2004 Dodge Ram SRT10
Cornelius, North Carolina
What can you do with a Viper engine that is already tuned for this environment? Well, Tony started with Belanger long-tube headers and high-flow cat-backs, plus an MBRP full exhaust. An oil catch can was added to the throttle body, while custom plugs wires and Venom coils helped spark it off. Intake air comes in through a K&N FilterCharger layout, and the whole thing was reflashed using a program by SCT.
Tremec T56 six-speed with a pair of overdrive ratios (.50 fifth and .74 final)
A 4.10:1 ratio to all the wheels is a real grappler if the wheels stick...
Suspension: Doing a Ram slam was helped by a package that JTS makes for that purpose. The one John chose is called the Venom Extreme Lowering Kit dropped the truck another 2 and 3 inches, and marketed by JTS under the part number JTSVP-RC-1. Though 5,100 pounds in not really sporty, SRT engineers attempted to give the truck a serpentine look by using a combination of special springs and Bilstein shocks plus body spoiler mods; the Venom changes that stance considerably. Caltrac bars finish it off.
Brakes: The engineers were thinking when they did the original brake design on the SRT10 Ram; there are real cooling ducts in the front fascia, and the binders are a two-piston, 15-inch design up front and 14 inches in the back. Later models got a four-piston layout that had been designed by TRW specifically for this application.
Wheels: These trucks received a fairly stout wheel/tires package new. John’s truck rides on the 22-inch factory rims, which have been powdercoated and have JTSVP’s wheel caps, with 305/40R22 Nitto rubber keeping it stuck as well as maintaining the lowered stance.
Body: The SRT10 is big and beautiful, and most of what you see here is as-released. Note the colored door handles and mirrors, extra Viper graphics, and changes have put it lower to the pavement. Fascia-mounted HID fog lights light the way...
Paint: OEM. This is one of 698 released in the Bright Silver Metallic color. The custom decal on the scoop is a JTSVP specialty.
Interior: The interior looks basically brand new. It features the normal items like the Hurst shifter and Affinity stereo system, plus some smaller touches like the Viper Powered door sill moldings.