The aging fourth-generation Ram 1500 Classic (DS) pickup, has proven that it is still strongly competitive in today’s truck market. One of the most successful trim levels for the Ram 1500 Classic has been the popular Warlock model. RAM says the Warlock pays homage to the original Warlock pickups of the 1970s, however, we begged to differ when we originally reviewed the 2019 offering, not too long after the initial launch.
Our Co-Editor Jared Balfour, had this to say about the Warlock during that initial review (you can see the video below)…
“What I don’t understand about this truck is why would RAM goes through so much trouble of making it look like the fourth-generation Rebel and even include a 1-inch suspension lift, yet neuter it with these crappy Goodyear tires on black-painted 20-inch aluminum wheels from the Express model? I know that it is easy to change after the fact, but from the factory, it doesn’t look right. In my opinion, they should have gone with the older Rebel wheels and a set of all-terrain tires or at least put some decent all-terrain tires on these wheels. Then it would have been a Rebel Classic, minus the interior features.”
After that initial review, we had a lot of people messaging us and agreeing with Jared’s opinion of the truck. However, it hasn’t stopped sales and the Warlock is one of the hottest packages on the Ram 1500 Classic. But it sounds like RAM was listening, as they are quietly rolling an all-new package for the 2021 Ram 1500 Classic Warlock that might just be redemption for our initial thoughts on the Warlock.
RAM is introducing a new “Warlock All-Terrain” Package (order code ASJ) for the 2021 model year. The package will include the following…
- Yokohama Brand Tires (TZY)
- LT265/70R17E BSW All-Terrain Tires (TTB)
- Full-Size Spare Tire (TBB)
- Wheel Center Hub (WMJ)
- 17-inch x 8-inch Matte Black “Rebel” Aluminum Wheels (WFF)
- Front & Rear All-Weather Floor Mats (CLF)
The new package will basically be that “Rebel Classic” package we originally thought the truck should be. Utilizing the fourth-generation Ram 1500’s Rebel looks, the Warlock All-Terrain Package ditches the popular Toyo Open Country A/T all-terrain tires for Yokohama ones of the same size. But, nevertheless, creates a budget-friendly off-road package (similar to the package we love on the Ram 2500 Tradesman Power Wagon).
The 2021 Ram 1500 Classic Warlock includes a black grille with bold R-A-M lettering, 20-inch semi-gloss black aluminum wheels, front and rear powder coated bumpers, 1-inch factory lift, black wheel flares, LED fog lamps, projector headlamps with dark bezels, LED rear tail lamps, black badging, tow hooks, unique hood decals, heavy-duty rear shocks, and an optional Sport hood. Warlock decals on the bedsides round out the package.
We will be taking a better look at this new package once it becomes available. We welcome the additional options for the 2021 Ram 1500 Classic and it pleases us to see that RAM is still upgrading the Ram 1500 Classic as they continue to be part of the expansive RAM lineup.