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Factory Spec: 4.7-liter V8 engine - 310 horsepower, 330 lb-ft of torque.


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Old 02-04-2013, 09:15 PM
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I'm looking into getting a high flow cold air induction kit onto my 2006 Ram 4.7L 4x4. I have a "drop in" K&N air filter, but am interested in losing the box and installing a cold air kit. Here's my question...which is better in the first place? factory air box -vs- cold air kit? what are the advantages of each one? Does one offer more HP? more MPG?
Also....what are the best ones? K&N with the single pipe? the dual air filter that has the pipe that "T"s? Thanks so much guys for all your help! I love this forum!!!
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The factory air box IS a cold air system. If you're set on changing it, then look at a system that has a sealed air box like the S&B or Volant. You won't see an increase in hp, and potentially a small gain in mpg, but nothing spectacular or life changing.

If you get a CAI that has just a filter, or a filter and heat shield, then it's a short ram intake, and you'll still be pulling hot air from the engine bay, but they are much more free flowing.
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I have an Airaid Jr. intake tube with a K&N drop in. I haven't tried any other system but I grabbed the whole setup from a guy on CL for $65. For that kind of cash and the practically non-existent performance difference between the Jr. and a full intake like a Volant, I'd recommend going that route. The stock intake is restricted by the ribbed tubing and air baffle that sits on the throttle body, not the filter box. You can even build your own out of some pvc and get the same result. I just can't jump on the $300 intake bandwagon when you could buy a tuner for that much and actually get some real performance gains.
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I have a K&N FIPK kit on my 2008 4.7l, it has the longer hose and wall separator to isolate the filter from engine heat. Also CARB approved. It works well and has a nascar sound when you get on it! But dyno tells me that it added a few ponies. I highly recommend it.

I also added a Superchips Flashpaq(for sale) and that complimented the intake.
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Big Red I'm interested in the tuner but I can't send PMs so send me a pm or and email would be better and let's talk bud. Email is tpruitt1980@charter.net
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Like bigvtwin I went with a junior kit, but mine was diy project. Cost me about $25 for pvc and couplers works fine with my k&n drop in filter
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