2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins on 2040-cars
Alamosa, Colorado, United States
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 SLT.
Number 4 cylinder burned a piston so the motor was taken to Mountain High
Performance in Arvada Colorado. Mountain high is a respected shop and Bill, the
owner, has built Cummins motors that have powered trucks to 9 second quarter
mile passes. The cylinder head was gone through, and all cracked were repaired.
The head was given a big valve conversion to increase flow. New seats were
also installed, with 1.340 oversized valves. All guides were repaired as needed,
and the head was decked to .008”. Some light porting/polishing was also
The block was boiled, and cleaned, and the burned cylinder was sleeved, and
everything was bored to .040 over. Each cylinder was honed to fit each piston,
and they were numbered in order so they were all fitted to their respective
cylinders. All bearings were also replaced.
The engine was balanced, and the crank, cam, drive gears, push rods, connecting
rods, pistons, rings, main bearings, oil pump, and sleeve were all cryogenically
treated to increase the harness of the material. Freeze plugs were also threaded
to prevent them from popping. ARP 425 head studs and main studs were used. Cam
shaft is a Hamilton 188 cam, with their valve springs, and HD push rods. The
connecting rods used were new 12 valve rods that were shot peened and cryo
The machine work alone ran a discounted cost of 8,608, which would have easily
been over 10,000 had I not worked in the same industry and dealt with the shop
on a day to day basis.
ATS Stage VI transmisison. Billet shafts, flywheel, co-pilot, five star
converter, and deep pan. Trans was gone through less then 100 miles ago at
ATS Aurora 5000 Turbo Kit $2,087.27
ATS Twin CP3 kit $2,350
ATS Exhaust Manifold $495
Hamilton 188 cam $699
Hamilton Push Rods $275
Hamilton Valve Springs $399
ARP 425 Head Studs $430
FASS 220GPH Titanium fuel system $860
Dynomite 220HP Injectors $4,000
Beans Diesel Fuel Sump $149.95
Starlite Diesel Autocal with Custom Tuning $795.00
Fuel Rail Cap $50
Autometer C2 gauges
—— All in a overhead pod and a pillar pod
— — Total: $842
Nitrous kit with custom painted bottle and billet bracket (never used on this
Cal Trac Traction Bars $419.00
H2 Wheels $400
Custom stack with FTE resonator $560
Total parts: 23,941.54
Machine Work: 8,608 (heavily discounted)
Labor was all done myself, but would cost someone somewhere around 4000 for all
What it would cost you to build this truck, not including the truck,
approximately, $36,549.54, and that is with heavily discounted machine work.
This truck, by itself, with only 34K miles, would fetch somewhere around $30,000
is my guess. That is $66,549 if you had to go out and do all this yourself!!!
This is a heck of a deal.
Truck has not been dynoed, on it’s old setup with stock head and cam it made
730 rear wheel horsepower on fuel and 918HP on nitrous on bulldog tuning. The
best previous time, it has not been ran since, was a 11.2@124mph. This is a easy
10 second truck now.
As I said I am the original owner of this truck. It was purchased while I was
a senior in high school, and I love it. Sadly I am relocating to California and
need to afford some expensive real estate. Truck really needs nothing but a new
Truck does not have a bumper in the pictures, it will have a painted to match
roll pan on by the time the auction ends, done by a reputable shop. Really the
only issue with the truck is a few small rock chips along the very lower rockers
from a dirt road, and a very slight scratch on the front right fender. Interior
isn’t perfect, but it looks pretty darn good for 10 years old. For the past
three years I have worked at one of the largest diesel performance shops in the
area, this truck is done right
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Other than the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and Mount Rushmore, South Dakota isn't generally a hot topic, but that just means that cool stuff can hide in the open waiting to be discovered. Case in point: the classic car dealer Frankman Motor Company that operates three locations in Sioux Falls, SD.
Unearthed by the folks at Bring a Trailer, Frankman is a treasure trove of vintage, American iron. Their collection is full of the type of vehicles your irresponsible but cool uncle would show up with when you were a kid. Even better, these cars are priced at a level a working man can afford.
If you are lusting about a cruiser then Frankman has a 1956 Cadillac Deville Hard Top Sedan (pictured right) with 82,896 miles for $12,975. It's painted a color called Cascade Grey, but looks more like a pastel purple in pictures. While it needs some repairs to the accessories, the Caddy runs and drives, which is all you really need.
Before social media ever existed, if automotive enthusiasts wanted to be noticed or recognize other fans, they joined a car club. For Dodge muscle car lovers from 1968 through 1971, that group was known as the Scat Pack. Just like the Charger, Challenger and Dart nameplates, it looks like the Scat Pack could be getting a resurrection by Chrysler.
Automotive News is reporting that Chrysler recently renewed its trademark on the Scat Pack name, and while this is in no way a guarantee that the name will return, AN talked to Tim Kuniskis, Dodge President and CEO, who stoked the fire a little more. In the article, Kuniskis said that the name is "a very important part of our history" and added that "we like the whole idea of having a Scat Pack of cars." Scat Pack models were identified by their bumblebee stripes and helmet-wearing bumblebee logo, and the idea of a modern Scat Pack doesn't seem all that outlandish in light of recent vehicles like the Charger SRT Super Bee and the Ram 1500 Rumble Bee Concept.
What do you think, is this a cool idea, or is it just an unwelcome bit of nostalgia? Have you say in Comments.
After almost a year on the market it, it is becoming more clear to Dodge how customers like to option out their Darts, so the automaker has combined popular features into three special edition packages and sweetened the prices. Start with a standard 2013 Dart and add either the SXT or Limited "Special Editions" or Rallye Appearance Group, and you'll save yourself a lot of box checking.
The $595 Dart SXT Special Edition takes the trim just above the base model and adds a new grille, dark-tinted headlights and projector fog lights, LED racetrack taillights, cruise control and audio controls on the leather-wrapped steering wheel. The Limited Special Edition starts with the top-end model and adds a power sunroof, heated front seats and steering wheel, dual-zone climate control and Nappa leather seats among other features, for $1,810.
The Rallye Appearance Group (pictured) is a package for the SXT, and it blacks out the front fascia, throws on 17-inch wheels and some badging for $395. The new special editions are reaching dealers now and could help the Dart's sales to further improve after a slow start. You can find out more about them in the press release below.