• |
  • |
  • |
  • S&B Cold-Air Intake Kit and FloPro Muffler - Rev It Up

S&B Cold-Air Intake Kit and FloPro Muffler - Rev It Up

Helping a 5.7L Hemi Make More Power

Maxwell Matthewson
Sep 23, 2013
Photographers: Dan Ward, Maxwell Matthewson
In the everlasting pursuit of better performance from our trucks, the first areas to be modified are usually the intake and exhaust. This is because aftermarket replacements for these parts are relatively inexpensive and readily available. While manufacturers claim up to a 50hp increase with some of these products, realistic numbers land in the 10-20hp range. The other benefit of these is that they can be installed in your driveway in a few hours.
Recently, we picked up a 2012 Ram 1500 with the 5.7L Hemi. Coming with a burly 390hp rating from the factory, this truck is healthy, but a few more ponies never hurt anyone. For the intake side of things, we called up S&B and ordered one of their cold-air intake kits. These intakes feature dual intake scoops, a smooth-walled intake tube, and a redesigned air filter that ensures the most possible surface area is used. Next, we ordered a replacement muffler from Flo-Pro. The exhaust professionals promised us a less restrictive path for the hot gasses leaving the engine. Tests show that the muffler flows over 15 percent more air over the stock exhaust and adds a nice throaty growl. Follow along as we give our Ram more power and a better sound in an afternoon.

2015 Ram 1500 Specifications

VIEW ALL
Fair Market Price $24,450
MSRP $25,660
Editors' Overall Rating
Mileage 27 City / 25 Highway
Engine 3.6L V6
Horse Power 305 hp @ 6,400 rpm
Torque 269 ft lb of torque @ 4,175 rpm
See all Specifications

Sources

S&B Air Filters
800-358-2639
www.sbfilters.com
Flo-Pro
800-762-4286
www.flopro.com
Ranch Muffler
Temecula, CA 92590
951-676-4043
www.ranchmuffler.com

MOST POPULAR

Truck Trend Network

TRUCK RESEARCH SNAPSHOT

Ram 1500

Fair Market Price
$24,450
Editors' Overall Rating
Basic Specifications
MSRP: $25,660
Mileage: 27 / 25
Engine: 3.6L V6
get a free quote

Subscribe Today and Save up to 83%!

Subscribe Truck Trend Magazine

Subscribe to:

Truck Trend
Magazine

PRINT DIGITAL
Subscribe Diesel Power Magazine

Subscribe to:

Diesel Power
Magazine

PRINT DIGITAL
Subscribe Truckin Magazine

Subscribe to:

Truckin
Magazine

PRINT DIGITAL
SUBSCRIBE TO A MAGAZINE
TO TOP