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Bragging Rights - Reader's Rides March 2015

Homegrown 8-Lug Trucks

Mar 10, 2015
Photographers: Readers
Electric Blue Powerhouse
Year/Make/Model: 1995 Dodge Ram 2500
Owner: Nick St. Pierre
Hometown: North Attleboro, Massachusetts
Odometer: 167,000 miles
Fuel Economy: 17 to 21 mpg
Engine: 5.9L 12-valve Cummins I-6
Transmission: NV4500 five-speed manual 
Mods: Custom electric blue paint, 7x12 injectors, 64/71/14 turbo, 4-inch Diamond Eye exhaust, 60-pound valvesprings, ARP head studs, 4,000-rpm governor spring kit, AFE intake, pulled plate, 191 delivery valves, 20-degree timing, TST AFC spring kit, ISSPRO EV gauges, intake horn, DAP intercooler boots, Cummins industrial bus valve cover oil fill, South Bend dual-disc clutch, 295/60R20 Nitto Terra Grappler tires, 20x9 BMF Novakane wheels, color-matched grille and bumpers, 6-foot traction bars
Owner says: “I bought this truck a year and a half ago. It was three different colors and had a few small mods to make 300 hp. I had it painted electric blue pearl, and my friends and I have done all the modifications ourselves. It makes 540 hp and 1,271 lb-ft of torque right now. I am 22 years old and a full-time student. I have paid for the truck and all the modifications myself, and I’m very proud of what I’ve built with the help of my friends.”
Photo 2/4   |   1995 Dodge Ram 2500
One Piece at a Time
Year/Make/Model: 2006 Chevrolet 2500HD 
Owner: Trenton Kyger
Hometown: Weyers Cave, Virginia
Odometer: 64,389 miles
Fuel Economy: 18 to 22 mpg
Engine: 6.6L Duramax V-8
Transmission: Allison 1000 six-speed automatic 
Mods: EFILive by Diesel Addiction, AirDog 150-gph lift pump, MBRP 4-inch exhaust, HSP Y-bridge, cold-side and hot-side intercooler pipes, Mean Street Performance traction bars, PPE tie-rod sleeves, Auto Meter boost and pyro gauges, Nitto NT420S tires with 20x9 Moto Metal 962 wheels
Owner says: “I bought this truck last July, and it has been a work in progress. I have started building it one piece at a time and have big goals in the future for this tuck.”
Photo 3/4   |   2006 Chevy 2500hd
Ram Gone Wild
Year/Make/Model: 2004 Dodge Ram 2500
Owner: Jason Dillingham
Hometown: Saint Joseph, Illinois
Odometer: 140,000 miles
Fuel Economy: 18 mpg
Engine: Fully built 5.9L Cummins I-6
Transmission: 5R110 TorqShift five-speed automatic
Mods: Fully balanced motor, Carrillo rods, coated pistons, ported and polished head, side draft intake, Inconel valves, Hamilton springs, Exergy 100-percent-over injectors, FASS fuel system, Bullseye Power 66mm over S488 Double BatMoWheel, fully built transmission, billet shafts, triple-disc converter
Owner says: “Every nut and bolt has been touched. Modifications include the above-mentioned drivetrain mods, plus a complete stereo install, custom gauge install, and new paint.”
Photo 4/4   |   2004 Dodge Ram 2500
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