The stock 5.9L was given a few extra ponies courtesy of a K&N air filter that allows the Ram to fill its lungs to full capacity at a moments notice. A Hypertech programmer ensures the small block has the ability to muscle its way over any terrain. Jim fabricated a homemade shock-tower brace to give the shock-towers an added rigidity. Jim mounted the Bilstein 7100s reservoirs to the brace to keep them out of harm's way.<br />Backing up the Magnum V8 is a 46RE automatic transmission that was built with a shift kit, providing firmer shifts to hold all that torque. An aftermarket transmission cooler and temperature gauge provide ample insurance should Jim decide to drive it like he stole it. Delivering the motivation to both axles is an NP231HD transfer case that was modified with a Gilly's Products transfer-case saver.