Top 5 Air Intakes for a Dodge Ram

BY MICHAEL D.

You expect a lot from your Dodge Ram. With nearly three dozen configurations to its name and availability in rear- and four-wheel drive, it offers a smooth ride and steady staying performance. It won’t be as easy to tow heavy loads, tackle trails or simply get from one place to another if you can’t rely on your engine. Help your V6 or V8 breathe better by outfitting it with a high-quality air intake kit or system.

With a wide variety of intakes designed for your Ram that’s both affordable and of a premier caliber, it can seem difficult to choose one. Here, we’ll break down the benefits of the top five intakes for Dodge Rams.

1

K&N 63 SERIES AIRCHARGER HIGH-FLOW INTAKE KIT

K&N is the name to know when it comes to intakes, and the AirCharger is among the most popular. It’s custom-configured for your rig and is designed to enhance pulling power. It adds up to 26 measurable horsepower and includes a complete hardware kit and installation instructions to walk you through the process.

  • Anchored by a washable/reusable K&N Filtercharger cotton-gauze filter
  • Crosslink nylon intake tube keeps air cooler than metal pipes
  • Million Mile Limited Warranty

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2

K&N 77 SERIES METAL INTAKE KIT

Like the 63 Series, this kit includes all the necessary hardware and instructions. To clean, spray it with a quality cleaner like this one, rinse, let dry naturally and apply oil. Featuring an aluminum intake tube that comes in your choice of polished or gunmetal gray finish, the 77 Series is also powered by a K&N Filtercharger cotton-gauze air filter.

  • Custom heat shield keeps air cooler on most models
  • Installs in under 90 minutes with simple hand-tools
  • Million Mile Limited Warranty

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3

AIRAID INTAKE SYSTEM

Airaid Intake Systems install in about 30 minutes, requiring no modifications or drilling. Made in the USA, they’re offered in two designs — the Quick Fit System and the Quick Fit System with Airaid Intake Tube.

  • The Quick Fit System features a custom heat shield which connects to the OE intake tube, and Quick Fit System with Airaid Intake Tube includes a high-flow filter, heat shield and crosslink nylon intake tube
  • Choose between a washable/reusable cotton-gauze SynthaFlow oiled filter or synthetic SynthaMax dry filter
  • Lifetime Warranty

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4

VOLANT COLD AIR INTAKE

Made by one of the more innovative brands in the industry, Volant Cold Air Intakes channel cool, oxygen-rich air to your engine via molded polyethylene ducts. They’re fitted with a fully enclosed airbox — first introduced by Volant — for incredible power gains.

  • Features stainless-steel marine-grade clamps durable enough to survive extreme engine heat and element exposure
  • Easy-open box lid offers quick and easy access to the filter
  • 1-year warranty

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5

AFE MAGNUM FORCE COLD AIR INTAKE

Fully cleanable and reusable, aFe Magnum Force Intakes install by mounting directly to the factory holes. They’re offered in 1 or 2 stages and you can select up to 3 performance filters.

  • Stage 1 replaces your OE airbox and air filter, while Stage 2 replaces the airbox, air filter and intake tube
  • The 3 performance filters are aFe Original (pre-oiled), Pro-Guard 7 (pre-oiled) and Pro-Dry S (oil-free)
  • 1-year warranty (filter), Lifetime Warranty against defect (intake system)

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However you choose to upgrade your Ram pickup, air intakes and the accompanying components offer greater air volume and velocity to deliver on enhanced horsepower and acceleration. Upgrade today — your Ram will be unstoppable.