DESERT RAPTOR RAM
VEHICLE: 1999 Dodge D250 4x4 OWNER: Chad Younglove TIRES: 255/85R16 Cooper Discoverer ST, Coker 16x8 painted with Raptor and vintage Power Wagon split-rim scheme SUSPENSION: Bilstein shocks, Luke’s Links front end joints DRIVETRAIN: Certified 3000 Series transmission, rebuilt rear axle PERFORMANCE: 5.9L Cummins I-6 diesel, Edge Juice Attitude CS2, AFE cold air intake, AFE exhaust manifold, Air Dog fuel system OTHER MODS: 4x4 Posi-Loc, custom aluminum flatbed with wood inset, custom aluminum front bumper designed around the 1930’s Unity 5 ⁄ -inch foglights with original Mopar top cap badges, vinyl flooring, underbody coating, Desert Storm Tan Raptor paint DOES IT WORK THE WAY YOU WANT?: It all came together well and works great ANYTHING YOU WOULD CHANGE?: I would change the wood decking from the reclaimed Douglas fir to apatong from Costa Rica (the fir has cupped too much) ANYTHING TO ADD?: The truck was built to be a clean, tough, and very functional workhorse. It’s not for show but it shows very well.