2005 Dodge Ram - Readers' Rides

Featured Rides Of Truckin' Readers

John Mata Jr.
Oct 1, 2009
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As a special tribute to our Armed Forces, we tracked down some of the best rides being customized by those being put in harm's way. Check out how our military takes a break from fighting freedom and spends time turning wrenches instead.
Photo 2/16   |   2005 Dodge Ram left Side Angle
Armed For The Street
Daniel Hill proudly serves in the U.S. Army and is in love with custom trucks. His passion is quite evident when looking at his '05 Dodge Ram. The Dodge looks great when its airbags are deflated around the 26-inch Veloche Villano wheels. To give the Ram an extra dose of power, Daniel bolted on an AEM intake, SRT-10 Ram air hood, Jet stage 2 chip, and an AIRAID throttle-body spacer. Daniel just checked his truck into the shop where it will be receiving a body drop along with a few other mods that he is going to keep under wraps for the moment.
Photo 3/16   |   2008 Ford Expedition left Side Angle
MilitaryMachine
Angelo Lozano is currently serving in the U.S. Navy, but he still finds time to class up his '08 Ford Expedition. So far, Angelo has lowered the SUV's stance with Belltech components and finished the sleek appearance with a set of 26-inch Dub Swagger wheels. Inside the cab is where things get crazy, as fiberglass speaker enclosures, custom paint, and 15-inch and 22-inch monitors have filled up the Ford's interior space.
Photo 4/16   |   2007 Dodge Ram left Side Angle
Big Red Ram
MA3 Chris Putnam is one of the U.S. Navy's finest and he has kept one trusted weapon by his side as much as possible-his '07 Thunder Road Edition Dodge Ram. While completing his training, Chris put crazy miles on the truck's odometer but that only gave him more of a reason to go custom. Currently, the Ram has been given a 3-inch body lift and a brand-new set of 17-inch chrome Pro Comp 6001 series wheels and 35-inch Pro Comp tires. A few accessories in the way of a Flowmaster 40-series exhaust and pocket-style flares have given Chris' truck an aggressive, take-no-crap demeanor that will demand attention both on and off-road.
Photo 5/16   |   chevy Truck left Front Angle
Mean and Clean
Staff Sergeant Fred from Twentynine Palms, California, is the proud owner of this low and lean Chevy. Being involved in the sport of custom trucks for years now, Fred has created a nice-looking cruiser. Lowered on 18-inch billet American Racing wheels, the blacked-out Bow Tie also features a Cervini's hood, Grant steering wheel, and a bumping sound system.
Photo 6/16   |   2007 Chevy Silverado right Front Angle
Top Secret
Ryan Ferrara, aka Dirty Radio, is a Sergeant in the U.S. Army, who is currently serving his second deployment in the sand box. Ryan has plenty of plans for his '07 Chevy Silverado's future but he doesn't want them to get leaked just yet. For now, his truck is rocking an 8-inch Fabtech lift kit, a 3-inch body lift, and 20-inch wheels wrapped in 38-inch Toyo Open Country M/T tires. Guess we'll have to wait to see what Ryan has planned for his truck just like everyone else.
Photo 7/16   |   2008 Dodge Ram right Side Angle
Cruising At Home
Spc. Joshua Collins loves to take a romp in his '08 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4WD when he finds himself in his hometown. A 2-inch leveling kit and 18-inch KMC Addict wheels wrapped in 33x12.50 Pro Comp tires make for a capable combination for rolling over any terrain. Spc. Collins also added a few other accessories for additional excitement, but the Line of Fire LED tailgate light strip and Diablo Sport programmer stand out among the rest.
Photo 8/16   |   2001 Ford F250 left Side Angle
Tankin'
We aren't referring to our nation's sad economic plunge, but rather the actual tank and M88 tank retriever that GySgt. Mark Milby gets to drive while serving as a U.S. Marine. Mark's street-legal tank is a '01 Ford F-250 4WD equipped with a 7.3L Powerstroke diesel. Since power is everything to Mark, aka GranPa, he added a ram cold air intake, 5-inch exhaust system, and a Superchips tuner, which is just the beginning of the performance modifications that are to come in the near future. Wherever Mark is driving, we are glad to know he is rolling strong with more than enough muscle to get him through any situation.
