So picture this. The sun is rising over the homestead and reflecting off of the dual stacks. Most of the time this means the rays are gleaming off of a transporter, tractor or a working truck. Only this time it’s different. The early morning sun is spotlighting “this pavement princess.” Dual stacks and beautiful enough to take to the local show truck events? UNHEARD OF right? Not with this Dodge Ram that is sporting a Cummins diesel. Make it yours today!
The Ram 3500 and Ram 2500 are two standouts in the utility and pickup truck world. They have been used in many utility positions where power, reliability, and cargo capacity are necessary. At the heart of these workhorses is the Cummins turbo-diesel engine, which provides excellent towing capacity along with 350 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque at the crank.
This kind of performance is excellent but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement. This is where the K&N 63-1562 performance air intake system comes in. It is designed to open the air intake pathways of Ram diesel trucks and allow them to breathe more easily. This leads to better horsepower and torque and an engine that roars.
The 63-1562 intake system improves performance by an estimated additional 8.2 horsepower and 14.76 lb-ft of torque to the wheels in tests on a 2011 Dodge Ram 2500 with 6.7 liter engine at 2919 RMP. The oversized K&N air filter on the air intake is washable and reusable. It has 6 layers of oiled cotton gauze for the outstanding filtration a diesel engine needs. The filter is covered and protected by an enclosed airbox and snorkel for bringing in lower outside air temperatures. Since this era of Ram can have two different bumpers depending on year and model the scoop includes a 1.5” section that can be cut out so that the snorkel will align properly with either bumper.
The 63-1562 air intake system comes with instructions and all of the hardware necessary for installation. The instructions have pictures and detailed steps making installation simple and straightforward. Additionally this air intake is covered by K&N’s Million Mile Limited Warranty.
K&N has been creating air filters for more than 40 years. K&N air intake systems still follow the same basic idea. If clean filtered air flows more easily into the engine, the engine will make more power to the wheels. With meticulous detail-oriented design, constant testing and the history to back it up, K&N air intake systems deliver power with confidence and reliability.
The 63-1562 air intake system fits the following Ram diesel pickup trucks:
2012 Dodge Ram 3500 Pickup 6.7L L6 Diesel
2012 Dodge Ram 2500 Pickup 6.7L L6 Diesel
2011 Dodge Ram 3500 Pickup 6.7L L6 Diesel
2011 Dodge Ram 2500 Pickup 6.7L L6 Diesel
2010 Dodge Ram 3500 Pickup 6.7L L6 Diesel
2010 Dodge Ram 2500 Pickup 6.7L L6 Diesel
You may have seen the recent SoCalTrucks.com article about Chevy ripping on Ford during the Super Bowl. Well, the word on the street is that Dodge is about to pile on Ford too. Adage.com is reporting that Chrysler will run a national ad that starts with: What if you were to take away horsepower, torque and warranty coverage from a Ram? “Well,” says the voice-over, “you’d end up with a Ford F-150.”
Ouch. First, Chevy questions Ford’s durability by implying it can’t make it through the apocolypse. Now, Dodge is telling the world that Ford’s are a 2nd rate product next to Chrysler. Talk about beating a man when he’s down! We don’t feel that bad for Ford though, they ripped on Chevy and Chrysler when they got bailed out by the U.S. government. They just didn’t directly call out the two companies.
Whether we agree with the ads is irrelevent. What matters is that Chevy and Dodge are throwing punches! Will Ford respond? We don’t know, but if they do, we’ll let you know.
The Chicago Auto Show, the nation’s largest auto show, features all the major automotive brands. The show, going on for another 7 days, will feature something new for truck enthusiasts. Dodge is allowing attendees to ride in the Ram truck as it navigates a closed-course with obstacles. It’s one thing to talk about what your truck can do, it’s another thing to allow the potential buyer to get in and see it perform.
Okay, this isn’t totally new as Jeep has been doing this for a while, but it’s a step in the right direction for Dodge. Anything you can do at a show to impress attendees and make your truck stand out is a good thing. Dodge also released the Laramie Limited Package at the show, which includes fog lamps, a chrome grill, and 20″ wheels. We usually prefer that truck owners spend the cash themselves versus upgrading to a manufacturer’s package. But, maybe this one will impress. Either way, it’s great to see Dodge thinking outside the box.