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    Congratulations to both RaiderJay6 and BadStratRT for
    winning the truck and car of the month for October 2008. 

    RaiderJay6′s 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab
    edged out HammerZ71′s Ram and Johnnymagnum’s Ram. 

    BadStratRT’s 1972 Dodge Demon 340 won over
    Nate 0022′s Stratus and Izero’s Neon. 

    Thank you to everyone who participated and who voted in DodgeForum’s
    Ride of the Month! For more information
    and pictures about this month’s winning vehicles, click the link below!



    RaiderJay6′s Write-up

    Basically I have gotten rid of all the chrome on the
    exterior of the truck and replaced it with painted parts. The rear of the truck
    is lowered 2″ so it sits level and I have a set or SRT Night Runner 22′s
    for wheels. I plan on getting more power out of the truck in the future. Right
    now I have a Superchips tuner, Corsa cat back exhaust and a Ram Hammer CAI
    along with synthetic oil. I originally had an 02 Ram QC 4×4 with a 4.7 and saw
    this truck on Ebay for such an amazing deal my wife and I drove 12 hours to
    Indiana to trade in the 02 and get this 07 and I am so glad I did. This is the
    first brand new vehicle I have owned.

     

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    BadStratRT’s Write-up

    This 1972 Dodge Demon 340 was a wedding gift from my wife,
    Amanda.  We had been looking for a
    ‘muscle era car’ at events like the Mopar Nationals, but the ridiculous prices
    kept us from buying, and that turned out to be a lucky break when my Dad called
    and told me that he found a guy with a Demon 340 to sell.  It had been sitting for over 20 years, so we
    didn’t expect much of it (my Dad hadn’t actually seen the car either), but as
    soon as the owner opened the doors, Amanda and I knew that this was the
    car.  It was a roller, with no engine or
    trans, although the two uhaul trucks of parts that came with the car included a
    junk trans and motor, the motor was junk and the trans needed rebuilt.

     

    Luckily, we had an extra block for the Mirada sitting
    around, as well as a variety of older stuff from the Mirada, so the Demon
    turned into the ultimate budget build. 
    Our goal was to have it set up so that it would run in the 13s, and be a
    gentle street cruiser, so that we could drive it to far events.  It took two years of building and hunting for
    odd parts here and there, but in July, the Demon made its first track passes,
    and it was quicker than we expected, turning in the 13.50s.  It made its sort of grand debut at the 2008
    Mopar Nationals, and on the trip home, it got around 16mpg!

     

    The next modification is going to be the wheels.  With winter approaching, we’ve put off buying
    the new wheels until spring, and come next year it will be getting a set of
    black Cragars.  After the wheels, we hope
    to get some new bumpers.  I’m not into
    chrome, and the chrome on the stock bumpers isn’t in great shape.  Rather than buying new chrome bumpers for 300
    a piece, Im considering lightweight bumpers. 
    We are so happy with the car, that there isn’t much planned for it other
    than the wheels and bumpers, but I could see doing some work to the engine, as
    it’s not far from stock right now. 
    Amanda and I would like to thank Bob George Racing for their help with
    the car, and most importantly, we want to thank my Mom and Dad, as without him
    not only would the Demon have taken me years to finish on my own, but without
    the things that he has taught me over the years I wouldn’t be in the position
    that I am right now, and we certainly wouldn’t have our awesome lineup of
    vehicles.  We want to thank my Mom for
    her help and opinions in buying and picking up the Demon, and of course I want
    to thank her for putting up with an eternity of cars and parts packing her
    basement.

     

    Modifications:

    Engine:

    Stock Internals

    509 Mopar Purple Shaft

    1973 340 cylinder heads, port matched

    Edelbrock LD340 intake manifold

    750 Holley carb

    Hooker Super Competition Headers

    Flowmaster 40s

    Full 3″ Exhaust

    Stock Ignition

     

    Transmission:

    727 with improved internals and a 300 stall, prepared by Bob
    George Racing

     

    Rearend:

    Mopar 8.75 with 3.23 Sure Grip

     

    Exterior and Interior:

    1971 Dodge Demon Grille

    Fiberglass front fenders

    Challenger T/A Style Fiberglass Hood

    Lightweight Race Seats with Harnesses

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