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The Mopar Ram Runner makes its 2011 Detroit Auto Show debut

The Mopar Ram Runner was introduced at an Easter event in Moab Utah last year, followed up by a trip to the 2010 SEMA Show in Las Vegas but with the beginning of the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, the modified Ram 1500 made its “production” debut in the Motor City.


The Mopar Ram Runner is based on a standard production version 2009+ Ram 1500 Quad Cab and the truck has created a tremendous buzz on the internet of the likelihood of Ram offering a “Raptor fighter”. The good news for Ram owners who want to build their own Ram Runner, is that as of the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, this post-title package is officially available from Mopar. While professional installation is recommended, nothing in the kit requires any specialized tools so the shade tree mechanic could build this awesome trophy truck in their garage.

I had a chance to speak with a variety of Mopar and Ram brand representatives, including brand CEO Fred Diaz, and the plan for the Ram Runner package was something that a guy with some mechanical abilities could do it himself. The front fenders, bed-mounted tire rack, front bumper, hood and suspension package components are all bolt-on items (an air compressor and impact gun will make it a great deal easier), and the flared fiberglass bedsides will require you to drill out the welds for the standard metal bedsides and rivet in the new ones.

The Mopar Ram Runner is one awesome factory-built truck that can offer unbeatable off-road capabilities with the power of a Hemi and the interior amenities of the modern Ram brand. Check out the gallery below for a closer look at the Mopar Ram Runner.

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