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AFE Magnum FORCE Stage 2 Cold Air Intake with Pro DRY S Filter; Black (09-18 5.7L RAM 1500)

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      Video Review & Installation

      It's Joe from AmericanTrucks. In this video, we're going over the AFE Magnum Force Stage 2 Cold Air Intake with Pro Dry S Filter in Black, fitting all '09 to '18 5.7 Hemi Powered Ram 1500s. Now, this is gonna be a great option for any Ram owner out there that's looking for a 50 state legal, no tune required, open element cold air intake that's gonna bring a ton of benefits for your truck.So, diving into the Magnum Force Stage 2, let's start our conversation with functionality and that is gonna have to begin right here with our Pro Dry S filter. This thing is massive, 7 inches tall, conical shape, ton of surface area on there, exactly what you want out of a filter. Now, this is the dry version of that filter. There are a couple of benefits to that. First off, this is gonna give you easy access to that filter when you do need to clean it off, just a simple band clamp, it's right there, loosen up, clean it off, put it right back in and you're back in business. Now, this is gonna be made out of an 18 gauge steel, it's finished in that awesome black powder coat which looks perfect in the engine bay. Our intake tube, this is gonna be a roto-molded plastic, we have the AFE logo right front and center and it's gonna have the same exact finish as that airbox for a perfect match.So, now let's talk about the good stuff, what you guys probably came here to hear, what kind of numbers can you expect out of this intake on your 5.7 Hemi. Well, on AFE's truck on their dyno, perfect conditions, keep that in mind, they sell 18 horsepower and 23-foot pounds of torque under the curve. Now, to be honest with you guys, if you see about half that under everyday driving conditions, I would consider that a huge win for just a cold air intake. Again, those are really under perfect conditions. A cold air intake like this one usually give you high single digits, low double-digits without any supporting modifications. Now, of course, if you wanted to go the next level when it comes to mods, you always could and if you do, you can expect to see more games out of something like this. Supporting mods, throttle bodies, tunes, all that stuff would definitely improve all of the power numbers out of the 5.7 Hemi.Now, with that said one thing I do wanna be really clear about, this is that no tune required cold air intake. So, those gains, you're gonna see them without any ECU retuning whatsoever, which again is a really, really nice touch. On top of that, this also comes with a CARB number. So, if you live in a state that adopts those California Air Resources Board emission standards, this is gonna pass inspection every time.Pricing for this system is gonna be mid-range, expect to pay right about 350 bucks. Usually, Ram cold air intakes start at about 200 bucks, go all the way up to 450. So, this one dropping in right around that $350 price range. It's a little bit more toward the expensive side, but definitely in the middle. AFE even throws in a lifetime warranty as well.Install for this is gonna be very simple. Like I said, no computer retuning required, there's no modifications required to your engine bay, anything like that. This is gonna be completely plug and play, bolt-on mod. Gonna give it one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter for that, should take you no longer than an hour if you come with the right tools. So, without any further ado, let me show you what tools you'll need and how it's done. Tools I use for this install will include ratchets, small extension, 8-millimeter socket, 4-millimeter Allen key, I have mine on a socket just to speed things up, and last but not least, some wire cutters.Now, before we put our new stuff on our Hemi, we got to get the old stuff out of here. Now, removing an intake off of a 5.7 Hemi is really, really easy. In fact, we're not gonna start out with any tools. Over here by the airbox there are a couple of clips that hold the bottom half and the top half together. We're gonna crack those loose, get rid of this breather hose, disconnect our mass airflow sensor and then loosen the clamp around the throttle body and this thing will pull right out. So, alongside here you can see there is four clips, one right here, there's one in the back and two on the side. All we're gonna do is go ahead and crack those open and that is all you need to do with those. On the opposite side of the airbox we can disconnect this breather hose. That's gonna pull right off just like that. Next, we're gonna move down our intake tube, right here we have the mass airflow sensor, if you press down on the bottom of that, there'll be the tiny little release tab, and you can disconnect that and put this little guy in the side. Next thing we're gonna need, 8-millimeter socket on a small extension here. You could also use a flathead screwdriver for this but we're gonna loosen up the clamp around our throttle body.With all that disconnected, we can go ahead and grab the top half of our airbox, the intake tube will come with it, we can get rid of all of this. And one thing we're also gonna need to get rid of here is this old filter, that can go as well. Now, we're also gonna have to remove this breather hose. This kit includes a brand new one and to do that, I'm just gonna pull up on the engine cover, that'll pop off and then pull it straight out towards you to remove it. You can see now this breather hose right on top of the manifold, that is just gonna pull out of that little rubber connector right by the engine oil filler like that and then you can remove this.So, now that we have all our factory stuff removed we can go ahead and start to bring our AFE into the picture. There's