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 - General Discussion > 2011 Dodge Ram Forum


Notices

2011 Dodge Ram Forum For specific discussion of the 2011 Dodge Ram!


Latest Vendor News
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
United Radio
Bayou Goat Mounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 05-02-2011, 11:21 PM
Razorbass's Avatar
Razorbass Razorbass is offline
Woo Pig Sooie!
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Arkansas
Age: 47
Posts: 1,117
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie
Color: White
Rep Power: 4
Rep:95
Razorbass will become famous soon enough
Default Looking for input please

Another poster made a comment there may be issues between the new generation Ram and the K&N cold air intake. I have a 2011 Laramie with the 5.7 Hemi and my K&N CAI is supposed to arrive tomorrow. I had not heard of any issues but thought it best to ask the great folks on this forum before I take that thing out of the box and install it.

Would welcome any and all feedback, experiences, etc. Thanks in advance!
__________________
2011 Laramie Crew Cab 4x4, skid plates, 3.92 gears, Magnaflow cat back, spray-in bed liner, debadged, Bakflip F1 tonneau cover, WeatherTech liners & deflectors, K&N drop-in filter, 20% tint, Sickspeed carbon fiber antenna
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 05-02-2011, 11:28 PM
RedRam10's Avatar
RedRam10 RedRam10 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: North Carolina
Age: 57
Posts: 8,240
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2010 Ram Quad Cab 4x4
Trim Level: Big Horn
Color: Inferno Red Pearl
Rep Power: 10
Rep:743
RedRam10 is a splendid one to beholdRedRam10 is a splendid one to beholdRedRam10 is a splendid one to beholdRedRam10 is a splendid one to beholdRedRam10 is a splendid one to beholdRedRam10 is a splendid one to beholdRedRam10 is a splendid one to behold
Default

I think it's with the Cummins and not the gas.
__________________
New to RamForumZ? NEWBIE CHECKIN!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-02-2011, 11:32 PM
erm
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

You should be just fine!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-02-2011, 11:42 PM
Razorbass's Avatar
Razorbass Razorbass is offline
Woo Pig Sooie!
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Arkansas
Age: 47
Posts: 1,117
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie
Color: White
Rep Power: 4
Rep:95
Razorbass will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MADDOG View Post
You should be just fine!
Whew, that's a relief. Thanks!

MADDOG - Would you recommend I also look into upgrading the exhaust after the CAI goes in? Pros/cons of doing or not doing it? Extra HP is always welcome but any extra fuel economy would really be nice.
__________________
2011 Laramie Crew Cab 4x4, skid plates, 3.92 gears, Magnaflow cat back, spray-in bed liner, debadged, Bakflip F1 tonneau cover, WeatherTech liners & deflectors, K&N drop-in filter, 20% tint, Sickspeed carbon fiber antenna
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-06-2011, 10:56 PM
erm
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Yes, I would look into an exhaust.

The internal combustion engine is just a big air pump. More air in and more air out means more power and efficiency. More air in on it's own just doesn't work as well because the air has to move.

Not doing it reduces the benefit you get with a CAI, i.e., more air in to make more power.

One thing folks do is lop off their resonators when doing an exhaust. I would not suggest that on an MDS equipped motor...the drone would kill ya.

The pipes underneath your truck aren't bad so just go with a less restrictive muffler and leave the stock resonator on the system.

The combination of the intake, exhaust and programmer netted me 4+ mpg improvement on the highway, 3+ around town. And I don't drive my truck easy, either. I suppose my mileage would improve if I kept my foot out of it around town and didn't cruise on the freeway at 75. But that's not gonna happen!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-06-2011, 11:18 PM
916Timmy's Avatar
916Timmy 916Timmy is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!

 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Oklahoma City
Age: 30
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: 9
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

You should love that K&N! I've had a few and they have always been good to me!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-06-2011, 11:19 PM
RAMTX's Avatar
RAMTX RAMTX is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!

 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Central Texas
Age: 42
Posts: 916
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2012 Dodge Ram Crew Cab 4X4
Trim Level: Lone Star
Color: Bright Silver Metalic
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 4
Rep:110
RAMTX will become famous soon enoughRAMTX will become famous soon enough
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MADDOG View Post
Yes, I would look into an exhaust.

The internal combustion engine is just a big air pump. More air in and more air out means more power and efficiency. More air in on it's own just doesn't work as well because the air has to move.

Not doing it reduces the benefit you get with a CAI, i.e., more air in to make more power.

One thing folks do is lop off their resonators when doing an exhaust. I would not suggest that on an MDS equipped motor...the drone would kill ya.

The pipes underneath your truck aren't bad so just go with a less restrictive muffler and leave the stock resonator on the system.

The combination of the intake, exhaust and programmer netted me 4+ mpg improvement on the highway, 3+ around town. And I don't drive my truck easy, either. I suppose my mileage would improve if I kept my foot out of it around town and didn't cruise on the freeway at 75. But that's not gonna happen!
Thanks for the info MADDOG!!!
__________________
__________________________________________________ ___________________
__________________________________________________ _____________________ K&N drop in Air Filter - Tonno Pro Tri-Fold Bed Cover
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-07-2011, 12:18 AM
erm
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RAMTX View Post
Thanks for the info MADDOG!!!
Glad to help!!!!
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 03:42 PM.


= 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