One of the most unique features of the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is that the driver’s side inner headlight assembly has the center section removed to provide plenty of air flow for the supercharged engine. At first, it seemed as though this design was unique to the Hellcat models, but owners of non-Hellcat models have realized that all new Challenger models have the Hellcat air intake headlight housing as well.

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As several owners have worked to give their 2015 Challenger the same cold air flow as the Hellcat models, Allpar reader Brent Gravel put together a very simply do-it-yourself rundown on how to give your SXT, R/T, Scat Pack, or SRT 392 the Hellcat headlight treatment for about $20. You can also buy the factory bits online for as little as $75 with a little shopping around, but if you want to add that extra cool factor – and help your Pentastar, 5.7L Hemi or 6.4L Hemi breathe a little easier – a handful of American ingenuity will get the job done for much less.

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Like the SRT Hellcat Challenger, the SXT, R/T, Scat Pack and SRT 392 Challengers all have their air box situated directly behind the driver’s side headlight, as shown in the image above. Upon realizing that the air box of his gorgeous, black 2015 Challenger Scat Pack with the 392 cubic inch Hemi was conveniently directly behind the headlight, Brent Gravel realized that he could give his new Mopar muscle car the same cold air intake headlight setup as the Hellcat by cutting a hole in the headlight housing and the air box, then connecting the two with some simple plastic piping.

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When Gravel went to modify his driver’s side inner headlight housing to let the air flow through, he found that the center of the headlight was just held in with three little clips. By pinching those clips, he was able to pop the center of the lens out and that part of the job was done. From there, he only had to cut the proper sized hole in the air box and connect the universal cold air intake piping that came from the local auto parts store.

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So, if you own a 2015 Dodge Challenger with the 3.6L Pentastar, the 5.7L Hemi or the 6.4L Hemi, the wicked cool Hellcat headlight setup is only some elbow grease and a $20 plastic pipe away.

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Update: Michael Volkmann noted that the factory parts (airbox and tube) cost around $75-$100 depending on the source. The airbox is part number 68175164ac, while the headlight tube is 68207918ab.

Update 2: Andy Moyer has confirmed for Allpar.com that the passenger's side inner headlight housing has a similar design, with the pop-out center.