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Jake: Jake here for AmericanMuscle, and today I've got the K&N Series 63 AirCharger Cold Air Intake fitting 2011 and newer 3.6-liter Challengers. If you're looking for an easy way to improve the drivability and response of your Pentastar Challenger, then you've gotta take a look at this intake from K&N. This is specifically designed to increase airflow and reduce intake temperatures versus your stock setup, which is gonna make for a noticeable difference in the way your car drives and responds, and it doesn't require a tune either, so it's an easy setup as well.K&N has long been the name in cold air intakes, and with good reason. Their setups and filters are high-quality, long-lasting pieces that provide noticeable improvements in overall drivability, and this series 63 AirCharger system is no exception. But let's start with this filter. This is a washable, reusable, high-flow oiled air filter that's gonna help capture dirt and particulates. And since this is notably larger than your stock filter, this is inherently gonna let a lot more air through, and the deep pleats all around it help with both flow and the trapping of unwanted debris. And since this is an oil design, you get the added benefit of having that additional layer of protection against dirt particulates. The oil on the surface is nice and sticky, so it's gonna help filter out some of even the smallest particulates that might otherwise slip through a dry filter.And the best part is that you can just wash it out, reoil it, pop it right back in. No need to replace it, just clean it and be on your way. Now, oil filters like this have a pretty long lifespan, especially if they are properly cared for, so it's gonna help cut down on replacement costs as well. Now, K&N says that you can go up to a hundred thousand miles without cleaning this filter in ideal conditions, but your mileage may vary, and I would recommend cleaning this out every year or so at least just to make sure that everything is performing at its best. We also see plenty of heat shields for cold air intakes, but I like this one because it actually seals to the hood, so you get these two big pieces of weather stripping included in the kit. It's gonna make the filter sort of a self-contained unit, so as opposed to a more restrictive air box, or more open smaller heat shield, this one is large enough to allow for excellent airflow, but it keeps things sealed off enough, and it's making sure that air is being pulled from outside as opposed to pulling that hot air from inside the engine bay, which is gonna help ensure that your intake temperatures stay lower, so you get maximum airflow, minimum temperature. And since the air filter is visible, as soon as you pop the hood, it's easy to check the cleanliness and condition of the filter, and even pop it out without having to disassemble much. Now, attaching all that trickery to the manifold itself is this big old intake tube, which is lightweight, and it's nice and smooth for maximum airflow. And because you have that open heat shield design, larger filter, and larger solid intake tube, this is also gonna give you more sound. Now, intakes are great because when you're cruising around at lower speeds, you don't hear too much. But when you crack the throttle opening, you got a great intake noise, and I am a big fan of that.Now, another big positive here is that this is a no-tune required intake like I mentioned a couple of minutes ago. So, you don't need to invest in a custom tune or a flash tune module to get this set up to work properly on your charger. However, as with any intake, don't expect huge power gains outta just putting this on. You will still feel some difference in the way the car responds, but big power gains are not gonna be the end result with just a cold air intake. And of course, even though a tune is not required with this setup, we would recommend one to maximize your performance gains. Construction-wise, that filter we were talking about is a cotton gauze media and again, is an oil design, so it's gonna do an excellent job of filtering out dirt and debris. The intake tube is made from rotomolded polyethylene, again providing excellent airflow and heat resistance, as well as that nice resonance that we were discussing. And our heat shield here is made from black powder-coated metal that includes those new hefty pieces of weather stripping to keep things sealed up nicely, plus you get all the connectors and even some new PCV lines for you too.Pricing is gonna come in at about $400. Now, this does put it towards