The Ultimate 2003 to 2007 Dodge Sleeper Recipe

The 700hp Element Of Surprise

Mike McGlothlin
Jul 1, 2012
Photographers: Mike McGlothlin
If you’re like us, you prefer a subtle, even humble-appearing truck to one loaded down with chrome, wild paint, and other exterior accessories. You’d rather drive an average-looking truck with a 700hp surprise under the hood than own a show queen. If this state of mind suits you, you’re a sleeper fan. Because so many diesel owners prefer to have the element of surprise on their side, we decided to profile one of the best cases of truck deception we’ve come across.
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Smoke-free Sleeper
Today, the mindset of your average diesel enthusiast is vastly different from what it used to be. The days of rolling coal through town whenever you feel like it are over. So even though the owner of this ’07 Dodge Ram 2500 wanted to make considerable horsepower, the driving force behind the build was to keep the truck as smoke-free as possible. The end result is not only a clean-running truck, but also one that spools instantly and makes more than 680 rwhp. If any vehicle represents an all-in-one package, this is it. It’s daily driven, sees 21 mpg on the highway, and tows regularly—yet would be game for hunting down a Viper or two if the opportunity presented itself.
element Of Surprise dyno Chart
  |   When running an all-out performance file on the dyno, the Ram made 682 hp at 3,000 and 1,357 lb-ft of torque at 2,300 rpm. Thanks to an EFILive AutoCal, the owner can switch from his hot tune to a 580hp to tune without the need for a laptop.

Sources

Banks Power
Azusa, CA 91702
866-738-5915
http://www.bankspower.com
AirDog
Jefferson City, MO 65109
573-635-0555
www.pureflowairdog.com
Goerend Transmission Inc.
St. Lucas, IA 52166
563-778-2719
www.goerend.com
EFI Live
Auckland, NZ, AK
http://www.efilive.com
Fleece Performance Engineering
North Salem, IN 46165
855-839-5040
http://www.fleeceperformance.com
Hamilton Cams
888-398-2988
http://www.hamiltoncams.com
Steed Speed Performance
250-766-7136
http://www.steedspeed.com

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