2006 Dodge Ram SRT-10 - Snake Eyes
For truck enthusiasts who feel the need for speed with neck-snapping acceleration, a Dodge SRT-10 with its fire-breathing 8.3L Viper V-10 powerplant is the perfect ride. Just ask Salvador Parra from Victorville, California, who throttles his '06 Dodge SRT-10 daily. He will be the first to tell you he has received three speeding tickets since owning the venomous snake.
After getting together with his bother-in-law, Julian Paiz, who owns 1st Class Auto Body in Hesperia, California, they decided the black snakeskin needed some flames. Julian delivered by laying down three sets of wispy-lined flames that cover the hood, drape over the front fenders, and continue along the quad cab doors. Julian used DuPont White Pearl, Candy Blue, and Candy Black, then buried the flames in four coats of clear. The factory chrome mesh grille was blacked out, while the headlights and taillights also received the smoked treatment to enhance the snake's stealth appearance. Salvador had Julian paint the Ram 22x9-1/2-inch aluminum wheels semi-gloss black. Functional air vents were fused into the front fenders to allow heat to escape from inside the engine compartment.
Under the hood houses the 8.3L Viper V-10 engine that produces 510 hp and 525 lb-ft of torque, with a top speed of 150 mph. A K&N air intake directs cool outside air into the 65mm airfoil throttle-body. A pair of Flowmaster mufflers transformed the Viper's hiss into a throaty rumble.
The SRT-10 competition leather interior was left bone stock. The rear seat was raised 4 inches to allow ample clearance for the two 12-inch subwoofers hidden underneath.
The factory head unit was fine-tuned by a Rockford Fosgate 360 equalizer. An Orion 8004 amplifier powers the 6.5-inch mids and highs speakers. Tim Wepprecht at Audiotronics in Apple Valley, California, constructed two custom subwoofer enclosures from wood and fiberglass. A pair of Orion 1200D amplifiers power the two Orion subwoofers. All of the audio components were wired by Jesse Morales of Apple Valley.
Salvador has to restrain his right foot from those impulsive desires to hammer the loud-pedal from time-to-time. After being rewarded with three speeding tickets, Salvador is on a first-name basis with the local authorities.