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1999 Dodge Ram 1500 - Readers' Rides

Posted in Features on August 1, 2003
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We've had a little a change of heart recently at 4-Wheel & Off-Road. We now believe it might not be conducive to our pastime to regurgitate your worst legal violations. So instead, we are asking you to send us your readers' rides with a new addition of your "funniest wheeling incident." We are not saying that your funniest wheeling incident wasn't a moving violation, but we figured we'd open up the section to more light-hearted (non-illegal) recollections. Thanks, and remember that we accept readers' rides through e-mail at Digital images in JPEG format (saved at maximum quality) should be at least 4x6 inches at 300 pixels-per-inch resolution.

Lots Of Free TimeVehicle: '97 F-250 Ext. Cab Owner: Henry Buchholz, Private Prison in Florence, AZ Tires: 111/44x311/44 Pine painted Wheels: 1x131/44 Ash Lift: 11/42-inch Drivetrain: Maple tranny, walnut transfer case, birch driveshafts, walnut diffs Performance Mods: Walnut deep-arched springs Other Doodads: Ebony windows, walnut fender flares Funniest Wheeling Incident: [Ed.-Let's just say that Henry has lots of time on his hands] Best Mod: It's a jewelry box Worst Mod: None

Too TallVehicle: '99 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner: Doug Semmler, Hillsdale, MI Tires: 38-inch Dick Cepek Fun Countrys Wheels: 15x12 M/T Alcoa Lift: Superlift, Trail Master, and BDS equals 11 inches of total lift Drivetrain: Stock, lengthened driveshafts Performance Mods: K&N air filter, Flowmaster exhaust Other Doodads: None Funniest Wheeling Incident: Michigan's lovely lift law getting in my way Best Mod: Lifting the truck Worst Mod: Hit two deer, bending the tie rods and bumper

Black ClassicVehicle: '78 Chevy 11/42-ton Owner: Albert Gallo, Grantville, PA Tires: 44x18.50x16.5 Swamper TSLs Wheels: 16.5 American Eagle Lift: 8-inch Superlift, 3-inch body Drivetrain: TH350 tranny, Dana 44 front and 14-bolt rear with 4.56 gears Performance Mods: K&N air filter, Edelbrock manifold and carb, headers, and dual exhaust Other Doodads: Rhino-lined bed, nerf bars, Bushwhacker cutout flares Funniest Wheeling Incident: None Best Mod: Superide leaf springs Worst Mod: None (Ed.-Uh, moonvisor?)

Fan From EuropeVehicle: '89 Nissan Patrol Owner: Jonathan Fava, Zabbar, Malta Tires: 33x12.50R15 Cooper STTs Wheels: 15x9 Fondmetal Lift: Custom 2-inch shackles and re-arched springs (6 inches total) Drivetrain: 4.2L turbodiesel, stock tranny Performance Mods: K&N air filter Other Doodads: Custom front and rear bumpers, onboard air Funniest Wheeling Incident: Driving with a broken windshield Best Mod: Changed the stock 3.3L to a 4.2L turbodiesel Worst Mod: None

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