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Hey, guys. Adam here with americantrucks.com and today, we're taking a closer look at and installing the AFE Magnum FORCE Stage 2 Cold Air Intake with the Pro 5R Oiled Filter, available for the 2019 and newer RAM 1500 with the 5.7 HEMI. Now, if you're looking to upgrade your factory air box on your 5.7 to something that has overall superior quality, infiltration, and airflow that doesn't require a tune and isn't gonna break the bank, the AFP Stage 2 option we have here has an upgraded oiled filter, which uses three layers of progressively finer synthetic media to make sure it's filtering out every particle that you don't want getting in or pulling in more cold air. As a matter of fact, we'll break this down a little bit later on as well. But just know that this guy increases airflow over 50% compared to your factory intake, which is good for horsepower gains of about 24 and torque gains up about 32. Pretty good numbers dyno-tested from AFP, and they let us know that that's what you can expect, and it doesn't require a tune.That's a huge bonus here. You can just pull it out of the box, install it and you're good to go to see results. The rest of the kit uses a larger diameter tubing here, also gonna dissipate heat a little bit better to make sure your cold air stays cold. And then, finally, the whole kit comes in right around 350 bucks which really isn't at the top end of the spectrum as far as pricing goes, but the quality of materials here is very impressive. I will say the only thing I would have liked to see in this kit was a completely closed air box to really trap in the cold air and keep out the heat. But it does have this weather stripping here to make sure it's sealing in under the hood. If you're willing to spend a little bit more money, you can get the same quality materials with the closed air box, especially one from AFE. They have that option available as well, but it comes down to personal preference and what you wanna spend.Install, that's gonna get one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. Anybody can tackle this in the driveway at home with about an hour's worth of time from start to finish. Cold air intakes are some of the easiest things you can do, especially under the hood. You can tackle it with simple hand tools. I'm gonna show you every single step of the process, what do you say we get started? Tools used in this install include an impact gun or ratchet, flathead screwdriver, 20-millimeter wrench extension, and I'm using a Phillips-head socket but a Phillips head screwdriver works as well.All right. First step here, you're gonna disconnect temp sensor just by disconnecting that harness pinch and pull back. Next step, we're gonna disconnect this hose which is just to the left. You're gonna push up on that gray locking tab from the bottom and pull straight back. Next, we're gonna take a flathead screwdriver and we're gonna loosen up this clamp connecting the factory hose to the throttle body. Now, what we wanna do is lift straight up on the air box to disconnect. There's two little rubber plugs that these are in that are, kind of, retaining that in place. So, we're just gonna pull and disconnect it from there. Here we go, and we're gonna set this aside.Next step, what you wanna do is remove this factory air duct. Now, you may need to put a little bit of firm pressure on it to push straight back because it's clipped into this plastic portion below it. So, we're gonna lift up from underneath, disconnect. Now, you'll see that it has this molded-on, little bracket that's slotted to that hole, so that's what you're pulling out. Set this aside. All right, guys, we got our factory intake off of our 2019 5.7 behind me. It's on the table next to our AFE and I wanna take you through similarities and differences between the two kits here to make sure you guys fully understand the upgrade that we've got from the AFE kit. So, we've taken apart our factory intake here to expose the flat drop-in paper element filter. This guy's a drive filter, unlike your new AFE option. It's pretty basic, right off the factory line. This is something you can completely expect from companies like Dodge, Ford, so on. Now this filter here is gonna be a huge upgrade in almost every single way.As you can see, this is a 7-inch tall, flat-top 360-degree conical filter completely different and shaping design than your factory one. This guy is gonna do a lot better job pulling in more cold air. Now, as a matter of fact, AFE lets us know that this increases airflow up to 52% over your factory intake kit. That is a really impressive number and that actually translates to about 24 horsepower and 32 pound-feet of torque at the rear wheels upgraded with this kit here. Now, that's something AFE claims that they have computer-designed and dyno-tested to prove that, without requiring you to pick up a tune. Now, this filter here is their oiled option that has three layers of progressively finer porosity, synthetic filter media. I know that's a lot of fancy wordplay here, but what that basically means is the multilayers of that synthetic material they use gets progressively