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 - 4.7 Liter V8


Notices

Custom Dodge Ram Performance Mods - Engine - 4.7 Liter V8 Discuss modifying your Dodge Ram with Performance Parts and Accessories!
Factory Spec: 4.7-liter V8 engine - 310 horsepower, 330 lb-ft of torque.


Latest Vendor News
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
Bayou Goat Mounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 12-15-2011, 07:02 PM
Thetolleyman Thetolleyman is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Age: 48
Posts: 158
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2003 Ram 1500 Quad Cab
Trim Level: SLT
Color: Gold/Silver
Engine: 2002-2007 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 235hp 295lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:11
Thetolleyman is on a distinguished road
Default Noise with K&N? Anybody chime in.

I added a K&N FIPK, last year. I'm happy with the performance, but the added noise at idle and low speeds is a bother. The air suction sound and greater intake noise in general is a bit annoying.

The Volant brand looks like with its enclosed plastic box it may do a better job of keeping those sounds down. Anybody that's had experience with both or with just the Volant, I'd love to hear your opinion.

Note that I've changed out the factory mechanical cooling fan for an electric one, which decreased the overall engine noise considerably (the fan is really what make most of the under the hood noise at idle), the electric only make noise once it kicks on. I believe that this is why I even hear the K&N at all.
__________________
[03' Ram, K&N FIPK, Electric fan conversion, Fast Man TB, Superchips tuner, Magnaflow cat-back, 08' intake, 1" body lift, 1.5" coil spacers, 3" lift spindles, 1 1/2" block on rear, rear leaf flip,. [/SIZE]

Last edited by Thetolleyman; 12-15-2011 at 07:03 PM. Reason: mispelled word
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 12-15-2011, 09:40 PM
erm
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I've had both the Volant and an open cone filter type systems on my SRT and the closed system (Volant, AFE) is a lot quieter.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-17-2011, 08:53 PM
CamoBoy34 CamoBoy34 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Hoisington,KS
Age: 21
Posts: 114
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2004.5 Dodge Ram 2500
Trim Level: SLT
Color: White
Engine: 2005-20?? 359ci (5.9L) Cummins ISB 610 24-Valve Diesel I6 325hp 610 lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:12
CamoBoy34 is on a distinguished road
Default

i have a K&N cai and it is loud but with my exhaust and over a little bit of time you wont even know its there. it will become the usual and you wont pay any attention to it
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-17-2011, 10:02 PM
Thetolleyman Thetolleyman is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Age: 48
Posts: 158
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2003 Ram 1500 Quad Cab
Trim Level: SLT
Color: Gold/Silver
Engine: 2002-2007 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 235hp 295lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:11
Thetolleyman is on a distinguished road
Default

Perhaps, I've had it over a year now.
__________________
[03' Ram, K&N FIPK, Electric fan conversion, Fast Man TB, Superchips tuner, Magnaflow cat-back, 08' intake, 1" body lift, 1.5" coil spacers, 3" lift spindles, 1 1/2" block on rear, rear leaf flip,. [/SIZE]
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-17-2011, 10:11 PM
916Timmy's Avatar
916Timmy 916Timmy is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!

 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Oklahoma City
Age: 29
Posts: 5,700
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 Ram 1500 Quad Cab
Trim Level: SLT Big Horn
Color: Bright Silver Metallic
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 8
Rep:1443
916Timmy has much to be proud of916Timmy has much to be proud of916Timmy has much to be proud of916Timmy has much to be proud of916Timmy has much to be proud of916Timmy has much to be proud of916Timmy has much to be proud of916Timmy has much to be proud of916Timmy has much to be proud of916Timmy has much to be proud of
Default

The Volant is still a good bit louder than stock, but I loved the way it sounded. You could hear it, sounded like a mellow roar, but nothing annoying.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-17-2011, 10:22 PM
erm
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

A year? Well, if it's still a bother, then you probably won't get used to it...
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-18-2011, 12:44 PM
BigOrange BigOrange is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: TEXAS
Age: 35
Posts: 174
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2013 RAM 1500
Trim Level: EXPRESS QUAD CAB
Color: BRIGHT SILVER
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:10
BigOrange is on a distinguished road
Default

you could always try something like the airaid modular intake tube with the stock airbox & a hi-flow panel filter. I run that set up and it just a hair louder than stock at WOT.
__________________
Magnaflow 14" SI/DO, No Resonators, K&N Drop-In Filter, De-badged.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 12-19-2011, 11:55 AM
snrusnak's Avatar
snrusnak snrusnak is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Orlando
Age: 27
Posts: 13,377
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 Dodge Ram 1500
Trim Level: SLT
Color: White
Engine: 2008-20?? 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 310hp 330lb/ft
Rep Power: 12
Rep:1385
snrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud ofsnrusnak has much to be proud of
Default

What big orange said. I have the same setup as him and it's pretty quiet.
__________________
Sean

Breathing in and out is good enough for me.
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 05:47 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