RAM TRX wins 2021 MotorTrend Truck of the Year

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The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX is a truck that resets the standard of what's possible. It is a game-changer, both on- and off-road: a truck equally capable towing and hauling as it is ripping donuts in a field or whipping sports cars in drag races. The TRX is not just the 2021 MotorTrend Truck of the Year—the unprecedented third consecutive time Ram has won—but the new benchmark that all supertrucks must beat.

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How can this be real? It's not even a real truck.. Well, I have not seen one anyway. Has any been delivered to any customers? This is great to read just pisses me off I'm still waiting and not one word on ETA. This truck is so great blah blah blah... Where in the hell is mine lol ... Okay I'm a little pissy today..
 

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Article was more about every other Ram than it was about the TRX. But I agree, pre production models can't be a vehicle of the year. I never understood how you can a vehicle of the year and your not even in that year??? I mean at least wait until Q3 of the model year to claim a vehicle of the year. What if the Raptor starts deliveries around August '21 and it smokes the TRX in every metric?
 

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How can this be real? It's not even a real truck.. Well, I have not seen one anyway. Has any been delivered to any customers? This is great to read just pisses me off I'm still waiting and not one word on ETA. This truck is so great blah blah blah... Where in the hell is mine lol ... Okay I'm a little pissy today..
Actually I think we are lucky to have purchased ours. The dealer markups just went higher.
 

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I mean, what other truck was going to get it?
 

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How can this be real? It's not even a real truck.. Well, I have not seen one anyway. Has any been delivered to any customers? This is great to read just pisses me off I'm still waiting and not one word on ETA. This truck is so great blah blah blah... Where in the hell is mine lol ... Okay I'm a little pissy today..
No production trucks have been delivered to any customers yet. No production trucks are even showing build sheets yet. I have a script that runs and checks all production VINs from 900001 to 902000 (first 2,000 trucks), so I'll know which VINs are post production build before it even get's delivered to the customer.

I'm with you, the waiting has been exhausting especially with FCA not being fully transparent about production delays and updates.
 

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Wait a sec.... Am I supposed to be happy or sad?
 

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I mean, what other truck was going to get it?
I would say either the Ram Limited but would give an edge to Ford with the Pro Power package. Being able to use your truck to power your camper or house in an emergency and have 7.2kw available is a huge deal. You can get it in every trim and the Raptor probably will have it when it comes available. In the Raptor you'll be able to offroad with the Pro Power package, camp out, and don't have to carry an extra generator. Just some fuel cans and your good.
 

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Surely that’s an inefficient way to generate electricity. How long until the tree huggers intervene? I have no problem idling a truck a few nights in a row but it seems like most of the world is headed a different direction.

Or another thought..... How many half tons can tow a fifth wheel? I think it falls under the “nifty” category but probably shouldn’t win too many awards based on that feature.

Give me 10mpg and 700 horses! Arrrrh Aarrrh Aarrrhhh
 

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No production trucks have been delivered to any customers yet. No production trucks are even showing build sheets yet. I have a script that runs and checks all production VINs from 900001 to 902000 (first 2,000 trucks), so I'll know which VINs are post production build before it even get's delivered to the customer.

I'm with you, the waiting has been exhausting especially with FCA not being fully transparent about production delays and updates.
How can I check my Vin on your script every once in a while?
 

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Surely that’s an inefficient way to generate electricity. How long until the tree huggers intervene? I have no problem idling a truck a few nights in a row but it seems like most of the world is headed a different direction.

Or another thought..... How many half tons can tow a fifth wheel? I think it falls under the “nifty” category but probably shouldn’t win too many awards based on that feature.

Give me 10mpg and 700 horses! Arrrrh Aarrrh Aarrrhhh
Agree with what you’re saying. I will say it is more than nifty though. It senses the power pull and turns on and off the motor to recharge. If I was Ford, I would differentiate myself on this kind of stuff. FCA puts bully motors in. Ford ups the power game while keeping balance in efficiency and adding utility.
 

