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2005 Dodge Ram 3500 - Overfueled

1,150HP Cummins Built For Sled Pulling

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That kind of power is useless in sled pulling if you can't get it to the ground, so the chassis, suspension, and front and rear axles were either reinforced, or replaced. The chassis was modified with a ladder-frame section toward the rear, which makes the truck far more rigid than stock. Next on the chopping block was the factory transmission, which was replaced by a Pro Fab reverser, a Haisley four-disc clutch, and a Lakewood transfer case. The front axle has upgraded axleshafts and an ARB locker, while the rearend was ditched completely in favor of a 2 1/2-ton Rockwell rearend. Both front and rear axles house 4.88 gears.

While the truck still looks a little like a stock Dodge (if you squint) it sure doesn't pull like one. At the 2008 4x4 Jamboree in Indianapolis, Indiana, (which was an invitation-only pulling event) Joe's Overfueled Dodge finished Second Place in a very strong field, and was only 10 inches shy of winning the whole thing. While many people may be shocked that Joe turned such a low-mileage ride into a sled puller, you can't argue with success. DP

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