If you like the idea of the Ford SVT Raptor, but you aren’t much for Ford vehicles, Mopar may have what you need. The Ram Runner Kit from Mopar was developed to provide performance on par with off-road race trucks and aggressive, attractive styling that will turn heads. Designed to upgrade 09-12 Ram 1500 trucks, the Ram Runner Kit is comprised of several individual parts that allow you to upgrade your truck as you want, Unlike the turn-key SVT Raptor, the Ram Runner Kit provides the customer with the option of upgrading a fresh off the lot donor or an existing truck, helping offset the cost of the upgrade.
Ram Runner Kit: (Each part of kit sold separately)
Pre-Runner 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 people at pickuptrucks.com have managed to get their hands on 2009 Ram 1500 outfitted with the Ram Runner Kit. For the complete review click here.