By Patrick Rall
In our previous Black Fridays feature, we have looked at a bunch of smokey Cummins Turbo Diesel powered Ram pickups tearing up the competition on the drag strip but this week we look at a CTD sittin’ in front of the barn…sooting up a storm for the sheer joy of creating gobs of smoke. While this 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 has enough work done that it is likely capable of roaring down the quarter mile and beating some unsuspecting sports car, this week Black Fridays is truly all about blacking out the sun. This week…Black Friday isnt about a sooty Cummins going fast…it’s about a Cummins just creating a nearly endless flow of thick black diesel smoke.
The serious smokes starts roughly 14 seconds into the video and from there, we have 2 minutes and 12 seconds of nearly unadulterated diesel smoke from this 2001 Ram CTD. The videographer moves around a bit to show us just how much smoke is being created and in searching around for a video showing nothing but exhaust smoke – I was hard pressed to find one that could beat the Ram shown below.
One of the most entertaining parts of the video is the very end where the owner flashes across the screen “Believe it or not…I get 16-17 MPG”. I don’t doubt that for a second but in addition to getting pretty impressive fuel mileage, this guy also puts together one of the best quick “smoke out” videos Ive found online. Enjoy!