SEMA Snake: Logan Davis’ Two-Tone Ram Coined Copperhead

My job during the SEMA show is to find the coolest diesel truck builds and broadcast them to you guys here. Although the show was virtual via SEMA 360 this year, that didn’t stop people from building up their trucks and showcases them online. It definitely didn’t stop Logan Davis as he spruced up his 2011 RAM with all kinds of goodies.

This two-tone 2500 Ram is fitted with the 6.7-Liter Cummins engine. Davis got it two years ago when he purchased it from a private seller. “I was in the process of becoming a rig welder and I needed a full-size truck that could haul my welder and possibly a camper,” he said. “While online one night, I stumbled onto this truck that had just been painted like this by the owner.”

Davis, an Omaha, Nebraska native, knew the work was out there and needed a truck he could rely on. One of the features the truck had to have was a manual transmission. Davis stressed that shifting gears with a manual transmission is unlike any other. It’s just what he wanted. “I’ve always driven manual trucks and this one checked all of the boxes,” Davis said.

This paint scheme may look familiar. It was done up to resemble Laramie Longhorn Edition trucks, but this one had its own twist. “The paint they used is a very high-quality brown flake that will grab your attention when light hits it. The metallic copper two-tone finish is like no other and there were no corners cut in this process,” said Davis.

It’s clear that the original owners wanted this truck to stand out. Even though they put their own style on it, Davis knew from day one he wanted to make it his; he’d put his own spin on it and make it his own, in addition to their beautiful paint job. “Over the last couple years, it has been through many different looks. Stock, lowered, 22-inch wheels, leveled with 33-inch mud tires, and now lifted. Right now, the truck rides on eight inches of lift with 24×14-inch wheels,” he said.

“When I bought this truck, I never thought that it would ever be where it is today,” commented Davis. “I’m extremely grateful for where I’ve been and the achievements I’ve accomplished.”

When asking Davis how he even got into trucks, his answer was pretty interesting. “I would say getting my foot in the door of trucks started back in high school. My first truck was a ’98 Chevrolet S-10 that I inevitably starting toying with. Lowering it, putting larger wheels and tires on it, and then deciding it needer a larger, LS-based V8 engine,” he said.
Once the excitement wore off and Davis wanted something else, his door into the compression ignition world opened. After purchasing a 1991.5 Dodge D250 with a five-speed transmission and a 12-valve Cummins engine, he was hooked. “That truck got me into the diesel world,” he said. “I loved that truck and it taught me quite a bit about these diesel engines. Just hearing it idle every morning before work made me fall in love with the Cummins engine under the hood.”

“My favorite part of the truck has to be six-speed transmission and the little quirks that go with it,” said Davis. “I had custom shift boots done by Stronghold Shift Boots and a short throw shifter for a little quicker engagement. I love banging through the gears when driving this thing.”

Future plans consist of multiple things. Starting on the nose, Davis wants to partner up with Move Bumpers to get their precision front bumper, so the front end will look more aggressive. As for power, a big single turbo is in the works, combined with custom tuning by VSE, a local tuning shop in the metro area. On the inside, Davis is looking to swap in electric windows, custom door skins, and a set of Longhorn seats for comfort.

“I’d like to thank all of my sponsors that are on board,” said Davis. “Arkon Off Road, Atturo Tires, AlphaRex Headlights, Stronghold Shift Boots, blackarmourbedmats.com Bed Mats, Upcountry Fab & Performance, Gen-Y Hitch, Main Event Emblems, and AO Welding. Being a part of SEMA 360 was an awesome opportunity and I thank everyone who was involved. The purchase of this truck has opened so many doors. I dreamt of a truck and with great companies helping and a little go-get-em attitude, it became a reality.”

The engine is deleted and equipped with a four stage tune. The exhaust is a five-inch JAMO Performance system and everything rides on a huge set of Arkon Off Road wheels. Wrapped around the wheels are 375x40R24 Atturo Trail Blade BOSS tires. On eight inches of Zone Off Road lift, this here is one tall truck.
Other upgrades include a South Bend full ceramic stage 2 clutch, two-inch Rough Country wheel spacers, dual steering stabilizers, homemade traction bars, and a 15-inch drop hitch from GEN-Y Hitch. Which version of this truck do you like most? Lifted? Leveled? Let us know in the comments below. And don’t forget to stay tuned to Diesel Army for more truck features, part installs, and event coverage.

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Artie Maupin

Artie Maupin is from Southeast Missouri and has an extreme passion for anything diesel. He loves drag racing of all kinds, as well as sled pulling competitions.
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