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2007 Dodge 2500 Mega Cab - Over Achiever

Sargenti's Mega Wagon

Robin StoverPhotographerKen BrubakerPhotographer, Writer

Let's begin by noting what Edwin Sargenti's '07 Dodge 2500 Mega Cab doesn't have. It doesn't have a flashy look-at-me paint job, sky-high lift, or an expanse of glittering chrome doo-dads. But even without those things, the truck is a definite attention-grabber. How can this be? Well, it has an assortment of very cool mods that truck fans can appreciate, from a mega-flexy, durable suspension to a handy longbed conversion, to functional flared fiberglass fenders, to a power-oozing Cummins diesel engine.

The truck was designed to shine off-highway as well as work hard. Not only is it incredibly capable and durable in the dirt, it's set up to tow just about anything, and its bed tells a story of a variety of hauled cargo. Trust us, we know. The truck's owner is a friend of ours, we've used it for various bolt-on stories, and we've borrowed it to tow and haul. It's the overachiever of trucks.

So what makes it work so well? Read on.

Owner/Hometown: Edwin Sargenti/Salinas, California
Vehicle/Model: 2007 Dodge Ram 2500
Estimated value: $75,000

Type: Cummins 5.9L turbodiesel I-6
Aspiration: ATS Aurora 3000 turbocharger; aFe intercooler, intake, 4-in turbo-back exhaust; ATS exhaust manifold
Output, hp/torque (estimated): N/A

Transmission: Race Series NADP Heavy Hauler
Transfer Case: NP271E

Front: KORE Performance Technical Series 51/2-in lift, Race Series antisway bar
Rear: KORE Performance Technical Series 51/2-in lift, Deaver springs, Air Lift air bags

Front: American Axle 91/4/TracRite electric locker
Rear: American Axle 111/2/Detroit Truetrac
Ring and pinion: Randy's Ring & Pinion 4.56:1

Wheels: 17-inch Weld Racing
Tires: 37x13.50-17 Mickey Thompson Baja Claw