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Banks Ram-Air® Intake System

The all-new Banks Ram-Air Intake for Ford 7.3L Power Strokes delivers everything you really want out of your diesel: power, agility, and fuel economy. It's always been about airflow and with the Ram-Air Intake, it starts right up front. Ram-Air bolts on in minutes and requires zero modification. It's designed to feed your 7.3L more cool, dense air than it's ever seen. Thanks to its added HP & torque, you'll feel the difference the moment you hit the throttle. Killing the stock intake and crushing the competitors', it's the perfect upgrade for anyone looking for maximum performance. Whether you haul horses, a fifth wheel, or just want to haul-ass, Ram-Air is for you!

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NEW FILTER OPTIONS! Choose from the traditional red, oiled filter or the all-new black, dry filter. Plus, you can even get an extra layer of filtration protection by adding a pre-filter to your order.
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7.3L cold air intake comparison

That should go without saying, right? With our competitors' intakes you can't be so sure. They all look nice... but do they really deliver cooler air to your engine and bring the power and mileage gains you thought you were paying for? Not according to our testing.

Your engine doesn't need decoration, it needs density. The ugly truth is that every competitive "cold air" intake system we tested actually delivered hotter intake air temps than the stock system. They all flowed somewhat better but without cooler air, all the flow in the world ends up being meaningless. Cool air = density. Density = more HP & torque, better fuel economy, and overall better performance.

The real deal. You're out for maximum performance and so are we. The Banks Ram-Air Intake System brings the flow as well as the density.

That means you'll have the muscle to the job done, whatever it may be. And, it bolts on in minutes. Best of all, Ram-Air delivers what your hard-earned dollar deserves: true engineering, real performance, and actual value.

Banks intake

Banks Intake
Enclosure helps draw in cooler air. The competitors like to talk about flow but they get a little uncomfortable when you ask them about density. Intake Density is cool air and rich oxygen content, and that spells power. Good flow means nothing if you're just pumping your engine full of hot air. Some of our competitors' intake systems result in hotter air inlet temperatures than stock!

AFE intake

AFE Intake
Open and exposed design pulls in hot engine air, resulting in poor density. Cheap metal battery tray highly prone to rust and corrosion.

Airaid intake

Airaid Intake
Virtually identical to the AFE – no-housing design means instead of cold air, your engine gets only hot, stagnant air. Cheap metal battery tray highly prone to rust and corrosion.

S&B intake

S&B Intake
Enclosed design but seals very poorly. A large hole in the bottom sucks in very hot air directly above the exhaust manifold. Worst of all competitors in both flow and temperature.

Volant intake

Volant Intake
Visually displeasing design that does not match the performance or quality of the Banks Ram-Air. Cheap metal battery tray highly prone to rust and corrosion.

ApplicationYear RangePart #
Air Filter Element, for Banks Ram-Air System
Ford 7.3/6.4/6.7 & 94-02 Dodge 5.9
Air Filter Element, for Banks Ram-Air System
Various Ford & Dodge Diesels
Ram-Air intake system | OILED filter
Ford 7.3L
Emissions compliant: CARB E.O. D-161-100
1999-03 42210
Ram-Air intake system | DRY filter
Ford 7.3L
Emissions compliant: CARB E.O. D-161-102
1999-03 42210-D
Banks Pre-Filter
fits over Banks Air Filter Element
for Ford 7.3, 6.0, 6.4, and 6.7L; '94-02 Dodge 5.9L
1994-16 42650

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2002 Ford F-350 7.3L gets Banks Brake, PowerPack, Ram-Air, and SmartLock


It's a little belated, but I can not tell enough people how happy I am with the changes to my truck this year. We towed a 41' 5th wheel across the Sierra Nevada range, over to Coeur D'Alene Idaho, across the Continental Divide to Yellowstone and back again (4,000 miles in 20 days). The engine performed flawlessly and as advertised. It is truly a pleasure to do business with a company whose core competency is based in fact, science and experience. What a rarity to have your expectations exceeded!!

At this time, I am considering the new water-methanol injection system for my 2002 Ford F-350 DW truck. I know the technology has been around for some time, but Banks credibility in the industry meant I wouldn't consider using it until you developed a "safe" and "EPA approved" version. I had Banks install everything on this truck with a specific purpose of towing. I don't need over the top horse power. Just safe, cool running power to tow my trailer. Oh, and thank you and Banks Power for continuing to be the benchmark for the entire industry.


Brian T.
Turlock, CA


Banks Ram-Air Flow Demo

Check out the smooth, unrestricted flow of air. (Optional SuperScoop not available for all applications.)

Ram-Air development

Gale talks with SpeedTV about what went into developing the Ram-Air cold air intake system. (Note: Some components or designs shown may not be available for all applications.)

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