Drop in Filter vs. Cold Air Intake in 2015 Ram Hemi 5.7

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GP4L

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I'll definetely checkout that aem drop in. Any mpg gains? I'm assuming it's washable and lifetime?

It should be lifetime. AEM sells air filter cleaner in a spray bottle. I'd imaging if you clean the filer per AEM's recommendation, it will last the truck's lifetime. The filter itself is pretty robust construction. I dropped mine in about 2-3 weeks after having a new OEM filter installed (I did that so I have a clean OEM filter to swap for warranty work - just in case). I immediately noticed a slight throttle response increase, and the engine growl is a little more noticeable coming from the intake at WOT.

I haven't done anything remotely considered legitimate for a MPG test since, but I have a couple longer drives coming up in the next couple months. But it seems like my mileage is better. I've been averaging (mixed driving conditions) about 1mpg higher than I have ever had during my weekday work routine. My next 600 mile round trip drive should give me a better idea how much of an improvement it made.

For $40 (filter) and $15 (cleaner), I'd say it's a pretty good deal. Even with just a +1mpg net gain, the filter will pay for itself in less than 20 fill ups. And if you do what I did - keeping a clean OEM filter to swap in for oil changes/warranty work - you can watch, and laugh, at them try to up-sell you air filters you don't need.
 

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I noticed that it's much easier to get your average MPGs higher with the AEM filter. Meaning, after a period of low average, the EVIC reading rebounds to where it "should" be much faster than with the OEM filter.

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I went with the Volant CAI with the Power Core 100,000 mile dry filter. I prefer the closed box, it has an addition inlet that can be capped or a scoop can be added at an additional cost that will double the inlet capacity and increase air velocity.

Makes a huge difference on how the truck sounds, performance I have to say it did seem to increase the acceleration of the truck, whether or not it added any HP or tourq I did not put it on a dyno or anything like that so hard to say

Gas milage I have not noticed a difference

Overall I would recommend this product and I would buy this product again.

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How was the fitment of this? I had one in my 2011 and it was such a pain to install I just sold it. Also, how much louder would you say it was?
 

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I noticed that it's much easier to get your average MPGs higher with the AEM filter. Meaning, after a period of low average, the EVIC reading rebounds to where it "should" be much faster than with the OEM filter.

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Yeah, i know some people report their EVIC being significantly off, but mine is almost spot on all the time (probably because people don't know how to use it.....). I do my MPG reports with math, not the EVIC, just in case. But I agree, it makes getting average 17+mpg easy. I was averaging 15.5-17 during my weekly work routine before, now I'm seeing 17-18.5. Looks like I'll probably grab another +1mpg average on the highway too.
 

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Witch: That intake system looks like it was made to go with the Hemi! Dam Sexy! I like the enclosed system.
Lucky for me-->The stock intake with a little mod to the Air Box and the addition of a Dry Flow AEM drop in filter flows more cool clean air then I will ever need.

If I was ever to have extra $$ laying around! I just might look into the Volant! I know the Power Core filters are second to none. I'm still penny pinching to purchase a Diablo Trinity. Congrats! That Rascal just adds Eye Candy too that Clean Engine Bay!
 
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How was the fitment of this? I had one in my 2011 and it was such a pain to install I just sold it. Also, how much louder would you say it was?

fits like a glove and installs in no time at all

Thanks SyN :favorites13:
 
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