The Ram 1500 Pickup, formerly the Dodge Ram, was first introduced in 1981 and was named for the Ram hood ornament which first appeared on Dodge vehicles in 1933. However, this first generation Ram D150 was just a face lifted carryover of the Dodge D-Series which had been around since 1972. The first generation Dodge Ram sold poorly compared to its counterparts from Ford and GM. That is however until 1994 when Dodge introduced the second generation Ram 1500. The fully redesigned 1994 Dodge Ram 1500 immediately became a sales success. Dodge pickup studio designers took styling cues from early 1950’s Studebaker pickup trucks and 18-wheelers to create a “macho” looking truck that completely stood apart from Ford, Chevy, and GMC trucks at the time. The second generation Ram 1500 was named Motor Trend magazine’s truck of the year in 1994 and the Ram pickup line has gone on to win this award four times since.
Around the same time that Dodge introduced the second generation Ram 1500, AIRAID®, The Performance Intake Company was founded. Since that time AIRAID has become a leading manufacturer of air intake systems. AIRAID has been on board with increasing the performance of MOPAR trucks since the beginning and offers several types of air intake systems for 1994-2015 Dodge Ram 1500, and Ram 1500 Pickups. 1994 to 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup trucks with 3.9L V6, 5.2L V8, or 5.9L V8 Magnum engines can benefit from an easy bolt-on AIRAID classic air intake system. AIRAID Classic air intakes replace the factory air ducting and air filter box with a mandrel-bent aluminum, or molded HDPE, intake tube and 360-degree conical AIRAID washable & reusable air filter to improve performance. Some classic intake kits include a specially designed air filter splash shield.
Third generation 2002-2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup owners have a bolt-on performance option in the way of an AIRAID Cold Air Dam (CAD) air intake system, AIRAID MXP Air Intake, or even an AIRAID Jr. Kit option. AIRAID Cold Air Dam (CAD) Intake Systems are built upon the principle of cooler air being denser and offering more efficient combustion. AIRAID CAD intake systems utilize Cold Air Dam panels mounted where the factory air box was situated. These panels help keep the air filter isolated from hot engine compartment air by sealing against the underside of the hood with blade-style weather stripping.
The next evolution in AIRAID performance bolt-on air intake systems is the AIRAID MXP® series. These air intake systems are a premium line of cold air intake systems designed to improve the performance of third and fourth generation Dodge Ram 1500 and Ram 1500 Pickups. The core of an AIRAID MXP intake system is the one-piece rotationally molded polyethylene air filter box which replaces the restrictive factory air box and an AIRAID intake tube constructed of cross-linked high-density polyethylene. AIRAID MXP air intake systems are designed using extensive computer modeling for an easy to install bolt-on performance upgrade without any need for additional modifications or tuning.
In addition to the Classic, CAD, or MXP line of intakes many Dodge Ram 1500 owners have the option of upgrading to an AIRAID Jr. Kit. An AIRAID Jr. Kit is for those Dodge Ram 1500 owners seeking a simple, economical, performance enhancement. AIRAID Ram 1500 Jr. Kits target the most restrictive components of the factory intake system and replace them with an AIRAID Modular Intake Tube and a premium drop-in replacement washable AIRAID air filter. AIRAID Jr. Kits offer easy installation and a much lower cost than AIRAID Cold Air Dam or Classic Performance Air Intake Systems.
In addition to offering several styles of air intake systems for Dodge Ram 1500, and Ram 1500 models, AIRAID has revolutionized the automotive aftermarket with two types of air filter technologies available for most AIRAID intakes. AIRAID premium filters employ a combination of multiple layers of oiled cotton filter media and a proprietary blend of SynthaFlow® synthetic materials. AIRAID premium filters offer free-flowing air without sacrificing air filtration efficiency. The second type of air filter technology employed by AIRAID is the SynthaMax® line of 100% synthetic SynthaFlow media, non-oiled, air filters. AIRAID SynthaMax air filters are offered in a colorfast-dyed red, black, or blue SynthaMax air filter media. Both types of AIRAID air filters are washable, reusable, and backed by a “no hassle” lifetime warranty. AIRAID performance filters can be easily cleaned using the AIRAID Filter Tune-Up Kit 790-551, or the Premium Dry Filter Cleaning Solution 790-558.
AIRAID Performance Air Intake Systems For 1994 to 2015 Dodge Ram 1500 and Ram 1500 pickups are listed below:
* W/ Hood Mat
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