SEMA Trucks: Street 2 Sand’s RAM 3500
Each year the SEMA Show is flooded with amazing automobiles, lifted trucks, lower street rods, resto-mod classics and late model monsters all in the name of automotive customization. There’s something for everyone’s taste from the insanely built and over-the-top to capable daily drivers. BDS Suspension attends this annual show out in Las Vegas and continues to make quite the statement with show vehicles scattered throughout the show grounds on display in exhibitor booths and featured vehicle spots.
If you’ve been around the SEMA Show in recent years, you’ll know Randy Pratt’s shop Street 2 Sand Off-Road & Performance. Each year they have their hands in a number of builds with their eye for unique styling and attention to detail. 2013 was no different with vehicles spread throughout the show in booths and on display in featured spots. Heck, even the 2013 Ram 3500 we had in the BDS booth was built by his shop.
When it comes to Randy’s daily driver, he’s been on a Cummins kick lately. His 2012 Ram 3500 is a 6.7L workhorse sporting both off-the-shelf parts and one-off components built in-house with the S2S’s fabrication and CNC machining equipment. Gracing the pages of an upcoming Truckin’ Magazine issue, this truck grabs attention everywhere it goes with no part left untouched. Up front a Fusion bumper was installed for a clean flush appearance that houses a variety of Rigid LED lights. The stock headlights were swapped to a colormatched projection unit and house even more Rigid LEDs. In place of the traditional Ram grill is a BMF unit and functional SRT10 ram air hood to hint at the performance mods beneath. Playing off the truck’s body lines, the factory white paint color was transformed to a custom 2-tone scheme along with a skull themed airbrush and blue pin striping. To dial in the stance, Randy chose the BDS 8” long arm kit that he modified to 10” and ran with BDS dual shock hoops, Fox 2.0s and a dual steering stabilizer all colormatched to fit the theme. Sending power to the axles are a pair of lengthened one-piece driveshafts. Gears were swapped out for a set of 4.56s and billet S2S diff covers were installed front and rear. For wheels and tires, 38×13.50×24 Nitto Trail Grapplers fit the build and were mounted up on 24×10.5 BMF M80 wheels, once again getting extra attention with painted inserts. Up top a 50” Rigid lightbar provides even more long range visibility roof mounted using Street 2 Sand’s low profile brackets. Out back the truck sports BDS leaf springs, blocks, and Fox shocks. The bed was Line-X’ed and features a CargoGlide CG2000XL sliding rack and an Extang tonneau cover. The rear bumper came from Fusion as well and features Rigid D2 lights along with custom badging built machined in house and a pair of Recon LED taillights.
The interior of this truck features equal attention to the exterior with S2S embroidered black leather seats, suede headliner, colormatched interior panels and S2S custom control panel to mount the assortment of switches. Sound comes from a complete JL Audio system to get the party going wherever and whenever Randy shows up. Under the hood the stock 6.7L Cummins has no trouble rolling the 38s and features an H&S Mini Maxx tuner, S&B intake, 50HP injectors, ARP head studs, Air Dog 200 fuel system, billet valve cover and Diamond Eye exhaust system. In place of the stock tranny an ATS Stage4 68RFE was installed and is mated to the stock t-case with the help of BDS’s indexing ring kit. For long trips a 60-gallon fuel tank was installed to improve the trucks range for all the events that Randy attends. For more on this rig check out Street 2 Sand Performance or head to BDS’s Facebook Page.