Ride of the Week: Against All Odds '06 Ram 2500 [Video]
In a sport like diesel truck pulling, a few tried and true strategies for success have been formed. Nearly everyone follows the path of the people before them. That's why it's so exciting to see someone do something truly unique, upturning the paradigm in the process. That's just what Clint Mills has done with his 2006 Dodge Ram 2500, dubbed "Against All Odds."
Where conventional wisdom says to use a 6.7L Cummins, he runs a concrete filled, standard bore 5.9L Cummins with shot-peened and polished 12-valve rods. He even uses Nitto Mud Grapplers instead of the typical all-terrains. To see everything that gives this truck its unconventional power, watch the video above!
Tuning Menu: "Against All Odds" Dodge Ram 2500
|ENGINE:||East Coast Diesel-built, concrete-filled, standard bore (4.02-inch) 5.9L Cummins with shot-peened and polished 12-valve rods; 12:1 compression Ross Racing pistons|
|HEAD:||Oversize valves, extensive port and polish, 14mm ARP head studs|
|FUELING:||Columbus Diesel Supply 13mm P-pump, triple-feed 5x25 injectors|
|AIR:||Hart’s Diesel 3.0-inch (76mm) turbo, Chiseled Performance four-core water-to-air intercooler|
|TARGET RPM:||4,500-4,600 rpm mid-track|
|TRANSMISSION:||SCS Gearbox one-speed reverser, four-disc Kenny’s Pulling Parts clutch, Browell blow-proof bellhousing|
|TRANSFER CASE:||SCS Gearbox quick-change transfer case|
|AXLES:||Meritor/Rockwell 20-145 rear with 4.88 gears and welded spider gears, AAM 925 monobeam front with Detroit Truetrac locker and 4.88 gears|
|WHEELS/TIRES:||16-inch aluminum Real Racing Wheels, LT315/75R16 Nitto Mud Grapplers|
|SUPSENSION:||Proformance Pros-spec’d double adjustable AFCO coilover shocks|