Cammed Hemi Ram Runs a Naturally-aspirated 11.90: Track Time Tuesday
Short list of common modifications puts this Ram in the 11-second range without forced induction or nitrous oxide.
The 5.7-liter Hemi has proven to be one of the greatest engines in the history of the Chrysler Corporation, helping to make the Ram 1500 one of the strongest and quickest trucks in the segment. Best of all, the engine that launched the modern Hemi architecture takes well to basic upgrades and in this week’s Track Time Tuesday, a 2017 Ram 1500 showcases a modified 5.7-liter Hemi.
While the modification list is fairly extensive in length, the owner hasn’t altered the stock bottom end, nor has nitrous oxide or forced induction been added. In short, this video shows what a newer Ram 1500 can do with a built top end and common supporting upgrades.
Moe’s-Built Ram 1500
This 2017 Ram 1500 regular cab, short bed pickup was built by Moe’s Performance and tuned by Hemifever, both of which are leading names in the world of modern Mopar pickups. It is a rear-drive truck and in addition to the 5.7-liter Hemi, this half-ton is equipped with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
Under the hood, Moe’s has added a carbon fiber intake, an 87-millimeter ported throttle body, their in-house HPT+ camshaft, an ATI underdrive pulley, a set of longtube headers and a set of stock cylinder heads that have been ported by MMX. As mentioned above, Hemifever handled the tuning of this built engine and the transmission, which is fitted with a 3,000 stall convertor.
Finally, this truck has a set of 3.55 gears out back, Belltech lowering springs, Inez Hotrods adjustable front upper control arms, QA1 shocks, Hellwig Rear Swaybar, Spohn adjustable panhard bar and Illicit Customs rear control arm brackets. When coupled with the Bogart GT wheels out back that are wrapped in Mickey Thompson rubber, this Ram 1500 has big power and the capabilities to put it to the ground.
Hitting the Track
The video above from the Moe’s Performance YouTube channel begins with a short clip of the truck idling in the driveway, giving us a chance to hear the chop of the camshaft before heading to the track.
From there, we are whisked away to the drag strip, where the Ram 1500 takes on a newer Dodge Charger. After getting a lead on the start, the half-ton pickup never looks back, easily beating the muscular sedan while laying down an 11.90 at 113 miles per hour.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy!