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Tune needed after installing CAI?

Ryan1500

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Hi all, I have a 2019 Ram 1500 classic with the 5.7 hemi, and was thinking about installing a cold air intake. Right not everything is stock and I was just wondering if I installed the CAI linked below if I would need a tune afterwards.

 

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You will be fine without a tune, but don't expect any gains without one either.

Personal opinion is even if there were gains to be had from tuning with just a CAI I wouldn't void my powertrain warranty for them.

IF YOU GET A TUNE ALWAYS MAKE SURE YOU CAN AFFORD TO FIX ANY AND ALL ENGINE ISSUES OUT OF POCKET.

I say this from past experience and voiding my powertrain warranty on a 2017 Camaro SS. No factory issues from the engine after install, however, the supercharger literally ate itself and luckily didn't cause any major issues. I definitely didn't fully think through modifying a $14k engine and the possibility that if I blew the motor it'd cost me that out of pocket plus install charges.

Of course this is a much more extreme example that netted 200 RWHP and 196 RWTQ, but ANY tune can and most likely will void your warranty in the event of a catastrophic failure.
 

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Question is, will service techs know? Do they have to go out of their way to see that the trucks been flashed, or will it be obvious to them? I come from a wrx before my last ram I had and I tuned it and it was awesome but the thought of having to pay out of pocket repairs for a vehicle that should be under warranty is the sole reason I sold it lol Subaru techs know to look for this stuff because they know kids tune them 9 times out of 10. Wondering if fca approaches this the same way
 

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You will be fine without a tune, but don't expect any gains without one either.

Personal opinion is even if there were gains to be had from tuning with just a CAI I wouldn't void my powertrain warranty for them.

IF YOU GET A TUNE ALWAYS MAKE SURE YOU CAN AFFORD TO FIX ANY AND ALL ENGINE ISSUES OUT OF POCKET.

I say this from past experience and voiding my powertrain warranty on a 2017 Camaro SS. No factory issues from the engine after install, however, the supercharger literally ate itself and luckily didn't cause any major issues. I definitely didn't fully think through modifying a $14k engine and the possibility that if I blew the motor it'd cost me that out of pocket plus install charges.

Of course this is a much more extreme example that netted 200 RWHP and 196 RWTQ, but ANY tune can and most likely will void your warranty in the event of a catastrophic failure.

Or - get a NEW COMPUTER.

I think Diablo quoted me right around $1K for a computer and tuner (with canned tunes).

Swap in new (unlocked) computer - flash in a tune - viola.

Gotta bring the truck in for service - swap computers to factory (untouched) computer.

I was thinking of doing this - just to rid myself of the 104MPH speed governor - but it's not worth that kind of $$ to do if for just that (hella annoying as it is).

Factories leave MUCH ON THE TABLE to meet EPA requirements for mileage/emissions. Even a bone stock motor with a tune will get more power.

MOPAR CAI/CAT Back and diablo - claims 60HP/60TQ (don't really believe that, but it should be a huge improvement).

I have an FCA 7yr/Unlimited Miles Extended - and I'm not going to blow it over a $1K computer/tuner if I want to mod and tune.

Rick
 

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