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Hi guys and gals,
I am looking into importing a shaker kit from the USA to install on my 5.7ltr 300C
The kit that I wish to purchase has the direct induction ram setup,so it’s not just blowing air into the engine bay,but directly into the engine and it is made specifically for this vehicle!
I was just wanting to know if anyone has done this conversion and if so,might be able to share their installation experience and might have some finished product pics to share?
Thanks in advance,Matt.
 

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Welcome to the forum. I can't offer a lot of first hand knowledge, but about 10 years ago I helped a buddy install a Shaker Kit on his 05 Dodge Magnum 5.7. It's a pretty straight forward job, but extreme care should be taken so as not to scratch, chip, or distort the hood in any way when cutting hole. We use lots of low tack masking tape on the entire hood and blankets/towels secured with the tape to make sure of this. We then marked the masking tape with the Shaker cut pattern. You'll need to remove all the under hood insulation and temporarily remove the windshield washer plumbing. We did the whole job with the hood installed but, in hindsight, removing the hood and setting it up securely on supports would probably work better and for sure be easier to work with than leaning over the fenders. Also, if you're cutting the hole with a saber saw, be sure to get extremely fine blades (you'll need quite a few), and most of all take your time and make sure your measurements are spot on. If I can think of anything else, I'll let you know. Good luck and have fun. It really does look pretty cool when finished.
 

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Hi mate,thanks for that!
I will be removing the bonnet and laying it over a couple of low tresells to make life easier,but as I recently found that the bonnet on a 300C is aluminium,I’m not sure what to use to do the cutout,as aluminium is much softer than steel and will damage more easily!
I was thinking to use a quality jigsaw with fine blades,drylube and a mile if masking tape to protect the surface!

It seems that not too many people “if any”have performed this modification on a 300C in Australia,as there are a lack of picks and info online,apart from a few poor quality pics from the USA!
Once this project is complete,I will be sharing many before,during and after pics here in this forum,detailing any issues that might arise “hopefully none”and the process that I end up using!

It’s definitely not a cheap modification at $2000 including the optional plumbing kit,which plumbs the air directly into the throttle body,but it will deliver plenty of cold air and should look the part too!

Happy driving everyone!
 
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