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Monster-Ram® Air Intake 2007-2021 Dodge/Ram 6.7L
Note: Individual components vary based on year.
Please read through the following instructions thoroughly before starting your installation. If you have any questions please visit our Support Page.
Monster-Ram w/Intake Plate Install
Dipstick relocation bracket is only included and needed with using the Banks High-Flow heater and Billet Plate.
If installing with the Banks High-Flow heater and Billet Plate, the lower locking nut must not be removed from the heater coil. Take care when installing OEM heater wire ring terminal, it must be sandwiched between lower and upper nut.
The threaded terminal is insulated, if the OEM heater wire touches other metal components, an open short will occur.
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 thermocouple d, throttle body connector, and MAP sensor connector.
Forward EGR Temperature Sensor Location.
If sensor is mounted to rear of Intake Elbow, refer to Step 6a
MAP Sensor and throttle body connector location.
6a. Rear Thermocouple.
Some models have a thermocouple installed in the back of the intake elbow instead of the EGR tube. If you have one of these vehicles, unplug the sensor at the harness.
Location of connector for rear intake elbow mounted thermocouple.
If your vehicle is equipped with a rear mounted thermocouple and the plugs are black, you will need to shave off the keys on both the sensor connector and the supplied harness extension. Use a file or Dremel to modify them.
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. Prepare EGR Tube
Prep the EGR tube by loosening 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.
The tube does not have to be fully removed, just loose enough to provide clearance for the Monster-Ram installation.
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.
Removal of Injector Lines & Intake Manifold Plate
1. Cover OEM Heater
Use a shop towel to cover the OEM heater location & prevent debris from entering the intake.
2. Disconnect Sensors
Remove the EGR cooler bypass valve & exhaust pressure sensor.
3. Disconnect Forward Injector Plug
Pull the foam aside for extra clearance.
4. Rear Crankcase Sensor
Unplug the rear crankcase sensor to free up slack in the wire harness.
5. Remove Clip
Unclip this wire clip for extra clearance.
6. Disconnect Bulkhead Connector
Slide lever back until it clicks, then separate.
7. Dipstick Wire Clip
Use a small flat blade to release the clip.
8. Heater Cable
Use an 8mm socket or wrench to remove the nut.
Re install the nut to keep from loosing it.
9. Rear Crank Case Vent
Pull and disconnect rear crank case vent line.
Unscrew and remove the vent housing.
10. Remove Foam
On 2013+ model year trucks, remove the sound deadening foam rubber covering the fuel lines.
11. Disconnect Rear Injector Plug
Disconnect plug from the housing, and stow it to the side.
12. Rear Fuel Rail Sensor
Disconnect the Fuel Rail Sensor on the back of the rail, and stow aside.
13. Fuel Rail Stud
Remove the threaded stud that holds the wire harness, as seen here.
Use a 10mm deep socket to remove the stud.
14. Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor
Press the locking tab, press the sensor forward to release tension, then pull back to remove.
15. Front Crankcase Vent
Remove the forward breather tube and housing.
Note: Blue Caps
As a precaution to prevent debris from entering the fuel system, plastic caps are included to plug the open fuel lines during installation.
14 (2+12) Plugs come with the Heater-Plate Combo for all fuel injector hard lines, fuel feed, and return line.
16. Injector Line Removal
Remove the fuel injector hard lines using a 19mm flanged wrench.
Use the supplied plugs to block of the exposed injector and fuel rail ports.
Using a crows foot or similar wrench can make this easier as the rear injector lines are tucked under the firewalll
17. Rear Fuel Injector Line
The rear injector hard line will not be fully removed.
Loosen the fuel rail side, and gently bend the line up.
18. Fuel Feed Line
Remove the fuel feed line, and gently bend it out of the way.
19. Fuel Rail Return Line
Use a 17mm socket to remove the banjo bolt. Make sure not loose the two washers that come with the banjo bolt.
20. Fuel Rail Removal
Remove the 4 bolts holding the fuel rail onto the manifold plate. These are 10mm bolts.
The rear bolt is the hardest to get to and may require a crows foot or wobble socket.
Once the four bolts are removed, you can remove the fuel rail.
Set the fuel rail aside for now, making sure to keep debris out of the ports.
21. OEM Intake Manifold Plate
Remove the last 4 bolts holding down the OEM intake manifold plate.
Use a 10mm socket to remove the bolts.
Remove the OEM plate from the truck.
22. Remove Gasket
Remove the factory intake manifold gasket.
Clean out any debris along the mating surface as well as inside the manifold.
Install Banks Heater Plate
1. Install New Gasket
Place the new intake manifold gasket.
2. Install Banks Billet Plate
Using the OEM bolts, reinstall the plate. The threaded stud goes on the furthest back corner.
Use the other fuel rail bolts as guides to help keep the gasket in place.
Tighten down the 4 main bolts to 18 ft-lbs with your 10mm socket.
Don’t forget to remove the fuel rail bolts when done.
Disconnect the thermocouple from the OEM intake plate.
Transfer it to the newly installed Banks Billet Plate. Don’t over torque this, snug will do.
4. Fuel Rail Install
Gently line up the fuel rail and remove the plugs as you install the injector hard lines.
Loosely install the furthest back injector hard line by hand, and line up the holes to the plate.
5. Spacer Install
Line up the 4 spacers between the billet plate and fuel rail.
Then install the fuel rail bolts finger tight.
Don’t forget the threaded studs go on the outside.
Using a 10mm socket, torque them down to 18 ft-lbs.
