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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Auto blogFri, 31 Oct 2014
Mopar is heading to the SEMA show in Las Vegas with a fleet of customized vehicles that appeal to enthusiasts of all stripes. There's a Dodge Viper ACR concept that follows in the lineage of the supercar's great road racing past, and a custom Ram ProMaster that might just be the ultimate outdoor party machine.
We got an inside look at Mopar's cars that will be on display at the show, which also include a Dodge Challenger T/A concept, two crazy Jeeps and a Ram 2500 Outdoorsman that could change the way you camp. While these are some of our favorites, Mopar is bringing plenty to SEMA, so let us know your top choices in the comments section.
Students and teachers at a Washington community college are up in arms following an order from Chrysler that it must destroy the pre-production Dodge Viper that was donated to the school's automotive technology program ten years ago.
The Viper in question is said to be the fourth off the production line, based on its VIN, and has had its emissions controls disabled, allowing its ten-cylinder engine to produce 600 horsepower, according to a report from Yahoo! Autos. As one of the first Vipers ever produced, the school's AT instructors claim it could be worth $250,000 in a museum, while a local news report purports that Jay Leno once tried to purchase the car, but the sale was prevented by Chrysler.
As pointed out by our friends at Autobytel, though, there are a lot of things in this story that don't quite add up. Immediately noticeable from the news report embedded below - which shows the car at South Puget Sound Community College - is that the car in question is not a 1992 model. When the Viper went on sale in 1992, it was only available as an RT/10 with a (flimsy) soft top, like the red car shown above. But the car featured in the report from KING5 News (inset image) is clearly a hardtop Viper GTS, which didn't enter production until 1996. And even if, as reported by a local newspaper, the hardtop featured is a prototype, it doesn't explain the lack of another iconic feature of the first Vipers - their distinctive side pipes. This kind of pokes holes in the school's argument that this is the fourth Viper to ever roll down the line. At best, this appears to be a pre-production Viper GTS.
When Chrysler rolled out the first-generation 200 to replace the Sebring range in 2010, it included replacements for both the sedan and the convertible. The Sebring Coupe, however, was left out of the mix. And now that the second-generation Chrysler 200 is descending upon us, Auburn Hills is paring things down even further. But this time, it's the convertible that reportedly isn't making the cut. Shame, too, since the rendering above shows what could have been quite an attractive droptop.
As our compatriots at Edmunds point out, sales of the convertible model accounted for less than five percent of overall Chrysler 200 sales, and at those numbers, the considerable cost of engineering a new drop-top couldn't be justified. With the Toyota Camry Solara and Volkswagen Eos also gone from the market (well, the VW isn't gone quite yet), the discontinuation of the Chrysler 200 Convertible leaves the affordable convertible segment largely to the sportier likes of the Ford Mustang and Chevy Camaro and smaller European offerings like the Mini Cooper and VW Beetle.
The Chrysler 200 Convertible isn't the only derivative being left behind with the new model: so too is the Dodge Avenger. That will leave a glaring hole in the Dodge lineup, with nothing to bridge the gap between the compact Dart and the larger Charger. Whether the Dodge brand has any plans to replace the Avenger with another model, not to be based on the 200, remains to be seen.