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2012 Dodge 2500 Longhorn Turbo

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Truck: 2012 Dodge 2500 Longhorn Edition 2500, 6.7L High Output Cummins Turbo Diesel

Owner: J.J. Hoover, relief pitcher with Cincinnati Reds organization

Truck Modifications:

When Thoroughbred Diesel was approached with this build our goals were a dependable daily driver with a target horsepower of around 700hp. Our customer had several cosmetic upgrades that he wanted to do to the truck as well.

BDS was brought on board to provide our 8" inch lift system. The system was installed and with the -19 offset wheels and 37x12.50 tires we had zero rub. The added shocks of the lift kit made the 7800lb truck ride very smooth. Even with the 8" lift the truck still retained a fairly tight turning radius. The lift was a fairly labor intensive install, but high quality. We found that with the AMP steps the front drop arm bracket had to be modified to clear the steps. Also the front Mag Hytec cover had to be modified to accept the dual steering stabilizer.
For our fueling upgrades we used our Integrity Plus injectors and CP3 pump, with the ATS Dual CP3 kit. We used a 125hp injector to allow us to have room to grow in our horsepower numbers. Our dual CP3 kit was designed to be used with Duramax CP3 pumps but we wanted to stay with the 6.7 Cummins CP3 pump. These pumps have proved to be very reliable and we wanted to test the 6.7 pump in a dual set up. We had to modify the pressure line and the anchor point for our fuel pressure sensor using this pump. Both modification were easily made with parts received with our kit.

Our engine only had 6000 miles on it when we received it, so we installed the ARP studs with the head on the vehicle. The truck was basically bone stock and the amount of heat cycles the engine had received were minimal, so the studs were installed and re-torqued on two different heat cycles to ensure we had a good clamp on the head and we wouldn't have gasket issues with the increased boost level.

ATS was approached for our transmission and compound turbo system. ATS requested to use the truck in a upcoming Two Guys Garage show shoot in Colorado, where the turbo and transmission were be featured. Thoroughbred Diesel drove the truck to ATS after installing all lift and fuel injection components and ATS installed the transmission and compound turbo setup, as well as featured the install and product on the show. The compound turbo set up was spot on with regards to drive pressure and our fueling. The truck hardly smoked at all when called on. The transmission was very crisp smooth shifting and the ATS co pilot increased the line pressure depending on the boost level of the truck.

This truck made 711 horsepower on ATS's in house mustang dyno, drove excellent, and got almost 15 miles to the gallon while driving. It 65psi boost capable, and with the Snow water methanol kit the EGT's remained low while driving.

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