a little bit of work we have to do here to build this guy up before we go head back to the truck. This is the piece we're gonna start with. This is the coupler for our air filter, you can see it's got some threads on the back of it here. We're gonna use these Allen key screws right here, we're gonna get this installed on the new top half of our airbox. And we're gonna use a 4-millimeter Allen key to tighten those down. Next thing we're gonna do is take our air filter and that could go inside like that and I'm just gonna get that started on that coupler. And just like the rest of the clamps, we can tighten that down with an 8-millimeter socket. After that, we can go ahead and grab this seal right here and this is gonna go along this top edge, we're gonna be skipping the bottom. Now that is just slightly too long, this type of seal does have a metal insert in this spot that clamps on. So, what we're gonna do is grab the wire cutters and we're gonna trim that to size.Next thing we're gonna work on here is our intake tube. Now, we're gonna start with some couplers, we're gonna grab this one, this is ultimately gonna be around our throttle body and I'm just gonna slide that on halfway. And then grab a clamp, I'm just gonna snug that down to the tube, obviously, we're gonna have to wait on the other side. Now, we're gonna do the same thing on the opposite side with this coupler right here. And this is gonna bend the opposite way of this one. So, what this is gonna do is go on just like that. Next thing we're gonna do is our mass airflow sensor, it's gonna go in that hole right there, we have to install this grommet first, that is gonna pop in just like so. Then we're gonna take our factory intake tube, you can see the sensor right here, give that a counterclockwise twist then pull straight out. It'll pop out just like that, and this one is gonna fall straight in.Now we're also gonna need to replace our breather hose. So, you can see there's a couple fittings here, there's two hoses. What we're going to do is conjoin the two together. We're gonna give the small hose this 90-degree angle fitting. And then the other side of that 90-degree fitting obviously is going to get the other side of this longer hose. The end of the longer hose is gonna get this gray fitting as well and that's going to take the shorter end.So, now that we have our new AFE intake completely built up, I figured now would be the perfect time to bring back our old intake, put the two next to each other and draw a comparison between what we have going on with our new one and our old intake. We're gonna start at the filter and work our way back to the throttle body. Now, the most obvious difference here we're going from a closed box to an open box design. Again, there are a couple of benefits of that, one looks really cool, two, gonna allow you easy access to that filter to change it out, definitely easier than the factory stuff. The filter itself is gonna be an upgrade as well, certainly way better than this factory paper filter. It's gonna have way more surface area as well which is exactly what you want out of a filter. As far as the airbox itself goes that is going over to an 18 gauge steel, that is going to be an upgrade in my opinion over the plastic for sure. I think that looks way better with that black powder coat finish than just basically this smooth plastic. Now, this intake tube, this is also gonna be roto-molded plastic, but it has the same exact finish on there, there's no way you'd be able to tell it that actually is plastic and it's perfect match for the airbox end what's going on in the engine bay. While we're on the topic of that intake tube, another thing to point out is this is going to be smooth all the way throughout. You're not gonna get this flex pipe in here which it's ugly and it's gonna cause turbulence in that incoming air. Instead, we have it looks improvement with a nice AFE plaque on the side of the intake tube right there as well. Now, last but not least, as far as differences go, it is a small one, but we are getting a brand new breather hose that's designed to fit perfectly with our AFE, I think that's a nice touch.Next up, let's talk about some similarities. Mass airflow sensor as you guys just saw, that's gonna be a direct transfer over, that's gonna plug right back in. Now, some intangible similarities between these two, both of them gonna be no tune required. And both of them are gonna be completely 50 state legal, which is great. So, without any further ado, we're gonna take our AFE, I'm gonna break this back down, we're gonna head back to the truck and start to build this thing up.So, that is gonna drop in place. On the side of the airbox toward the engine, we do have these teeth, you wanna make sure those are seated and then you could rotate this down and get this side in there as well. Then, we're gonna use those factory clips to lock this in place. The next thing we're gonna drop in place here is going to be our breather hose, we're gonna use this little factory piece, get that back on here. Then we can put our engine cover back on. And what we're gonna do, aim for those two rubber holes at the back, and that'll push down right into place. Last but not least, our intake tube, we're gonna get that started on the filter side first, make sure you throw a clamp on there. Then we can do the same thing on our throttle body side. Make sure you put a clamp on there, then we could tighten it down with that 8-millimeter socket. While we're here, go ahead and plug back in the MAF sensor and connect your breather hose.That's gonna do it for my review and install of the AFE Magnum Force Stage 2 Cold Air Intake with Pro Dry S Filter in Black, fitting all '09 to '18 5.7 Hemi Powered Ram 1500s. As always guys, thank you so much for watching. Make sure you keep it right here at AmericaTrucks for all things Ram.

