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Hey, guys. Joe from AmericanMuscle, and today we're gonna be working with the CGS Motorsports Cold Air Intake in Ceramic Silver fitting all '11 and newer 3.6 Challengers. Now, this is going to be perfect for any Pentastar owner out there that's looking for a little bit more horsepower, torque, throttle response, and induction noise with a cold air intake that's going to be easy to install and doesn't require a tune. The CGS here is going to be made out of CNC mandrel-bent steel, a huge upgrade over the factory cold air intake. We're actually gonna get the two next to each other in just a second so we can point out how much of an upgrade this is over the stock one. With the main benefit being here, the CNC tubing is going to be smooth walls inside there and going to create the least amount of turbulence in the incoming air.It's finished in a double powder coated ceramic silver finish, which is going to be great for durability and heat dispersion. As you know, cooler air is more dense with oxygen, more oxygen for the engine to burn is what's gonna lead to horsepower, so heat dispersion is going to be a huge factor here when increasing horsepower to any engine and the CGS does a great job. As you probably know, cooler air is going to be more dense with oxygen, more oxygen for our engine to burn here. That's what's going to give us our increase in horsepower. Out here, we have a high flow pleated cotton air filter with a wire mesh and checkerboard finish. Now, that's not only going to look good in the engine bay of your Challenger, but it's going to be a huge upgrade over that stock paper filter.Now, another huge benefit with the CGS here is this is a no tune required cold air intake, you just take out your factory intake, drop this right in place, you'll be good to go. You'll see some of that horsepower, torque, throttle response and induction noise all without a tune on your engine. Of course, the tune on there would definitely help increase the numbers, but if you're on a budget, this is definitely the route to go.In terms of pricing, the CGS is going to land right around that $240 mark. Now, that does put it right in the middle in terms of cold air intakes in general, but some of those do require tunes, which effectively increases the price to get that cold air intake going, not with this one, well worth the money. Also included in that price is going to be a limited lifetime warranty from CGS.Now, one thing I did wanna mention here before we move on to the install is this cold air intake is not going to be CARB compliant. So, if you live in one of those more emissions restrictive states, check out our website. There are plenty of other cold air intakes out there that will pass a CARB inspection. So, with that being said, install is going to be extremely easy. Like I said, there's no tune required and no permanent modifications to get this installed on your Challenger. Easily gets a one out of three on our difficulty meter. Should take you at most an hour to get this installed. So, without any further ado, let me show you what tools you'll need, and let me show you how it's done.Tools required for this install are going to be an impact gun or a ratchet, small extension, 8-millimeter socket, and a trim panel removal tool.So, the first step to our install here, before we do anything, we're missing an engine cover. I can't demonstrate how to take that off, but all you have to do is pull up right about here, it'll be right over that manifold. It should pop right off. From there, grab the impact, 6-inch extension, 8-millimeter socket, we're gonna loosen up that clamp around our throttle body. Before we pull that off the throttle body, make sure you disconnect this electrical component right here by pinching down on that plastic. Now, we can disconnect our intake tube from the throttle body. Now, we're going to turn our attention to the airbox side. This whole airbox is held in by this 8-millimeter bolt right here. So, we're gonna get that out of the way. Next, we're going to disconnect this crankcase vent hose just by pulling it back towards the firewall. Then once that's disconnected, you can pull out the whole intake as one big piece.So, next up, we're gonna build our new CGS intake. This tube right here on your left is going to be toward the filter, this one on the right here is going to be toward our throttle body. We're just gonna join the two together with a coupler and tighten down some of the clamps that come in the kit. We're gonna use an 8-millimeter socket for that. And before we tighten down this clamp, I'm just gonna make sure that that coupler is perfectly centered, which you could see, pretty close. Now, we're gonna get this tube in place. You can see this little grommet here, that's gonna be very close to the throttle body, that's going to be for the sensor that we disconnected earlier in our disassembly. So, the end you want in the coupler is going to be the opposite one. Now, we're gonna move down here and get this coupler started, which is going to go on our throttle body.So, next, we're gonna hop back to our filter and get our filter in place and tightened down. Also, there's a breather hose extension that's going to connect right here. And I'm just gonna make sure that matrix is upright.So, with our new CGS fully built, I just wanted to put it on the table before we drop it in next to our old factory intake and