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Jumping a Carli Cummins on the Baja

Often times, Baja off road trucks take their factory default suspension for granted. Racing through the back desert country on the Baja peninsula in California is an exhilarating experience, for sure. However, without the proper setup, it can be the first and last thing a brand new truck ever gets to do – at least before being laid up in a repair bay for awhile. Here, we get a chance to see the point of view of the actual shocks and suspension of a turbo diesel 2012 Ram 2500 with a 6.7 L Cummins engine. It’s a thing of beauty to behold. Powerful, great acceleration and handling, and the ability to show off the best parts of the Dodge Ram 2500 heavy duty pick-up.

Red Cloud Mine Road in a 2012 Ram 2500 Cummins

The Red Cloud Mine Road is a great stretch of Californian back country on the Baja peninsula. For a great bird’s eye view of the area – this guy took some footage of this wild expanse with a GoPro-enabled drone. Check it out here. As is clearly evident with the footage – this is a great place to try out a new performance truck like the modified Carli Dodge Ram 2500 with a 6.7 L Cummins turbo diesel engine. It’s also about one of the last places a driver could want to be stranded with a broken truck. Thankfully, the Carli suspension system – while certainly costly – gives a bit more of a guarantee that a decent driver can go off-roading without wrecking his truck.

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Another feature of Red Cloud is the extensive off-roading areas available to ATVs and sport bikes. The rocky, treacherous reaches are sometimes only passable by two-wheels – and even that can get pretty hairy for experienced riders.

Red Cloud Mine Road used to lead to an old (now abandoned) gold mine that was running until the turn of the century. After the ore deposits had dried up, the mine was torn down and the vast rocky desert and outcroppings were left mostly to wandering adventurers and off-road enthusiasts. In recent years, and with the popularity of off-road racing, Red Cloud Mine Road has turned into a premier test ground for new suspension systems, time records, and practice for both amateur and professional drivers. It’s one of the best kept secrets on the Baja.

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