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K&N question

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So for any of ya who seen my whole supercharger debacle, the company who sold it to me offered to unwind the deal and sell er at auction. Seeing as warranty wouldn’t cover it cause it hadn’t blown up and when it did blow up it would be past the 10,000$ range

Took er back and went directly to dodge and got the one I wanted to begin with, 10,000km and wow what a car, I thought the other one was mint, I didn’t have any benchmark. This one is meticulous and bone stock other than this K&N (probably why it whines so much) anyways I took er out for the 2,3rd time and as I was wiping the break dust off the rims and checking the oil as I always do I noticed that the air filter set up doesn’t have the plexi glass piece under the hood mesh… so leaving it open to rain is the issue I’m worried about.. is this not set up properly or is it just me? I don’t plan on driving in rain storms but I’m in Vancouver it rains all the time even if ya try to plan around it.. the day I looked at it the first time it had sat in the rain all day and fired up no problem. Lemme know the scoop please guys

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Considering that a large portion of Hellcats are either fair weather drivers or garage queens that only see the light of day 1-2x a month on a cloudless day... it's likely set up correctly for the person who wanted to maximize underhood heat extraction for the sake of a loss in wet weather peace of mind, that it likely would never be driven in anyway. There's minimal risk of damage without the shield in place. Unless of course it's parked outside during a rain storm and it absolutely saturates the filter. Then... maybe... you could hydrolock the motor. There's probably a 1:1,000 chance of that happening, if not even more remote.

You could install the shield if you like, or get a waterproof sock like what I used. Mine was a 2020 and didn't have the vent above it, but I live in an ultra high pollen area and the pollen here ruins oiled filters. I used this sock for the same reason you use filter socks in the desert. However, this one is rain proof for up to 6 months. When I got the JLT I bought something like 10 replacement socks and only ended up using 2 in 2 years.

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I wish I had my stock one still. The guy who had mine before me put a K&N on. It leaves the filter open to rain/car wash soap coming through the hole in the hood (there’s a fix for this im sure) and the cone filter takes A bunch of bugs and dirt and stuff leaving a big dark spot that never comes off that pretty pink filter… I can only move mine around a couple more times before I can’t hide it anymore. And it’s a chore to clean it, let’s more particulate in and sucks the same temp or hotter air in.

only plus is that supercharger howls like no tomorrow. It sounds phenomenal. Here’s a little video that don’t do a justice
Look into a waterproof filter sock. HP loss is negligible, solves all these problems.

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Not sure on that as I had a JLT filter and they sell their socks along side their filters. I'd imagine you'd have to measure the filter to find the right one.
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