FCA Showcase Mopar Accessories for 2019 Ram 1500 in Chicago
More than 200 dealer-installed parts are offeredby Mark McNabb, on
The all-new 2019 Ram 1500 pickup hasn’t been debuted more than a month but Mopar already has accessories ready for the truck’s launch into showrooms. The long list includes wheels, tires, side steps, bed-mounted storage racks, and even performance accessories.
Mopar, Chrysler’s famed parts and accessories division that dates back to the 1920s, worked in-house with Ram’s engineers and designers to develop the accessories to work with the truck. Customers can buy the parts alongside their pickup at any Ram dealership and have them installed before final delivery with the price rolled into the vehicle financing. Best of all, the parts and accessories are covered under the Ram’s warranty. And since accessories like the high-flow air intake and cat-back exhaust are designed and installed by Ram, they do not void the truck’s warranty.
Of course, we’ve seen Mopar do this before. The most recent example is the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL. Mopar showcased over 200 parts at the 2017 SEMA show weeks before Jeep officially debut the Wrangler JL.
Continue reading for info on the Ram’s Mopar accessories.
Mopar or No Car
The truck was fitted with a two-inch suspension lift, 35-inch BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires on 18-inch faux beadlock wheels
Ram displayed several of Mopar’s 200-plus accessories on a Flame Red 1500-series Big Horn 4WD truck at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show. The truck was fitted with a two-inch suspension lift, 35-inch BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires on 18-inch faux beadlock wheels, black fender flares, and black aluminum running boards not too dissimilar from the Ford F-150 Raptor’s.
Adding to the functionality is the “Ram Rack” cargo system. The slidable hoops mount to the inside of the bed rails and will carry extra large items like kayaks and cargo baskets. Other exterior upgrades include a fold-out step under the rear bumper for easy access to the bed and racing stripes that accent the 2019 Ram’s new hood design.
Performance wise, Mopar is offering a cold-air intake and stainless steel cat-back exhaust for the 5.7-liter Hemi V-8.
Inside the truck, Mopar fitted the interior with Katskin leather with red contrast stitching and the Ram’s Head logo. All-weather rubber floor mats protect the carpet from getting soaked with wet shoes or stained from muddy boots.
Performance wise, Mopar is offering a cold-air intake and stainless steel cat-back exhaust for the 5.7-liter Hemi V-8. No performance gains were specified, but the extra airflow will certainly add to the Hemi’s 395 horsepower and 410 pound-feet of torque. Interestingly, the cold-air intake shaped so it fits within the “power dome” of the Ram’s new hood. It looks really slick. The cat-back dual exhaust is also form-fitted to match the cutouts in the rear bumper.
The 2019 Ram 1500 is expected to arrive in showrooms by the end of Q1 2018, so we won’t have to wait long. Best of all, these Mopar accessories will be available on day one of sales.
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