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Ring made the in­no­va­tive call to go with a wild 103mm sin­gle tur­bocharger from Keat­ing Ma­chine, which is fa­mous for build­ing trac­tor pulling tur­bocharg­ers. The monster turbo sends air through a Spearco in­ter­cooler and B&B Tool­ing side-draft in­take. There’s also a lit­tle bit of ni­trous on top in the form of a cus­tom setup us­ing Ni­trous Ex­press parts, a pro­gres­sive con­troller and a unique spray bar in the in­take.

Power Trans­mis­sion

With a monster rev range, Ring was able to forego the big shafts found in many rac­ing trans­mis­sions and run with a stan­dard-size bil­let shaft unit from Sun­coast Diesel. The flex­plate is also from Sun­coast, as is the quad­disc torque con­verter. The 48Re-based trans also has a re­verse man­ual valve body that’s pro­grammed for 5,000-rpm shifts through the com­bi­na­tion of a Ra­cepak, EFILIVE tun­ing and a Pre­ci­sion Per­for­mance air shifter.

Ev­ery­thing Else…

The rest of the Dodge has sur­pris­ingly few mod­i­fi­ca­tions out­side of the driv­e­train. Ring uses Afco dou­ble ad­justable coilovers in­stead of the nor­mal spring/shock setup up front, and the gear ra­tio was changed from 3.73 to 4.10 be­cause of the en­gine’s high-rpm na­ture. Power is planted to the ground with a set of M&H slicks that help with the 1.3-sec­ond 60-foot times.

Ring and Manning are al­ready plan­ning on a “big­ger and bet­ter” setup for the fu­ture. In ad­di­tion to the 4x4, they’re also look­ing at run­ning a 3,500-pound Pro Mod that should be ready by the end of the year. With a re­sume like this, we can’t wait to see what the next sea­son brings for the team.

 The fac­tory ac­ces­sory drive has been mod­i­fied to drive a Water­man Rac­ing lift pump, which cre­ates more pres­sure and flow than the Cum­mins will ever need.  With some 400% over in­jec­tors from In­dus­trial In­jec­tion, it’s quite easy to drain rail pres­sure. A triple CP3 kit (also from In­dus­trial In­jec­tion) keeps the en­gine at peak per­for­mance no mat­ter the tune.  Ring’s en­gine com­part­ment isn’t just about per­for­mance. A cus­tom valve cover from Beans Diesel Per­for­mance was made to add a lit­tle bit of style and hu­mor to the en­gine bay.  A Steed Speed ex­haust man­i­fold han­dles mount­ing the large-frame turbo and can with­stand the ex­treme tem­per­a­tures that the en­gine pro­duces.

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