Test Pilot: Mike Rice, Adventure Off Road
Mike Rice manages Adventure Off-Road, a division of Huntington Beach Jeep Chrysler Dodge RAM. An aftermarket industry vet, Mike takes brand new trucks, enhances them, and places these beautiful beasts on the lot for customers who want to buy the ultimate fun-havers without having to build it themselves.
Another advantage to Mike’s position is that he gets first dibs on his customers’ trade-ins. Recently, he took in a 2014 RAM 2500 Mega Cab in absolute cherry condition. Ram fans know how coveted these trucks are. Mike wasted no time snapping up this gem.
When possible, he prefers to install parts on his customers’ trucks that he or his mechanics have personally tested. Mike’s upgrades aren’t limited to suspension, wheels and tires. Adventure Off-Road’s mechanics regularly install power-adders like turbos, superchargers, and intercoolers. Eager to offer the new 50-state legal Monster-Ram intake manifold as part of Adventure Off-Road’s RAM truck upgrade package, he offered to test out the soon-to-be-released unit on his personal truck.
How does Mike like the new Monster-Ram? He’s already made arrangements to install a Banks intercooler and boost tube upgrade kit.
The new Monster-Ram for will first be available for 2007.5-2018 RAM 6.7L trucks this spring, soon followed by 2019+ model years. The difference in model years is the proprietary Banks fuel line. The 2019+ RAM’s fuel lines feature different fittings, which or course requires new tooling. Why is this fuel line so important? Watch Gale’s video for an in-depth explanation.
Stay tuned for more Monster-Ram updates and an official release video with performance and competitive data.