High-Ram® Intake

Cooler, denser air packs real power. That's an absolute fact. So why would you choke off all that power-packed air at the last second on its way from the intercooler to the intake manifold? That's exactly what the stock air intake does.

The 3" Banks High-Ram changes all that. Designed on the computer using computational fluid dynamics, tested on the flow bench and proved on the dyno, High-Ram is much more than just another pretty air inlet.

Don't blow your last chance to add vital turbo boost to your engine. Whether you're just starting out or you've already made major aftermarket modifications, go for the Banks High-Ram.

Breaking News!

Banks has done it again. Click on PROOF and see how both our value-priced 3" High-Ram wastes the competition.

High-Ram 3"

Above: High-Ram air intake | 1998-02 Dodge 5.9L | 3" | p/n 42721


Banks Billet Intake Heater DeleteBANKS BILLET INTAKE HEATER DELETE

If you want another half pound of boost, our Banks Billet Heater Delete is just the ticket. And...unlike some setups, when winter comes, you can put the Heater back in.


High-Ram compared to stock intake

Above: Notice how cramped and angular the factory inlet is
compared to Banks’ larger, streamlined cast-metal High-Ram


High-Ram installed with heater delete

Above: High-Ram intake and optional heater delete installed


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High-Ram proof chart

Here it is in red, black and white. Proof positive that Banks High-Ram outflows the competition by anywhere from 29 to nearly 57%! Did we rig the test by doing anything to hurt the other guys' product performance? No way. We just kept improving ours until we put them on all back on the trailer.

RAMMING IT TO THE COMPETITION

Being an engineer as well as a competitive-as-hell hot-rodder means pursuing every airflow advantage possible. Back in ‘98, my original Dodge High-Ram crushed the flow of the stock elbow. This established yet another path to enhanced diesel power and mileage. But it also invited a slew of imitators, offering knock-off, pretender versions. Because they’ve essentially copied our original, the competitors’ numbers look pretty good.

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Well, as much as I appreciate the compliment, it’s reality-check time for Banks’ competitors. At Banks, we settle for nothing less than the top of the market when it comes to performance.

We’ve taken a fresh  look at our original High-Ram design and I’ve got some bad news for the competition…we’re releasing a new generation High-Ram that blows away our original design and therefore everything else on the market.

Gale BanksSIZE MATTERS
Our new 3½" CNC High-Ram out-boosts its nearest competitor by 26.8% and that competitor is our new 3” CNC High-Ram.

As for the others we beat them by 29.3% for AFE all the way to 56.9% for BD.

This leaves the competitors with a dilemma. Will they just copy Banks all over again? Probably. But for customers who appreciate quality, credentials, and true engineering, Banks is the only game in town. And… we’ve got the records to prove it!

 

ApplicationYear RangePart #
High-Ram air intake kit
Dodge 5.9L
3" (use with stock boost tube)
1998-02 42721
Banks Billet Intake Heater Delete
Dodge 5.9L
1998-07 42732

Accolades

“If you're ever crossing a mountain pass and you can't seem to keep up with the pickup or RV in front of you, chances are good you're following a Banks-equipped truck.”
Sport Truck (Dec '02)