11th Nov 2007, 02:52
Skip porting and polishing of the stock intake, and spend your money on the Mopar M1 or the new Edelbrock Air Gap for Magnum engines. The belly pan gasket is notorious for blowing out on the 5.9 and leaking oil into the intake.
I just purchased my 98 SS/T white with blue stripes back in September. Aside from having 140K miles on it, needing new brakes all around, needing new carpet, headliner, seat foams and a fresh paint job, this truck is awesome!!
I drove it back to GA from FL, and every time I stopped for gas, I had folks asking me about the truck and how awesome it looked and sounded.
I recently sold my Dakota R/T club cab, which had the same 5.9 in it, and it would run the 1/4 in 14.7 with M1 intake, Mopar PCM, K&N filter and a ram air hood; the suspension was Hotchkis with BFG Drag Radials. I'll be doing the same mods with the SS/T after it has some basic maintenance is performed.
I have created a new message board for all that may be interested: http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/Ram_SST/
26th Jan 2008, 20:16
I have a 1998 Red SS/T, 25000 miles (2nd owner) great truck. Everything is stock except a drop in K & N. Not as much power as my former 96' Indy, but it had the R/T package. Low mileage trucks like this are rare. Would not think of selling for less than $15000.00.
9th Mar 2008, 19:46
Hello, I just recently bought a 98' SS/T, red with silver stripes and so far it's been wonderful. It's not my daily driver vehicle, so it's an excellent weekend vehilce. How much horsepower does this truck have? I was told 245, anyone know the stock torque. Mine has 95,000. I bought it for $5000. Best deal on large truck, 1998 special rare edition, with 95,000!!! Special truck even if it will develop problems in the future. Love it.
15th Jul 2008, 21:45
Hey, I bought a 98 SST black with silver stripes... had 129 thousand on it. I bought it for 2 grand. Only got it that cheap because my friend's uncle was trading it in and that was what they offered him..
I bought it with a flowmaster exhaust. I put a mac cold air intake on it and summit headers. (shorties). I want to put long tubes on it and maybe a new exhaust? Need some power out of the truck.. want to make it a little faster but it won't compare to my Mustang. LOL.
I love the truck! Anyone help? I'm not rich so cheaper would be nicer haha thanks.
27th Dec 2008, 11:29
I sold my SST about three years ago, it was white with blue stripes and had a lot of mods to it. When I sold it it had roughly 28000 miles on it. I am located in MA and if anybody knows anyone or anything about re-locating my truck I would appreciate it. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
30th Apr 2009, 20:51
I own a '98 SS/T green with silver stripes, and I love this truck. Only mod it has are dual flow masters. This summer I plan to add a K&K air filter and performance chip, along with new Goodyear gt-ll. Will never ever sell this awesome truck. The only bad I have had is the paint.
Recommendations on performance chips?
28th Jul 2009, 12:08
I own a 1998 SS/T with 115,5** miles. Black with white stripes, K&N cold air intake, throttle body spacer, Jet performance module, MSD.
The first owner replaced the stock rims with 20s that look pretty clean.
Overall with all of these miles, there's nothing wrong with the truck. Runs very strong, and VERY fast with an amazing exhaust note. Would recommend the truck to anybody!
10th Aug 2009, 20:40
Just got my SS/T. I love its red with silver stripes. It needs minor body work, surface rust, it will be taken care of, it has 127,000, runs great but needs a little more power for my liking. Looks great and I'm very happy with it. I think my wife feels like she's a little on the back burner, but she likes it as much as I do; nice truck.
24th Aug 2009, 17:58
I liked my 98 SS/T truck so much, I had to go and find another one. Now I have a black one and a red one.