Top Dodge Ram 1500 Performance Truck Upgrades

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Dodge Ram 1500
Dodge Ram 1500

John and Horace, the Dodge brothers, found their inspiration making parts for Ford and other makers. Their first automobile debuted in 1914 and their reputation for durability and quality immediately spread nationwide. Their first truck was made during World War I, a panel van with a half-ton capacity and a roaring 35 horsepower, four-cylinder engine.

Although Dodge had produced trucks since 1917, the 1981 pickups were the first modern day trucks to sport the Ram name. Dodge first used the Ram's head hood ornament back in 1933 to distinguish its trucks as rugged vehicles, but the emblematic badge was dropped in the 1950s. It was resurrected in 1981, when Dodge's marketing think-tank wisely decided to bring back the old mascot.

Replacement Air Filter for Dodge Ram 1500

Replacement Air Filter for Dodge Ram 1500

With up to 395 horsepower and a maximum towing capacity of 10,450 pounds, the 2014 Ram 1500 seems a universe apart from Dodge's first incarnation of the Ram truck. It clearly lives up to its reputation for dominant power, while also being remarkably efficient. Ram is the only pickup manufacturer to achieve 20 MPG highway mileage across its entire light-duty engine lineup.

Engine Bay of Dodge Ram 1500
Stock Dodge Ram 1500
engine bay

Dodge Ram 1500 Air Intake Installed
Dodge Ram 1500
Air Intake Installed

No matter what year Dodge Ram 1500 you own or your engine size, K&N can up the performance ante with several incredibly straightforward options. The easiest of these is by simply upgrading the existing factory installed air filter with a K&N High-Flow air filter. K&N is the originator of the high flow reusable air filter concept.

K&N air filters are made from a specifically woven cotton material that improves air flow and provides great filtration for engine protection. Plus, a low restriction, high air flow air filter can provide more horsepower and torque. The unique cotton fabric allows K&N air filters to be washable and reusable for probably the life of your Dodge Ram 1500 and more. K&N gives you their word on it with their million mile limited warranty. The installation process of any K&N OE replacement Dodge Ram 1500 Air Filter is exactly the same as the OEM filter, with absolutely no modifications needed. K&N air filters for Dodge Ram 1500 pickup trucks can be used for up to 50,000 miles before servicing is needed.

Dodge Ram 1500 Air Intake System

Dodge Ram 1500 Air Intake System

For even bigger performance increases, look no further than a K&N performance Air Intake for Dodge Ram 1500 trucks. K&N offers air intakes or cold air intakes for most Ram 1500 pickups. They are available with either non-metallic tubes or aluminum tubes with a chrome-like finish. K&N air intakes are designed for low air restriction compared to factory intakes. K&N air intakes will give your Dodge Ram 1500 a guaranteed power gain, and they provide outstanding air filtration.

All K&N intakes come with a lifetime of use thanks to the washable and reusable cotton gauze filter element. These intakes are easy to install, usually requiring 90 minutes or less. Estimated horsepower increases vary depending on Dodge 1500 model and selected air intake. Estimated power gains can be found on by selecting your Dodge Ram 1500 model.

K&N also offers Performance Gold oil filters and Pro Series oil filters. These are washable, reusable oil filters for Dodge Ram 1500 models.

Oil Filter for Dodge Ram 1500

Oil Filter for
Dodge Ram 1500

K&N oil filters provide outstanding levels of protection against damaging contaminants and destructive debris, while providing high oil flow rates. Performance Wrench-Off Gold and Pro Series canister oil filters for Dodge Ram 1500 trucks have tough canister walls for extra protection. Most Performance Gold oil filters come with a one inch nut welded to the top of the canister for easy removal. Pro Series oil filters for Dodge Ram 1500 provide excellent flow rates while protecting your engine. K&N's reusable oil filters by Pure Power are built to outlast the life of your truck under normal operating conditions. K&N products take your Dodge Ram 1500 to a new performance level.

Installation videos are also available for Dodge Ram 1500 air intakes:
2009 - 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7L Air Intake (metal tube) Installation Video
2009 - 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 5.7L Pickup Air Intake Installation Video
2008 - 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 4.7L Air Intake Installation Video
1994 - 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9L and 1994-2001 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2L Air Intake Installation Video

Find K&N products for your Dodge Ram 1500 or any other vehicle using the K&N application search then use the K&N dealer search to find a K&N dealer in your part of the world.


K&N Performance Air Filters

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K&N Engineering in Riverside California is the world's leading manufacturer of washable performance air filters and air intake systems. K&N invented the reusable high flow cotton air filter in 1969 and has been perfecting the technology ever since. K&N is a world class filtration company selling air filters, oil filters, and intakes in over 30 countries. K&N sells over 5,000 products designed for cars, trucks, motorcycles, engines, and industrial applications. From their Million Mile Warranty to their Consumer Protection Pledge, K&N stands behind their products and their consumers 100%. The distinctive K&N logo represents performance from one of the original performance companies. For more information, visit