WTF: This Cummins Picked The Wrong Object For Ramming Practice

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Welcome one and all to our re-re-introduction of Wrecked Truck Fridays, better known as “WTF.” We’re going to be looking at some messed-up, gnarly, and beater-level rigs in an effort to see how, if at all, these trucks can be rescued from an early grave.

At A Glance

  • 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 4WD
  • 5.9-liter 24-valve Cummins I6
  • 209,000 miles
  • Runs and drives
  • Located in Taunton, MA
  • Actual cash value: $16,613
  • Estimated repair cost: $12,676
Today’s selection is a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 with a nice, big punch to its nose. Seriously, it looks like this truck took a haymaker to the face. Whether this was the result of an accident or a careless driver, we can’t tell. Clearly, however, it was enough for the insurance company to declare it a total loss.

But is the world ready to see this gray beast ride again? The previous owner definitely had this truck personalized, so it isn’t exactly a blank canvas. Right away, we can tell it’s been lifted, sports some off-road tires, fender flares, and most notably, dual bed stacks reminiscent of a semi truck.

This is to say nothing of the graphics. The rear window has the most prominent of the bunch – “<– PRIUS REPELLENT –>” gesturing toward the exhaust stacks. It’s safe to say the previous owner was a fan of rolling coal, or at least giving the impression that he would, should those pesky Prius-driving liberals ever get on his bad side.

209k miles, $13k estimated repair cost – fix it or let it rot?

So what do you think of this big, bad, Prius-repelling rig: save it, or let it go? Give us your two cents in the comments below.

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About the author

David Chick

David Chick comes to us ready for adventure. With passions that span clean and fast Corvettes all the way to down and dirty off-road vehicles (just ask him about his dream Jurassic Park Explorer), David's eclectic tastes lend well to his multiple automotive writing passions.
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