- Multiple new concepts show what’s possible in modifying a Ram truck.
- Two Ram Rebel concepts are decked out with an off-roading kit, aesthetic upgrades and even some camping gear.
- The Big Horn "Low Down" design is a more street-oriented concept of a modern truck.
For a lot of pickup truck drivers, customization is a big part of truck life. The right accessories and modifications can transform your truck into something that is uniquely yours and not quite like any other truck on the road. The Ram brand knows this, and it brought a showcase of some awesome modifications for the 2020 Ram 1500 to the SEMA show in Las Vegas this year.
Get Off the Grid
The craziest and most interesting Ram 1500 at the SEMA this year is the Ram 1500 OTG (Off the Grid). At its core, it’s the same Ram 1500 Rebel that anyone can buy right now, but it’s outfitted with so many accessories that it almost looks like a mobile home. Just a few accessories include a collapsible awning, a gas-powered stove with a propane tank, a refrigerator, a cutting board, a sink and a fire extinguisher — just in case. Perched right on top of the truck are recovery boards, solar panels to help power all of your stuff on your camping trip and a special water tank that allows for hot, high-pressure showers.
This all might sound a little much, and a lot of it is, but this Ram is also equipped with some concept accessories from Mopar that you may see available from your local dealer someday. A few examples include a custom steel front bumper that uses the same 10,000-lb Warn winch that you get on the Ram 2500 Power Wagon, a widened front grille with a flow-through "RAM" emblem, a snorkel intake like you see on a lot of off-road truck builds and a quartet of LED lights in the custom front bumper. Around back, there’s a revised rear bumper and a repositioned exhaust outlet to improve the truck’s departure angle.
A few other practical modifications to this off-road truck include a bigger fuel tank (33 gallons rather than the standard 26 gallons) for the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel V6 engine in order to improve range for off-road adventures. It also gets a 2-in lift and 35-in Goodyear MT/R off-road tires with special beadlock rims, which improve durability off-road.
But this wild OTG concept isn’t the only one that Ram brought to SEMA. In fact, it’s not even the only Rebel. There’s also what Ram calls the "Mopar-modified Ram 1500 Rebel Concept" which has a 2-in lift and big off-road wheels and tires similar to the OTG, but that’s one of the only similarities. Other parts of this Mopar-modified truck include a custom hood, a special blueish-gray paint color called "Rebel Smoke," a performance cold-air intake for its Hemi V8, off-road running boards, a Ram bar in the bed with LED lighting, gloss black exhaust tips and black satin "Rebel" exterior graphics. Those are just the highlights, and we can’t cover every modification here since Ram claims that there are more than 200 Mopar parts and accessories packed into this Rebel concept.
The "Low Down"
Another concept that was a highlight of the Ram SEMA booth this year is the Ram 1500 Big Horn "Low Down". This one is less off-road oriented and much more street-oriented than the Rebel concepts we talked about. It’s lowered two inches and sits on 22-in wheels that are gloss black with bronze accents. It has a two-tone black and silver paint job with subtle brass accents throughout the exterior. Around back, there’s a one-piece hard tonneau cover painted in gloss black that helps give this truck a decidedly urban look.
Ram’s SEMA showing this year is a good glimpse at how you can make your Ram truck unique and how Ram and Mopar can help you do it. A few of these concept accessories have us curious about the future of Ram customization available right from the dealer. Find a Ram 1500 for sale