point out some of the key differences here, starting over at the throttle body and working our way down to the intake filter. Now, on our stock one, first things first, we have this soundbox here. Now, as the air passes over that, it's going to create ripples and fall into that soundbox. The main idea here to deaden some induction noise, make your Challenger a little bit quieter, a little bit more daily drivable, but it's also going to create turbulence in that air. None of that with our new CGS, we have full mandrel-bent steel tubing that's going to ensure that the inner walls of that tubing are nice and smooth, creating the least amount of turbulence possible on that incoming air. From there, on the stock one, we get to this flex pipe here. Again, just going to create turbulence that makes it a little bit easier for Dodge to install these at the factory. Not with our new CGS here, the name of the game is going to be performance. It's gonna be nice and smooth throughout the length of that mandrel bend. Coming up here to the filter, obviously, we're ditching this big factory restrictive airbox with a paper filter inside for this high flow cotton wire mesh filter up here.And lastly, is going to be looks. With the two next to each other on the table, that one is obvious. Our old intake is gonna be black plastic, it's ugly, it's big, it's unwieldy. It doesn't look great in the engine bay. Not with our new CGS, we got that durable powder coated ceramic silver finish, a huge improvement in looks when the hood of your Challenger is open. So, without any further ado, let's grab our CGS. We're also going to need this clamp for our throttle body here and that 8-millimeter bolt we removed from the airbox earlier. We're gonna drop this right in place.Now, there's one last thing for us to do before we drop in our new cold air intake, we have to transfer over this air temperature sensor right up here toward the throttle body. To release that, we're gonna turn it counterclockwise, and it should pull right off of our stock one. We're gonna drop it into our new CGS. While we have that in a good spot, I'm just gonna use that 8-millimeter socket again to tighten down that clamp on our throttle body. So, now we're just gonna push our intake in place, line this bracket up and get that 8-millimeter factory bolt started. Next, we're gonna reconnect our crankcase breather hose and air temperature sensor and call it a day. As we're plugging in our air temperature sensor here, that harness is a little tiny bit short. So, what we're gonna do is take the trim panel removal tool here, come back here and pry away this connector. That should give you more than enough slack to plug that back in.And that is gonna do it for my review and install of the CGS Motorsports Cold Air Intake in Ceramic Silver fitting all '11 and newer 3.6 Challengers. Thank you for watching. I'm Joe. Make sure you subscribe to AmericanMuscle for more videos like this one and all things Challenger.
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Significant Boost in Horsepower and Torque. The 2011-2021 Dodge Challenger is a versatile vehicle that you could enjoy both as a daily driver and a track day racer. Either way, you want your muscle car to be at its best whenever you need it to, especially when you’re pressing down the accelerator. This makes the ceramic silver CGS Motorsports Cold Air Intake a sound investment, as it gives your car a significant boost in horsepower and torque. In particular, the system improves the airflow to your engine, enabling better combustion to free up more horses under the hood.
No Tuning Required. The CGS Cold Air Intake doesn’t require any tuning or reprogramming of your Challenger’s computer for it to work. It is designed to directly replace your stock and will work using the factory tune. Once installed, you can go out and drive your Challenger immediately, without worrying about its performance. And while a re-tune is not required for operation, AmericanMuscle recommends a custom tune anyway to reprogram the vehicle’s ECU and get the best possible performance from this intake.
Conical Cotton Filter. Featured in this kit is a conical cotton filter that’s pleated and enclosed in a wire mesh construction. This reusable filter seriously outperforms the typical stock paper filter media. As a result, you get a lifetime of use out of this high-capacity cotton alternative.
High-Quality Mandrel-Bent Steel Construction. The CGS Cold Air Intake is made from quality steel, mandrel-bent tubing that maintains a uniform diameter to avoid restricting airflow. It is double powder-coated in ceramic silver, not only for the appearance, but also for durability and heat resistance.
Direct Replacement Installation. The CGS Cold Air Intake is designed as a direct replacement to your Challenger’s stock air intake. Installing it is easy because it slots into place and connects easily using simple hand tools and the included mounting hardware.
Lifetime Warranty. CGS is confident about the quality of its products, that’s why the CGS Cold Air Intake is backed by a lifetime warranty. This ensures that the product is free from defects in material and workmanship. It covers normal-use defects, but does not include issues from misuse, abuse, improper installation, and alterations.
Application. The CGS Motorsports Cold Air Intake fits all 2011 to 2018 Dodge Challenger 3.6L models.
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