Good 'ol Southern boys are a different breed from the suit and tie-wearing middle class American man. we (I can say that because I'm from Georgia) were raised to respect our mommas, fear our daddies, and treat others with a certain level of respect. discipline and patience are other common lessons learned growing up below the Mason-Dixon line.
Rodney Findley of Atlanta is just one of those guys who could be described as a good 'ol boy. Fun-loving yet respectful, rodney and I met a couple years ago at a show when I was checking out his awesome '04-1/2 Dodge Ram 2500 diesel. after shooting the bull for a few minutes, we became friends, then soon afterwards I lined up his dodge for a feature shoot. the shoot was postponed because of logistics and weather, and I didn't actually photograph the truck until 6 months later. that's where the patience and discipline kicks in.
An area where Rodney doesn't show much patience is on the drag strip, where he constantly teaches gas-powered competitors a lesson. Most people don't even think his truck is a diesel, because after all, it is lowered and the eight lugs are covered. Spooling up the turbo, however, grabs people's attention and gets them wondering what is under the hood. a 5.9l Cummins turbodiesel has been upgraded with a custom-fabricated 4-inch intake system, feeding air into an Industrial Injection 66mm Silver Bullet ball-bearing turbo. the engine is tuned by a Bully Dog Triple Dog downloader and Bully Dog Torque Dog performance module. Sitting atop the engine is a Fastcore CFM+ carbon composite intake manifold receiving cool bursts from a Snow performance Stage 2 boost cooler water/methanol injection system. diesel is supplied by an Industrial Injection Stage 2 Cp3 fuel pump sending the fuel to a diesel performance products 200gph inline FaSS lift pump that builds the pressure for custom EdM 100hp fuel injectors.
In case all of those goodies still aren't enough to blow by the competition, a Nitrous Express nXd Stacker injection is ready to tap for added power. the exhaust is expelled by a 5-inch Bully Dog Rapid Flow turbo-back exhaust system. handling the excessive horsepower is a fully built Goerend 48RE billet automatic transmission with a 47rE modified valve body and 15-blade 1,900 rpm stall billet torque converter. now that Rodney's truck was screaming stoplight to stoplight, he focused on making it look like a custom truck.