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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab 2WD - AMRAM 17X2

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Mike Ingalsbee | Writer
Posted March 1, 2011
Photographers: Jordan May

2WD Tyrant

This sleek silver Dodge Ram built by Atomic Motorsports in San Diego, California, has been dubbed the AMRAM 17x2. For those of you who are unaware, AMRAAM is a missile system used by the United States and her allies to keep our skies safe. The acronym stands for Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile. It's touted as offering unprecedented performance in a cost-effective package and being able to be launched day or night in any weather. The same is true for this Dodge Ram 1500 prerunner.

Atomic's goal from the beginning was to build a capable truck that still had good manners on the street and didn't break the bank. The truck handles the terrain easily with 17 inches of wheel travel front and rear. The front rides on a modified CST spindle and fabricated upper and lower A-arms that are 4.5 inches longer than stock. The front suspension is damped by a 2.5 coilover, 2.5 external bypass shock, and a hydraulic bumpstop.

The rear suspension relies on a custom set of National leaf springs that are damped by 3.0 triple-bypass shocks and a hydraulic bumpstop as well. The rear springs are located by custom Atomic shackles and held in check by a two-link trailing arm setup that prevents axle wrap when the power is belted out of the 400hp, 360ci Dodge V-8.

The 360 is loaded with high performance goodies including a hot cam, decked "Mag Ram" heads, stainless roller rockers, Clevite bearings, a Hughes lower plenum and throttle body and Accell injectors all held together by high strength ARP fasteners. The 400 hp and 400 lb-ft of torque are handled by a TCI torque converter and the factory transmission. Spent gasses are scavenged by a set of Gibson headers that connect to an Atomic-built mandrel-bent 3-inch exhaust with dual Borla mufflers that dumps out just in front of the rear tires.

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