2 Ram Truck Concepts Named Best Rock Crawling Trucks in 2016
To recap the year, _ New Atlas _ published a review of the year’s best off-roading trucks titled, “Rock crawlers: the best trucks of 2016.” To no surprise, two Ram trucks that made the cut — the Ram Macho Power Wagon and Ram Rebel TRX concept.
Both of these trucks were built on the current Ram platforms including the Rebel and Power Wagon. They take both of these already great looking and powerful Ram trucks and transform them into unbeatable off-road machines. Check ‘em out.
Ram Rebel TRX Concept
If you like Ram trucks, chances are you’ve heard of the Ram Rebel TRX concept. Basically, it is a more intense version of the Rebel (which is already pretty B.A. if we don’t say so ourselves). This truck could not only compete with the Ford Raptor, but probably beat it. Just like the Raptor, the Rebel TRX concept is powerful, capable, and ready to go anywhere.
The Rebel TRX concept comes with performance features including a detuned version of the SRT Hellcat engine, which is a HEMI V8. The engine is able to produce up to 575 horsepower and has a top speed of 100 mph. In addition, the all-terrain tires, upgraded suspension, and beadlock wheels allow the TRX to not only ride through virtually any terrain, but tear through it at high speeds.
When it comes to appearance, really only a photo does the Ram Rebel TRX concept justice.
The Rebel TRX concept has the Ram grille same as it’s sister the Ram 1500 Rebel, it also has steel bumpers, two RamBoxes, 37-inch tires, mopar wheels, an air grabber hood, skid plates, LED fog lights, an aluminum and matte-black trim, and much much more. Then, stepping inside of the Rebel TRX concept are specially designed features like suede seats with the Rebel TRX logo, racing harnesses, the UConnect 8.4.
Ram Macho Power Wagon
The Macho Power Wagon is exactly what you would expect, a Ram Power Wagon on steroids. The Ram Macho Power Wagon, takes the Power Wagon and adds features like a sliding Ram Rack for surfboards, snowboards and kayaks and a four-inch lift kit. The truck is fitted with beadlock wheels, a front winch (which has been integrated into the tow hooks), a black plastic fender, and of course the Power Wagon decals running down the sides of the truck.
Other features of the Macho Power Wagon include 37-inch x 12 1/2-inch Nitto Trail Grappler MT tires, wrapped around the 18-inch rims, a Mopar air intake system, a Mopar exhaust system with dual five-inch exhaust tips. The same HEMI V8 engine with an automatic transmission is standard on the Macho Power Wagon. Besides all those performance and off-road exterior features, there are aggressive looking and also helpful features like an LED light bar, the Macho hood, and red tow hooks.
The exterior and interior of the Macho Power Wagon both come in a “Mango” themed bright, yet aggressive looking color. The interior is black with the mango trim throughout the entire vehicle. Other interior features like sill guards with the Ram logo, a mopar wireless charging pad, heated front seats and steering wheel, as well as a cooling front seat feature, and all-weather floor mats were all displayed in the concept.
* These trucks may not have been sent to production yet, but their “sister cars” the Ram 1500 Rebel and Ram Power Wagon are both highly capable awesome trucks we have for sale! Check them out at Miami Lakes Ram, or by clicking here . *
Photo source: Car and Driver (Macho Power Wagon photo), and Motor Tren (Ram Rebel TRX photo)