Un­ex­pected Up­grades: Pick-Me-Up

Truckin - - TRUCKIN TECH - BY BRYAN FROSS PHO­TOG­RA­PHY BY TEAM TRUCKIN

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

Mega Cab.

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