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Updated 05/30/2008

Mods n Customizing 

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Older picture of the Indy with Ramairbox. Worked great, highly recommend it if your naturally aspirated


Original Factory Options
96 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9 SLT Laramie With Indy Apper. Pkg.
4spd. auto & 3.55 gears with Sure-Grip
Tilt, Cruise,Air, Factory Casst.P/S P/M P/W P/L 6way P/Dseat, rear slider, bed liner & factory roll pan
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Indy Appearance Pkg:
American Racing 17x9" 5 spoke alum rims with Ram etched logo with Good Year Eagle GT II's 275/60/17.
Blue monochromatic paint with white stripes DODGE on windshield & Official Truck decals for the 80th Indy Race on May 26 1996. Performance exhaust helps to boost power to 245hp/335ftlb
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Performance & Customizing Modifications


After purchase an item or two where added to improve performance & looks over the last few years

  • starter disable, keyless entry & security

  • Plated RM Indy

  • Privacy tint in the rear,35% on the sides

  • RDL fiberglass tonneau painted blue w/white stripes

  • Tons of painted interior pieces

  • Nu Image White faced gauges

  • Auto Meter 3 gauge A pillar pod

  • Auto Meter 1 gauge steering column pod

  • Pioneer KEH P7400

  • Pioneer 1220 12pk cd

  • Pioneer 6x9 3way/240wt, 5.25s 160wt

  • 200wtamp kicker spkrs., black rubber shorty antenna

  • Mopar chrome diff cover powder coated blue

  • Bell Tech 2"x4" springs shackles & flip

  • nitro drop shocks f/r

  • KVR Cross/drilled front rotor's
    painted silver with carbon/metalic pads

  • metallic pads in rear with blue drums

  • Mopar alum. valve cover's powder coated blue with the
    ribs & Mopar sanded back to alum

  • Various brackets in engine compartment also painted blue 


 

2007 Setup - 408ci W/ATI D-ISC & 3Core a/a

 
  • ATI Procharger polished D-1SC (1400cfm) w/3core a/a intercooler

  • K&N cold air

  • 55mm Hughes billet tb 1050cfm

  • M1/2BBL port/gasket matched to 55mm w/large turtle

  • Edelbrock 2.02 alum heads, stgIV 292/255cfm w/650 lift springs, titanium retainers.

  • Comp Cam custom 236/242 @ 050 w/.580/.577 lift at 114lsa

  • ARP head studs for Eddy alum heads

  • Harland Sharp adjustable 1.6rr

  • MP alum valve covers, powder coated blue/sanded top

  • ICS Titan head gaskets, multilayer copper with silicone seals and built in o-rings

  • stock 360 block bored 30 over etc etc etc etc etc

  • Melling H/V oil pump with sump extension

  • Modified oem deep oil pan (2quart more)

  • Main caps decked and matched for girdle

  • Hughes mains girdle

  • 6lbs of block cement

  • ARP main studs

  • MP SFI billet dampner

  • Eagle 4340 billet/forged 4"stroker crank

  • Eagle billet/forged H rods

  • Clevit 77 bearings

  • Wiseco custom 408/8.5cr billet/forged blower pistons coated with ceramic top and moly skirts

  • Total Seal gapless rings

  • FAST 65lb injectors low impdnc 

  • KRC billet fuel rails

  • Aeromotive Eliminator fuel pump (500+LPH)

  • Aeromotive Pro regulator, 12an/10an

  • Aeromotive Pump Controler

  • Aeromotive 100 & 10micron filters

  • Aeromotive & Russel fittings in  8, 10, 12an sizes

  • Summit alum /pwdrctd fuel cell

  • Auto Meters Pro Comp UltraLite Series Gauges

  • 5" 9k Tach with 2stg micro shift light/memory

  • 2 1/16 Trans Temp gauge

  • 2 1/16 Vac/Boost gauge

  • 2 1/16 Fuel Pressure gauge

  • 2 1/16 AEM Digital A/F gauge

  • Bosch wideband o2(a/f gauge)

  • FAST wideband o2 (engine mngmt)

  • FAST stand alone engine mngmnt bank/bank

  • IBM thinkpad

  • FAST CEL delete box

  • Accel 3bar MAP

 

 

  • Edelbrock TES  header's & ypipe

  • 3"Magnaflow Hi Flow catalytic

  • 3" Magnaflow glass pack 

  • 3" pipework from cat out exiting in front of rear tire

  • Mopar Perf. Computer (to run tranny only)

  • MSD Blaster coil

  • MSD Digital 6+ ignition under pass. seat

  • Optima Red Top relocated to bed

  • Taylor 8.0mm wires brass cap n rotor

  • Autolite 3923(one range colder) plugs indexed

  • Synthetics m/t/r         (currently synth not in diff)

  • Viper 10" 3800stall tc

  • MP deep alum trans pan (2quart extra)

  • B&G twin trans coolers, mounted in bumper openings

  • PATC Ramazilla trans internals, extra clutches, Sun shell, 6gear planetaries, manual valve body, Transgo stg III race shift kit, etc etc etc

  • Driveshaft loop (universal)

  • Auburn High Performance limited slip diff

  • RCI Race Buckets custom pedestals

  • Custom leaf spring clamps

  • Comp Eng. 3 way adj dragshocks (track only)

  • Weld Draglites 15x7F 15x8R

  • Mickey Thompson Sportsman 28x7.5x15F

  • Street Et's 28x12.5x15R  (4.18 final)

 

 

Fuel, tune and motor is currently not installed. Lot of work to get some of it in. Spring time coming fast. Need to order some more parts still (rad/tranny internals).


