Mopar Plans Surprise Long Travel Ram 1500

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Mopar Plans Surprise Long Travel Ram 1500

Post by scottm » Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:27 am

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Sources: Mopar Plans Surprise Long Travel Ram 1500 for Easter Jeep Safari
http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2010/03/mo ... afari.html
In addition to the ground-pounding Mopar Ram Power Wagon that will debut at this year's Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah, sources tell PickupTrucks.com that another truck is planned: a secret long travel suspension version of the Ram 1500 half-ton.

We're told that Chrysler has teamed up with veteran Baja racer Kent Kroeker to build the truck. It's described as more than a project truck but not production intent. Call it a serious research effort.
Maybe they're going to judge the feedback they get from people with this?
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Re: Mopar Plans Surprise Long Travel Ram 1500

Post by scottm » Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:48 pm

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More Details Emerge About Long Travel Mopar Ram 1500
http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2010/03/mo ... -1500.html
The Ram 1500 will have 15 inches of suspension travel up front and 14 inches in back, using 3.0 Fox internal bypass shocks fore and aft.

Here are the details from Kroeker: “15-inches front travel with functioning 4WD. 14-inches in the rear. We could have gotten 17-inches from the front, but the inboard CV [joints] were unhappy, so I [limit] strapped it at 15-inches. Wanted more from the rear, but didn't want to [cut] through the bed. The 3.0 Fox internal bypass shocks work very well with the OE coil setup in the back.”

Kroeker has also increased the truck’s footprint for greater stability off-road. According to Kroeker, it has a “90-inch track in front and 87 inches in the rear.” That’s much wider than the stock Ram’s 68-inch front and 67.5-inch rear.
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