Shelby Z / T2 Daytona Ram Air
When designing a performance air induction system, the goal is to get as much cool air into the engine as possible. Even the biggest cone air filter wont do you much good on a 90F+ day if it is inside the hot engine compartment. Fortunately on the Turbo II G-Body Dodges, this can easily be achieved by making a gap between the radiator and intercooler that is large enough to pass 3" pipe...


Take a look at the passenger side lower radiator mounting location, and you will see 2 mounting holes. The picture shows the radiator moved over already, it was in the left hole from the factory.
Two brackets (one for the top, and another for the bottom) are needed that match the mounting holes of the intercooler bracket with a 2-5/8" offset. We used 1" wide by 1/8"thick Aluminum.
These brackets allow the radiator to move over while maintaining structure and rigidity between the components.
The passenger side upper radiator mount can easily be moved over with drilling only one hole. If you don’t want to drill a hole, you can also make a bracket that will use the OEM hole.
Next, you’ll need a cone airfilter, or get real creative with the stock airbox & filter. For this project we used a 2.5” ID cone filter, and a section of 2.5” exhaust pipe, which fit into the OEM turbo air inlet hose like a glove.
Add plastic or cardboard ducting to force the air to go through the intercooler and radiator as opposed to letting it go through the opening.
This bottom view shows the straight path that the pipe takes from the cool front environment, pass the radiator, through the hot engine compartment where it connects to the turbo inlet hose.
Warning! Moving the radiator over will possibly put the fan shroud into the alternator. Earlier models using the steel fan shroud have a tighter situation here. The fan shroud can be cut, or the fan moved over or...
Aftermarket radiator fans like this 14" Permacool one will work off of the factory harness if you solder the correct plug onto its leads. This particular fan did not come with a fan shroud, so we made one for it.
Most aftermarket fans take up less space than the OEM ones too.
The view from the front. The filter is now out in the cold air, ready to make horsepower!

If your turbo Dodge is not a Daytona, you’ll have to get a little more creative than this, but ram air / cold air can be fabricated on anything.

If you have any tech questions, feel free to ask.

If you’d rather buy a bolt in kit as opposed to fabrication it yourself, ram air / cold air kits for any turbo Dodge (or other cars too) available on request from BadAss Performance.



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