BLACK BEAUTY

A RAM 2500 6.7L BUILT IN RECORD TIME

Diesel World - - Feature - BY BRYON DORR

Build­ing badass lifted diesel trucks is noth­ing new for Jeff Dyer. He’s been do­ing it for over 15 years in his home garage. In the last six years alone he’s built 12 diesel Ram trucks. While it’s just a side pas­sion project for Dyer, he’s got­ten quite good at build­ing clean im­pres­sive builds that run and look great.

Diesel Pas­sion

Dyer works full time in sales for Fox Rac­ing on the ap­parel side of things. He got the diesel bug as an on-road sales rep for the com­pany many years ago. He found that he could drive his diesel work trucks all across the coun­try, putting 80,000-plus miles on them ev­ery two years, and still sell them for a good value. Be­sides the great re­sale, the im­pres­sive fuel econ­omy, es­pe­cially with the older diesels, was a huge ben­e­fit to his no­madic sales rep life.

Those early trucks were mild builds, run­ning 35s and 4-inch lifts, but Dyer has stepped up his build game ex­po­nen­tially in re­cent years. He’s de­vel­oped a great re­la­tion­ship with Ram and or­ders two new trucks each June as soon as the or­der win­dow opens for the next model year’s trucks. He builds “one to show and one to tow” ev­ery year, with the tow rig be­ing a du­ally.

2017 SEMA Truck

This beau­ti­ful black 2018 Ram 2500 Laramie with a 6.7L Cummins was Dyer’s build for the 2017 SEMA Show. He man­aged to build this beast, in his garage, in four short weeks. The SEMA crunch was se­ri­ous this time—dyer usu­ally gets his trucks in late July, but he didn’t get this one in his hands un­til the third week of Septem­ber. With a week of trans­port time from his home in Mas­sachusetts out to Vegas, and SEMA be­ing at the end of Oc­to­ber, time was tight!

For this build Dyer worked closely with Steve Mc­gaughy of Mc­gaughy’s Sus­pen­sion. The truck was dis­played in the Mc­gaughy’s SEMA booth and fea­tured the com­pany’s 12-inch lift kit for the HD Ram. Dyer’s truck was the first to have this new lift kit, which was de­signed and tested to the high­est stan­dards. The driv­abil­ity

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