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Surely that’s an inefficient way to generate electricity. How long until the tree huggers intervene? I have no problem idling a truck a few nights in a row but it seems like most of the world is headed a different direction.

Or another thought..... How many half tons can tow a fifth wheel? I think it falls under the “nifty” category but probably shouldn’t win too many awards based on that feature.

Give me 10mpg and 700 horses! Arrrrh Aarrrh Aarrrhhh

Not every camper is a 5th wheel though and if you get the hybrid it'll run the generator off its battery pack and turn on as it depletes.

If you only count IN PRODUCTION vehicles, the F150 should win at this point in time.
The hybrid is within 20 HP of the Raptor, so technically its the fastest pickup truck in production
Best fuel economy in production with a gas/hybrid engine
The hybrid is within 50lbs tying Ram 1500 in Max towing
30 hours of generator power

45.5k gets you into a base XL Hybrid truck literally as quick as a Raptor. So Ram needs to get their act together and get these trucks out before the Raptor makes it extinct in 1 model year.
 

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How can I check my Vin on your script every once in a while?
Sure thing... here's how you can check your own build sheet and window sticker.

I wrote a simple Python script that runs on a local server that iterates through the first 2,000 VINs hitting the RAM publicly addressable URL and captures results of any vehicles that come back with a completed build sheet or window sticker. I then dump the results and GREP for a count of completed build sheets and window stickers. This way I'll know how many and which production VINs are ready before the customer/dealership knows.

You certainly don't need to write a script it you're just interested in your own vehicle. You can do it manually anytime you want.

Hit this link for RAM build sheet: (please note the VIN at the end of this link, you will need to replace it with your own VIN)
https://www.ramtrucks.com/webselfservice/BuildSheetServlet?vin=1C6SRFU92MN900294 (NOT production vehicle, EXAMPLE only)
https://www.ramtrucks.com/webselfservice/BuildSheetServlet?vin=1C6SRFU99MN9xxxxx (production vehicle, enter last 5 of your VIN)

Hit this link for RAM window sticker: (please note the VIN at the end of this link, you will need to replace it with your own VIN)
https://www.ramtrucks.com/hostd/windowsticker/getWindowStickerPdf.do?vin=1C6SRFU92MN900294 (NOT production vehicle, EXAMPLE only)
https://www.ramtrucks.com/hostd/windowsticker/getWindowStickerPdf.do?vin=1C6SRFU99MN9xxxxx (production vehicle, enter last 5 of your VIN)

BOTH of the above links with full VIN "1C6SRFU92MN900294" will show what appears to be a valid VIN for TRX truck, this VIN is NOT a production customer vehicle (probably assembly line production test model). The production customer vehicle VINs have the following format: 1C6SRFU99MN9xxxxx where the "xxxxx" is the last 5 of your VIN. My script is checking "00001" up to "02000"

I know many folks will likely be interested in this if they don't already know about this capability. I will start a new post and share this info on it's own thread so it's easy for folks to reference vs being buried in this Motor Trend thread.

Good Luck!
 

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I would say either the Ram Limited but would give an edge to Ford with the Pro Power package. Being able to use your truck to power your camper or house in an emergency and have 7.2kw available is a huge deal. You can get it in every trim and the Raptor probably will have it when it comes available. In the Raptor you'll be able to offroad with the Pro Power package, camp out, and don't have to carry an extra generator. Just some fuel cans and your good.
These Motor trend "of the year" awards are given to new or significantly revised vehicles that are available in production spec as press vehicles. This means that any vehicles that are available in press fleets that are new since the last award are included. The new F150 was obviously not available at the time, and the limited is not revised since 2019 so is also not included.
 

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Sure thing... here's how you can check your own build sheet and window sticker.

I wrote a simple Python script that runs on a local server that iterates through the first 2,000 VINs hitting the RAM publicly addressable URL and captures results of any vehicles that come back with a completed build sheet or window sticker. I then dump the results and GREP for a count of completed build sheets and window stickers. This way I'll know how many and which production VINs are ready before the customer/dealership knows.

You certainly don't need to write a script it you're just interested in your own vehicle. You can do it manually anytime you want.

