As most probably don't know, a big part of my past was 4 wheel drive vehicles. My vehicle of choice back then was Jeep, but hell it didn't matter I liked them all! For the better part of 10 years I lived for rock-crawling and trail riding, I built my Jeep to take on extreme obstacles and it got to the point that I had to trailer it most places. That was all fun and games till gas hit $4.80 a gallon in '08. That's when I sold everything 4x4 related. It wasn't bad for the first couple years, then not having something that could get around in the winter, haul things, and not getting off pavement started to bug me. The itch was back. I took it as long as I could and yesterday I couldn't take anymore. I pulled the trigger on a truck.
It's a 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport 4x4. About as stock as stock gets, light truck tires with decent tread, auto trans, 5.9L v-8, 140,000 miles and all around very clean. It'll take some time but a plan is forming(insert evil laugh), she won't be getting the extreme off-road treatment, but she'll be getting some attention to make sure she's able to go through some messy stuff, but still maintain street-ability. For now I'm just enjoying having a truck again!