• Mar 14, 2011
The guys at Fastlane, the Houston-area tuning shop that specializes in street trucks, have turned their attention to the Ram 1500 R/T and made it go even faster. They're calling the truck the Ram R/T 1500 Terramoto, or "Earthquake" for those of you who skipped out on high school Spanish.

The 1500 R/T will hit 60 mph in fewer than six seconds in 390-hp stock form, so with over 500 horses on tap, that number should drop considerably.

The ponies will hit the pavement through a set of astonishing (awful) 24x12-inch Assanti rims out back, and 22x10s up front. To augment the enormous wheels, the truck will be lowered between four and six inches, and get mini tubs to swallow the giant wheels.

Fastlane has adorned the truck with new bumpers front and rear to push the look closer to the turf, and embroidered the seats with custom R/T logos.

[Source: Pickuptrucks.com | Image: Pickuptrucks.com]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      Like it not there is a market for street trucks. This truck in particular is fugly imo though. What is so wrong with having a fast truck that can still haul a hell of alot more than a car? 99% of pickups arent loaded all the time and the ones that are usually purpose built for hauling certain things. Face it, nearly everyone who buys a pickup will never haul more 1000lbs in it anyway and everything from a 4 cylinder Ranger to a diesel HD can do that.
      • 3 Years Ago
      since it doesn't seem like the SRT-10 is ever coming back..this could be a hit for those wanting a new Dodge super truck to drive around again. just loose the rims. Asanti wheels don't belong on something like this
      Billy BOB
      • 3 Years Ago
      The truck looks outstanding, I had the pleasure to see it in person yesterday at the shop. Somebody did a great job on that mini tub, and the paint work is amazing. Its hard to find real true quality performance work like this. I personally have had the shop work on more then one of my vehicles, and always turns out better then I could imagine.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Actually, earthquake in Spanish is Terremoto (note: two 'e's, no 'a'). Someone definitely missed their Spanish classes ;-)
        • 3 Years Ago
        I was about to say the same thing, It is TERREMOTO, NOT TERRAMOTO...
      • 3 Years Ago
      Calling something an earthquake... how topical.
      • 3 Years Ago
      i would hold your money.
      i bet RAM will release some good classy-trucks soon
      • 3 Years Ago
      The appeal of a muscle truck has alway been lost upon me. Trucks are meant to be utilitarian devices not performance cars. These mods greatly reduce its utility so you end up with a 5000lbs, poor handling, 2 seat coupe with a giant trunk.
        • 3 Years Ago
        Trucks became performance vehicles when the automakers stopped making V8 rear drive cars. Alot of people don't like building or driving 4 cylinder or 6 cylinder cars...regardless of how much power they make...so a V8 truck became the next best thing.
        Carlos
        • 3 Years Ago
        I agree, I always thought trucks were meant for loading, unloading, or offroading. Nothing for street performance, but to each their own. :)
        • 3 Years Ago
        "These mods greatly reduce its utility so you end up with a 5000lbs, poor handling, 2 seat coupe with a giant trunk."

        In other words a muscle car from the late 60's to early 70's...

        The car was invented to get you from point A to point B faster than a horse. Where they intended to race each other on a track? Nope. Point is just because a vehicle has mods that deviate it from it's original purpose doesn't make it a bad thing. I personally like the idea of a muscle truck. It's great to have all that power and if you really needed to haul something, you still have the bed to do it.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I wish they wouldn't make this truck.
      Looks all wrong, the only time the full size lowered pickup was done right was the last gen lightning.
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's "Terramoto" in Portuguese, so maybe that's what they intended.

      Anyway, what's the point in fitting massive wheels and lowering a truck? Seems stupid to me.
      • 3 Years Ago
      LOL! Nice perspective on that front wheel mang! What school did you go to so I can tell people to avoid it!
      • 3 Years Ago
      @ ElTiante,Carlos,

      Dodge RAM Trucks actually handle extrememly good,better than alot of cars !!Remember the 2wd handles like a sports car,the 4x4 is a bit higher so it still handles great but not as good as the 2 wd models..

      Same could be said with small cars then ,why do people want a small Civic/Golf sized car and make them have more performance ? All small cars are meant to be dull economisers and nothing more,poor handling,small interiors,uncomfortable..not to mention unsafe !!

      People want trucks because they dont want to be cramped up in a small car,even midsize cars and some fullsize cars of today are cramped inside.They are designed for people 5"8,that is short...especially when you are over 6 feet tall and drive alot after 1 hour behind the wheel in a truck,I feel great..a small/midsize car not so much !!

      Also if you are a home owner a truck is extremely handy to have,and its room,safety,comfort is bar non !! Not to mention great visability !!

      Dodge Ram Trucks actually handle extrememly good,better than alot of cars !! Remember if you know how to drive you can really make these fly around the canyon & corners !!

      A 4 door 5200lb Ram 4x4 can go 0-60 in 6 sec..(c&d got a 6.4)..from a CrewCab 4x4 in '09..

      I own a 2005 Dodge Ram SRT-10 QuadCab,and handles better than alot of expensive imports !!! Plus a high 4 low 5 0-60,high 12 low 13 1/4 bone stock,can tow,haul cargo,carry 5 friends and no car can do that !!!

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