97705 Monster-Ram Intake System w/fuel line-2007-18 Dodge/RAM 6.7L

Part #s 42797, 42797-PC, 42797-B, 42798, 42798-PC, 42798-B

Monster-Ram® Air Intake 2007.5-2018 RAM 2500/3500 6.7L Cummins

Does Not Fit Cab & Chassis
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.

Note, The Monster-Ram will not fit Cab and Chassis Ram trucks

Monster-Ram w/Intake Plate Install Video

CAD diagram of the parts included in 2007-2018 Banks Monster-Ram kits
07-18 Monster-Ram Diagram

In effort to make sure you have the right kit for your model year. Visually check which fuel line is included in your kit before starting installation.

List of Tools used during this install

Important Notes:

2007-2012 Monster-Ram kit contains 2 harness extensions

2013-2018 Monster-Ram kit contains 3 harness extensions


Coil heater preparation: Remove the top hex nut from the threaded post. You will replace the nut with the supplied flange nut as shown. The lower nut must not be removed from the heater coil. The lower nut must remain 1/8″ above the coil heater body.

Take care when installing OEM heater wire ring terminal, it must be sandwiched between the upper and lower nut. If the lower nut is too low, the ring terminal could contact the body of the coil and will short out.

When tightening the nut, it is very important to use a 10mm wrench or socket on the top nut and an 8mm open-end wrench on the bottom nut to prevent the threaded post from rotating. If the threaded post rotates, it can break the ceramic insulation it’s surrounded by.

If the OEM heater wire touches other metal components, an open short will occur.

Copper washer: All kits now ship with a copper crush washer. Place this washer between the coil heater before screwing it into the Monster-Ram.

OEM Harness and Sensor Removal

Disconnect your battery

1. Disconnect Batteries

Place a rag around each of the negative battery cable ends; this will prevent them from touching the battery again and arcing during the install as you work.

2. Remove Engine Cover

Remove engine beauty cover. Use an 8mm deep socket to remove the four bolts holding the cover down.

3. Remove Dipstick

The dipstick needs to be removed for the cover to come off.

4. Remove Engine cover, Reinsert Dipstick

5. Remove Cable Tie Downs

Use a panel popper tool or pliers

Note: The 2 bolts with studs extending up past the head are to be located on the left rear of the cover.

6. Remove Cable Tie Downs

7. Remove Engine Cover Bolts

There are 8 bolts holding on the cover. A wobble extension and placing the socket on the bolts first helps.

8. Remove Oil Fill Cap

9. Place Rag Over Filler Neck

10. Remove Bolts Holding Cross Over Tube Bracket

This bracket will not be reused.

Remove rag and set cover back down

11. Remove Rag, Set Down Cover

Re install oil cap

12. Install Oil Filler Cap

13. Remove Bolt Under Center of EGR Crossover Tube

14. Remove and Dispose EGR Tube P-Clamp

Tighten engine cover bolts

15. Reinstall 8 Engine Cover Bolts – Studs in Rear Passenger Side

16. Unlock Temp Sensor Plug From EGR Crossover

Use a flat-blade screwdriver or pry tool to push the slide-lock.

17. Remove Temp Sensor by Pinching It

Unclip this wire clip for extra clearance.

Note: Rear Thermocouple

Some older vehicles feature a rear-mounted thermocouple with a black plug.

For those trucks, you need to shave off the keys on both the sensor connector and the supplied harness extension when reinstalling this sensor into the Monster-Ram.

Use a file or Dremel to modify them.

Remove the EGR plug

18. Remove EGR Valve Plug

Press the locking tab, press the plug forward to release tension, then pull back to remove.

Remove wire harness

19. Remove EGR harness cable tie

EGR Tube Removal

20. Loosen EGR Clamp Driver’s Side

Use a small flat blade to release the clip.

21. Flip EGR Clamp Upside Down for Easy Access Later

Do not remove the clamp yet.

22. Loosen EGR Clamp Passenger Side

Do not remove this clamp yet (A gasket will slip out and fall if you do)

23. Release Driver side EGR Clamp

Keep a hand under the clamp in case the gasket comes loose.

24. Release Clamp and Remove Gasket

Catch the gasket and put it aside for later, this will be used again.

25. Release Passenger Side EGR Clamp

Apply pressure to keep the gasket in place and Keep your hand under the passenger side clamp to prevent the flat EGR gasket from falling into the engine bay.

26. Catch EGR Gasket From Falling

Intake Elbow Removal

27. Remove Throttle Heat Shield

28. Cut Dipstick Tube Zip Ties

Free up the thick 12V wire for the grid heater.

Remove 12V P Clamp

29. Remove 12V Harness P-Clamp

30. Remove Heater cable from Terminal

Relocate the wire out of the way once the free.

