The Banks Ram-Air Intake System delivers exceptional airflow and air density. Its large cotton gauze air filter requires fewer cleanings than competitive filters (stock's small paper filter is not reusable). With its giant 7-1/8" outlet, streamlined components and enclosed cold-air box that keeps hot engine air out of the intake, the Ram-Air flows up to 57% better than stock. Improves power and fuel economy; lowers exhaust gas temps and reduces black smoke. (An indicator of unburned fuel, black smoke is power you can see but not use!)
And Banks' unique 5" bellows accommodates engine movement, which prevents component damage and prolongs service life. Designed to not cause fault or error codes.
- Enclosed housing keeps out hot, power-robbing engine air
- Reduces exhaust gas temps and sooty, black smoke.
- Inhales cooler outside air for more power & MPG
- Extends service life and requires fewer cleanings
- Outflows stock and competitors up to 57%
- Giant filter maximizes high-flow filtration
- Extensively tested & validated
- 5-year Limited Warranty
- OILED Air Filter Element
- Exclusive 5 inch bellows
Emissions Compliant: D-161-118
US Patent #10,138,851 B2
We measured each intake’s effect on air density at the turbo compressor inlet. Intake temperatures will generally be higher than ambient conditions, but the more the system can duct cool air to the filter and preserve the cool temperature as the air is ducted to the turbo, the higher the air density will be. In addition, there will commonly be a pressure drop as air travels through the filter and the ducting due to any restriction that is introduced. If the design of the system can minimize the restriction and the pressure loss, air density will be preserved.
A 2006 Chevrolet 2500HD, 4 wheel drive, with a crew cab, six foot bed and automatic transmission was used as the test vehicle. A data acquisition system was used to measure vehicle speed via GPS, along with multiple temperature thermistors and extremely accurate pressure transducers. The total vehicle weight was approximately 19,000 lbs. Tests were run in 2WD.
Testing was conducted on a moderate hill on the northbound CA-57 in the city of Pomona. Speed was maintained at 45 MPH until the vehicle was adjacent to a pre-determined start point on the road. At that point, the accelerator was fully depressed and the vehicle was allowed to accelerate while climbing the hill. Test data was observed at the same vehicle speed in all cases, with the engine at 2800 RPM, the point of peak engine power. This data point occurred between 60 and 90 seconds into the run—sufficient time to allow the engine to reach a stabilized operating condition.
Vehicle Speed, Engine RPM and Accelerator Pedal Position were logged to determine the load conditions and speeds. Temperature was measured using thermistors for increased accuracy. They were mounted to measure ambient temperature as well as temperatures at the filter and compressor inlets. Pressure transducers were used to measure pressure in the same locations. The air intake system effect on air density was evaluated by comparing the temperature and pressure of the ambient air condition with the temperature and pressure of the air at the turbo compressor inlet.
Why on earth would anyone pay money for a product that kills power and mileage? It’s all about density — and Banks Ram-Air delivers.