RamAir has a Motorsport heritage stretching back to 1981, and is one of the world’s leading air filtration specialists.
RamAir offer a huge range of panel filters, universal air feed set-ups, and full heat-shield induction kits. Run by a bunch of dedicated car enthusiasts, RamAir are a popular choice to the performance car community. From stunning show car engine bays, to high performance track weapons, RamAir provide the needed performance.
Although the RamAir’s heritage stretches back to 1981, their biggest changes happened in 2010 when they focused on e-commerce. Utilising a small building with one ramp to make their air filters, they soon progressed and the real growth began. The RamAir Jetstream induction kit rapidly became their best-seller for multiple cars due to using the factory mounting points with decent performance gains.
Being heavily involved in Motorsport, RamAir have been supplying filtration systems for a wide range of championships including Formula 1, Formula 3, DTM, WRC, Formula Ford, Le Mans Series, BTCC and WTCC. Testing in the heat of competition, means that RamAir gains valuable data and insights with their products tested at the very limits.
RamAir also have involvement with the UK Time Attack Championships! This exciting, against-the-clock competition attracts a diverse rage of cars and drivers, from novices in relatively factory cars, through the Pro Extreme class in heavily tuned aero-clad monsters. Around half the cars use RamAir filters, so it’s another great opportunity to test products in the heat of competition.
All RamAir filter elements are manufactured using Aeriform. Comprised of two different layers of foam, it’s specially designed to offer variable stage filtration to maintain a high airflow, but also keep potentially damaging particles out of the engine. They have been proven to work more effectively than paper filters, which may work fine to begin with, but over time can soon lose efficiency, especially if they become exposed to water or humidity.
With a state-of-the-art distribution facility on site, RamAir has a wide range of engineering and fabrication skills available. In fact, there’s not much they can’t do. At the heart of the operation is 3D computer aided design, modelling and simulation. This allows new products to be developed quickly and efficiently. A highly skilled team of TIG welders are able to work on all materials including titanium and Inconel, while complex tube and pipework can be cut and bent when needed.
From drawing the air filters and induction kits using CAD, to the product be available for sale can take anything from two weeks to two months, depending on the complexity of it. As part of this process, each RamAir air filter is tested against the factory part on RamAir’s SuperFlow flow bench. The key criteria are that each filter flows air more efficiently and increases throttle response, as well as making a much more purposeful induction sound. It’s interesting to note that RamAir don’t make big power claims, which is refreshing, but it is clear increased air flow is key to more power when combined with supporting upgrades.
When it comes to tuning a engine, one of the first things on the list is a performance air filter, and It’s a relatively simple way to improve airflow, which increases power and can also produce an induction sound. RamAir air filters are a perfect choice and also offer a lifetime warranty to the original purchaser.
Rival Motorsport are a main UK dealer for RamAir, check out the range below.