, dust, and dirt in the air and wouldn't require as much maintenance as an oiled filter would that would get clogged up pretty often. Oiled filters, on the other hand, do have the benefit of being a little bit better with airflow, so you have to decide what's best for you. As far as oiled filters in the category, this Pro 5R option from AFE is one of the more premium options out there. It has the additional air inlet at the top here with the open top mouth. Some of the other options in the category don't have that. So again, just optimizing airflow.Your polyethylene tubing here's an upgrade over the factory as well with its larger mouth opening for greater volume of airflow as opposed to this flex tube here which can restrict some of that airflow. The box for your Momentum option from AFE is a completely sealed one-piece shield. This guy here is going to be great at filtering out all of the engine bay heat that you don't want getting soaked into your filter while also having that air duct going up to the front grille there to make sure it's pulling in some of the cold air as well. AFE does have a Magnum option which is very similar with the filter and the tubing except it's not a completely enclosed airbox. Depends on what you're particularly looking for. Everything has their benefits, pros and cons, so you just want to weigh out what's best for you and your vehicle. This option does also have a plug for the bottom there. Now, it's typically recommended to leave the plug out if you're looking for the best airflow, but for guys located in areas that see really hot days in the summer, you might want to plug that up to reduce some heat soak. All the other hardware in the kit is upgraded as well. Now, what we're going to do first is transfer over a couple of factory components over to your intake here from AFE, like your sensor off the factory tubing and then we'll head under the hood.All right. So, really the main thing that we want to transfer over here is our sensor and in order to take that off, you're just going to twist counter-clockwise and just wiggle it straight back, making sure that you're not going to damage the tip there, which is the actual sensor portion. So, I'm gonna set that down. Now, we can put our factory components aside. Now, to install your factory sensor into your new tubing, you want to make sure you're taking the rubber grommet included in the kit and this guy's going to hug this predrilled opening to make sure that there's no air leaks which can throw a check engine light if not installed correctly. So, you want to make sure it's completely sealed in that opening. Then you want to take this plastic grommet that'll go straight through which will help lock in that sensor like it was from the factory. All right. Once you have that grommet in there, you want to take your sensor, you're basically going to twist it until it pushes all the way in. And then twist to lock, making sure it's in the proper orientation.Next step, you can take your coupler and you're going to insert that over the throttle body side of your intake. Make sure it's seated all the way back. And I like to orient it so that the AFE logo is facing up. You can obviously hide that at the bottom if you don't want the branding on top. Grab the larger clamp included in the kit, slide that over, and tighten it down with an 11-millimeter socket. All right. So then you can take your smaller clamp and just slide it on there. And I like to just get it a little snug so it stays on, but loose enough that we can put it on our throttle body. Now, if you remember from the uninstall, the factory bottom portion of the heat shield was held on to the rad support with this 8-millimeter bolt going through here. You want to take that off of the factory heat shield and transfer it on over. So, you want to pull out the metal sleeve and then push out the rubber grommet and transfer them both over, and then you can set this aside.All right. So, start off by pushing the rubber grommet into place and then grab the metal sleeve and push it down through the top. At this point, you can plug up the side if you want. We're going to leave that guy out just because we want to maximize our airflow. All right. While we're on the table, let's take our filter and we're going to insert that guy into the intake. Now, you'll notice on one side you'll see a chrome bar going through the material, I typically put that toward the bottom. So, we're going to slide this in and you'll notice at the top, there are a little locking tabs. So, you're going to need to push those in to get it inside of that lip. Just like that. And it locks into place there. So, now, when it comes time for routine maintenance, you can just push on the sides and pull it straight back out and unlock it. So, at this point, let's throw this into our vehicle.All right. First step, grab your heat shield and your filter assembly and we're going to drop it into place. Now, you'll notice you have a rubber grommet inside that wheel well there, the bottom of your factory intake housing snaps right into that. If you don't see the grommet, it's probably still on your factory housing, grab that and stick it right back in. Drop that into place. It'll attach to that grommet. And this grommet in the front should line up with the open hole there. So, let's grab our 8-millimeter bolt and put that through. Grab your tubing next and you're gonna insert the filter side first and then line it up with your throttle body. All right. Once you have both of those seated properly and all the way into the throttle body, all the way into the filter, grab your 11-millimeter socket again and tighten down both clamps. All right, make sure that's tight and secure. While we're here, grab your factory breather hose and you can plug that right into the molded on fitting there on the side.All right. Second to last step here, plug your sensor back in, so it's right there in that same location. You want to make sure that the pinch snap that releases it here is facing the throttle body. If yours is rotated in a different direction, you want to make sure you're rotating that sensor back toward the engine. Now, while we're here, I also want to mention this bracket here was for your factory resonator sound tube, you can remove that from the block here if you'd like, an optional, so we're going to leave it on there. All right. Grab your engine cover and throw it back on. Perfect. Now, you can shut your hood and you're good to go.That's going to wrap up my review and install for the AFE Momentum GT Cold Air Intake with the Pro 5R Oiled Filter fitting all '11 and newer 5.7 Challengers. You can get yours right here at americanmuscle.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Adds More Horsepower and Torque. If you’re looking for ways to improve your Dodge Challenger's horsepower and torque levels, this Black AFE Momentum GT Pro 5R Cold Air Intake can help to the trick. With its high-performance air filter, it can improve your engine’s airflow, which often results in significant power gains. When installed, it adds more +14 horsepower and +14 pound-feet of torque compared to your factory air intake.
No ECU Tuning Required. This Black AFE Momentum GT Pro 5R Cold Air Intake doesn’t need an ECU re-tune. It becomes ready for use once you’ve installed it properly to your vehicle.
Pre-Oiled and Reusable Air Filter. Built to provide superior filtration, this cold air intake features a reusable and pre-oiled Pro 5R filter. When its cotton gauze filtering media gets dirty or clogged, it can be washed and re-used multiple times.
Roto-Molded Construction. For enhanced strength and durability, this Black AFE Momentum GT Pro 5R Cold Air Intake features roto-molded components, such as its intake tube and housing. With its CAD-designed and roto-molded construction, each piece is guaranteed to perform its function even when exposed to extreme temperatures.
One-Piece Sealed Housing with Sight Window. This air intake system comes with a 1-piece sealed housing. It’s made of a heat-resistant material to ensure the coolest air intake possible for your engine. It also comes with a sight window that lets you monitor your filter without disassembling your air box.
Simple Installation. This cold air intake was designed for a simple installation. It comes with a direct bolt-on design and requires no modifications.
Warranty. AFE warranties that this cold air intake is free from defects in material and workmanship. In case of any manufacturer defects, AFE will repair or replace the defective product as long as it is covered by the 2-year warranty period. Certain exclusions may apply.
50-State Legal. This cold air intake is legal for use in all 50 states. It has a CARB EO number of D-550-19/22.
Application. The Black AFE Momentum GT Pro 5R Cold Air Intake is created to fit 2011-2020 5.7L Dodge Challenger models.
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CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
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