Jordan Godkin of Midland, Ontario, considers his Dodge Ram 2500 his pride and joy, and he loves that he can give some joy and excitement to others too. While some people ask him why he’s modified his truck in this way, he says others (children especially) go crazy because it’s something they haven’t seen before—a mini-monster truck.
Jordan, how did you become a gearhead?
I wasn’t really involved in the automotive world until I was 23. I had uncles who owned car shops that I would do little things here and there, but I didn’t have the ambition to learn more. What really got me started was blowing up my 2006 2.0-liter turbo Volkswagen Jetta. Due to failure in my timing chain, it exploded the housing and put a piston into the cam. After that, I began to want to learn more about any and everything that had to do with vehicles. I’m 26 now and still love to learn!
Tell us more about your Ram 2500 - what’s going on under the hood?
I drive a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9-liter Cummins. This build started with me needing a work truck, and then one thing led to another. Some of my upgrades include: an S&B cold air intake; CTS2 edge tuner; Rough Country 5-inch long arm lift; MBRP 4-inch turbo back exhaust with a 4–6” exhaust tip; and a carbon fiber double scoop hood. His 33” Toyo Open Country tires are wrapped around 22” moto metal buckshot rims.
What are your favourite upgrades? What are you planning on upgrading next?
My favorite modification is the upgraded Mopar steering linkage with the Rough Country stabilizers and steering box brace. Along the way, my motivation behind this build (this is my third vehicle I’ve worked on) has been having fun and learning along the way.
What I have planned next:
- Upgraded transmission
- 80 over injectors
- FASS fuel system
- 80 mm turbo
- Traction bars and steel front and back bumpers
I’d like to give a shout out and thanks to my guy Jordan for locating my beautiful beast; TDot Performance; Joel at Redline; and Adam at Huronia Auto Glass!
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