One solution I know of is switch from RAM to Ford like I did in 2020. After 4 RAM 1500, 3 5.7 and 1 Pinstar, with zero problems, I needed 3/4 ton. I liked the technology Ford put in the new (at that time) 7.3 Godzilla. Big bore long stroke tons of torque for a gas engine. In fact at that time the most torque of any gasoline engine in a 3/4 ton truck. Bolted to the 10 speed tranny it's a good mix for me, best pulling gasoline engine I have ever owned, and at 73 I have owned a few!!!.....so far! Holding my breath on recalls! Son in law had tranny problems with his 10 speed, bottom line between backorders on parts, dealer screwups and flat out lies he was without his truck for 3 months!! I have a re-call on a wiper arm, been backordered 18 months!!
I've been fortunate on my tranny, 27,000 miles no real problems, no recall. Their tranny recalls are on trannys only from one particular factory. Most people are waiting a month or more for backordered parts with no truck!! When/if I no longer need the 3/4 ton it will be back to RAM for me.
As far as new intake on a rebuild in my day they thoroughly washed/cleaned the old parts before re-installing. On anything re-manufactured are there not small metal fillings that have to be cleaned/washed?? But there again I guess IF you need a re-build the $300 for an intake isn't much.