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2011 Dodge Ram - Maximum Altitude

This Dodge Ram dualie shop truck is perfect

Brad Stillwell
Feb 1, 2013
Photographers: Brad Stillwell
Photo 2/12   |   When Joey Gonzales of Maximum Altitude Motorsports needed a shop truck, he had to make sure it was a head turner.
When Joey Gonzales of San Antonio, Texas, was deciding what the next Maximum Altitude Motorsports shop truck would be, he had a few requirements. Since the rig would frequently be used to transport customer vehicles, it had to be a dualie and it had to have the power that only diesel can offer. It had to have enough room for the guys to be able to fit comfortably in it during the workweek as well as Joey’s family on the weekends. Joey decided that a Cummins-powered 4x4 Dodge Ram Mega Cab dualie was the perfect truck for the numerous jobs it would eventually face.
It’s always a tossup which to do first: power or looks. Joey went for looks first, since the truck would be a symbol of his business. First things first: suspension. Being in the aftermarket suspension business, Joey knew exactly what would make the already intimidating 4x4 Dodge into something that would make the person in front of him grip the wheel a little tighter at a red light. The guys at Maximum Altitude designed a custom 8-inch lift with adjustable control arms in the front and Pro Comp 9000 series shocks all the way around. Mate all of this with Pro Comp steering stabilizers up front, and you have an extremely roadworthy truck that can be driven anywhere, anytime.
"It’s always a tossup which to do first: power or looks. Joey went for looks first, since the truck would be a symbol of his business."
With the truck’s stance and ride now what he expected, Joey moved out from under the truck and turned his attention to what people would immediately see: the paint. The truck left the factory in two-tone white and gold. Sure, it’s a pretty combination, but it just didn’t fit the direction the truck was headed. Joey worked with TC Kustomz of San Antonio, and the two decided the paint needed to be simple. They came to the conclusion that dumping the gold tone for white was the best option.
Photo 3/12   |   2011 Dodge Ram Maximum Altitude rear Shot
Continuing in the eye-candy department, it was time to choose the perfect wheel and tire combo. Since the truck is a dualie, it makes this a trickier situation than you may think. Joey decided to go big with a set of 24x8.5 Alcoas (machined by DIMA Wheels in Houston) wrapped in huge, 38x13.5x24 Nitto Trail Grapplers. The truck looked great with the wheels and tires, but something was still missing to give it a little more personality. Joey contacted TC Kustomz again to have the wheels painted blue. As you can see, it was a great touch.
Photo 4/12   |   2011 Dodge Ram Maximum Altitude warn Aux Light
A truck like this must have the bite to match the bark. The H&S Performance-tuned Cummins puts down 615 hp and 1,100 lb-ft of torque. Air makes its way in through an AFE Magnum Force Stage 2 air intake, travels through the H&S high-flow intake manifold with 5-inch boost tube, and out the stainless MBRP 5-inch exhaust dumped behind the rear axle with a custom 7-inch tip. As you can imagine, the exhaust note on this truck is perfect.
Photo 5/12   |   2011 Dodge Ram Maximum Altitude amp Research Door Step
When Joey and the guys at Maximum Altitude Motorsports do something, they do it to the max. It doesn’t matter what it is. It may be a hot rod, a custom bike, or a truck. Regardless of your preference, if these guys are behind it, you can expect a head turner—and this truck is no exception. It can be seen any time at the shop in San Antonio and the endless truck and car shows around the Texas Hill Country and South Texas areas. If you’re in the area and you miss it, your eyes must have been closed. There’s no missing this truck!
Photo 6/12   |   2011 Dodge Ram Maximum Altitude rear Three Quarter

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