In the land of turbo-diesel motors for pickup trucks, Cummins motors are the elder statesmen, but that doesn't mean they're outdated by any means. The 6.7 liter inline-6 cylinder powerplant in the 2007, 2008 and 2009 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 models produces a respectable 350 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque to the flywheel and benefits from the inherent balance of a straight-6 motor. Large amounts of horsepower and torque are the name of the game with these diesel pickup trucks and now, owners of 2007-2009 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500 6.7 liter diesel trucks can have an increase in horsepower, torque, and performance with the K&N 71-1557 Blackhawk Induction™ air intake system.
K&N Air Intake under the hood of Dodge Ram 3500 Pickups
K&N Air Intake System for Dodge Ram 2500 & 3500 Pickups
The 71-1557 air intake utilizes an aluminum intake tube to help increase airflow to the turbo. A black powdercoating finish is applied to the tube to give the system a sleek look under the hood. The tube comes with a welded K&N engraved plate for just a touch of shine. The tube is also designed to accommodate the factory filter minder gauge if your truck has one. A lot of heat is generated under the hood, especially from the big turbocharger, so the 71-1557 comes with a heat shield to help keep inlet air temperatures cooler. A Black K&N RU-5177HBK air filter is fitted to the inlet of the intake tube, helping to provide excellent filtration efficiency without sacrificing airflow. The filter employs K&N's Dryflow synthetic filter media which doesn't require any oil. It's washable and reusable and can go for up to 100,000 miles between cleanings, depending on driving conditions.
Dyno Chart for K&N Dodge Ram 2500 & 3500 Pickups Air Intake 71-1557
The proof of performance is on the dyno. The 71-1557 air intake produced an estimated 9.2 horsepower at 2950rpm and 19.1 pound-feet of torque at 2250rpm to the wheels. That's a noticeable gain in performance that will help your Cummins-powered Ram get up and go more quickly and easily.
The 71-1557 Blackhawk Induction air intake system maintains all necessary factory connections and can easily be installed in about 90 minutes using basic hand tools and the provided step-by-step instructions. It's also backed by K&N's Million Mile Limited Warranty, giving customers the confidence that they're intake system is a worth-while investment.
Whether your Ram Cummins diesel is a faithful workhorse, weekend toy-tower, around town truck or show pony, the 71-1557 Blackhawk Induction air intake system is one upgrade that will provide a noticeable increase in performance while looking great under the hood.
The K&N 71-1557 will fit the following Dodge Ram 2500 & Ram 3500 pickup models:
2009 Dodge Ram 3500 Pickup 6.7L diesel
2009 Dodge Ram 2500 Pickup 6.7L diesel
2008 Dodge Ram 3500 Pickup 6.7L diesel
2008 Dodge Ram 2500 Pickup 6.7L diesel
2007 Dodge Ram 3500 Pickup 6.7L diesel
2007 Dodge Ram 2500 Pickup 6.7L diesel
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