Hemet Huckfest
People tend to do dumb things when they have an audience, whether it’s behind the wheel of a side-by-side, Jeep, truck or pre-runner. We’re betting this guy wishes he hadn’t brought his daily driver to the Hemet Huckfest… but for entertainment’s sake, we’re sorta glad he did. 

Mopar will offer a 5.7L and 6.4L (shown) HEMI crate engine.

Up until very recently, if you wanted a modern HEMI you’d have to find one of a handful of shops that specialize in HEMI conversions. Whether you have a CJ-5 Wrangler or some other vintage Jeep, the options were relatively limited if you wanted HEMI power in the rig.

A teaser sketch of a Ram Power Wagon modified with Mopar product
To tease its concept vehicles and specialty builds, Mopar has unveiled sketches of the vehicles it will have on display at the the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show next week. These Jeep, Ram, Dodge and Chrysler rigs will be on display at the Las Vegas Concention Center next week from November 1-4.

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The new Ram Rebel TRX Concept is a supercharged beast ready to run flat-out on the trails. 

2017 Ram 1500 Lone Star Silver
Later today at the State Fair of Texas, Ram will announce the updates to its 2017 truck lineup, which includes tweaks to three of its popular models. Ram also is announcing it will offer a new Silver Edition of its Ram 1500 Lone Star, which is its best-selling truck in Texas.

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INGLEWOOD, Ca.
– PML recently introduced its new bolt-on replacement front differential cover for Dodge Ram 2500 (2014 and newer), and Ram 3500 (2013 and newer). The new covers were designed to fill a void left in aftermarket differential covers after Dodge chose to shift to a 12-bolt American axle 9.25” 235mm front to improve gas mileage.

Ram 1500 Night with Mopar accessories.

Ram announced today it will offer a new special-edition Night package for its 1500 half-ton truck. The new truck offering, based on the Sport model, will come fitted with blacked-out looks such as the wheels, grille and badges.

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The Ram Rebel was introduced in 2015 to provide “next level” off-road performance for additional chops in the dirt compared to the standard 1500 4×4 truck. Although we’ll be seeing a new Ford Raptor in 2017, for this year only Ram and Tundra offer next-level off-road truck packages in the half-ton market, and so this shootout pits Ram’s Rebel versus Toyota’s Tundra TRD Pro.

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Ram Truck today announced it will support Arizona businesswomen Nena Barlow of Barlow Adventures and Kande Jacobsen of Adventure Driven in this inaugural Rebelle Rally later this year. Ram Trucks will provide a 2016 Ram Rebel truck for the two women to drive in the Rebelle Rally, which is an all-female navigation and four-wheel-drive event crossing portions of the southwestern United States this October.

FCA-Logo-6-21-16Auburn Hills, Mich. – FCA US LLC will cease NAFTA-market production of vehicles equipped with non-desiccated ammonium-nitrate Takata air-bag inflators, by next week. Global production is expected to end by mid-September.

Most inflators used in FCA US vehicles employ alternate propellants. Others use desiccant-enhanced ammonium nitrate. Neither is associated with any inflator ruptures of the kind attributed to certain non-desiccated ammonium-nitrate inflators.