Originally Posted by dirtyjoe
I've had my 2010 4.7L ram for about 3 months now and so far I've been moderately pleased with the performance. going off of the message center mpg, I average about 15 city/ 18hwy. im interested in throwing in a few relatively inexpensive engine upgrades and am wondering if any of you could recommend an air intake system and a throttle body kit. thanks for any help.
Honestly, I wouldn't go with a CAI. There's not enough bang for that much buck, IMHO.
I would get a good filter and maybe do a stock CAI (since technically that's what they all are...) mod to increase air flow. (OP KrazyK has a thread about it here
.) Depending on what you use, it would be under $100.
Ram, and Dodge for that matter, have had plenty of time to optimize their air intakes, IMO.
Another one of my opinions-- I'm told I have a lot of those-- is that K&N isn't the way to go.. Yes, they have great air flow as well as a great rep, but because of higher air flow, their filtering isn't as good, meaning their filters are letting in dust and small particulate. Here
and also here
back my opinion up, if that matters... Since I live in extremely dusty conditions.. I won't be buying K&N. There again, opinion
And you know what they say about those...
Again, all this is JMO and if you want an air intake, go for it!
As for me, I absolutely love my 4.7L and we have a 5.7L Ram on the 'lot' I can compare it to as well. Silver has done everything I've asked him to do, plus some.