smaller or finer to filter out even the smallest microns of particles. That's gonna filter out all of the unwanted stuff that you don't want getting into your intake manifold and ultimately into your engine.Now, this guy here also includes a rotor molded intake tubing, which has a bigger diameter than your factory tubing to allow for more cold air and volume. And it also doesn't have this flex pipe which can restrict airflow, slowing things down. You're gonna get an 18-gauge heat shield. Now, this heat shield here isn't as big and as glamorous as some of the more intricate ones in the kit. AFE even offers some of their more premium options that have a completely enclosed heat shield. This guy is a little bit more basic, but it is very high quality a material, and it also has that textured black powder coating on top which not only looks really good, but it's also gonna help with corrosion and rust resistance. And, really, it's gonna blend in very well with the engine bay. So, if you're looking for an intake kit that has a completely enclosed heat shield, this isn't gonna be the one, but it is gonna do a good job in combination with the weather stripping the ceiling under your hood to trap out all of the engine bay heat that you don't want getting in.Other than that, it comes with new couplers, new clamps, and new host fittings to make sure there are leak-free finishes and that it's using high-quality hardware. What we're gonna have to do here is transfer over our factory sensor to our new kit. We'll start there and then finish up with assembly.Next step here we're gonna flip over that factory tubing to take a look at our sensor. Now, this guy, all we have to do is counterclockwise twist and pull straight back. You wanna be pretty careful with this, you don't wanna damage it in any way, you are gonna need that. So, we're gonna twist it and just kind of wiggle it back and forth, gently pulling straight back until it disconnects. Let's set this guy down. We can put our factory components aside. Next, you're gonna take your tubing from AFE. The grommet included in the kit, you're gonna install that into the pre-drilled hole on the side here. Now, that's gonna be where your old sensor is reinstalled. So, what you're basically gonna do is just pinch this guy around so it hugs that hole.Then, you can take the sensor adapter, which basically has that locking mechanism in there that your factory unit used. Now, what you might wanna do is put your finger on the inside to make sure that the grommet isn't gonna fall through. Just make sure you're pushing back upward on that. All, right, so there you go. Once you have that fitting seated all the way down, you're going to take your sensor and you're gonna lock that guy into place. Now, what you wanna do is make sure that it's oriented the right way. So, the tab here you want facing this open hole. So, we're gonna rotate this whole assembly so that it faces the right direction. You should be able to look in and evenly see that blue sensor. Next, you wanna take your host fitting. It's already pre-threaded, and there's already a predrilled and pre-threaded hole. You're basically gonna thread this guy in and then use a 20-millimeter wrench to just tighten it down.All right. So, the threading won't go all the way down. It does get very tight. So, you just wanna make sure it's as tight as you can get that guy, and you wanna make sure you're not stripping it out as well. It'll sit nice and snug. From here, we can move on and install our coupler. Now on that sensor side, this is the side that will connect your throttle body. You're going to install the coupler. Now, there are two clamps in the kit here, not attached to your filter. So, these two are the secondary ones. You're gonna take one of them and put it over the other end and you're gonna install this over the throttle body side of your tubing. So, seated all the way down on this inlet and then align your clamp and tighten it down. You can use the flathead screwdriver. I know we took a look at the factory intake taken apart on the table a little bit ago. I put it back together here to show you guys how to take it apart because we are just going to need to reuse the bottom section. Now, there are six Phillips-head screws, three on each side that we're gonna have to remove.I've got my impact gun and a Phillips-head socket. Of course, you can just use a Phillips-head screwdriver, this just saves a little bit of time, but really just gonna go all the way around it taking off those six screws. Finally, there's one back here. All right. With all six of those removed, you can pop this lid off. Set that down. We are no longer gonna need that. And of course, you want to remove your factory filter which can be pretty tight. You can also use a flathead screwdriver to get this guy out or just pry that back. So I'm gonna grab a flathead. Remember that, obviously, we're not gonna use this anymore. So, now we can start the installation by putting this back in place. All right, so first step here, I'm just gonna simply put our factory air dock back in place. This guy is going to slide back into position. You really just push it back and it locks it. That's