1997 Cummins Towho/Expo
I have been lurking for a while and really enjoying the site so I figured I would share 1 of my projects. I originally built a 1996 Tacoma for expo type use and drove it from Maine to California and Baja to Canada mostly chasing snow and H2O. I still have the Taco and love it, but as you'll see it turned into a rock crawler that I still drive on the street.
I moved to Montana in 2003 and worked for myself as a Carpenter. The Taco got a little overwhelmed carrying all my tools and pulling trailers so in May of 04 I bought a 1997 Dodge SLT, extended cab 4x4 5spd, 8800GVW, with 4:10 gears and 133K on the ticker. I paid $10,900 but had to rebuild the front end and steering. The truck was bone stock with a B&W turnover goose-neck ball in the bed. It had definitely been worked hard when I got it, probably a ranch truck. Anyway, it also had 265/75R16 tires and with the 4:10 gears it really only wanted to go about 65-70 mph and the speed limit is 75 on the interstates here. Here's one of the earliest pics I could find of it towing my Taco to Moab in 2005. I think it has a used set of BFG AT's 285/75R16's in this pic.
1997 Dodge Cummins 4x4, NV4500, Leaf Springs on 1979 HP Dana 60, 4:10's, guages, airbags, exhaust brake, basic engine mods, 37 inch MTR's