2007 Dodge Ram 2500 - Rippin' It Up

Sean Gill Uses His Truck Every Day-And Twice On Sunday

Bob Carpenter
Sep 1, 2010
Photographers: Bob Carpenter
There are some conflicts going on with this truck-mental ones. How does one process the look of a truck with 8 1/2 inches of lift packaged with tires that are just 33 inches tall? How often does one see a truck that has custom paint on the body that's perfectly matched to the custom powdercoating underneath? And when you learn that the owner of such a vehicle regularly tears things up at the Pismo Dunes (Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area), can you get your mind around that?
Photo 2/11   |   2007 Dodge Ram 2500 right Front Angle
It just doesn't all add up to what you would normally expect from a custom heavy-duty truck. But, that's exactly what Sean Gill of Ripon (pronounced "Rippin'"), California, wanted. He didn't want to build a truck that looked like all the others you see in magazines or at the supermarket. Sean wanted a unique truck that was totally functional. Well, he certainly achieved his goals, and he did it with the help of a group of friends that are just as success-oriented as he is. The members of Ridin' High Motorsports and Bad Rat Motorsports pitched in with ideas and hard labor to make sure Sean's '07 Dodge Ram 2500 was exactly what he wanted. As Sean says, "My best friends and I got together and planned to one day have a truck crew to do all the modifications."
The custom paint on the Quad Cab 4x4 is Inferno Red and it really encourages your retinas to refocus. A Rock Krawler lift kit was used to bump the suspension up 8 1/2 inches and Fox 2.5 remote reservoir shocks keep the ride smooth on the highway and in the sand dunes. Speaking of dunes, those are Weld Dune wheels (20x12) on each corner with Toyo Open Country tires providing the grip.
In the power department, an AFE intake helps guide lots of cool air into the Cummins diesel engine while a custom 5-inch stainless steel exhaust system expels the spent gases.
No matter what your opinion of wheel and tire combinations may be, there is no doubt this truck was built with exquisite attention to detail and is a fine representation of the abilities of a bunch of truck guys to help each other out and get a project done.



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