Cabin Air Filter

neilnoff

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My 2016 RAM 1500 does not have the CAF, but as many have done on the forum I have a kit on order and will be making the mod. My question is that if this is so important and helps with reducing interior dust, preventing a lot of debris from getting to the condensor unit, etc., why the heck didn't it come standard from the factory? $20 for the mod is not big deal and RAM probably saved $5 per unit by not putting it in, but seems pretty chicken sh** to me that they cheaped out.
 

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My 2016 RAM 1500 does not have the CAF, but as many have done on the forum I have a kit on order and will be making the mod. My question is that if this is so important and helps with reducing interior dust, preventing a lot of debris from getting to the condensor unit, etc., why the heck didn't it come standard from the factory? $20 for the mod is not big deal and RAM probably saved $5 per unit by not putting it in, but seems pretty chicken sh** to me that they cheaped out.
They're kind of a new thing for domestics. My truck is the first vehicle I've owned WITH a cabin filter.
 

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All they care about is the almighty buck ! Did the mod on my 2015 not long after I got it!
Seeing the crap it catches I am glad I did it !
Like you said it is a cheap mod but BS that it was not done at the factory !
I heard some 2017 maybe 18s had the cover bit no CAF lol
 

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The early '16 builds didn't have the cabin air filter door, the later '16 builds came with the door but it wasn't till the '17s that an air filter was included.
Practically everything with what is on a vehicle is profit vs customer demand based. If the manufacturer thinks a certain included feature will "pay for itself" in added sales it will be included.
 

turkeybird56

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The early '16 builds didn't have the cabin air filter door, the later '16 builds came with the door but it wasn't till the '17s that an air filter was included.
Practically everything with what is on a vehicle is profit vs customer demand based. If the manufacturer thinks a certain included feature will "pay for itself" in added sales it will be included.
Just like the missing full rear wheel well liners, only doing 1/2 liners on the back, a way to save like $70 on each vehicle. My thought, why not just include and charge for it.
 

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They work well and most people have the dealer change them out for $100+......dealers are making a killing on a $8 filter that you can change out yourself in less than 5 minutes.
 

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