Last year, we had a blast wheeling with the Mopar Ram Runner at Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. Today, Chrysler's parts and accessory division announced that production of the Ram Runner conversion package will begin in March for Ram 1500 light-duty pickups.
The Ram Runner kit will turn the half-ton Ram into a hardened desert racer with components inspired by Baja trophy trucks, like Fox Racing internal bypass dampers at all four corners, custom upper and lower control arms for the front suspension and flared widetrack fenders.
Off-road enthusiasts will be able to buy the hardware all at once or in batches at their own pace. Here are the prices:
- Stage 1 Pre-Runner Suspension Kit, part number (PN) P5155258, $3,129 (not on display vehicle, but currently available through Mopar)
- Stage 2 Ram Runner Suspension Kit, PN P5155662, $13,270 (production begins in March)
Exterior (production begins in March: fits Stage 1, Stage 2 or available separately)
- Front Ram Runner bumper, PN P5155663, $1,250
- Tubular tire carrier, PN P5155664, $1,010
- Front Ram Runner fenders, PN P5155665, $1,020
- Rear Ram Runner fenders, PN P5155666, $1,350
- Sport performance hood, PN 82211065AD, $978 (available now)
- Cold-air intake system, PN 77070023, $466 (available now)
- Cat-back exhaust system, PN P5155280, $1,135
The grand total for the entire package with the Stage 2 suspension? $20,659 plus installation fees if your local Mopar shop does the work. Of course, a Ram 1500 has to be purchased separately.
The Ram Runner will be on display next week at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.