1,500HP— HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT
Diesel World|March 2021
JOSH EWING’S ROWDY, SINGLE TURBO, 48RE- SWAPPED ’05 DODGE
MIKE MCGLOTHLIN
Life turned out very differently for this ’05 Dodge Ram 3500 than its original owner probably assumed it would. It still has very low miles on the odometer given its age, but the bright red four-door sports a 6.7L Cummins now, has been 48RE-swapped, and makes five times the horsepower it did when it left the factory. After bringing his spotless, bone-stock, 89,000-mile third-gen home from California five years ago, Josh Ewing quickly made the truck his own. For an Indiana power junkie that meant installing a Smarty tuner and a dual-disc clutch right off the bat—which was soon followed by 150-percent over injectors and all the rest of it.

Finally, with the diesel drag racing scene becoming more and more serious— and having attended a few Streetcar Takeovers—Josh made the decision to go all-in. A built 6.7L, big fuel, a bit of nitrous, a 48RE with a full manual valve body, and 1,500 hp says he’s ready for a 5-second timeslip at the track. In fact, as you’re reading this he’s prepping the truck to run the 5.90 Index class, one of the most exciting eighth-mile categories on the Outlaw Diesel Super Series circuit. Luckily for Josh and his future racing endeavors, some of the best names in the business have contributed to his build…

WAGLER-BUILT 6.7L CUMMINS

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