• Jan 6, 2011
2011 Ram Runner – Click above for high-res image gallery

Attention Mopar fans: If you are tired of your Blue Oval counterparts flaunting the desert-crushing ability of their new F-150 SVT Raptor, Chrysler has something to share with you. The company is now offering a Ram Runner conversion kit for the Ram Trucks 1500.

If you've got the cash lying around, you can bolt enough pieces to your pickup to embarrass the FoMoCo bird of prey over open sand. In order to go full-out, you'll need $13,270 for the Stage 2 suspension kit that includes the same three-inch diameter internal-bypass Fox Racing shocks used in the Raptor, aluminum A-arms and a mighty lift. The whole shebang is good for around 14 inches of suspension travel.

Don't put away that checkbook just yet. Chrysler is offering up everything from a slick tube bumper, fiberglass fenders front and rear, a unique hood, cold-air intake system and a special exhaust. Each of those pieces carries a price tag of around $1,000 or more with the exception of the cold-air intake. That little guy goes for a more manageable $466.

All told, if you wrap in the $29,075 it would take to bring home a Ram 1500 ST Quad Cab four-wheel drive, you're looking at a final price tag of $49,554. A figure like that might just be enough to convert a few Dodge fans to the way of the Raptor. Hit the jump for the press release.

[Source: Chrysler]
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Mopar Ram Runner

The Mopar Ram Runner, inspired by Baja-style desert racing, is a 4x4 unlike any other Ram. The rigors of off-road racing require large tires, plenty of ground clearance, extreme durability and a sophisticated suspension system capable of withstanding tremendous impact. These features are combined into a package that is stable at speed and rock-solid in the corners. Inspired by trophy trucks, steel front fenders and rear bed-sides are replaced with fiberglass, allowing tremendous suspension articulation with zero interference.

Stage 2 Ram Runner Suspension Kit, Part Number (PN): P5155662, Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP): $13,270 (production begins in March)
Stage 1 Pre-Runner Suspension Kit, PN: P5155258, MSRP: $3,129 (not on display vehicle, but currently available through Mopar)

Exterior (production begins in March: fits Stage 1, Stage 2 or available separately)
Front Ram Runner bumper, PN: P5155663, MSRP: $1,250
Tubular tire carrier, PN: P5155664, MSRP: $1,010
Front Ram Runner fenders, PN: P5155665), MSRP: $1,020
Rear Ram Runner fenders, PN: P5155666, MSRP: $1,350
Sport performance hood, PN: 82211065AD, MSRP: $978 (available now)
Cold-air intake system, PN: 77070023, MSRP: $466 (available now)
Cat-back exhaust system, PN: P5155280, MSRP: $1,135

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      • 4 Years Ago
      They should have done this a long time ago, that way their cars would at least been put together properly...
        • 4 Years Ago
        +1...LMAO! Nice!
      • 4 Years Ago
      got hangtime
      • 4 Years Ago
      cool alternative for the Dodge boys....my question, does the $29k quoted for the Quadcab give a level of equipment thats standard on the total $50 raptor?....ie Nav, Leather etc etc?....and then theres install, and wonder what it does for warranty...oh well, but good to see some alternatives and competition...THATS good for everyone
      • 4 Years Ago
      Very cool. 14" of Travel. Bla. Spending your own time trying to figure out on your own how to add the lift kit. Bla. Having a Dodge transmission. Bla. Looking like any other lifted pickup out there. Bla. C'Mon guys, If your going to drop $50K into a car, and have to still do some work on it, wouldn't you rather get the Rally Fighter from Local Motors? 20" of Travel, nothing-else-like-it looks, LS3 Power, and built specifically to hit the trails and yet still perform in the city.... I still think I'll challenge someone to a duel in their souped up Dodge when I get my Rally Fighter.....
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm trying to build a new name for the dodge ram but it never seems to work. A new sport may be needed while developments are made. It turns out that the best way to quench an unwanted engine fire is not with ice, but water.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Dodge already has the Power Wagon which makes a hell of a lot more sense off road than the Raptor. It would be dumb of them to offer this on the lot since they already have the PW. As a kit, it totally works. Can't buy something like that from any other dealer.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Ni, you can't get this type of "kit" from any other automotive dealer, however it's not from doge, it's from mopar, an aftermarket dealer and there are tons of aftermarket kits like this. So really it's nothing special. Add the fact that warranty is void after install and it seems so pointless.
        • 4 Years Ago
        No, dodge is dodge, mopar is a separate company owned by Chrysler. It's like best buy owns futureshop. Mopar is an aftermarket company for Chrysler products owned by Chrysler.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Dodge is Mopar. Chrysler is Mopar. Apparently you are not familiar with the staged upgrades, exhausts, suspension and intake products that Mopar has been putting out forever, with factory warranty.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Mopar is the parts division of Chrysler. It was never a separate company in the sence that AC Delco or Fisher body was to GM. When you buy a Mopar part or accessory you are buying Chrysler. Watch the dumbfounded look if you go to a dealer and say "I want a Chrysler fuel filter for my car, a Chrysler one, not a Mopar fuel filter". They will look at you like you had two heads.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Vs buying a Raptor off the lot, and being ready to go from the turn of the key?

      Factor in how much time / money its going to take to make those conversions and it would seem that the Raptor remains king.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I couldn't have said it better.

        While I do like the looks and prowess of this Dodge, and I'm a bit of a Dodge truck fan (just as much as Ford), the Dodge looks aftermarket while the Raptor looks factory, more complete.

        Raptor still in the lead. GM?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks beefy. However, the Raptor has the trick off road trans/ecu setting where apparently the Dodge's won't.

      I'd like to see a GM offering but it seems their version is more show than go.
      Jt Molder
      • 3 Years Ago
      I have one. anyone interested in that? How about the fact that this kit installed will be under warranty at our store let me know if you are interested. I also know that this kit performs really well however i am testing two different types the Ford Raptor ext. cab and the Ram Runner reg. cab so i understand that there are some variables there but as both trucks perform well i would take the Ram Runner for less money any day. for pictures of the reg. cab ram runner check out kengarff motorsports on face book.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks macho.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Cool but no Raptor.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow, while its a little more expensive than the baseline Raptor the extra 3 inches of suspension travel (14 compared to the Raptor's 11)

      I'd think about getting the Fox shocks upgrade with the 1500 Single Cab
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