Monster-Ram® Air Intake 2007-2018 Dodge/Ram 6.7L
Please read through the following instructions thoroughly before starting your installation. If you have any questions please visit our Support Page.
OEM Intake Elbow Removal
1. Disconnect Batteries
Disconnect the negative cables from both batteries.
2. Remove Dipstick
Remove the engine oil dipstick. Then remove the 4 bolts retaining the plastic engine surround cover using a 10mm socket. Reinsert the dipstick.
3. Remove Engine Cover
Remove the center engine cover. Use an 8mm deep socket to remove the eight bolts holding the cover down. Remove the oil cap before pulling the cover off. The cover will be reinstalled after the next step.
4. Remove Bolts
Use an 8mm socket to remove the 2 bolts holding the engine surround cover bracket onto the valve cover. Remove the bracket. It will not be reused.
5. Replace Cover
Replace the center engine cover. Replace the eight bolts.
Note: The 2 bolts with studs extending up past the head are to be located on the left rear of the cover.
6. Unplug EGR Valve
Unplug the EGR valve, EGR temperature sensor, throttle body connector, MAP sensor connector and thermocouple connector (if equipped) located on the back of the stock intake elbow.
EGR Temperature Sensor
7. Remove Harness Clips
Remove the two harness clips from the studs on the stock intake elbow to allow the harness to be pulled away from the intake elbow.
8. Remove EGR Tube
Remove the EGR tube by removing the two V-band clamps on the ends of the tube using a 7/16 or 11 mm deep socket. Using an 8mm socket, remove the bolt retaining the tube at the center of the tube. The radiator hose may need to be pushed down to allow access to this screw.
9. Move Dipstick Tube
Remove the bolt that holds the dipstick on the intake. Gently push and move the dipstick tube out of the way as needed.
10. Loosen Clamp
Loosen the clamp holding the hose to the throttle body and slide the hose free of the throttle body.
11. Remove 6 Bolts
Remove the 6 bolts at the base of the stock intake elbow and remove the intake elbow from the intake manifold, being careful to not knock any debris into the intake through the electric grid heater.
12. Remove Gasket
Remove the gasket from the OEM heater plate.
13. Remove Foam
On 2013+ model year trucks, remove the sound deadening foam rubber covering the fuel lines.
14. Remove Fuel Injector
Remove the #1 fuel injector line using a 19 mm flare nut wrench to loosen the tube nuts on both ends.
Installation of Monster-Ram
1. Replace Stock Fuel Line
Replace the stock fuel line for cylinder #1 with the fuel line from Banks made specifically for the Banks Monster-Ram. Install the fuel line nuts until finger tight. Gently shake and position the line for best alignment while snugging the nuts with a 19mm flare nut wrench. Snug the fuel rail nut before snugging the injector nut. Torque the fuel rail nut to 30 lb-ft first before torquing the injector nut to 30 lb-ft.
2. Reinstall Foam
Reinstall the sound deadening foam covering the fuel lines.
3. Transfer EGR Valve
Transfer the EGR valve from the OEM elbow to the Banks Monster-Ram.
4. Transfer Throttle Body
Transfer the throttle body from the OEM elbow to the Banks Monster-Ram.
5. Transfer MAP Sensor
Transfer the MAP sensor and thermocouple if equipped. If the vehicle does not have the thermocouple installed, use the supplied 12mm plug to plug this opening. Apply medium-strength thread lock when installing this plug.
6. NPT Ports
The Banks Monster-Ram comes with four 1/8″ NPT ports that can be used for Banks sensor and expansion ports. If any of these ports are not to be used, install the supplied 1/8″ NPT plugs with thread sealant to plug the unused ports.
The ports shall only be used for the external monitoring of air temperature/pressure. To prevent tampering of the emission control system, the ports are not to be used for injecting substances such as water methanol, nitrous oxide, or etc. except during racing purposes only.
7. Heater Plate
Remove the covering over the opening in the heater plate. Chase the treads of the six M8x1.25 tapped holes in the intake plenum to ensure they are clean. Remove any remnants of the stock gasket from the intake plenum being careful to not allow any debris into the intake plenum. Clean and dry all sealing surfaces thoroughly. Place the Intake Gasket onto the heater plate.
8. Apply Thread Lock
Apply medium strength thread lock to one of the provided 35mm long flanged socket head cap screws. Insert this screw from inside the Monster-Ram. Insert the supplied hex key through the 3/8″ NPT port on the top of the Monster-Ram and into the socket head of the flanged screw.
Note: Once the thread lock is applied to the screw it must be torqued to 18 lb-ft within 10 minutes before the thread lock begins to set-up and harden.
9. Thread Flanged Screw
Carefully holding the hex key to keep the flanged screw in place, set the Monster-Ram onto the heater plate over the Intake Gasket. Start the flanged screw into the threaded hole using the hex key but do not tighten completely. This step can be challenging but it is critical that the screw be kept in the hole through the flange so that it does not drop into the intake plenum.
10. Apply Thread Lock
Apply medium strength thread lock to the other five socket head cap screws. Insert the other flanged screw in the middle of the Monster-Ram on the other side. Insert the two 150mm long screws with washers and the two 55 mm long screws with washers in the other 4 holes in the Monster-Ram and get all screws started in their holes. Make sure the gasket remains in place. Adjust the gasket position as needed to get all six screws started.
11. Tighten Screws
Tighten the 6 screws to 18 lb-ft. Take care to not over tighten and strip out the treads.
12. Install M22 Cap
Install the M22 cap into the threaded access hole.
13. Move Stock Dipstick
Move the stock dipstick tube over the Monster-Ram and align the hole in the bracket on the tube with the boss on the top of the Monster-Ram. Reusing the stock bolt, secure the dipstick tube to the Monster-Ram. Tighten to 14 lb-ft.
14. Reconnect EGR Pipe
Use the supplied extension to reconnect the EGR pipe and tube sensor.
Reconnect the EGR valve, throttle Body, MAP connector and thermocouple connector (if equipped) to the sensors.
16. OEM Hose
Slide the OEM hose over the throttle body and tighten the hose clamp.
17 Reconnect Batteries
Reconnect the batteries. Go over the installation making sure that all fasteners are tight and the harnesses and hoses are secure and out of the way of rotating components and sources of heat.
CARB EO Label
For smog check purposes, affix the CARB E.O. Label on a visible location under the hood. Banks recommends using the radiator shroud location.