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

tkdr6

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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..
 

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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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Johnson? Wouldn't mind trying to stop by if I can get a few minutes.
 

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