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2013 Ram 2500: The Cattle Transporter

An All-Out Custom Rancher

Phil Gordon
Aug 21, 2017
Photographers: Phil Gordon
Roger Ortega faced quite a culture shock moving from Chicago, Illinois, to Houston, Texas. Making the move when his parents decided to relocate to Houston for a job opportunity, Roger adapted to the more country feel that contrasted the fast-paced city life he had left the only way he knew how: indulging in the truck scene. He used to tinker with lowered bagged trucks back in Chicago, but with the change in location came a change in truck culture—bigger, lifted trucks became his focus.
Photo 2/34   |   2013 Ram 2500 Cattle Transporter Rear
Photo 3/34   |   2013 Ram 2500 Cattle Transporter Engine
He purchased a ’13 Ram Laramie Longhorn Mega Cab from a dealership and immediately contracted the help of Allout Offroad (Stafford location) to handle the transformation. The new Ram was lifted up by way of a 10-inch Full Throttle Suspension kit that elevated the already-massive Mega Cab through the roof. To keep up with the added weight of the lift accessories, the next logical next step was a few performance must-haves. A Bully Dog GT tuner was added, along with an S&B cold-air intake and a full exhaust kit.
Photo 4/34   |   2013 Ram 2500 Cattle Transporter Suspension
ShowTime Metal Works front and rear bumpers were bolted on, perfected by a custom grille. Rigid Industries lightbars grace the entire front of the Ram for cool looks and good night vision in low-lit areas. Plain N Simple added some one-off custom headlights with custom-etched projectors. The Ram was originally spec’d as a white truck, and Roger wanted to do away with the boring vanilla in favor of a rich bronze finish. The crew at Allout was up to the task and wrapped the Longhorn in Aztec Bronze 3M vinyl.
Photo 5/34   |   2013 Ram 2500 Cattle Transporter Front
Roger’s family owns a working cattle ranch, so his lifted, gooseneck-equipped truck gets utilized regularly to transport cattle.
Photo 6/34   |   2013 Ram 2500 Cattle Transporter Interior


Year/Make/Model: ’13 Ram Mega Cab
Owner: Roger Ortega
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Engine: 6.7L Cummins I-6
Transmission: 68RFE
Induction: S&B cold-air intake
Exhaust: Custom dual-tip DPF-back system
Engine Management: Bully Dog GT Platinum tuner
Suspension: 10-inch Full Throttle Suspension lift powdercoated Prismatic Powders Lazer Root Beer
Exterior/Accessories: TOFF sprayed-on bedliner; Mag-Hytec rear differential cover; ShowTime Metal Works grille with 20-inch Rigid Industries lightbar; ShowTime Metal Works bumpers; Rigid lightbars (40-inch, 6-inch, 50-inch with SoCal SuperTrucks mount); 12 undercarriage Rigid rock lights; fully functional B&W gooseneck; Plain N Simple color-matched anodized gold headlights with custom-etched projectors; painted Recon taillights with Rigid reverse lights
Paint/Wrap: 3M Aztec Bronze wrap
Wheels: 24x14 American Force Bravo SF8 powdercoated Lazer Root Beer and with Aztec Bronze highlights
Tires: 37x13.50R24 Toyo Open Country M/T
Special Thanks: The hardworking guys at Allout Offroad Stafford: Mike Clark, Jonathan Nelson, Chris Staples, and rest of the crew; all the guys at ShowTime Metal Works; and Nick Chin at American Force Wheels for the customer service and support.



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