Back in February, Ram and Mopar showed off a special accessorized 2019 Ram 1500 Big Horn Sport 4×4 at the Chicago Auto Show. The truck featured a bunch of the latest Mopar goodies for the all-new 2019 Ram 1500, as well as a few prototype accessories that haven’t hit the market just yet. Thanks to the great people at FCA US and the Detroit Area Modern Mopars (DAMM) car club, we got our chance to check out the truck in a real world setting instead of under the auto show lights a couple of months ago.
This Flame Red beauty was designed to appeal to the outdoor sport customer. This unique Ram was equipped with 35-inch BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires around a set of 18-inch Mopar six lug beadlock-capable wheels with Flame Red matching trim. Black Mopar fender flares and a 2-inch Mopar lift kit, that give the truck an incredible stance.
The exterior is also accented by body-length Mopar off-road cast aluminum running boards. These running boards have a skid-resistant surface that offers amazing grip when they are wet or covered in mud. The truck is also equipped with a prototype version of the Ram Rack which made its debut on the 2017 Ram 2500 Macho Power Wagon Concept from the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas. The Ram Rack is adjustable by sliding on mounts that attach to the utility rails in the bed. The concept is genius and sounds like there is a good chance it will make it into production soon.
Other exterior touches include a black Mopar hood graphic stripe kit, blacked out Ram emblems and badges, front tow hooks and a Mopar logo hitch plug. Out the back of the truck is a pair of Mopar 5-inch dual exhaust tips. A new foldable Mopar bumper step, folds underneath the rear bumper. This gives a clean look to the Ram over its competitors equipped with bumper steps or foldable tailgate assist gadgets.
Under the hood is the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 (this one is not equipped with the eTorque system). Mopar was sure to work its mojo there as well, with a new “Ram Airflow” cold-air intake. It will be available later this year and will work for all variants of hoods on the all-new Ram 1500. The truck is also equipped with a new Mopar cat-back exhaust, which was constructed from AL409 stainless steel.
Inside, Katzkin created premium black leather seats which feature the new “industrial” Ram’s head logo embroidered into the seatbacks. Rebel red stitching accents the seats, center console, and door trim. While the floor of the cab is covered with Mopar all-weather floor mats. Mopar brush aluminum door sill guards also adore the cab with the Ram text logo.
Overall, the truck looks aggressive and rugged. Even though the Rebel trim level is aimed at the off-road market, this Mopar accessorized Big Horn Sport is more for the outdoor adventurer who likes to go kayaking or mountain biking. For those of us who love the truck and want to build their own version of it. Most of the parts are already available through Mopar and can be ordered through Mopar.com or your local dealer.