6. Install Fuel Injector Lines
Next, reinstall the injector hard lines into the fuel rail.
Hand tighten first, then torque down to 30 ft-lbs with a 19mm flanged wrench.
Don’t forget to install the fuel feed line. Also to 30 ft-lbs.
7. Fuel Return Line
Reinstall the fuel return line with the banjo bolt. Don’t forget to use the original washers that go on both sides of the banjo bolt.
With a 17mm socket, torque to 30 ft-lbs.
8. Banks #1 Fuel Line
With your 19mm flanged wrench, torque to 30 ft-lbs.
Plug back in the fuel rail pressure sensor.
9. Banks Thermocouple Extension
Plug the banks thermocouple extension wire into the sensor, and back into the OEM harness.
10. Harness Studs
Reconnect the wire harness to the two studs.
11. Reinstall Foam
Reinstall the sound deadening foam covering the fuel lines.
12. Breather Hose
Reinstall the rear breather hose and tube.
13. Connect Wire Harness
Start with the rear crank case pressure sensor.
Next install the pressure sensor on the opposite side of the engine.
Then install the EGR cooler bypass valve connector.
Last install the exhaust pressure sensor connector.
14. Install Forward Fuel Injector Connector
Reinstall the wire clip back to the dipstick tube.
15. Bulkhead Connector
Slide together, and secure it with the locking arm.
Installation of Monster-Ram
3. Remove EGR Valve & Throttle
Remove the EGR valve from the OEM elbow. This will be reinstalled later on the Monster-Ram. Two new EGR gaskets are provided in the kit.
Remove the throttle assembly, there are 4 bolts holding it on.
4. Transfer MAP Sensor
Using a T15 Torx, Remove the MAP sensor.
Transfer the MAP sensor to the Monster-Ram.
Cleaning with some MAP cleaner is advised, this is available at your local auto store.
5. Transfer Stud
Remove one of the wire harness studs & transfer it to the Monster-Ram. You do not need both.
Install it to the Banks Monster-Ram
6. NPT Ports & Plug
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 1/8” NPT ports shall only be used for installing sensors for measuring air temperature, pressure, or flow. Sensors installed to these ports shall have a fitting of 1/8” NPT and shall not be connected to the vehicle’s electronic control units. In addition, factory sensors that come equipped on the vehicle shall not be disconnected and shall not be relocated to the ports. The ports, when not used, shall be closed off with the supplied plugs.
7. Rear M12 Port
If your vehicle is equipped with a rear thermocouple, transfer it from the OEM elbow to the Banks Monster-Ram. If the vehicle does not have the rear thermocouple, use the supplied M12 plug to plug this opening. Apply medium-strength thread lock when installing this plug.
8. Transfer Throttle Body
Remove old gasket from throttle body surface.
Take care not to scrape or gauge the aluminum and make sure it is free of all residual material.
Transfer the throttle body from the OEM elbow to the Banks Monster-Ram. Take care to not over-torque the bolts.
Torque to 7-7.5 lb-ft (89 lb-in)
9. 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.
10. Installing the Monster-Ram
Bring the Monster-Ram over the gasket, taking care not to move the gasket. Use a bolt to keep everything in-place while you square it up. But don’t tightening everything yet.
11. Thread Flanged Screw Inside Monster-Ram
Apply some thread lock to the 35mm flanged bolt that goes inside the Monster-Ram. Carefully, use a telescoping magnet to engage the bolt a few threads through the M22 port on the top of the Monster-Ram. This step can be challenging but it is critical that the bolt does not drop into the intake plenum.
Once the bolt has engaged a few threads using a hex extension. You’ll torque it shortly.
12. 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.
13. Tighten Hex Bolts
Tighten the 6 hex bolts to 18 lb-ft. Take care to not over tighten and strip out the treads. Tighten in a star paten to ensure even clamping force.
14. Install M22 Plug or Heater
If kit is not using the Banks High-Flow Heater coil, install the top M22 plug.
If using the High-Flow Heater Coil, the lower locking nut must not be removed from the heater coil. Take care when installing OEM heater wire ring terminal, it must be sandwiched between lower and upper nut.
The threaded terminal is insulated, if OEM heater wire touches other metal components, an open short will occur.
15. 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.
There is an offset bracket supplied for kits with the coil, otherwise the dipstick bolts back up with the factory bolt and location.
16. Reconnect the MAP and Throttle
17. OEM Hose
Slide the OEM hose over the throttle body and tighten the hose clamp.
18. Prep & Reinstall EGR
Now you can finally reinstall the EGR Valve. Clean the gasket mating surface with a blade carefully. Using the bolts as a guide while you move it into position.
Loosely tighten the two rear bolts. Then line up the heat shield on top of the other two front bolt holes before loosely tightening them too.
19. 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.
Note for 19+ Vehicles
2019+ Rams have a permanently attached nut to the OEM heater harness.
Use the supplied adapter, nut, and heat shrink to adapt your 2019+ OEM heater harness.
Attach it to the High-Flow Heater Coil.
Bend the end of the factory wire for a better fit, and make sure the bolt securing the factory intake heater wire to the adapter isn’t touching the body of the intake heater
20a. Reconnect Heater
If you are using the Banks High-Flow Heater Coil, make sure its power cable is properly installed now.
Sandwich the ring terminal between the lower & upper nuts. Take care to not have the terminal touch any other piece of metal or the base of the coil.
See “IMPORTANT!” note at the beginning of install guide for more information.
21. 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.