Dodge Ram 1500 Gains Horsepower and Torque with Blackhawk Air Intake

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K&N Air Intake under the hood of a Dodge Ram 1500 Hemi
K&N Air Intake under the hood of a Dodge Ram 1500 Hemi
Publications, especially in 2013, praised the Dodge Ram 1500 pickup for it's smooth ride and modern electronics. Its 5.7 liter engine provides ample power for towing to give other truck manufacturers a run for their money. Owners of 2009 through 2016 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup models with a 5.7 liter engine can add a simple to install K&N Blackhawk Induction™ air intake, part 71-1561, to increase power and performance even more. K&N's 71-1561 air intake has a "blacked out" appearence to match the other under-the-hood components. It makes your Ram engine sound great too when you hit the gas. The intake system includes a black intake tube, a custom designed black heat shield, a black synthetic air filter and hardware needed for installation. Installation is simple, on average taking no more than 90 minutes to complete. Blackhawk air intakes are also covered by K&N's Million Mile Limited Warranty.
K&N Air Intake System for Ram 1500
K&N Air Intake System for Ram 1500 Pickup

This Blackhawk air intake system replaces your restrictive factory air box and air filter, therefore allowing your engine to breathe easier and produce more power. It is designed with a durable, black powder coated metal intake tube and includes a hand welded K&N engraved plaque. Each intake tube is designed to smooth and straighten air flow and increase vehicle performance. The intake tube is also designed to work with your factory air inlet temperature sensor, as well as your factory crankcase vent hose.
Dyno Chart for K&N Ram 1500 Air Intake 71-1561
Dyno Chart for K&N Ram 1500 Air Intake 71-1561

The Blackhawk 71-1561 comes with a high-flow, oil-free, Dryflow® air filter (RU-3101HBK). This synthetic media air filter is black in color and requires no oil. The air filter provides excellent engine protection and its large surface area allows for a long service interval. It is also washable and reusable, so you'll never need to purchase another air filter for your Blackhawk air intake again. It can easily be cleaned with our Synthetic Air Filter Cleaner (99-0624) and can last up to 100,000 miles before servicing is needed, depending on driving conditions.

Blackhawk air intake systems are designed for select gas trucks, diesel trucks and muscle cars and are guaranteed to provide additional horsepower and acceleration. Blackhawk air intake 71-1561 provides an estimated 7.1 horsepower at 4,643rpm and an additional 8.1 foot-pounds of torques at 4,643rpm.

The K&N 71-1561 will fit the following Dodge Ram 1500 models:
2016 RAM 2500 5.7L V8
2016 RAM 1500 5.7L V8
2016 DODGE 2500 5.7L V8
2016 DODGE 1500 5.7L V8
2015 RAM 2500 5.7L V8
2015 RAM 1500 5.7L V8
2015 DODGE 2500 5.7L V8
2015 DODGE 1500 5.7L V8
2014 RAM 2500 5.7L V8
2014 RAM 1500 5.7L V8
2014 DODGE RAM 2500 PICKUP 5.7L V8
2014 DODGE RAM 1500 PICKUP 5.7L V8
2013 RAM 2500 5.7L V8
2013 RAM 1500 5.7L V8
2013 DODGE RAM 2500 PICKUP 5.7L V8
2013 DODGE RAM 1500 PICKUP 5.7L V8
2012 RAM 1500 5.7L V8
2012 DODGE RAM 1500 PICKUP 5.7L V8
2011 RAM 1500 5.7L V8
2011 DODGE RAM 1500 PICKUP 5.7L V8
2010 DODGE RAM 1500 PICKUP 5.7L V8
2009 DODGE RAM 1500 PICKUP 5.7L V8

See all K&N Dodge Ram 1500 air intakes on the Air Intakes for Dodge Ram 1500 page on

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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