(approx) 1 Hour
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Hey, guys. It's Sara with americanmuscle.com. And today, we have a review and install of the K&N Series 69 Typhoon Cold Air Intake, fitting your '11 and newer 3.6-Liter Dodge Challenger models. This is perfect for the Challenger owner who wants to improve the flow of their intake system and wants to replace that factory restrictive paper filter with a smoother flowing and reusable option. This cold air intake features a polished aluminum intake tube, as well as a heat shield and a red reusable conical air filter. It also features a direct bolt-up installation with no modifications or tuning required simplifying the installation process. So, as far as price goes, this option comes in at around $400, which is middle of the road price-wise when compared to other options. And for your money, you are getting a full intake system with a heat shield and a reusable air filter that'll save you some money down the line.And as far as the install goes, I'm giving this one a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. Like I said before, it does feature direct bolt-up installation with no modifications required and can be done within one hour. So, with that said, let's check out our install. For this install, we used an impact gun, but a ratchet will also work just fine, you'll also need 8-millimeter, 10-millimeter, 13-millimeter, and 14-millimeter sockets, as well as a 4-millimeter Allen key or Allen socket, 14-millimeter and 10-millimeter wrenches, a flat-head screwdriver, and a pair of cutters or a similar cutting tool. All right. So, the first step in our uninstall, if your car still has the engine cover on, ours does not, you're going to go ahead and remove that by getting under it and popping it up. Once you have that off, what we're going to do is start back at the throttle body and start to remove our clamps. With a flat-head screwdriver or an 8-millimeter socket, go ahead and loosen up this clamp. And while we're over here, we're also going to disconnect the sensor from our intake. All you do is press down on the connector and pull it out. And now moving to the other end of our intake to the airbox, what we're going to do is remove this 8-millimeter bolt. And we're also going to remove this line on the far side.With your 8-millimeter socket, go ahead and remove this bolt. And what you're going to do is wiggle this line loose and pull it off the back of the intake. Now, with everything removed, we can wiggle and remove the airbox. And we're just going to wiggle it back and forth and pull up to release it. Now, moving on to the other side of the intake, I'm wiggling the coupler on the throttle body loose. And now with everything loose, go ahead and remove it off of your car. All right. Now that we have the factory intake uninstalled from our car, we can check it out side by side with our new intake here. Now, as you guys can see visually, they are very different from one another. This one is your run-of-the-mill factory intake. And in front of me, we have the aftermarket cold air with this nice polished pipe to really give you that aftermarket look that you're going for. In addition, it also features this open element cone filter, which will help your engine breathe a lot better than this restrictive paper filter inside this airbox. Now, one more nice feature of this intake is that this filter is cleanable and reusable, which is going to save you money in the long run. So, with that said, let's finish up our install.Now, one thing we have to remove before we can install our new intake is this sensor here. And to remove this, you're just going to twist it counterclockwise and then go ahead and wiggle it out. And we also need to remove this rubber grommet that's on the same pipe section. Let's go ahead and slide it out. All right. Now we're going to get this pipe prepped for install by installing the factory sensor, as well as one of the fittings into the pipe itself. So, what we're going to do is line up the two tabs on this sensor with the corresponding openings in your factory pipe. And once in place, go ahead and twist clockwise to lock it in. And next up, we have this NPT fitting. Now this is plastic, so be careful as you're installing this. What you're going to do is get it installed until it's about hand-tight. And keep in mind, this is a tapered fitting, so it's not going to go all the way in. And once it is hand-tight, we're going to use a wrench just to snug it the rest of the way, we have a 14-millimeter. And then we can still turn it a little bit if we need to for install to face it the proper way. All right. Now, we're moving on to the heat shield. And this also requires a bit of assembly before we can install it on our car.Now, what we're going to do here is grab the large hex bolt, as well as washer and this threaded rubber grommet. We're going to install it on this tab right here. And with a 14-millimeter socket, you can tighten it down. Next up, we're going to install the bracket that goes right up to your heat shield here. And what we're going to do is with our smaller hex bolt, as well as a washer, we're going to go through this bracket. We're also going to use this spacer as well through the heat shield, another washer on the far side, and a nylon locknut. This is the M6 hardware, and we also want it to be in this configuration. So, we're going to tighten it down. Don't let it droop, we want it to stay right about there. Now, for fitment, if we need to loosen this up and change the angle of this bracket later on, we can definitely do so. With a 10-millimeter wrench and a 10-millimeter socket, go ahead and tighten it down.And at this point, we're going to install the weatherstripping along the top side of your heat shield. What we're going to do is line it up and press it into place. Now, this is the longer piece so that it can stretch along the top. There also is a shorter piece that we will install in just a second. Now, we're pressing down as we go to make sure it's in place properly. And we can trim off this excess. Now we can see the edge that needs to be trimmed down here. Now, this is not an exact science. You just want to get it close. We're going to take about an inch off the end here, and I'm going to use a set of cutters. You can use a razor knife or a similar tool. I'm just going to lift it off just a little for better access, and then come in from