BWoody intake installed, greatly reduced engine braking

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  1. pivotal

    pivotal Senior Hellcat Member

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    Morning all,

    I installed the BWoody intake on my 2016 Challenger late last week. I noticed yesterday and again this morning that when I take my foot of the accelerator (at almost any point in the rev range) that the revs just hang right where they are and the car continues at the same speed. Before the intake install, it was very obvious when I pulled my foot off the accelerator as the revs would immediately start to drop and the car would start to slow down.

    Is this all in my head or has someone else experienced this?

    Matt
     
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    Did you tune the car?
     
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    pivotal Senior Hellcat Member

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    Nope, no tuning done.

    Matt
     
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    May want to check but I believe you may need some tuning with the Bwoody intake.
     
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    pivotal Senior Hellcat Member

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    The product listing simply says "NOTE: May require a custom tune to receive optimal performance gains."

    Matt
     
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    I think from the discussions seen so far that adding a CAI will only provide a fashion change (looks only) with no functional performance gains (but potential loses). To make proper use of a CAI on the Hellcat requires a tune. So buck up for Tune/PCM ($1k+) and loss of some warranty coverage if you want to make use of the new CAI.

    Please do a search on the forum for CAI notes and feedback. Lots of findings out there if you do your homework. Your CAI won't be the first pet rock purchased
     
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    pivotal Senior Hellcat Member

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    I'm aware this is not a performance upgrade without a tune. I've searched the forum and didn't find this particular question being asked - that's the reason for my post.
     
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    MuscleGarageLA SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    There were some interesting observations pointed out by rayzazoo not too long ago, with ref to the CAI. I cannot find the link. I will try to search for the link and post it.
     
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    I installed the k&n cai....great sound, & no issues.....
     
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    My car with stock intake seems to maintain speed very well when I take my foot off. So either it was all in your head or maybe u had a very dirty air filter?
     
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    Was anything else recently done and if so, specifically what?
     
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    Use the arrows on the dash and watch the vacuum/boost gauge.

    My car will idle on like that below 15-20 mph. Pretty annoying as it sits at 3,000rpm and won't slow down without the foot brake.
     
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    Thanks for the responses guys.

    My car with stock intake seems to maintain speed very well when I take my foot off. So either it was all in your head or maybe u had a very dirty air filter?
    I installed the brand new filter that came with the BWoody - looks very clean (and the OEM was pretty clean as well).

    Was anything else recently done and if so, specifically what?
    Nothing else done to the car.

    Use the arrows on the dash and watch the vacuum/boost gauge.
    I didn't check the vacuum/boost gauge before the install, so I have nothing to compare it to.

    I might install the OEM intake back onto the car this weekend and see if the behavior goes away.

    Matt
     
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    No tsb's routine service, flash etc? Nothing, done to remove battery or power to pcm? Within a couple of weeks of intake install?
     
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    I disconnected the negative battery terminal prior to installing the intake (per instructions), but nothing other than that.

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