The accessories will cost a bomb, but you can have the truck of your dreams with the available options

Mopar has laid its hands on the 2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty and has given prospective buyers one more reason to buy this truck as soon as it launches. Actually 170 reasons. Mopar debuted the modified 2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty truck at the Chicago Auto Show and results are nothing but phenomenal. Mopar offers 170 aftermarket parts for the truck, ranging from lights, to trailer cameras. You name it, and Mopar has it.

170 Optional Equipments To Choose From Is No Joke

The Mopar-modified 2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Has Everything That You Can Ask For In A Truck
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Steve Beahm, Head of FCA North America and the Head of Parts and Service, Mopar, said, “The Mopar-modified Ram 2500 Heavy Duty on display at the Chicago Auto Show is the latest example of our commitment to offering owners a full product line to choose from right at launch of FCA US LLC vehicles.

Whether it’s for the trail, the street or the worksite, Mopar will have more than 170 parts and accessories that provide a path to enhanced capability for the new 2019 Ram Heavy Duty.”

Some Add-ons Are A Must To Have

The Mopar-modified 2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Has Everything That You Can Ask For In A Truck
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The aftermarket options will be available to owners as soon as the truck is launched, most probably in the Spring of 2019. Mopar, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ parts and accessories division, plans to offer more than 170 add-on parts for the new Ram Heavy Duty. The concept that Mopar brought to Chicago shows just a few of the parts.

The truck wears a Blue Streak Paint and boasts a new powder-coated sport bar in the bed.

On top of the bed, Mopar has mounted a set of five-inch LED off-road lights, the connection to which is provided in the cabin through a new auxiliary switch panel. Mopar has also fitted the new Ram Heavy Duty with rear bed step and fender flares to protect it from scratches and damages when you take it off-roading.

Interior Options Are Limited

The Mopar-modified 2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Has Everything That You Can Ask For In A Truck
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On the inside, the division has provided rubberized Mopar slush mats and also added stainless-steel door sill plates with "RAM" wordings on them.

Some parts on the truck, like the spare-tire carrier and the 17-inch beadlock wheels are described as 'conceptual' by Mopar.

Does this mean we are not getting them anytime soon? The carrier can carry tires up to 37-inches in diameter. Neat, huh?

There are a lot of parts and accessories that Mopar did not show off on this truck. Some of those items include:

- * Trailer Camera
- * Fifth Wheel Hitch
- * Cargo Ramps
- * Bed Extenders
- * Katzkin Leather Seat Covers
- * Bed Tonneau Covers
- * Bedliners
- * Heavy Duty Splash Guards

These Equipments Will Not Give Away So Easily

The Mopar-modified 2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Has Everything That You Can Ask For In A Truck
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Being an in-house division, Mopar was able to work directly with the engineering department to all the accessories were as durable as the 2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty itself.

The parts were tested and validated to the same standard as the components used in the standard truck.

Mopar says that most of the parts it has developed for the truck will be available when the truck launches.

About The 2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Itself

The Mopar-modified 2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Has Everything That You Can Ask For In A Truck
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Talking about the 2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty, it is powered by a Cummins 6.7-liter turbodiesel engine that churns out 400 horses and a mammoth 1,000 pound-feet of torque. The truck can also tow as much as 35,100 pounds and has a payload capacity of 7,680 pounds. This unit is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission system that is specifically designed to handle the massive torque available at your disposal. The truck comes with a 12-inch infotainment screen on the inside which can run two applications simultaneously.

Engine 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel unit
Power 400 horsepower
Torque 1,000 pound feet
Transmission Six-speed automatic gearbox
Towing Capacity 35,100 pounds
Payload Capacity 7,680 pounds

This Mopar-modified truck, however, is based on the Big Horn trim that comes packed with a 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 engine that produces 410 horses and 429 pound-feet of torque. It is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission system.
What are your thoughts on the Mopar-modified 2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty? Share them with us in the comments section below.

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The Mopar and Ram Truck brands unveiled today at the Chicago Auto Show (CAS) a modified 2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty truck, highlighting a few of the more than 170 products Mopar will offer for the most powerful, most capable pickup in the segment.

“The Mopar-modified Ram 2500 Heavy Duty on display at the Chicago Auto Show is the latest example of our commitment to offering owners a full product line to choose from right at launch of FCA US LLC vehicles,” said Steve Beahm, Head of Parts and Service (Mopar) and Passenger Car Brands, FCA - North America. “Whether it’s for the trail, the street or the worksite, Mopar will have more than 170 parts and accessories that provide a path to enhanced capability for the new 2019 Ram Heavy Duty.”

Mopar-modified 2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty
The modified pickup, based on a 2019 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Big Horn powered by the 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 engine, is trimmed in monochromatic Blue Streak production color and has been enhanced with the addition of vehicle-launch ready Mopar parts and accessories, as well as a few unique conceptual products.

Mopar parts include a black, powder-coated Ram Bar located in the bed and topped with five 5-inch LED off-road lights, each shining bright at 4,800 lumens each. An auxiliary switch bank inside the cab integrates with the Mopar LED lights to provide an organized central area for operation of auxiliary accessories.

A rear bed step, a production option also available as a Mopar accessory, lowers for easy access when the tailgate is up or down and retracts with a gentle push. A set of Mopar off-road wheel flares offers additional defense against the trail while enhancing the truck’s rugged appearance.

A pair of Mopar conceptual products work together to deliver tough, durable off-road capability. Conceptual off-road rock rails are powder-coated and provide protection for driving through the trails, while 17-inch custom-milled concept beadlock wheels work with aggressive Goodyear tires. In the bed area, a conceptual rear spare tire carrier holds up to a 37-inch tire.

The redesigned Ram Heavy Duty’s interior is complemented with Mopar brushed stainless steel door sill guards carrying the R-A-M text logo, currently in the Mopar catalog. Bucket-style, waterproof Mopar all-weather floor mats help defend against water, slush and other debris.

Mopar worked closely with the Ram brand, engineering and the Product Design Office (PDO) to create its lineup of products for the new 2019 Ram Heavy Duty. Development included tens of thousands of hours of testing and validation to meet strict standards. Factory-exclusive data — information not available to the aftermarket — helped to integrate Mopar parts and accessories with the Ram Heavy Duty.

The majority of the Mopar brand’s menu of production parts and accessories will be available right at vehicle launch.

Additional Mopar Products for New 2019 Ram Heavy Duty
A few additional Mopar products for the new 2019 Ram Heavy Duty not featured on the display truck at CAS include:

Trailer camera: New for 2019 Ram Heavy Duty, camera integrates into the center console 12-inch screen for viewing the rear area behind the trailer

Fifth-wheel hitch: Fifth-wheel hitches available in a number of styles/options

Gooseneck ball kit: Features locking mechanism and two safety chain tie downs

Bed extender: Extends bed with tailgate down

Bedliners: Options include under-the-rail and RamBox bedliners

Cargo ramp: Features rubberized non-slip tailgate protector, safety straps and hooks

Toolboxes: Available in conventional-mount standard and heavy-duty commercial styles

Heavy-duty splash guards: Molded splash guards carry Ram logo

Wireless charger: Quick and easy wireless charging

Katzkin seats: Upgrade the cab with handcrafted, leather-trimmed interior options

Tonneau covers: Available in a variety of options, including soft, hard and folding

Side step: Allows easy truck ingress and egress; available in a variety of sizes and finishes

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