Dodge Ram Desert Runner Kit

New Ram Off-Road Package Announced

The 2019 Ram Off-Road Package has pick-up truck owners jumping for joy. A package has finally come out that can live up to the Mopar Ram Runner Kit’s standards. The Ram Off-Road Package adds on 32-inch on/off-road tires on (standard) 18- or (available) 20-inch wheels to provide additional grip, a one-inch suspension lift, and an electronic-locking rear differential. The 2019 Ram 1500 rear-fender will have a signature decal quipped with the 4×4 Off-road Package. An upgrade has been made to the transfer cases, with the BorgWarner 48-11 for on-demand 4WD and BorgWarner 48-12 for part-time 4WD operation with Hi and Low ranges. The new Ram Off-Road Package will be available in all next generation pick-up trucks, including the 1500 Rebel.
Mopar Ram Runner Kit for Off-Road Enthusiasts

Mopar Ram Runner Kit for Off-Road Enthusiasts

2009-2011 Ram 1500 Pickup owners can now transform their truck into a Mopar-powered desert racer, similar to the red-painted Ram Runner image vehicle that debuted in 2010. Based upon its enthusiastic reception, Mopar has worked with Baja off-road racer Kent Kroeker to create the Mopar Ram Runner Kit.

The kit consists of seven elements, which can all be purchased separately:

  • Prerunner Stage II Lift Kit: 5-link coil-spring rear suspension, 4130 chrome moly lower control arms, upper control arms, rebuildable high-angle ball joints and forged steel, high-angle tie rods. Fourteen inches of suspension travel in front and rear, 3-inch internal bypass Fox shocks. (MSRP: $13,270, Part No. P5155662)
  • Off-Road Front Bumper: Steel construction with integrated aluminum skid plate, high approach angle of 41 degrees provides greater clearance over off-road obstacles. (MSRP: $1,250, Part No. P5155663)
  • Off-Road Rear Tire Carrier: Rear placement allows for easier access and ability to carry larger tires needed for the off-road. (MSRP: $1,010, Part No. P5155664)
  • Off-Road Front Fenders: Tough, durable fenders feature wider wheel wells allowing for tremendous suspension articulation, zero tire-to-body interference, and provide an imposing, aggressive look. (MSRP: $1,020, Part No. P5155665)
  • Off-Road Rear Fenders (6’4″ bed): Tough, durable fenders feature wider wheel wells allowing for tremendous suspension articulation, zero tire-to-body interference, and provide an imposing, aggressive appearance. (MSRP: $1,350, Part No. P5155666)
  • Sport Performance Hood: Stamped aluminum, dual-scooped hood with molded bezels adds to the forceful appearance of the Ram Runner Kit. (MSRP: $978, Part No. 82211065AD)
  • 5.7L Cat-back Exhaust: Dual exhaust with chromed tips for bumper with cut-outs. (MSRP: $1,135, Part No. P5155280)

The Mopar Ram Runner Kit is equal to or better than its competitors on a number of fronts. For example, the Prerunner Stage II kit offers a boost in suspension travel, 14 inches both front and rear, which is superior to the suspension travel on the Ford Raptor. The Ram Runner kit, which includes Fox 3-inch internal bypass shocks, offers performance on par with that of an off-road Baja race truck and outperforms the 2.5-inch shocks of the competition. Ground clearance is approximately 13 inches at the center of the front cross-member and 16 inches at the rocker panels.

Ram Truck and Mopar are joint sponsors of The Off-Road Championship (TORC) Series in 2011. Both brands will share sponsorship of the Traxxas Racing team fielded by Mike and Mark Jenkins along with the Menzies Motorsports team owned by Steve Menzies. Ram will be the official vehicle of the TORC Series and the Mopar Ram Runner will serve as the official pace truck. The Mopar graphic that appears on the Mopar Ram Runner pace truck will also be made available to consumers.