pretty simple. All right. From there, we're gonna take that bottom portion of the factory heat shield that we just worked on and drop it into place.You'll see, the retaining pins here are gonna come through the holes here. So, we're really just gonna push that back into place while lining it up to that air duct. Right. So, you can see those start to come through, just gonna push down, so it locks in place. Right, the next two steps we're, kind of, gonna do simultaneously. Number one, drop in your filter. Now, you wanna look at the AFE logo on the top, make sure it's not upside down when you drop this guy in. You're also gonna wanna take that clamp off just for the time being. Take the top portion of your heat shield, and we're gonna drop it into place while simultaneously pulling the filter through the open hole. We're really trying to line up these tabs to the factory holes where those Phillips-head screws were. So, we're gonna pull that filter through. It helps to see that guy, and then line up those holes just like that. From there, you can pop on that clamp.All right, so here, what we're gonna do is grab the factory screws and put them right back in. All right, once you have that where you want it, line up those holes and put the factory screws back through. I'm gonna use my Phillips-head socket and that extension just to put them in a couple of threads. And then I'm gonna use my impact gun to make life easier. But, of course, you can use just a simple screwdriver. All right. Next step here, we're gonna drop in our tubing. Now, make sure that you have a clamp over the other end of that coupler that we installed earlier and install that to your throttle body first. All right, the other end of that is gonna go to your filter. Now, the tricky part about this is the filter is gonna wanna fall in. So you're gonna have to prop it up while also installing that tubing. And so, basically seating that all the way down, now we can tighten this clamp and then focus on our throttle body. All right. So, now you can rotate this coupler where you need it to be and tighten down the clamp.Last couple of steps here guys, pretty simple. What we're gonna do is plug in our sensor. So, the harnesses is right here. We're just gonna see that guy all the way down. Grab your hose as well and connect it to your fitting, just gonna connect that until you hear a click. The last step we're gonna do is [inaudible 00:11:54] heat shield. We'll put in our weatherstripping. Now, for the weatherstripping, there's already a pre-cut strip. What we're gonna do is start at the edge and just work our way all the way around. Now, the way you'll do it is it's already got a split in it, it'll seat right around the edging. You just push it down with a little bit of pressure. It seats pretty easily. All right. Now, it's not gonna make its way all the way around because this portion will not contact the hood, but the rest of this will. So, when the hood shuts, it'll seal up against it and block out some of that engine bay heat. Well, guys, that's gonna wrap up my review and install for the AFE Magnum FORCE Stage 2 Intake with the Pro 5R Oiled Filter, available for the 5.7 Hemi in your 2019 or newer RAM 1500.You can get yours right here at americantrucks.com.
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Provides Increased Power and Performance. To get more out of your 5.7L HEMI V8-powered RAM 1500, install the aFe Magnum FORCE Stage 2 Cold Air Intake with Pro 5R Filter. This system includes a CAD-designed dyno-tuned and roto-molded intake tube and a conical 360-degree air filter. With this design, you will gain a 54 percent flow increase, which translates into a boost of up to 24 horsepower and 32 pound-Foot of torque.
Pro 5R Oiled Air Filter. The Pro 5R Air Filter is engineered to effectively filter out minuscule power robbing particulates while maintaining excellent air flow. Pro 5R air filters feature 5-layers of progressively finer mesh cotton gauze oiled media to ensure superior filtration and outstanding engine protection. Best of all the Pro 5R air filter is re-usable, just wash, re-oil and re-use.
Not CARB Certified. This aFe Magnum FORCE Stage 2 Cold Air is not CARB certified, therefore it is not legal for use in California or other states adopting California emission standards. Not legal for use on pollution controlled motor vehicles; not intended for highway use.
Easy Installation. This cold air intake system is packaged with all the hardware necessary to install within an hour. It bolts onto the factory mounting points of your truck, thus eliminating the need for any cutting or drilling.
Two Year Warranty. This cold air intake system is guaranteed to be free from manufacturer defects for a 2-year period after the date of purchase. Some exclusions may apply; please see the manufacturer’s warranty on their website for details.
Application. This aFe Magnum FORCE Stage 2 Cold Air Intake with Pro 5R Oiled Filter is specifically designed to fit the 2019-2020 5.7L RAM 1500. Does not fit the 2019 RAM 1500 Classic models.
Fitment: 2019 2020
CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
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