Diesel World

$100K SE­COND-GEN

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5-inch Man­take.

MAN­UAL VALVE­BODY 48RE

The 48RE that’s forced to ab­sorb the com­mon-rail’s abuse is al­ways up to the chal­lenge thanks to be­ing prepped with the bad­dest Sun Coast parts you can find. The top-shelf com­po­nents list in­cludes the in­fa­mous 1-3/16-inch di­am­e­ter OM3GA in­put shaft, larger 300M in­ter­me­di­ate and out­put shafts (along with an NP271 trans­fer case), a 27-spline, bil­let sta­tor 2,200-rpm stall con­verter, and a man­ual valve body. Shifts are han­dled by way of a Pre­ci­sion Per­for­mance Prod­ucts shifter. Down­wind of the lively Cum­mins and the full-bil­let four-speed sits the front Dana 60 with Dy­na­trac Free-spin hubs and a rear Dana 80 with 35-spline axle­shafts and a spool to en­sure all power makes it to the ground.

ONE OF A KIND COM­MON-RAIL

As a pipe­line welder by trade, Ken­neth is around hun­dredt­hou­sand dol­lar trucks on a daily ba­sis. How­ever, his diesel ad­dic­tion be­gins and ends with se­cond-gens. He may have sunk a six-digit fig­ure into his ’02, but be­tween its per­fect body pan­els, metal­lic red paint, and the com­mon-rail Cum­mins un­der the hood it’s one of the clean­est and rarest se­cond-gens you’ll ever see. For most old-school Dodges, the words driv­abil­ity and 750hp don’t be­long in the same sen­tence. For Ken­neth’s seven-red spe­cial, it’s all in a day’s work.

 ??  ?? A Dana 80 re­sides in the rear, and it’s been beefed up cour­tesy of Yukon 35-spline axle shafts and a spool. Both the Dana 80 and front Dana 60 are equipped with a 3.73 ring and pin­ion from Yukon as well.
Pol­ished, 20x10 Fuel Forged FF29’S set the truck’s ap­pear­ance off in a sub­tle way, while 305/55R20 Toyo Open Coun­try A/T’S work to find trac­tion. Also no­tice that the fac­tory unit bear­ing setup has been ditched in fa­vor of a Dy­na­trac free-spin hub con­ver­sion, com­plete with Dynoloc man­ual lock­ing hubs.
A Dana 80 re­sides in the rear, and it’s been beefed up cour­tesy of Yukon 35-spline axle shafts and a spool. Both the Dana 80 and front Dana 60 are equipped with a 3.73 ring and pin­ion from Yukon as well. Pol­ished, 20x10 Fuel Forged FF29’S set the truck’s ap­pear­ance off in a sub­tle way, while 305/55R20 Toyo Open Coun­try A/T’S work to find trac­tion. Also no­tice that the fac­tory unit bear­ing setup has been ditched in fa­vor of a Dy­na­trac free-spin hub con­ver­sion, com­plete with Dynoloc man­ual lock­ing hubs.

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