2005 Setup

  • ATI Procharger polished D-1SC w/3core upgrade

  • K&N cold air

  • 51.75mm Fastman tb 

  • Auto Meters Pro Comp UltraLite Series Gauges

  • 5" 9k Tach with 2stg shift light/memory

  • 2 1/16 Trans Temp gauge

  • 2 1/16 Vac/Boost gauge

  • 2 1/16 Fuel Pressure gauge

  • 2 1/16 AEM Digital A/F gauge

  • Bosch Wideband o2

  • Perfect Powers SMT6 (piggyback laptop tuning)                    

  • Edelbrock TES  header's

  • FMS 24LB injectors                

  • M1/2B w/large turtle                                                      

  • RT+10 cam (lifters, rods, retainers springs)

  • Crower 1.7rr (.491/.512lift)                                            

  • 3"Magnaflow Hi Flow catalytic (blew & gained .2)

  • 3" Magnaflow glass pack 

  • 3" pipework from cat out exiting in front of rear tire

  • Flex a lite 210B twin electric fans

  • March 3pc alum. pulleys (3 diff bypass belts for track use)

  • Mopar Perf. Computer (sorting tune issues stock pcm currently w/blower))

  • MSD Blaster coil

  • MSD Digital 6+ ignition under pass. seat

  • Optima Red Top relocated to bed

  • Taylor 8.0mm wires brass cap n rotor

  • Autolite 3923(one range colder) plugs indexed

  • Synthetics m/t/r         (currently synth not in diff)

  • Sanchez 2800stall (200rpm  increase w/cam)

  • Transgo Stage III shift kit

  • B&M Tranny cooler(2nd added fall 05)

  • driveshaft loop

  • Auburn 3.92's

  • Auburn Hi Perf Posi                               

  • Weight reduction (14.5% na/ w/sc11%)

  • RCI Race Buckets custom pedestals

  • Custom leaf spring clamps

  • Comp Eng. 3 way adj dragshocks (track only)

  • Weld Draglites 15x7F 15x8R

  • Mickey Thompson Sportsman 28x7.5x15F

  • Street Et's 28x12.5x15R  (4.18 final)

BEST PERFORMANCE
60' 1.919..................9/15/01
330' 5.384.................10/20/05
1/8 8.26@84.84mph.....10/20/05
1/4 12.91@101.7mph.....10/20/05

Estimate 390rwhp, for above ets, with no tune, stock computer limiting rpms and mph and only seeing 7.5 out of the 10-12psi kit. W/driver approx 4200lbs. Lots of wt added this year. Had the truck in heavy trim to help at the line.

 


 

Best ets before any motor work Stock 5.9 from tb down with bolt ons only w/ramair 13.99 @ 95.6mph
Approx. 256hp r/w
according to
Dragstrip Plus not corrected for elev. (660')
Best et na @ 4060lbs wt at the line (incld driver)

AUG 7/04 First dyno na w/ramair


 

Fiberglass tonneau was added the first month of owning back in the spring of 96. Hasn't been on in 2 yrs


Performance Modification History

KnN Gen I FIPK Spring 96  Upgraded to ramair Fall 00

March 3pc Pulleys n Edelbrock headers spring 97

Belltech 2x4 drop in the Spring of 98

Weld Draglite rims with  M/T 7.5"Sportsman & 12.5"Et Streets  Spring 98

Switched to Magnaflow s/exit 3" Spring 00

Flex a lite 210b fans installed Aug  01

RCI race buckets & modified pedestals installed June  02

RT+10 cam & M1/2B intake  installed fall of 03

Crower 1.7 roller rockers added spring 04

Fastman 51.75 throttle body, large turtle in M1 spring of 04

Comp Eng 3way adjustable drag shocks  June  04

Optima Red Top in  tool box pass. side of the bed Aug 04

MSD Digital 6 installed in Aug  04.  Still need to paint the bracket its on

SMT6 piggy back laptop tuner installed Spring 05

Phase 1 of interior update with 4 gauges  late Spring 05

Mopar Deep tranny pan with temp sensor June 05

Cal Vu SS mirrors and color matched smooth ext handles installed  July 05

Aug 05 interior finished, lots more paint, 2gauge A pillar pod swapped for 3gauge pod added fuel pressure gauge  & Aeromotive FMU

Sept 05 Installed Procharger D-1SC (polished) with 3 core air to air intercooler.

April 9 06 Pulled the motor to start the 408 build

 

 

       


Ramair Pulled Procharger installed Sept 05

It took me two weekends to get the blower in and accessories all finished up.  It took some coaxing to get a few pieces in, 10-12hrs, yeah right ATI!


 Currently Working On

All forged, balanced 408ci w/8.5cr, with Edelbrock alum hds w/stageIII pnp, hd/main studs, girdle, cement filled block, deep pan. Once tuned, more boost. See 06 Pics & Slips for more details


 

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