Mark Larson began working for Diesel Power Products in mid-2020, and its rumored that he got the job because he was already the proud owner of this killer 2012 Cummins you see here that he built in hi ... read more
Mark Larson began working for Diesel Power Products in mid-2020, and its rumored that he got the job because he was already the proud owner of this killer 2012 Cummins you see here that he built in his own garage. First, it takes a very patient individual to own any black vehicle, especially here in the Pacific Northwest, and Mark has done an excellent job of keeping it looking showroom ready. Beyond the color, some of Mark's exterior accessories really complement the truck in ways not very typical of a long box heavy duty truck. For instance, check out the rear roll pan, giving the tail of the truck a super sleek appearance, with a nod for the performance lies under the hood. Up front, to keep up with the sleek appearance, but gain enhanced nighttime visibility, the factory headlights were heavily modified to integrate an LED cube light as well as Retrofit Sources projectors and Apollo shrouds into each housing. Honestly, the headlights are usually the first thing most people notice when checking out this truck.
Beyond the overall aesthetics of Mark's build, he was looking for a truck that could outpull most anything that dare line up at the stoplight, while maintaining reliability and the truck's capability to hook up to a 15k lb. trailer with ease. In order to accomplish this feat, numerous underhood and drivetrain upgrades were included in the build to upgrade the fueling and airflow capabilties, along with a host of components to keep everything held together with the additional horsepower.
As part of a "phase 2" build out of Mark's truck, he stepped up his suspension game and outfitted his Ram with a Carli 3" Backcountry 2.0 Suspension System coupled with a set of Method 305 NV wheels in a bronze finish wrapped in 37" Nitto tires. This portion of his build definitely took the truck from a "street sleeper" appearance to a taller and substantially more aggressive stance. Beyond the physical lift height, the addition of Carli coils springs, custom valved Fox 2.0 remote reservoir shocks, track bar, and the rest of the Carli components really transformed the ride quality, both for street use and especially when cruising washed out backroads. Be sure to check out Mark's ongoing build and wish list below and follow his progress.