RID­ING HIGH

DUAL PUR­POSE DODGE FOR TOW AND SHOW

Diesel World - - Contents - BY JA­SON SANDS

Ja­son Cade is no stranger to build­ing high-per­for­mance diesels. He’s had quite a few com­pres­sion-pow­ered rides, al­most all of them fea­tur­ing modifications from lifts, to wheels and tires, to en­gine modifications. When it came to con­cep­tu­al­ize his lat­est project, a ’15 Ram des­tined for the Las Ve­gas SEMA show, he didn’t want any­thing to come up short.

Cum­mins In­side

Cade didn’t want his Ram to be an­other pretty face that didn’t make any power, so his first stop was the en­gine. A set of ARP head studs were in­stalled to keep the head gas­ket in one place be­cause of Cade’s plan for com­pound tur­bos. The fac­tory Holset turbo was re­tained; how­ever, a larger 75mm S400 from Borg­warner now blows into it, cre­at­ing an awe­some 65 psi of boost. Air­flow through­out the whole in­take tract was im­proved as a mat­ter of fact, with a GDP in­take horn, Banks Power Techni-cooler, and Powertech Diesel in­take com­pli­ment­ing the Hard­way Per­for­mance turbo kit. The ex­haust side also re­ceived im­prove­ments with a Flo-pro 5-inch turbo-back ex­haust, and a 5-inch MAS Fab­ri­ca­tion and Off-road Free­dom Hex tip. En­gine modifications were rounded out on the fuel side of things with a Ti­ta­nium lift pump from FASS Diesel and six 90hp in­jec­tors from Dynomite

Diesel Per­for­mance.

Jacked Up

With an es­ti­mated 650 horse­power crank­ing out of the 6.7L Cum­mins en­gine and run­ning through a Stage 2 68RFE trans­mis­sion from Randy’s Diesel, Cade now needed a truck that would catch the eye of any on­looker. An 8-inch Mc­gaughy’s Sus­pen­sion lift was the first item that made its way onto the

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