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8-Lug Bragging Rights

Readers Rides

Feb 20, 2016
Photographers: Readers
Photo 2/10   |   001 2005 Dodge Ram 2500
600hp Two-Wheel-Drive Rocket
Year/Make/Model: ’05 Dodge Ram 2500 two-wheel drive
Owner: Jean-Francois Chouinard
Hometown: Lévis, Quebec, Canada
Engine: 5.9L Cummins 24-valve I-6
Transmission: 48RE four-speed automatic
Modifications: K&N air intake, original turbo with Wicked Wheel 2, AFE 40-pound wastegate actuator, AFE BladeRunner 3.5-inch intake manifold, Hamilton Cams 110-pound valvesprings, Hamilton Cams heavy-duty pushrods, Industrial Injection 100hp injector nozzles, 5-inch exhaust with two 7-inch Offroad Arsenal dual stacks, Smarty S06 POD programmer, AirDog 185-gph fuel pump, ATS valvebody, Pirana Body Kit (hood, skirts, front and rear bumpers), Bushwacker street-style fender flares, BedRug carpet bed liner, fiberglass bedcover, black matte paint, 22x9.5 American Outlaw Hollywood wheels, and Lexani LX-Nine 305/40R22 tires
Photo 6/10   |   005 1997 Ford F 350
Photo 7/10   |   006 1997 Ford F 350
Factory Paint Perfect
Year/Make/Model: ’97 Ford F-350
Owner: Mark Oleksak
Hometown: Westfield, Massachusetts
Engine: 7.3L Power Stroke V-8 Transmission: E40D four-speed automatic
Odometer: 133,000 miles
Modifications: 2.5-inch lift with Bilstein 5100 shocks all around and extra leafs in the rear, alloy wheels with 315/75R16 BFGoodrich A/Ts, Tymar intake, steering stabilizer, front and rear Mag-Hytec differential covers, pair of PIAA foglights, and JVC KD-AVX77 receiver with Kicker speakers all around
Owner Says: “This is my first diesel and absolutely my favorite! Other than replacing the transmission, this truck has been bulletproof and babied its whole life—and it will continue to be. I mean, look at that factory paint—almost 20 years old and beautiful!”
Photo 8/10   |   007 2015 Ram 3500
Photo 9/10   |   008 2015 Ram 3500
Photo 10/10   |   009 2015 Ram 3500
Show-’N’-Go Beast
Year/Make/Model: ’15 Ram 3500 Mega Cab 4x4 Longhorn Edition
Owner: Eddy Chance
Hometown: Austin, Texas
Engine: 6.7L Cummins I-6
Transmission: 68RFE six-speed automatic
Odometer: 5,200 miles
Fuel Economy: 16 mpg
Mods: Pro Comp 6-inch lift, KMC XD811 RS2 wheels, 37-inch Toyo Open Country R/T tires, and Bestop PowerBoard NX retractable electric running boards
Owner Says: “This is my first Ram and first diesel. It's a beast! I wanted a clean looking truck that stands on its own with just enough show and go.”