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Old 04-02-2010, 12:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Dodge Ram-Runner (Production Desert Truck)

Looks like the creator of KORE suspension has teamed up with MOPAR Performance to create a Raptor Competitor out of the new dodge 1500. Apparently it's going to be a production vehicle as well as optional accessories through MOPAR to upgrade existing 09+ Ram 1500. 14" of wheel travel front and rear, Rumor has it a 500+ HP with the 545RFE backing it up, and 35" Generals with a 6 point cage. I think it's going to be sweet, but the price range has gotta be the same if not more than a Raptor!

Some of the specs, and pictures/video. This is the pre-release prototype unit.

Originally Posted by Four Wheeler
It's inspired by Baja-style desert racing and according to official Mopar press information features 35x12.50-17 DOT-approved General Grabber tires; a prototype of a full suspension that Mopar will offer later this year; 6061 T6 billet aluminum upper A-arms with rebuildable, high-angle ball joints that permit 14 inches of wheel travel; 4130 chrome-moly steel lower control arms; high-angle CV joints that are combined with plunging, splined axles made of 300M tool steel and 1-inch-diameter high-angle tie rods; 3-inch-diameter internal bypass Fox shocks; and variable rate rear coil springs that support bed loads while special control arms provide 14 inches of wheel travel. Outside, it has fiberglass front fenders and fiberglass bedsides; a custom tubular Baja bumper and aluminum skidplate combination that houses four high-power LED off-road lights; and a custom tubular tire carrier for the spare. Inside, it has a trick six-point rollcage.

YouTube - Mopar Ram Runner

YouTube - 2010 Mopar Ram Runner Jumping Dunes in Moab

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Old 04-02-2010, 01:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wow, they must be going like 35mph in that video! Crazy!
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Old 04-02-2010, 06:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Wow, they must be going like 35mph in that video! Crazy!

now someone post a video of it gettin some.
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Old 04-03-2010, 10:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
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least it looks better than the raptor lol, course that aint that hard to accomplish
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Old 04-03-2010, 06:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I still like the raptor better, plus if this is a production vehicle, their video sucks
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I'll believe it when I see it in the showroom.
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Old 04-05-2010, 04:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Sweet jump!

I actually like the truck. It would be cool to see it produced.
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