Mopar to introduce Ram Runner package at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show
The Mopar Ram Runner package is designed to work with 2009-and-newer Ram 1500 Quad Cab 4WD pickups and while this package will likely bolt up to a new Ram with any engine package; I’m going to go ahead and strongly recommend that those building their own Ram Runner has the decency to use a Hemi-powered truck. No need having the show without the go…but anyway.
The root of the Mopar Ram Runner package for the Ram 1500 is the Mopar stage 2 suspension package with similar Fox Racing shocks to the ones on the Ford Raptor F150 and aluminum a-arms, giving the Ram Runner far more underbody clearance and an impressive 14” of suspension travel…all for just $13,270. Helping make room for the tires when the advanced suspension system starts doing its thing are front and rear fiberglass flared fenders with enlarged wheel openings; a $2,370 addition. Once you add the front and rear bumpers, the bed-mounted tire rack, the performance hood, the cat-back exhaust system and cold air intake to replicate the Ram Runner Concept, the total price for the package is a cool $20,479.
Figure, to put together a proper base 2011 Ram 1500 with a Hemi, 3.92 gears and bucket seats (part of the ST Popular Equipment Group) carries a price of $32,730. Tack onto that the $20,479 and you have a total price of $61,805. That’s a lot of coin and if you have that kind of money to spend on a truck then you might as well go all out and use a 2011 Ram 1500 Laramie as your base truck and when you load that up and add the Ram Runner package, you have yourself one wicked, luxury-filled off-road ready Mopar Ram Runner…all for just $62769. If you want to deal with things like a front bench seat, 3.55 gears and the 4.7L V8 engine, you could build your Ram Runner with a basic 2011 Ram ST for around $49,554 - only a couple grand more than the Raptor.
Check out the gallery below for a closer look at the Mopar Ram Runner and stay tuned to TorqueNews.com for comprehensive coverage of the 2011 Detroit Auto Show!