The first three generations of the Dodge Ram are arguably the most desirable with each new generation proving to be a suitable enough replacement for the previous. While some prefer one generation over the others, it seems that these three generations (ranging from 1981-2009) appeal to a similar demographic. Anyone who knows Rams knows that the mid-1990s 12-valve Cummins diesel engine is an excellent choice of powerplant. But what if you wanted a newer truck with the older reliability of the previous engine? Easy, you perform a 12-valve P-pump swap. That is precisely what has been done to this 2007 Dodge Ram 2500—plus it was turned into a border-line monster truck with 11inches of lift!
The owner of this truck started with a low-mileage, clean 2007 Dodge Ram 2500. The odometer is currently showing 59,327 miles and the body reflects this mileage. This is an extremely clean truck with only a few minor scratches that can be expected for and older pickup. The body was lifted 3 inches and then an 8-inch Top Gun Customs stage 3 suspension lift was added for a total of 11 inches of lift and Bilstein shocks at every corner as well. Don't let the photos fool you; this truck is a skyscraper! Underneath the truck is a Top Gun Customs steering stabilizer, an aftermarket power steering brace, and a set of 44-inch Super Swamper mud tires on Fuel wheels. Both brake lights as well as the third brake light are RECON brand aftermarket units. The original radio antenna has been replaced with a stubby RECON antenna.
Under the hood is where this truck shines! Lead Foot Diesel Performance of Monroe, Georgia was tasked with taking this engine to the next level and wow they didn't disappoint. The original engine was pulled and then had a 12 valve p-pump conversion performed, however the team at LFDP didn't stop there. They then added a SXE 366 Turbo, new exhaust, new cam/crank sensor, new over flow valve, new turbo down pipe, boost tube, oil drain flange, orings and a custom wiring harness. Additionally, an EFI Live tune was added to keep inaccurate DTCs from activating the check engine light in error. All said and done the engine bill was over $15,000 alone! The results are an engine that made 625hp at the dyno and a astounding 1299 foot-pounds of torque. From there the power is routed through a south end dual colt stage 2 clutch built to withstand nearly 800hp. The original 6-speed manual transmission is a nice touch that gives you a great highway gear.
The interior is in mostly unmodified, clean and complete condition. It is in the expected condition for an 11-year-old-truck with less than 60,000 miles. All of the electronics function the way they should! The only discrepancy is the air conditioning, which works properly, but has to be activated via a dedicated toggle switch rather than the original A/C button. The radio has been upgraded to a nice Kenwood unit with Focal speakers, JL Audio 10-inch subwoofer as well as an Alpine amplifier.
This is a super cool, custom truck that has been done right and functions the way it ought to. It runs and sounds great, and sits way up high! If you're looking for the ultimate lifted Dodge, this could be the one for you.
Contact Shelton Classics & Performance at 704-663-0432 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
DOES IT WORK?
Air Conditioning YES
Oil PSI Gauge/Light YES
Temperature Gauge/Light YES
Fuel Gauge YES
Tail Lights YES
Brake Lights YES
Reverse Lights YES
Turn Signals YES
Emergency Brake YES
Keys – Ignition YES, Door Remote ONLY
Runs & Drives YES