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Old 09-13-2012, 12:29 AM
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Basalt CO
Age: 44
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Vehicle: 2008 ram 2500 2wd
Trim Level: slt
Color: white
Engine: 2007-2011 409ci (6.7L) Cummins Turbo Diesel 350hp 650lb/ft
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Thumbs up 08 Ram Diesel Dry lakes racer build

I thought it's probably about time to do a build thread on our 08 Ram 2500 land speed effort.I'll post up what we've done so far along with any pictures I have.If ya have any questions about the build let me know.
Just over a year ago I decided to build a diesel land speed racing vehicle,aiming to go fast and hopefully get a record in the class maybe even go 200mph.
First job was to find a good donor vehicle after searching around we found the 2008 Ram 2500 at a salvage auction,with a wee bit of damage caused by the truck hitting a sizeable elk.

As soon as the truck was delivered from Arizona to Colorado ,I removed all of the damaged sheetmetal radiator intercooler and condensor.


I hunted down most of the parts to fix the truck on craigslist and local ads,finally getting the truck back in one piece except for the bed.

A used bed was found,I then sent all the miss matched parts to my buddies bodyshop for a lick of white paint,here's the truck after getting the bed,bumper and fender painted.
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2010 Ram 3500 4DR longbed SLT 6 spd manual 4x4 cummins 6.7 tow pig! H&S Mini Maxx, Flopro exhaust, Valair twin disc clutch
08 Ram 2500 2wd,6.7 cummins, DAP, H&S performance Mini Max, MCC by Ryan, big single turbo, twin CP3 pumps,Hamilton Cam,Fully ported & polished head by MHP,Hellmann sidedraft intake.886hp to the wheels,1430lb/ft to the wheels.
B/DT record holder,El Mirage and Bonneville salt flats.

Last edited by bigtim44; 09-13-2012 at 01:29 AM.
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