the upper end of the spectrum, but as with most things, you get what you pay for here. So, if you're looking for a high-quality intake that is an easy bolt-on upgrade, then this one is gonna be absolutely worth it in my opinion. Installation gets a one out of three on our difficulty meter, and should only take you about an hour to complete. Now again, you get all the clamps, the hoses, and everything that you need to get the job done included in the box. And to show you just what's involved in the process, let's throw it over to one of our AM customers.Man 1: All right. So, the tools that we're gonna use this evening is a 4-millimeter Allen wrench, a No. 2 Phillips head screwdriver, a flat blade screwdriver, a ratchet, I don't have a 10-millimeter wrench, so we're gonna use an adjustable wrench. Got an extension, 8-millimeter socket, 10-millimeter socket, and also a 14-millimeter socket. And that's what we're gonna use for... Oh, and scissors for trimming the gasket around the heat shield.Okay. We're gonna start by disconnecting the negative terminal on the battery, and you might want to record any pre-programmed settings or program settings. All right. So, we have the negative terminal of the battery, so we're disconnected electrical-wise. Okay. So, we're gonna remove the engine cover from the car. Next, what we're gonna do is remove the inlet air temperature sensor. It just pulls out like that with a clip. Next, the crankcase vent hose. We remove that as well. Just push down on the clip and remove. Okay. Next, what we'll do is we'll grab our 8-millimeter socket, extension, and wrench, ratchet, come over here, and just loosen it. Okay. That's loose. Next, we'll come, and we'll loosen the bracket for the air box. Next, we're gonna remove the factory air intake system factory blocks. Okay.Take that out. So, we're gonna put the trim onto the air box. Now we're going to install the rubber grommet, the bolt, the washer. Next, we have a bracket over here, a washer, and a spacer. Hand remove the washer. This is where the 4-millimeter will come in handy, 4-millimeter Allen wrench, and we have our 10-millimeter socket wrench ratchet. Okay, after that, we're gonna move along. Now we're gonna put the trim. Okay, you have two trims, you have a longer one and a shorter one. Now, trimming may be necessary, so be right about here. Just start trim it off and now we're going to put it back on.Perfect. That one's good. Okay. Moving along to this side. We'll trim it off right about here. I made a mark here to remind me where it's at. Okay. Perfect. Hold [SP]... Okay. Make sure everything looks nice and snug. So, the air filter adapter plate, this is possible. Now you're gonna want to use a loft washer, you're gonna want to use a regular washer. Cool, zinc lock washer, stainless steel washer. The 4-millimeter Allen wrench. Snug for now like this here. Better. Okay. Now, we make sure you have the... Okay. Perfect. That's looking pretty good. Okay, nice. Good. Check it out again. Okay, looks good. Okay, so now we're going to put the heat shield into the vehicle. I'm just gonna double check the shield one more time, and make sure they didn't shift at all. Okay, so we're going to use the bolt and a washer, and they're provided. Okay, so this part goes here just like this. There we go. Let me just grab my 10-millimeter socket. Okay, perfect.So, now we're gonna go to the fact [SP] three [SP] air box and remove the inlet air temperature sensor, remove counterclockwise, and then pull it out. And this is the air inlet temperature sensor. And we'll also use this grommet, and I believe, let's see. Now, we'll put this here. Okay, that looks good. Okay. Now we'll go to the K&N air filter, and we'll install this rubber grommet here. Take a look to see what's holding this right here. We'll take the air temperature sensor and slide it in. We'll come over here. We're gonna install this bracket here. There we go. Perfect. Now we have our breather hose 90 degrees. There we go. Apply this to the throttle body with the provided hose clamps and grab. I believe this, is it the 8-millimeter? 