DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum

Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum > Dodge Ram Forum - Mod Zone - Custom Dodge Ram Mods - Dodge Ram Performance > Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.7 HEMI V8


Notices

Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 5.7 HEMI V8 Discuss modifying your Dodge Ram with Performance Parts and Accessories!
Factory Spec: 5.7-liter HEMI® V8 engine - 390 horsepower, 407 lb-ft of torque.


Latest Vendor News
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
Bayou Goat Mounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 05-04-2013, 10:25 PM
Jerrad Jerrad is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Texarkana, AR
Posts: 89
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: SLT
Color: Silver
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:54
Jerrad will become famous soon enough
Default Functional ram hood + vararam

http://www.apmautomotive.com/
It seems as though this hood would compliment the vararam air grabber like a charm but how could you possible keep mud or water out of the intake
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 05-04-2013, 11:04 PM
Gantman's Avatar
Gantman Gantman is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Ram Country
Age: 45
Posts: 1,963
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2014 4x4 Regular Cab w/8ft bed
Trim Level: Tradesman 4x4
Color: White
Engine: 2013-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 395hp 410lb/ft
Rep Power: 4
Rep:974
Gantman is a splendid one to beholdGantman is a splendid one to beholdGantman is a splendid one to beholdGantman is a splendid one to beholdGantman is a splendid one to beholdGantman is a splendid one to beholdGantman is a splendid one to beholdGantman is a splendid one to behold
Default

Well simple my Ram brother! It WILL allow water or mud into your intake if driving in said environments. It's a great Ram Air Hood as I have wanted one for a long time BUT! The risk for me far exceeds the reward as I drive daily and when it rains, it pours out here in Texas. I can only imagine driving on the freeway at 75 mph through a downpour with a Ram Air Hood and VaraRam AirGrabber combined. But you know the ole sayin? "YOU DO YOU! Don't do me bud!"
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-04-2013, 11:33 PM
RAM EM's Avatar
RAM EM RAM EM is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Florida
Age: 42
Posts: 938
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2012 Hemi express quad
Trim Level: ST express
Color: Grey
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 2
Rep:195
RAM EM has a spectacular aura aboutRAM EM has a spectacular aura about
Default

I don't think the Vararam would seal to that hood properly without some mods. Its designed to ram air into the stock airbox. That's not to say it couldn't be done. While you're at it you might as well fab a flapper for the opening that works off a linear actuator with a switch in the cab to keep mud and water out of the intake when needed!
__________________


-DS Trinity- Hemifever tuned - 18" Magnaflow - BT catch can - 180 Tstat - 22" SRT10's - 305/45 Nitto 420 - SG 2/4 drop - blacked out heads/tinted tails - dechromed/debadged - 20% tint-
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-05-2013, 06:37 AM
Chris b's Avatar
Chris b Chris b is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Monroe,LA
Posts: 1,470
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2012 RAM
Trim Level: R/T
Color: Bright White
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 3
Rep:312
Chris b is a jewel in the roughChris b is a jewel in the roughChris b is a jewel in the roughChris b is a jewel in the rough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jerrad View Post
http://www.apmautomotive.com/
It seems as though this hood would compliment the vararam air grabber like a charm but how could you possible keep mud or water out of the intake
This hood comes with its own air box to keep water and stuff from getting in the intake
__________________
SPONSORED BY
BULLY'S PERFORMANCE
K&N 63cai\Fastman 84mm\BT catch-can\e-fan\180 t-stat\Flowmaster super44\Belltech 2"-4" 964sp\BT custom shifter\20% tint\light blue racing stripes\BD pillar pod\Diablo trinity\Hemifever custom tune\two Memphis 10" subs\custom ported box\Memphis 600amp\Weathertech techliner\MBRP 5" tips\ ARH 1 7/8 long tube headers
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-05-2013, 06:17 PM
Jerrad Jerrad is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Texarkana, AR
Posts: 89
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: SLT
Color: Silver
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:54
Jerrad will become famous soon enough
Default

Yeah I noticed after the fact that it directs the air off to the side where the original air box is, wouldnt work with the vararam anyway. Has anyone seen or heard of improvements out of this system though?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-05-2013, 09:38 PM
RAM EM's Avatar
RAM EM RAM EM is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Florida
Age: 42
Posts: 938
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2012 Hemi express quad
Trim Level: ST express
Color: Grey
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 2
Rep:195
RAM EM has a spectacular aura aboutRAM EM has a spectacular aura about
Default

I'm sure it could be modded to work, but I don't know if it would be worth the effort. The Vararam is already a "ram air" system by design.
__________________


-DS Trinity- Hemifever tuned - 18" Magnaflow - BT catch can - 180 Tstat - 22" SRT10's - 305/45 Nitto 420 - SG 2/4 drop - blacked out heads/tinted tails - dechromed/debadged - 20% tint-
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-05-2013, 10:23 PM
CdnoilRAM's Avatar
CdnoilRAM CdnoilRAM is offline
I push the skinny pedal


 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Calgary, AB, CA
Age: 30
Posts: 17,065
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2009 Blown 349 Hemi
Trim Level: Sport - Modified
Color: Brilliant Black/Snake Skin Green
Engine: 2009-2012 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 20
Rep:3236
CdnoilRAM has a reputation beyond reputeCdnoilRAM has a reputation beyond reputeCdnoilRAM has a reputation beyond reputeCdnoilRAM has a reputation beyond reputeCdnoilRAM has a reputation beyond reputeCdnoilRAM has a reputation beyond reputeCdnoilRAM has a reputation beyond reputeCdnoilRAM has a reputation beyond reputeCdnoilRAM has a reputation beyond reputeCdnoilRAM has a reputation beyond reputeCdnoilRAM has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I have the APM hood and had a Suncoast ram air hood on my last truck. Rain and snow are not an issue with either hood type based on the design. Both have rain channels and drain holes to allow water to drain out to non-critical areas under the hood.

The APM hood will not work with the vararam, you would have better luck opening up the vents on the sport hood. If you want ram air then the vararam will work better if you don't swap hoods. I prefer the hood version myself because I'm installing a supercharger and I can direct more cold air towards the s/c's filter, not that it will make a huge difference once the air starts getting heated from the compression.
__________________
Sponsored by Bully's Performance
Green Mamba '09 Ram 1500 QCRB 4x4 Sport - dropped, blown, and bottle fed
Kurtis
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Advertisement






All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:35 AM.


= Copyright RamForumZ.com a Gigathreads.com Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


=Gigathreads Network=
CLUBS MOPAR NATION DSM GPMM MAMM JAM
DIESEL Diesel Forum      
CHEVY Chevy Camaro Forum Chevy Volt Forum    
CHRYSLER Chrysler 300C Forum      
DODGE Dodge Avenger Forum Dodge Caliber Forum Dodge Challenger Forum Dodge Charger Forum
  Dodge Circuit Forum Dodge Hornet Forum Dodge Magnum Forum Dodge Nitro Forum
  Dodge Ram Forum Dodge Dakota Forum Dodge Durango Forum Dodge Dart Forum
FORD Ford Raptor Forum Ford F150 Forum Ford F100 Forum  
JEEP Jeep Forum      
PONTIAC Pontiac G8 Forum      
SRT SRT Viper Forum SRT Cuda Forum