      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


      • Increases Torque, Horsepower, & Throttle Response
      • Outflows Factory Intake by 27%
      • Creates 18 Max HP & 23 lbs. x ft. Torque
      • 5 1/2" Conical Pro DRY S Air Filter
      • Innovative Heat Shield w/ Top Mount Design
      • 3 Angle Adapter & 3 1/2" Black Aluminum Intake Tract
      • Basic Installation
      • Computer Re-Tuning Not Required
      • 50-State CARB Certified - D-550-14/19
      • Fits 2009-2018 5.7L Dodge RAM


      Why Take Baby Steps? You get a little piece of everything with the AFE Magnum FORCE Stage 2 Pro DRY S Cold Air Intake in Black for 09-17 5.7L RAM 1500. You will improve the air outflow by about 27% over the factory system, but you can also expect leaps in horsepower by 18 Max HP & 23 lbs. x ft. Torque.

      Make it a Tune-Free Upgrade. Some people may insist on tuning, but it is not necessary to achieve fantastic results.

      Powerful Filtration. The secret to the system's success may rest in the well-designed Conical Pro DRY S Air Filter.

      Revamped Design. The heat shield keeps cool and hot air where it belongs, but it's the impassable build of the 3 Angle Adapter & 3 1/2" Black Aluminum Intake Tract that keeps the system going well past the competitor's lifeline.

      No Part Left Behind. The installation kit includes all component parts you need for a brisk install.

      Make Sure it Works. You are protected under a limited lifetime warranty from aFe.

      Emissions Details. You are street legal in all 50 states with this upgrade. Reference CARB certification number D-550-14/19.

      Application. The aFe Magnum FORCE Stage 2 Pro DRY S Cold Air Intake was designed to fit the 2009-2018 Dodge RAM with 5.7L engines. The filter color is gray.

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      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (1) Pro DRY S Air Filter
      • (1) Heat Shield
      • (1) Intake Tract
      • (4) T-Bolt Clamps

      Tech Specs

      Manufacture:aFe PowerYear/Model:2009-2017 5.7L
      Type of Filter:Conical, Dry, SyntheticFilter Color:Gray
      Material:PlasticFilter Placement:Engine Bay
      Finish:BlackComputer Tune Required:No

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