The AIRAID 302-128 cold air dam air intake system is designed to replace the stock air box, air filter, and intake tubing.
One of the most popular pickup trucks in the American market is the Dodge Ram series pickup including the 2500 and 3500. The AIRAID 302-128 air intake system is designed specifically for the 2003 and 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500.
The AIRAID 302-128 air intake kit includes the AIRAID 722-128 universal air filter that is washable and reusable.
A new-for-the-time 5.7-liter Hemi V8 replaced an aging 5.9-liter V8 on the 2003 Ram 2500 and offered 345-horsepower and 375 lb-ft of torque. There are also two more engines available including an overhead-cam 4.7-liter V8, which is standard with the 4-wheel-drive model, and a 3.7-liter V6 for the 2-wheel-drive model. A 5-speed manual transmission is standard on the 3.7-liter V6 and 4.7-liter V8.
The pickup was available in two cab configurations –- regular and quad. The regular cab is 2-door and the quad is a 4-door pickup that accommodates up to six passengers. There were two bed lengths available including a 6-foot, 3-inch standard bed and an 8-foot long bed. The 2500 came with three trim levels –- the ST, SLT, and Laramie. The ST is the base-trim and includes air conditioning as standard as well as vinyl upholstery, wind-up windows, and manual door locks. The SLT trim includes the 4.7-liter V8 engine as standard along with cloth upholstered interior trim, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and a number of convenience items. The Laramie is the luxury package and includes leather seating, dual-zone air conditioning, a premium stereo, 17-inch cast aluminum wheels, and plenty of luxury features.
The 2004 Ram 2500 is designated as a full-size, light-duty pickup. A new full-time four-wheel drive system was offered for this model year that improves traction on slippery roads. The same trim levels were available and a sports trim, an off-road package, and a Work Special package were added. The Laramie trim received an upgrade and new options were added including Bluetooth stereo. The off-road package includes 17-inch aluminum wheels and off-road tires, 3.92:1 rear axle, limited-slip differential, skid plates for the transfer case and front suspension, special shocks, tow hooks, fog lamps, and a heavy-duty cooling system.
The 2003 and 2004 Dodge Ram 3500 body styles include a regular-cab and 4-door quad cab. The payload capacity of the regular cab with dual rear wheels is 4,840 to 5,370 pounds. The payload capacity of the Quad Cab with dual rear wheels has a range of 4,420 to 4,960 pounds, depending on options. All Ram 3500 models except for the Quad Cab with short cargo bed have dual rear wheels.
Two gasoline and two diesel engines were available to power the 3500. The new at the time 5.7-liter Hemi gasoline V8 engine generates 345-horsepower and 375 lb-ft of torque. A Cummins 5.9-liter turbo-diesel inline-six-cylinder engine delivers 250-horsepower (235-horsepower in California). There is also a high-output diesel engine that offers 305-horsepower and 555 lb-feet of torque.
The AIRAID 302-128 cold air dam air intake system is designed specifically for the 2003 and 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 and 3500. The intake has been engineered to provide cooler air to the engine to produce more horsepower and torque. Designed to fit into the original location of the air filter, the air intake features a huge open-element inlet that is protected by cold air dam panels to provide a steady, free-flowing supply of cooler outside air into the engine. The panels mount in the factory air box location and incorporate any factory cold air inlet ducts that are present. The system also adds more cold air passages to the filter. The panels keep the filter isolated from the hot air of the engine compartment because they are sealed to the underside of the hood with blade-style weather stripping.
The intake system includes a 360° tapered AIRAID washable and reusable air filter that is less restrictive than common paper air filters. AIRAID also offers the AIRAID 790-558 air filter cleaning kit that is formulated to clean the filter after 30,000 to 50,000 miles, depending on driving conditions. AIRAID is so sure of the quality of the air intake system, it backs it with a No Hassle Lifetime Warranty.
The AIRAID 302-128 has been designed to fit the following vehicles:
2004 DODGE RAM 3500 PICKUP 5.9L L6 DIESEL
2004 DODGE RAM 2500 PICKUP 5.9L L6 DIESEL
2003 DODGE RAM 3500 PICKUP 5.9L L6 DIESEL
2003 DODGE RAM 2500 PICKUP 5.9L L6 DIESEL
Intake systems for vehicles listed are 50 state legal. See knfilters.com for CARB status on each part for a specific vehicle.