WTF: This Cummins Picked The Wrong Object For Ramming Practice


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.


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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