Hit this link for RAM build sheet: (please note the VIN at the end of this link, you will need to replace it with your own VIN)
https://www.ramtrucks.com/webselfservice/BuildSheetServlet?vin=1C6SRFU92MN900294 (NOT production vehicle, EXAMPLE only)
https://www.ramtrucks.com/webselfservice/BuildSheetServlet?vin=1C6SRFU99MN9xxxxx (production vehicle, enter last 5 of your VIN)

Hit this link for RAM window sticker: (please note the VIN at the end of this link, you will need to replace it with your own VIN)
https://www.ramtrucks.com/hostd/windowsticker/getWindowStickerPdf.do?vin=1C6SRFU92MN900294 (NOT production vehicle, EXAMPLE only)
https://www.ramtrucks.com/hostd/windowsticker/getWindowStickerPdf.do?vin=1C6SRFU99MN9xxxxx (production vehicle, enter last 5 of your VIN)

BOTH of the above links with full VIN "1C6SRFU92MN900294" will show what appears to be a valid VIN for TRX truck, this VIN is NOT a production customer vehicle (probably assembly line production test model). The production customer vehicle VINs have the following format: 1C6SRFU99MN9xxxxx where the "xxxxx" is the last 5 of your VIN. My script is checking "00001" up to "02000"

I know many folks will likely be interested in this if they don't already know about this capability. I will start a new post and share this info on it's own thread so it's easy for folks to reference vs being buried in this Motor Trend thread.

Good Luck!
i was just told it was scheduled for production, nothing comes up for my vin, can you check for me ? 1C6SRFU98MN900817
 
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Sure thing... here's how you can check your own build sheet and window sticker.

I wrote a simple Python script that runs on a local server that iterates through the first 2,000 VINs hitting the RAM publicly addressable URL and captures results of any vehicles that come back with a completed build sheet or window sticker. I then dump the results and GREP for a count of completed build sheets and window stickers. This way I'll know how many and which production VINs are ready before the customer/dealership knows.

You certainly don't need to write a script it you're just interested in your own vehicle. You can do it manually anytime you want.

Hit this link for RAM build sheet: (please note the VIN at the end of this link, you will need to replace it with your own VIN)
https://www.ramtrucks.com/webselfservice/BuildSheetServlet?vin=1C6SRFU92MN900294 (NOT production vehicle, EXAMPLE only)
https://www.ramtrucks.com/webselfservice/BuildSheetServlet?vin=1C6SRFU99MN9xxxxx (production vehicle, enter last 5 of your VIN)

Hit this link for RAM window sticker: (please note the VIN at the end of this link, you will need to replace it with your own VIN)
https://www.ramtrucks.com/hostd/windowsticker/getWindowStickerPdf.do?vin=1C6SRFU92MN900294 (NOT production vehicle, EXAMPLE only)
https://www.ramtrucks.com/hostd/windowsticker/getWindowStickerPdf.do?vin=1C6SRFU99MN9xxxxx (production vehicle, enter last 5 of your VIN)

BOTH of the above links with full VIN "1C6SRFU92MN900294" will show what appears to be a valid VIN for TRX truck, this VIN is NOT a production customer vehicle (probably assembly line production test model). The production customer vehicle VINs have the following format: 1C6SRFU99MN9xxxxx where the "xxxxx" is the last 5 of your VIN. My script is checking "00001" up to "02000"

I know many folks will likely be interested in this if they don't already know about this capability. I will start a new post and share this info on it's own thread so it's easy for folks to reference vs being buried in this Motor Trend thread.

Good Luck!

That's awesome! Any way to have those results auto post in a thread? It would be cool to see how many actually finish production daily.
 
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That's awesome! Any way to have those results auto post in a thread? It would be cool to see how many actually finish production daily.
Run the script every morning. As soon as I start getting results I will start a new thread with the list of VINs that has build sheets and window stickers
 

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i was just told it was scheduled for production, nothing comes up for my vin, can you check for me ? 1C6SRFU98MN900817
Checked your VIN, no build sheet or window sticker yet
 
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