Ram TRX vs. Ram 3500 Mega Cab (lifted 2 inches)

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Was lucky enough to randomly stop by my dealership today and ran into a TRX sitting in the parking lot. It's one of the press vehicles (NOT customer production) that's currently being used by the TFL guys and it was brought into the dealership for some type of part recall. I took note of the VIN as the truck is fully loaded with options and wanted to see what the payload rating was with all the extra weight of all the options (966 lbs), but also noticed the same VIN was used in several of the media reviews (TFL and some others).

Here is the build sheet for this TRX: (if you want to see all the options that were added)

Here is a photo of the TRX facing nose-2-nose with my own Ram 3500 Mega Cab Laramie (lifted 2 inches with 35's). Thought it would be interesting to share the size comparison of the two trucks.

For a 1500 1/2 ton truck, this TRX is a BIG truck as-is right off the assembly line.

I feel like everything about the TRX looks aggressive and sweet, with the exception of how they did the front-end nose. The front-end nose rounds/curves down a bit like a sports car, probably so they can capture all the necessary air intake for performance. Where my 3500 is more squared off front-end like a giant fist coming at you down the road.

Either way, just my opinion but still LOVE this new TRX and can't wait to get mine... :)

Enjoy the photos and comparison!

Couple of interesting observations:
- The 3500 has about 2 inches more clearance between top of tire and bottom of wheel well fender compared to the TRX
- However, the TRX wheel well fender comes out/over the tire more so than the 3500, so the space difference may be a bit deceiving
- The top of the trucks (overall height) were really close (within less than an inch), but didn't have tape measure to confirm
- The hitch on the back of the 3500 was about 2 inches higher than the TRX hitch
- Absolutely love the side view comparison highlighting the body sidelines and how the TRX fenders bulge so far out
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Pretty cool... Thanks for posting..
 
Was lucky enough to randomly stop by my dealership today and ran into a TRX sitting in the parking lot. It's one of the press vehicles (NOT customer production) that's currently being used by the TFL guys and it was brought into the dealership for some type of part recall. I took note of the VIN as the truck is fully loaded with options and wanted to see what the payload rating was with all the extra weight of all the options (966 lbs), but also noticed the same VIN was used in several of the media reviews (TFL and some others).

Here is the build sheet for this TRX: (if you want to see all the options that were added)

Here is a photo of the TRX facing nose-2-nose with my own Ram 3500 Mega Cab Laramie (lifted 2 inches with 35's). Thought it would be interesting to share the size comparison of the two trucks.

For a 1500 1/2 ton truck, this TRX is a BIG truck as-is right off the assembly line.

I feel like everything about the TRX looks aggressive and sweet, with the exception of how they did the front-end nose. The front-end nose rounds/curves down a bit like a sports car, probably so they can capture all the necessary air intake for performance. Where my 3500 is more squared off front-end like a giant fist coming at you down the road.

Either way, just my opinion but still LOVE this new TRX and can't wait to get mine... :)

Enjoy the photos and comparison!

Couple of interesting observations:
- The 3500 has about 2 inches more clearance between top of tire and bottom of wheel well fender compared to the TRX
- However, the TRX wheel well fender comes out/over the tire more so than the 3500, so the space difference may be a bit deceiving
- The top of the trucks (overall height) were really close (within less than an inch), but didn't have tape measure to confirm
- The hitch on the back of the 3500 was about 2 inches higher than the TRX hitch
- Absolutely love the side view comparison highlighting the body sidelines and how the TRX fenders bulge so far out
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Johnson? Wouldn't mind trying to stop by if I can get a few minutes.
 
I’ve heard the trx is more spacious inside than the mega cab but find it hard to believe..what do you say about that
 
The TRX is definitely bigger inside than my 2500 PowerWagon was and when I was looking at those before I bought it I looked at a Mega-Cab and as far as I could tell the added cab length was behind the rear seats.
 
The TRX is definitely bigger inside than my 2500 PowerWagon was and when I was looking at those before I bought it I looked at a Mega-Cab and as far as I could tell the added cab length was behind the rear seats.
It's split behind and in front of the rear seats. I have several more inches of leg room to the rear of the drivers seat in a mega vs reg and behind the seat has a huge area in the mega.
 
I’m going from 2022 2500 MegaCab to the TRX. In last 3 yrs, Ive went from 2021 1500 to 2020 2500 w/ Cummins to 2022 2500 MegaCab Limited w/ Thuren 3” lift and Fox shocks.The 1500 definitely has more legroom! All the room in Mega is behind the seat. I’m REALLY gonna miss the room plus the RamBoxes! I carried a floor Jack in RamBoxes. I’ve loved all 3 and am looking forward to the TRX!!
 

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Looking at rear legroom Dimensions: 1500 = 45.2”, 2500 = 40.2”, 2500 MegaCab = 43.1”.

I swore Mega and Crew 2500 were same. Just shows how big the 1500 back seat is!
 
The 1500 DT flat rear floor makes a huge difference in perception of room as well IMO.
 
I have a TRX and a MY22 PW and the TRX rear seat area is way more room, but honestly I like the PW rear seart area better as I need the flat floor! This is one thing a dislike on the TRX, but yes it is nice to have all that room back there. The TRX is NOT 100% flat so I have to use a box in order to make it flat. I know first world problems lol.
 
I have a TRX and a MY22 PW and the TRX rear seat area is way more room, but honestly I like the PW rear seart area better as I need the flat floor! This is one thing a dislike on the TRX, but yes it is nice to have all that room back there. The TRX is NOT 100% flat so I have to use a box in order to make it flat. I know first world problems lol.
:confused: Bro, you've got that exactly backwards, the rear floor in the TRX (5th Gen 1500 DT cab) is flat and the Power Wagon (HD 4th Gen cab) has a tunnel right down the middle, that's why they give you those dumb fold out shelves in the back off the HD. :oops:
 
:confused: Bro, you've got that exactly backwards, the rear floor in the TRX (5th Gen 1500 DT cab) is flat and the Power Wagon (HD 4th Gen cab) has a tunnel right down the middle, that's why they give you those dumb fold out shelves in the back off the HD. :oops:
You’re exactly right! I thought something was off about that statement.
 
I have both and the TRX def feels more roomy in the back seat. Hell, it’s more roomy than my wife’s Escalade.
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