31. Remove Dipstick Tube Bracket

32. Bend Tube Up Slightly

The Monster-Ram is slightly taller than the factory Intake Elbow; you’ll fine-tune this bend after the Monster-Ram is installed.

33. Loosen Boost Tube Clamp

This does not have to be fully removed, just release tension on the hose

34. Pry Boost Tube Hose Off Throttle Body

The hose may feel stuck or glued to the throttle body; carefully walk a panel popper tool around the tube to loosen its grip on the throttle body. This will make removal later on easier.

35. Remove Cable Tie Back of Elbow & Unplug MAP sensor

36. Remove Forward PCV Hose

37. Remove 6 Bolts on Elbow

38. Lean Elbow Toward You & Dislodge Boost Tube

39. Remove Throttle Control Plug

Now that the elbow has been leaned forward, you can easily reach this plug.

Slide tab over and depress the end to remove the plug.

Place rag over boost tube

40. Place Rag & Clamp Over Boost Tube

Factory Heater Plate Removal

41. Locate First Passenger Side Plug

41a. Slide the pink locking tab over, then pull to release

42. Locate Second Passenger Side Plug

Slide Lock In

Depress button to release clip

43. Locate Third Passenger Side Plug

43a. Disconnect Third Passenger Side Plug

44. Locate Flat Blue Driver Side Plug

44a. Press in the clip with a flat tool, and pull up.

45. Disconnect Large Driver Side Engine Harness

Depress clip and fully rotate the white lock, then pull to disengage. May need some force due to dust, grime, etc.

Release cable tie

46. Remove Rear Driver Side Plug

47. Remove Rear Driver Side Flat Blue Plug

48. Remove Rear PCV Hose

49. Remove Rubber Isolator

50. Remove Cable Ties from Driver Side Studs

51. Remove Dipstick Tube Stud

52. Bungee Cord The Dipstick Tube

Slide pink lock to release temp sensor plug

53. Remove Manifold Temp Sensor Plug

Cover air inlet with rag

54. Place Rag Over Intake

Paint mark line between head inserts & fuel line ends

55. Paint Marker Line Across Threaded Insert & Cylinder Head

This will allow you to see if the threaded inserts into the head start to turn when loosening the fuel lines. You do not want the insert to spin loose, as this will cause a fuel leak.

56. Remove Fuel Lines

If the inserts in the head start to move, use an open ended wrench to hold them inlace.

57. Install Dust Covers

Insert the covers, open end facing out. The caps should fit (inside) each blocked port.

58. Loosen #6 Fuel Line & Rotate Out of Way

Do not fully remove the rear fuel rail. It is difficult to reach and only needs to be moved out of the way as shown.

59. Loosen High Pressure Fuel Feed Line

Both the upper and lower ends.

59a. Swivel Back High Pressure Fuel Feed Line

Remove banjo bolt and washer

60. Remove Banjo Bolt

Take care not to loose the washer between the fuel rail & banjo bolt.

Remove fuel rail bolts

61. Remove Fuel Rail Bolts

61a. Place Rag At The Rear of Fuel Rail

There will still be fuel in the rail, and it’ll leak out in the next step if you don’t do this.

62. Bungee Fuel Rail

Be sure that rag stays at the rear of the fuel rail, it will leak when you tilt it back.

63. Remove Factory Grid Heater

64. Clean Manifold Surface

Take care not to scratch the surface, and vacuum out any debris that fall into the manifold.

A rag with some solvent can clean up the finer material.

65. Spray Adhesive to Gasket (Banks Side)

Banks side should have the glue

Side that says Banks, should be the side with the adhesive. Let it sit for about 3 min for the glue to tack up.

66. Align Gasket & Stick On

Line up all of the bolt holes, and stick the gasket to the flat side of the billet plate.

67. Transfer Temp Sensor To Banks Plate

Take care when removing the sensor and give it a clean with some scotch brite.

Don’t over-tighten the sensor into the billet plate as the aluminum is softer than the steel threads on the sensor. It will bottom out so you’ll know when to stop.

Installation of Monster-Ram

68. Remove EGR Valve

69. Remove Throttle Body

The throttle will be stuck onto the gasket, so use a rubber mallet to help tap it free from the elbow.

70. Remove & Transfer MAP Sensor

71. Remove & Transfer Elbow Stud

72. Clean EGR Gasket Surface

Take care not to nick the surface. Do the same for the throttle body gasket mating surface.

Place Gaskets

73. Place New EGR Gaskets On Monster-Ram

74. Fasten EGR Bolts

Apply a small amount of medium strength

75. Align Throttle Body Gasket

76. Fasten Throttle Body to Monster-Ram

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.

