2013 Ram 2500 Silver Streak
A High-Ridin' Ram With 530 hp and 1,240 lb-ft on Tap
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
SPEC SHEETYear/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
Suspension: Chromed and powdercoated 10-inch radius-arm lift from Full Throttle Suspension
Tires: 355x45R22 Nitto Terra Grapplers
Wheels: 22x14 American Force Hero