July 3, 2012

By Matt Nieman

A 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 MegaCab is a big truck. People have described the cab size as a ‘room with a view’. With the 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel, this ‘room with a view’ generates 350 hp and 650 ft. lbs of torque, enough to pull 9,500 kg (that’s 10.5 tons).  But the stock suspension makes for a pretty rough ride unless you’re under load, and the owner wanted to improve the engine’s performance and dress this girl up for the city. Enter Big Country Customs and their experienced team.

Specs

Drivetrain

Spinfree Kit with Dynalock hubs

4.56 Yukon Ring & Pinions w/ master install kits

High angle Front & Rear driveshafts

Mag Hitech diff covers

Full PSC steering kit, including hydro assist, upgraded steering box, and steering box brace

Tires/Wheels

22.5” Alcoa Durabright Wheels

275/70/22.5 Michelin XTY’s

Suspension – Front

Radius arm style front suspension with all new panhard mounts and heavy duty panhard

Links are built from heavy wall DOM using 1.25” LARGE style Evolution Machine “EMF” Rod Ends

Links were powder coated Mercedes Iridium Silver to give them a little pop

The front axle is controlled by Nickel Plated Radflo 2.5” Triple Bypass Remote Reservoir Shocks and 2.5” Remote Reservoir Coilovers with springs from Blue Coil Suspension

F9 bolts hold all the important suspension components in place

Suspension – Rear

Same Radflo Bypasses and Coilovers as the front

What makes this rear suspension stand out is instead of using a panhard bar, a Watts link was designed  and built to keep the rear axle centered

Utilized Chromoly Ruffstuff heims in the Watts link to eliminate play in the arms

Custom suspension cross-members were fabricated as a sub-frame to keep the link geometry where it needed to be.

Performance and Misc Upgrades

H&S Mini Max Tuner

Custom stainless steel cat back exhaust with 6” RBP Tip

Cold air intake

AMP Research Motorized steps

Braided stainless steel brake lines

Filled with Amsoil Fluids for long lasting performance

July 3, 2012