Adam Winslett is seen here making an 11-second pass down the dragstrip in his 1,060hp VP44 truck. The record power number was produced with the help of a Left Coast Diesel three-stage nitrous system. Adam Winslett is seen here making an 11-second pass down the dragstrip in his 1,060hp VP44 Perhaps one of the most overlooked model of Dodge trucks (besides first-gens) is the '98 1/2 to '02 Dodges equipped with the Bosch VP44 computer-controlled rotary injection pump. We've seen these trucks make some pretty impressive power numbers with minimal modifications. The key to high horsepower numbers seems to be big injectors, which will provide all the fuel that the VP44 pumps can produce. Injection pump reliability is also a big concern, and it's our recommendation that if you have one of these trucks, you upgrade the fuel system ASAP. You'll see this reflected in all of our buildups, from $1,500, all the way to $10,000. While VP44 trucks don't have the mechanical simplicity of their earlier P7100 pump brothers, or the easy power of the later common-rails, they seem to bridge the gap between the two, and with the right parts, can make 500 to 600 hp within our top-tier budget. Although they haven't proven completely reliable, Monster VP44 injection pumps can make good power. This truck, which was built by Farmboys Diesel, made almost 800 hp at the wheels with no nitrous using a Monster VP44. Although they haven't proven completely reliable, Monster VP44 injection pumps can make go Too much sled pulling or too many boosted launches can result in a broken transmission shaft and an expensive repair bill. If your automatic-equipped truck reaches 500 hp, it's time for aftermarket shafts and a new flexplate. Too much sled pulling or too many boosted launches can result in a broken transmission sha An aftermarket fuel system such as this AirDog unit is a must for VP44-equipped trucks if you want the injection pump to live a long and healthy life. An aftermarket fuel system such as this AirDog unit is a must for VP44-equipped trucks if 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | » | View Full Article By Jason Sands Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!