1998 Dodge Ram SS/T from North America - Comments

23rd Jul 2004, 22:10

I own a 1998 SS/T with just under 40,000 miles. It is white with the blue stripes. It has been a dream vehicle to own. I have won a number of trophies and plaques with it in car/truck shows. Gas mileage is poor, but I didn't buy it for that reason. It still turns heads after almost 7 years on the road and all the folks at the dealership where I have it serviced want the truck! At the present time, it's not for sale! Great sounding exhaust (still stock) and awesome looks, plus you can still use it like a truck, what a deal!

5th Sep 2004, 14:18

I also have a '98 ss't and love it I bought it a month ago with 47,000 miles on it. impressive power but with slight mods it could incredible. I hear good feedback from everyone that sees or rides in this truck.

13th Feb 2005, 17:55

Great comment on the SS/T. I just bought a Black 98 with white racing stripes and it has been nothing short of a dream. Very fast off the line, I have yet to be beaten (even a Ford Lightning couldn't hold its own!) My stock Exhaust turns all my co-workers heads every time I pull into the lot. I will NEVER sell this truck!

-Mark.

5th Mar 2005, 19:21

I have a 98 SS/T, black with silver strips. It has a K&N air filter & a 52mm throttle body, with dual exhaust. I get terrible gas mileage, but I would not trade it for the world. Throttle response is not that great, but around 3rd gear it takes off.

10th May 2005, 15:39

I love these trucks! I have a 1998 SS/T, black with silver strips, and a 1996 Indiapolis Pace Truck. They've both been great with no problems so far, and lots of power to spare. The SS/T ran 16.2 stock and with a few mods, it runs 14.7 now. Great looking truck, and it feels good to own a limited production vehicle.

14th May 2005, 11:01

I own a '97 Ram SS/T, bought it off the lot brand new. It used to be Red with Silver racing stripes, now it is only Red. I am working with a local graphics shop to make some new stripes for the truck. They cost too much to get them from the Dodge place.

This truck drives better than any I have ever driven. The night I drove it home from the dealership, I thought it rode like a horse carriage. But after a week of use it smoothed right out. The handling is phenomenal for a truck. The Goodyear Eagle GTIIs that come with the truck are no good and I used to swear by them until I replaced them with Bridgestone Dueler HPs. These tires are very sticky, but they do cost more.

My headliner started coming down the first couple of weeks I had the truck and I had the dealer replace it. No more trouble from it. I had the fuel pump quit at 36K miles and the dealer replaced it. I have had to replace the battery twice. Several fog lights and headlight have been replaced. I have one of the adjusters on my driver's side headlamp is broke so I spotlight into the tops of trees. I have a slight overheating problem that is creeping up and this is beginning to worry me. The stock audio system sounds very good, but still not quite loud enough. That is why I made an on-line purchase yesterday for some new speakers and amp. Phoenix Gold Octane ZR-6.5 Components, Octane-R 8.0:4 amp, and an Octane-R 12" Sub. Hopefully this thing will rock. The CD receiver will be replaced later since it has trouble playing some CDs.

Overall, this has been an excellent vehicle. I would like a bit more power and to extend the top speed. Maybe one day I can drop a Viper motor in it.

19th Sep 2005, 01:19

I have a 1998 ss/t, black with silver stripes. It has 24" rims, it pushes almost 400 hp. I am the king, I am the first, I am the fastest from my neighborhood. If you want to see my ss/t I live in Sun Valley Ca.

12th Dec 2006, 23:08

Hey guys, I'm looking at a 98 ss't with about 80k miles (black with sliver strips). Just curious what's the selling price range, decent condition etc?

3rd Feb 2007, 07:59

I have had my 98 SS/T since 2004. It is black with silver stripes. I bought it with 68,774 miles, and now with only 71,428 miles it sits in my garage just gaining value. The only modification made was a K&N cold air intake. These trucks are awesome and look like they are going 100mph standing still!

25th Mar 2007, 16:07

I have a supercharged 98 SS/T white with painted blue strips.

Id like to see that 400hp SS/T from sun valley, I'm a couple hours away, but maybe I can drive thru when I'm in that area. What do you have done to it?

I don't think the SS/T hold much value, like some guy said the SS/T package cost about the same as the A/C option from the dealership. It's the stripes that draws the attention.

15th Jun 2007, 21:45

Got my 97' SS/T, red silver, March 06. Searched 6 months before finding it. Was an all original truck inside and out. When the front mount rubber started failing along with the brakes I went to a 2" drop, drilled rotors up front, and all new suspension rubber, and Blistine shocks. No no I don't drive 70 miles every day to work at 80mph+. Rock solid handling, on rails. Heat started climbing last summer so swapped out all the cooling system for new stock. Also added a basic tranny service, new stock cats, and Toyo tires. All these SS/T stories and no other Toyo's. They are THE best handling and looking that fit the rims and near cheapest. 120k miles. Want more power, but haven't looked into it. Replaced a lot, expected, but still spent less than half of a new truck. Love every thing, sound, handling, looks, everything.

15th Aug 2007, 21:54

I bought my 1998 SS/T brand new. It's black with silver stripes. It has 55,600 miles on it. The bed is still like new. I still love the truck after 9 years. I would like to replace my 1990 Dodge D-350 dually, but it would require selling the SS/T. So, I guess I will endure the D-350 for a few more years because I can't even imagine selling the SS/T.

I had a few paint problems and a bad headliner soon after I bought my SS/T. Right after the warranty ran out, the transmission wouldn't shift to first gear. I recently replaced the factory catalytic converter because it rattled like crazy. The only modifications are the Magnaflow cat and a K&N air filter.

3rd Sep 2007, 18:45

I have a 1997 dodge sst black/silver that I also plan on keeping 4 ever. It has 80,000 miles now and has been pretty much trouble free. However I have to replace my catalytic converter for the third time. It starts off with an annoying rattle. I got stuck with my truck tonight because I couldn't rev over 2 grand because the exhaust became so restricted. Has anyone else encountered this problem? Has anyone tried any other exhaust? I don't want to lose the great sound the truck has so I will probably go stock again unless someone has had great results using an aftermarket product.