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65 Million Years In The Making: The 2022 Ram 1500 TRX Rex Runner Concept!

Mopar's "Moparized" TRX Off-Roader...

In late October of last year, Mopar introduced a “Moparized” version of the Ram 1500 TRX for the 2021 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas. The concept was dubbed the Ram TRX Rex Runner and featured a number of production and conceptual products from the Mopar brand for the TRX.

2022 Ram 1500 TRX Rex Runner Concept. (5thGenRams).

Well, just a couple of weeks ago, we got a chance to see the concept truck up close at the annual “Wild Wheels at Work” event at the Stellantis North American Headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan. 

Built upon the quickest, fastest, and most powerful truck ever, the Ram TRX RexRunner Concept carries a truckload of Mopar accessories and custom parts, elevating the apex predator of the truck world to even greater levels of high-speed capability and durability.

2022 Ram 1500 TRX Rex Runner Concept. (5thGenRams).

Powered by the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI HELLCAT V8 engine, rated at a stratospheric 702 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque, the TRX RexRunner Concept rides on 37-inch Goodyear tires mounted to custom-designed 18-inch x 9-inch Black Rhino Chamber wheels for a race-inspired appearance at all four corners. 

The TRX RexRunner Concept is visually distinguished with Ash Gray paint and several Mopar Blue accents, including a center stripe that extends over the hood and roof, TRX bedside graphics, Ram grille, and dual tow hooks up front.

2022 Ram 1500 TRX Rex Runner Concept. (5thGenRams).

Adding to the rugged exterior design, a RamBar accessory bar features a pair of concept 14-inch TYRI rectangular LED lights, generating 4,300 lumens of exceptionally bright, fully illuminating light for off-road driving. Just below the RamBar, a fully integrated, bed-mounted spare-tire carrier from Mopar keeps a 37-inch spare tire/wheel at the ready. A Mopar bed extender flips inward for secure transportation of tools and equipment and to help protect that bed, the TRX RexRunner Concept features a Black, Mopar spray-in textured bed liner. 

Custom metal skid plates feature laser-etched Mopar lettering and help protect the front and rear underside areas of the truck. The use of the front skid plate helps to increase the approach angle by 2.3°, which now boasts 32.5°. Mopar rock rails also help protect the side sills from any damage, while a custom, Black, flip-top, fuel-filler door adds to the rugged exterior.

2022 Ram 1500 TRX Rex Runner Concept. (5thGenRams).

Just below the rear bumper, a pair of 5-inch Black Mopar exhaust tips provide a sporty, finished appearance. A Mopar bed step features an articulating arm that lowers for easy access to the truck bed and, with a gentle push, retracts to a stored, out-of-the-way position.

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Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only a Co-Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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