Photo 9/16   |   1994 Chevy S10 left Side Angle
Throwback Style
Charlie Wells, who is a proud U.S. Army soldier, is currently deployed in Iraq but he is still controlling the build of his '94 S-10 with a little help from his friends back home. The flat paint scheme and smoothie-style wheels lend a cool rat-rod motif to Charlie's truck. His fellow club members from Eksessiv have just finished up the 'bag setup and a custom speaker and amp-loaded center console is now currently in the works.
Photo 10/16   |   1953 Willys Pickup left Front Angle
Something Different
This beautiful '53 Willys pickup belongs to Roger Pynappel, from Truckee, California. Roger has spent the last seven years building his classic hauler, which features a completely boxed chassis and a 3-inch chopped top. The turbocharged SBC 350ci has been magnificently upgraded with an 80-shot nitrous system. From behind, this truck doesn't look like it would be able to drive circles around you, but that underestimation quickly disappears once the huge muscle-maker is in plain sight.
Photo 11/16   |   1997 Ford F150 left Front Angle
Furious Ford
Antonio Flores, from Houston, Texas, loves his '97 Ford F-150 XL. Antonio wanted to give his truck a performance-minded look, so he slapped on a set of 18-inch Lightning wheels and 285/55R18 Michelin rubber. A 3-inch Stalker hood, front bumper cover, side skirts, and yellow racing stripes give the Ford a mean, aggressive demeanor.
Photo 12/16   |   2008 Ford F150 right Side Angle
Built For Speed
This '08 Ford F-150 STX has been crossbred with Roush, Ford Racing, and SVT aftermarket goods and the truck's owner, Russell Jones, couldn't be happier with the final outcome. A Roush hood scoop and grille add performance styling while the 20x10-inch Motor Sport wheels and Road Hugger tires quickly propel the Ford down the Clarksville, Tennessee, highways. Future plans include a lowering kit, brake upgrade, and a power programmer.
Photo 13/16   |   1997 Dodge Dakota left Front Angle
Distracting Dodge
Nineteen-year-old Andrew Echternach, from Okabena, Minnesota, swears that his love affair with his '97 Dodge Dakota almost cost him his girlfriend. Instead of spending money on taking her out to dinner and the movies, Andrew chose to drop his coin on new 17-inch wheels and lots of chrome accent pieces for his truck. Andrew upgraded the stereo system so he can drown out any unwanted sounds, especially eardrum-piercing complaints coming from the passenger seat. Trust us, you need to find a girl who supports your hobby Andrew.
Photo 14/16   |   chevy Silverado Z71 right Side Angle
Zesty Z71
Rich Lahman likes his trucks customize but not too far over the top, so he decided to moderately trick out his brand-new Chevy Silverado Z71. A tonneau cover, chrome mirror covers, billet grille inserts, and 22-inch Helo 835 wheels with Falken tires were all it took to greatly improve Rich's truck from its stock status. For additional horsepower and fuel economy, a K&N cold air intake was thrown under the Chevy's hood.
Photo 15/16   |   chevy Silverado left Side Angle
A Subscriber's Ride
Miguel Barragan, from San Joaquin, California, owns this awesome Chevy Silverado that he has recently lowered with a McGaughy's 5/7-drop kit. A set of 22-inch RIMZ wheels, a custom two-tone paint scheme, and a few accessories in the way of a billet grille and smoked taillights, makes Miguel's truck stand out from the crowd at each and every stop light.
Photo 16/16   |   1981 Dodge D250 right Side Angle
D.I.Y. Dodge
Joe Lohr leads a very busy family life but he has managed to save some time for building his '81 Dodge D-250. Luckily, Joe has a large garage and is rather skilled with a wrench, so lifting the truck 10 inches, which includes both the suspension and body lift, wasn't an impossible task. Joe has also mounted a set of Summit Racing 16.5-inch wheels and 38-inch Pirelli Jones tires, as well as laying down the Dodge Viper Red paint to the Dodge's metal.

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