77. Install Sensor Plugs

Inspect the threaded holes, and be sure there is no powder coat in the holes.

78. Install Rear Thermocouple Plug

79. Install MAP Sensor

Now is a good time to clean the sensor with some MAF/MAP cleaner spray.

80. Spray Gasket With Adhesive

81. Place Washers On The Hex Cap Screws, Then Apply Some Blue Threadlocker As You Install Them

82. Use a Stock Bolt to Hold Billet Plate in Place

83. Place Fuel Rail Standoffs

84. Release Bungee Cord. Place Fuel Rail & Studs in Place

85. Install Banjo Bolt & Washer

86. Tighten Fuel Rail

Torque Bolts to 18-20 ft/lbs

87. Tighten Fuel Lines to 30 ft/lbs

88. Tighten Fuel Supply Line Banjo Bolt Hand Tight & Fuel Feed Line To 30ft/lb

89. Connect Temp Sensor Extension Harness.

Be sure to lock the plug once connected.

90. Remove Middle Right Stud For Dipstick Tube

Slide Dipstick Bracket Over & Reinstall Stud

91. Push Engine Harness Cable Ties Back Onto Studs

92. Put Rubber Isolator Back Into Place

93. Run Rear PCV Hose Under Dipstick Tube

94. Connect Rear PCV Hose Back To Valve Cover

95. Connect Rear Flat Blue Injector Plug

96. Connect Rear White Plug

Be sure to slide the pink lock back into position.

97. Route Engine Harness Under Dipstick & Around Valve Cover

97a. Plug In 3 Remaining Plugs

Engine Plug 3

98. Push Cable Ties Onto Studs

99. Reconnect Engine Harness Connector

Don't connect forward blue plug yet

100. Do Not Connect Front Blue Injector Plug Yet

101. Remove Rag From Boost Tube, Put Clamp Back On

102. Insert Monster Ram Into Boost Tube

103. Put Long Bolt Into Front Corner by Hand

This will help hold the Monster-Ram in place. Then do the same for the long bolt on the backside. Followed by the two smaller bolts.

104. Use Telescoping Magnet to Start Bolts in the Middle of the Monster-Ram

This is useful for the small bolt in the middle where it is hard to reach., and mandatory for the one that goes through the top coil heater hole. Be sure to use Medium strength thread locker.

Use Hex key

Use Hex Key Extension to Tighten Bolt

Tighten All 6 Bolts 18-20 ft/lbs

Start with the bolt that’s inside the Monster-Ram, then work in a cross pattern to torque to spec.

105. Slide Copper Washer Onto Heater Coil

106. Tighten Coil Heater By Hand

Should be tight, but don’t over do it.

Replace Dipstick Tube

107. Install Dipstick Tube Bracket

108. Now Install Forward Flat Blue Injector Plug

Be sure it clicks.

109. Connect Forward PCV Hose to Valve Cover

This is a tight fit, but doable. Wiggle the rubber hose on the nipple a quarter inch, then use a pry tool as a lever to help slide it on.

110. Plug In MAP Sensor (Rear of Monster-Ram)

Secure the slide lock back into position.

111. Plug In Throttle Plug

Secure the slide lock back into position.

112. Tighten Boost Tube Clamp

113. Remove & Discard 12v Heater Cable P-Clamp

114. Install 12V Heater Wire Locker To Coil Heater

Bend 12V Cable around as shown over the stud.

12V cable should be sandwiched in-between both nuts and the included lock washer.

115. Tighten 12V Heater Nut

Be sure to use a wrench to hold the lower nut when tightening the top nut.

Failure to do this can cause the stud to break off, or cause the nuts to walk potentially touching the body of the truck.

116. Flat Washer Goes On Passenger Side of EGR Tube

117. Put Clamp Over Union & Hand Tighten

118. Conical Gasket Goes On Driver Side of EGR Tube

119. Tighten Driver Side Clamp

120. Tighten Passenger Side Clamp

121. Loosen Front Bolts on EGR for Cover

122. Install EGR Heat Shield and Tighten Bolts

123. Place Rear Heatshield Spacer & Screw

Use a drop of thread locker on the screw to prevent it from vibrating out.

124. Tighten Torx Head Screw

125. Install Throttle Heat Shield Bolt and Nuts

126. Connect EGR Temp Sensor

127. Connect EGR Extension & Harness

Reconnect batteries

128. Reconnect Batteries

Note about first start

129. First Start May Take 1-2min of engine turnover.

This is normal. The fuel system, rail, and lines need to re-pressurize.


For smog check purposes, affix the CARB E.O. Label on a visible location under the hood. Banks recommends using the radiator shroud location.