Complete engine builds from stock to extreme performance:
Performance engine upgrades for Dodge Ram Cummins:
Cold air intakes:
Most people think about programming, fuel, and turbos when thinking about performance parts for increasing power from their Dodge/Ram diesel power plant. What is often forgotten about, and is arguably a weakness in the Cummins engine is the ease in which air enters the cylinders. While turbos can do the trick to increase airflow, that is kind of like using a big stick when a carrot could work.
Installing a more efficient camshaft and getting cylinder head work done to increase airflow into the engine is the most reliable way to increase useable power, increase fuel economy, and increase the overall efficiency of the Dodge Ram Cummins engine. After all, any internal combustion engine is just an air pump… if either the intake or the exhaust side is restricted, or not working as efficiently as possible, the complete system is negatively affected.
Head studs replacement:
At nominal power levels, head studs are often not needed, but every Cummins diesel generation in Dodge Ram trucks has its idiosyncratic issues. Later model 6.7l engines are more prone for head gasket issues along with early 5.9l 12v engines. Early 24v 5.9l engines started having some head gasket issues under high power/load conditions and we are now seeing more 24v head gaskets leak externally due to age and fatigue.
If rebuilding a Dodge Ram Cummins engine, it is always a good time to consider head studs to help ensure strong head gasket seal and longevity. Head studs can also be added when replacing a head gasket, when cylinder head work is being performed off the truck, or when all is good with your Cummins diesel engine, but you want that extra level of protection and peace of mind.