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  • 2012 Ram 2500 Laramie Longhorn 4x4 - Reach For The Sky

2012 Ram 2500 Laramie Longhorn 4x4 - Reach For The Sky

This Ram Brings the Wild West’s Undead Back to Life

Harley Camilleri
Nov 29, 2013
Photographers: Dan Ward, Harley Camilleri
Many a Wild West town owes its reputation for violence to the discovery of gold. Miners stormed into any territory where the precious mineral could be found, and established rough-and-tumble mining camps on the fringes of society. Dozens of saloons, gambling parlors, and brothels competed for the men's dollars. Legendary characters sprouted up across the land with names like Wild Bill Hickok, Wyatt Earp, and Doc Holiday. As the towns grew, so did the legendary gunfights we've come to know in our history books.
By the looks of this 2012 Ram, owner Andrew Lowe must have been touched in some way by those tall tales of prospector claims and gunmen facing off at the OK Corral. His Western–themed rig sports the hollow eyes of the undead gunslingers, poised against the brutal and desolate desert they once called home. Extreme Customs, in Houston, Texas, claims the credit for the artistic application of the DuPont Hot Hues paint that gives the truck its personality. Road Armor bumpers and Prestige fender flares give the truck a commanding look in case the creative airbrushing doesn't turn heads fast enough.
Photo 2/9   |   2012 Ram 2500 Laramie Longhorn 4x4 Road Armor
However, the paint is only the beginning of this truck's imposing attitude. It rides tall on a Top Gun Customz 8-inch suspension lift that was installed and detailed by the capable Naivar brothers at ShowTime Metal Works. Under the 3/4-ton Ram are three-piece RBP Revolver wheels that spec out at 24x12 inches. Equally oversized 38x13.50R24 Nitto Trail Grappler tires provide traction to get Andrew across any harsh Texas terrain he may encounter.
For added tow and go capability, the 6.7L Cummins was augmented with an array of performance upgrades. A CryO2 injection system, plumbed after the K&N air intake, brings the inlet air temperature way down to allow the Holset turbo to make big boost numbers. MBRP boost tubes do their best to contain the 38 psi of pressure. An Edge Juice programmer with Attitude controls it all, with the waste gases routed through a 4-inch stainless MagnaFlow exhaust with dual outlets.
Photo 3/9   |   2012 Ram 2500 Laramie Longhorn 4x4 Intake System
A full Alpine sound system stands out as the only interior modification Andrew felt necessary. The creative embossing and stitch work integrated into the factory Longhorn package left Andrew little need to make any additional interior alterations, and it already meshes perfectly with the wary eyes of the fallen cowboys along for the ride. If you ever feel the ominous approach of a dry wind over your shoulder, and a sudden silence settling in, it could very well be Andrew and his clan of undead outlaws.
Inside the Build
Year Make Model:
2012 Ram 2500 Laramie Longhorn 4x4
Owner and City/State:
Andrew Lowe • Kingwood, Texas
Type: 6.7L Cummins turbodiesel
Induction: K&N intake, CryO2 injection
Exhaust: MagnaFlow 4-inch, dual outlet
Forced Induction: Holset turbo
Engine Management: Edge Juice with Attitude
Output: 475 hp and 900 lb-ft of torque
Built by: Diesel Innovations
Transmission: Six-speed 68RFE
Rearend: Factory with Yukon 4.10 gears
Front Suspension: Top Gun Customz 8-inch Pro 1
Rear Suspension: Top Gun Customz 5½-inch Pro 1
Brakes: EBC rotors
Wheels & Tires
Wheels: 24x12-inch RBP Revolver
Tires: 38x13.50R24 Nitto Trail Grappler



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