the other side. Just trying to get this cut as neat and tidy as possible. And then press it back down. Now, we're working with the smaller piece of weatherstripping, and we're going on the other side of this bracket on the bottom side of this heat shield. I'm just going to go ahead and do the same thing, pressing it into place. Make sure you're pressing all the way down and navigate around this bend, it is pretty tight. All the way to the end here, where we can trim off the excess. And we're going to repeat that process on this bottom piece as well.Again, I'm using a set of cutters here. I'm just going to trim it down, and pull it back just to make my second cut. Again, it's not an exact science. You can always clean it up later. Just try to make as even as a cut as you can. And then go ahead and press it back down. And now we're going to install this filter adapter through the heat shield. There's two threaded openings on the far side, which may be a little hard to see. Now we're going through the inside of the heat shield. And then we have the opening through the larger opening in the heat shield. What we're going to do is thread in our hardware through the two smaller openings. We have a Allen head bolt with a washer, as well as a lock washer. And there are two of them. So, line up your threaded section with the opening, go ahead and thread them in. Now, with a 4-millimeter Allen key or Allen socket, tighten them down. Now that we have this heat shield fully assembled, we can get it installed on our car. Now, what we're going to do is line up both this bracket with the factory mounting point and that rubber grommet with the opening on the body.Once the rubber grommet's lined up, press it into place. And then we're going to line up this bracket and install the longer Allen head hardware. Line up your bracket and then install your Allen hardware. We're also using a lock washer and washer here. This is the longer Allen bolt. And with your 4-millimeter Allen key or Allen socket, tighten this down. Now, we can install the air cleaner. We have the large clamp already on top of here. Make sure you have that in place. And we're just going to slide it over top of the adapter here. Make sure it's all the way flush against your heat shield, and with an 8-millimeter socket or a flat-head screwdriver, go ahead and tighten down this clamp. Next up, we're going to remove this coupler off of your vent. And we're going to install this other hose on here. And this will go to that fitting we installed on the bottom of our intake. I'm just going to slide that on there, and face it down towards the intake pipe. Now, we can install this coupler to the other side of this air intake adapter. Make sure you're sliding your clamp over top before you get this in place, wiggle it on and make sure it's all the way in place. Slide another clamp over the other end.Now, we can install our intake pipe. Now, we're going to slide the pipe into place and slide it into the rubber coupler. Now onto the other end of the intake pipe, we're going to start by sliding the coupler in place all the way on the throttle body. Next up, we're going to slide both clamps over top. Make sure those are in place, and then slide your intake pipe into the coupler. Make sure it's all the way seated. And once it is all the way seated, we're going to go ahead and tighten down these clamps. Using a flat-head screwdriver or an 8-millimeter socket, go ahead and tighten them down. And we're also going to tighten down the couplers at the other end as well. And now, we can install this bracket, it goes from the rubber isolator of the factory all the way up here. So, what we're going to do is install this rubber isolator into the opening on this bracket. Slide that in place. Line it up to your intake, and using the hex head bolt with a spring washer and a flat washer, go ahead and get it installed. Then with a 13-millimeter socket, tighten it down. And make sure you're plugging back in your factory sensor. And finally, we're installing the hose from our factory CCV over the port in the bottom of our intake. This may be hard to see because it is on the bottom, but just grab the hose and wiggle it in place.All right. So, that's going to do it for the review and install this intake. And remember for all things Challenger, keep it at americanmuscle.com.
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Powerful Driving Performance. Unleash your Challenger’s real potential by gearing it up with this K&N Series 69 Typhoon Cold Air Intake. This cold air intake offers a more powerful driving performance by delivering cleaner and cooler air to your car’s engine. With more air available for combustion, your car will have increased horsepower and torque, as well as quicker throttle response.
No Tuning Is Required. This cold air intake does not require any tuning. Once you’ve finished installing it to your vehicle, it is ready for use. 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.
Washable and Reusable Air Filter. This cold air intake comes with a washable and reusable air filter that can last for multiple cleaning cycles. Furthermore, this air filter is equipped with a red cotton gauze media that effectively traps dirt and other particles.
Polished Aluminum Intake Tube. To withstand your car’s elevated under hood temperature, this cold air intake is equipped with an aluminum intake tube. Furthermore, the intake tube comes in a polished finish, giving your engine bay an excellent show quality.
Simple Installation. This cold air intake offers a direct installation. With its bolt-on design, you can directly mount it to your vehicle’s factory location points. Basic mechanical expertise is all that's required for installation.
Warranty. For your assurance, this cold air intake is backed by a million-mile warranty. To claim your warranty, you must be the original purchaser of the product and be able to present your official receipt. Other terms and conditions may apply.
CARB-Certified. For the 2011-2015 Model Years, this Cold Air Intake is CARB-certified under EO number D-269-54. Unfortunately this Cold Air Intake is not CARB Certified for the 2016+ Model Years.
Application. This K&N Series 69 Typhoon Cold Air Intake fits 2011-2023 3.6L Dodge Challenger models.
CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
(approx) 1 Hour
Simple installation for anyone.
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