Unexpected Upgrades: Pick-Me-Up
When you plan to use your truck for towing—especially for show vehicles, like in this case—you may want (or need) a little extra power the factory model didn’t provide. You may have already seen previous articles regarding the lift, interior upgrades, and electric steps on this ’18 Dodge Ram 3500 Mega Cab, but we’re not done with Mike Sutton’s project by a long shot. In this edition, we’ll give it a little pick-me-up by way of an Edge Juice with Attitude CTS2 programmer and an S&B cold-air intake.
There are many benefits to these simple upgrades. Some are widely known, others not so obvious. Thanks to the Edge Juice with Attitude CTS2, you can have complete control over your experience behind the wheel. There are five available power levels to choose from, with the ability to change them on the fly. And you can expect up to an additional 150 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. If you’re looking for improved throttle response, overall driveability, safety, and more power, you’re going to want the Juice with Attitude CTS2 plugged into your rig. With a full-color, high-resolution swipe screen in your cab, you have adjustments at your fingertips and multiple gauge screen layouts allowing you to view what’s going on under the hood while you’re rolling along. Other mods include dynamic safety features, such as cold engine protection, backdowns, and a turbo timer, as well as performance tuning for mileage, towing, daily driving, and performance.
While the programmer handles the job of maximizing computer capabilities, your truck can always use a little more airflow to breathe easier. The S&B coldair intake we’re installing will not only allow more air in after it replaces the mostly closed-off airbox that came with the truck, but it will utilize the same motor that drives the Ram-Air to activate a swing gate, drawing in more than 50 percent more air. The swing gate functions the same as the stock airbox, but, unlike the factory, it gives you the option of dual inlets simultaneously. You have the ability to remove the dam from the gate arm and reattach whenever you like. Follow along as we add both products, resulting in a noticeable change to Mike’s