10-millimeter? No. 8-millimeter. About the 8-millimeter? Yes. Okay. 8-millimeter socket. And let's go throw this onto the throttle body down here.Slide It down a little bit better, so it's a little bit more outta sight with that. Nice and snug. Just need to check on it, make sure everything looks okay. There we go. This slides on like a charm. This side... as well. Okay, nice and smooth. Okay. So, now we're going to do the... crankcase ventilation hose. This, put that here. Put this over here. And I think that's where this will come in handy. ...Underneath that way, is out of sight. And then we'll put this on here. Slide it onto the attachment that we put on earlier. Make sure the hose goes all the way on. Make sure we're not getting any rubbing anywhere. It's pretty good. Now we'll go ahead and attach this hose clamp. Let's double-check all the hardware. Nice and tight. Check this hardware to make sure it's nice and tight.We installed the air intake tube. We plugged in the crankcase ventilation hose. Now let's plug in our air temperature sensor. It snaps right in like that. Slide it in. I'm just gonna hand tight, getting close. Okay, so now she's hand tight. Just wanna make sure it's fitted and secured. Okay, now we'll apply a couple more turns. Okay, that's tight. It's on there snug. Everything looks good. Okay, perfect. Make sure the gasket's all good. Make sure everything's tight. Double-check everything, make sure everything is nice, and we'll start the car. Oh actually, let's put the engine cover back on. Okay. Now we're going to go back and reconnect the negative terminal. We'll start the vehicle up, make sure there's not any leaks, or any odd noises. Make sure everything looks okay. Okay. Nice and tight. Okay.Jake: That's gonna wrap it up for our review and install of the K&N Series 63 AirCharger Cold Air Intake fitting 2011 and newer 3.6 liter Challengers. Thanks so much for watching. And as always, for all things challenger, be sure to keep it right here at americanmuscle.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
|Cold Air Intake Type||Cold Air Intake|
|Air Intake Tuning Requirements||No Tune Required|
|Cold Air Intake Filter Type||Oiled|
|Cold Air Intake Tube Material||Plastic|
Optimized Performance for All Your Driving Needs. If you’re looking to boost your 3.6L Challenger’s performance, then the K&N Series 63 AirCharger Cold Air Intake is the way to go. This cold air intake combines a free-flowing design with a high-flowing air filter to provide your engine with charge upon charge of cold air. This ensures more complete fuel combustion, which in turn raises power and torque. This extra performance torque is sure to serve you well on a track day or even on the highway.
No Tune Required. K&N engineered their Series 63 AirCharger Cold Air Intake to improve the performance of your V6 Challenger without the need of reprogramming your computer. By utilizing flow dynamics, this Intake will increase power using the original factory tune. Even though a re-tune is not required for operation, AmericanMuscle recommends a custom tune to reprogram the vehicles computer (ECU) to get the best possible performance from this Cold Air Intake.
High-Performance, Low Maintenance Oiled Air Filter. The K&N Series 63 AirCharger Cold Air Intake utilizes a high-performance oiled air filter. This oiled air filter is designed to provide unrestricted airflow without compromising filtration. Likewise, this air filter features a low maintenance design, and won’t need servicing till after 100,000 miles (depending on driving conditions). Moreover, this filter is quite easy to wash with mild soap and water.
High-Grade Build Quality. The K&N Series 63 AirCharger Cold Air Intake’s inlet tube is constructed from durable high-density polyethylene using an advanced roto-molding process. This process ensures a turbulence-free structure which optimizes air flow. Additionally, this assembly includes a heat shield that effectively protects the air filter from engine bay heat, ensuring a long service life.
Hassle-Free Installation. The K&N Series 63 AirCharger Cold Air Intake utilizes your Challenger’s factory air box location as its mounting point. No modifications to your vehicle are necessary, making installation a hassle-free procedure. Additionally, this assembly includes all mounting hardware for convenience.
Backed by an Exclusive 10-Year/Million Mile Limited Warranty. The K&N Series 63 AirCharger Cold Air Intake is backed by an exclusive 10-Year/Million Mile Limited Warranty covering workmanship and material defects. Please visit the manufacturer’s website for more details.
Not CARB Certified. This Cold Air Intake is not CARB certified, therefore it is not legal for use in California or other states adopting California emission standards. Not legal for use on pollution controlled motor vehicles; not intended for highway use.
Application. The K&N Series 63 AirCharger Cold Air Intake fits 2011-2023 Dodge Challenger models equipped with the 3.6L engine.
CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
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