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Mopar Truck Parts Gets a NEW 2007 Dodge Cummins Truck

Bob Swift and Joe Leonard

On November 2, 2007, Joan and I picked up our 2007 Dodge dually Mega cab 4x4 5.9 Cummins at Swift Dodge Sacramento. Our truck is Patriot Blue with premium cloth seats, 48RE automatic transmission, anti-spin rear differential, rear power sliding window, fold away power trailer tow mirrors and power adjustable pedals. I inspected the truck before taking delivery with the help of the "New Dodge Ram Inspection Checklist" available at We will take the Diesel 101 class, "The Care and Feeding of a Dodge Ram Diesel" at Carson Dodge. We installed Bestop (AMP) power steps, chrome wind deflector, front and rear splash guards, CFM+ intake, cool tube, Turbo Air Guide, muffler eliminator, MagHytec rear differential cover and 727DD transmission pan. In the bed, there is a Protech tool box and a Pullrite 24K Superglide hitch. We are using a Smarty Jr. tuner for increased power and better fuel mileage. We pull a 32' toy hauler fifth wheel.

In July 2010 we installed a 48RE transmission upgraded for towing built by Jim Galatioto of ATO Racing Transmisions. Jim let us take pictures while he was building the transmission. Check out the article in our Tech Section.

We have been members of the Turbo Diesel Register for 4 years. It is an excellent resource for information and support for the Cummins Diesel trucks. Membership is only $35 a year and you get 4 excellent magazines per year, loaded with targeted articles about our trucks as well as access to the TDR forum.

"ItsBIG" replaces the 1975 Viper Blue Power Wagon we built that took second place in the 1997 Capital City Mopars "Day In The Park" car show. Our Power Wagon has a 440 with an Edelbrock aluminum intake and Edelbrock carburetor, RV Cam, forged pistons and it was balanced before assembly. The front differential is a Dana 60 with 3.73 gears and the rear differential is an HD Dana 60 trak-lock. We had the stock tachometer and vacuum and volts gauges installed and the seat was reupholstered in black naugahyde. It has been a great truck. We towed a 21' travel trailer 150 miles into Baja with it, but we think we will like our new roomy Mega cab even better for towing.

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Joe Leonard 2010-3-1