A RAM 2500 6.7L BUILT IN RECORD TIME
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.
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