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2013 Ram 2500 Silver Streak

A High-Ridin' Ram With 530 hp and 1,240 lb-ft on Tap

Jason Sands
Dec 12, 2016
Photographers: Jason Sands
With the diesel industry in full swing, it's no surprise newer trucks are being modified more and more every day. When it came to the ride Parm Singh of Yuba City, California, wanted, he wasn't willing to cut any corners. Parm’s ’13 Ram 2500 had the luxury he wanted, but something was still missing. Not content to be one in the crowd, he set about creating a pickup with looks and, of course, power.
Photo 2/15   |   2013 Ram 2500 Silver Streak Coil
Photo 3/15   |   The Full Throttle Suspension 10-inch lift complete with springs, shocks, and radius arms was installed by Ridin' High Motorsports in Yuba City, California, which performed most of the work on the truck.
The first thing we noticed about the Ram was its elevated stance, which came courtesy of a number of companies. Parm skipped right past the 4-, 6-, and 8-inch lifts, going straight for a 10-inch radius-arm lift kit from Full Throttle Suspension. Designed from the ground up, the kit features a front suspension with extended radius arms, longer coil springs, and a matched pitman arm and drop bracket. The rear suspension has spacers that are offset to keep the axle centered, and all four corners use Full Throttle shocks. The big lift also meant Parm could cram plenty of rubber in the wheelwells—in this case, 355x45R22 Nitto Terra Grapplers mounted on 22x14 American Force wheels.
Photo 4/15   |   The extra-wide 22x14 wheels are American Force Hero hoops, while the truck rides on 355x45R22 Nitto Trail Grappler tires.
Photo 5/15   |   The rear suspension lift consists of powdercoated Candy Blue suspension blocks for the coil springs and chromed shocks from FTS.
The new stance necessitated the need for more power, since the Ram's factory 370hp/800–lb-ft rating wasn't going to cut it anymore. With the factory turbo supplying a good amount of air, a custom tune was all that was needed to rocket the engine into the stratosphere. With Hardway Performance providing the juice for the 6.7L Cummins, the engine now churns out more than 530 hp at the wheels, along with 1,240 lb-ft of torque.
Photo 6/15   |   The factory 370hp Cummins now puts out more than 500 hp at the rear wheels thanks to custom tuning by Hardway Performance. Torque comes in at more than 1,200 lb-ft thanks to the engine's large 6.7L displacement.
Photo 7/15   |   A few choice modifications were made to help get the most out of the custom tuning. An air intake from AFE was added to make the most out of the factory turbocharger.
With a boosted-up 6.7L Cummins cranking out the torque, the factory 68RFE transmission was on borrowed time, so Parm enlisted the help of Brown's Diesel to install a Competition 68RFE from SunCoast Diesel. The SunCoast transmission is far from a simple build and includes a multitude of parts to handle extra horsepower. From a billet drum and a modified valvebody to a revised clutch and apply plate system, virtually every part of the 68RFE has been modified for extra power-handling capabilities.
Photo 8/15   |   With tuning from Hardway Performance, Parm's Ram cranks out a good 200 rear-wheel horsepower more than stock, which gets the truck moving in quite a hurry!
Parm has put quite a few miles on his radical Ram since he completed it. Thanks to the extra power, he can outrun most other diesels—as well as some muscle cars! After all, now that Parm's built the Ram he wants, what else is there left to do but drive it?
Photo 9/15   |   In addition to the intake and tuning, a 4-inch exhaust from Flo-Pro made the cut. The exhaust runs under and out on the passenger side, exiting a 5-inch tip.
Photo 10/15   |   It's hard to miss the extensive powdercoating and chrome that graces the undercarriage of Parm's Ram. Everything from the rear axle tubes and the lift kit to the rear hitch received the Candy Blue treatment. Offsetting the blue are the differential cover, sway bar, brakes, and driveshaft, which are either polished or chromed by West Coast Chrome in Modesto, California.
Photo 11/15   |   At the corners of the Ram are turn signal lights from Switchback, which not only provide a turn signal and running light function but can provide various colors and hues as well.

SPEC SHEET

Year/Make/Model: ’13 Ram 2500
Owner: Parm Singh
Hometown: Yuba City, California
Odometer: 15,000 miles
Engine: 6.7L Cummins I-6
Fuel: Hardway Performance Tuning
Air: AFE Intake
Exhaust: Flo-Pro 4-inch to 5-inch tip
Transmission: SunCoast Diesel Competition 68RFE
Horsepower: 530 hp
Torque: 1,240lb-ft
Suspension: Chromed and powdercoated 10-inch radius-arm lift from Full Throttle Suspension
Tires: 355x45R22 Nitto Terra Grapplers
Wheels: 22x14 American Force Hero

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