DESERT RAPTOR RAM

4 Wheel & Off Road - - READERS’ RIDES -

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.

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