5 things you didn’t know about the Ram TRX

The Ram Rebel TRX is one of the coolest trucks available on the market and it’s launch has been much anticipated. After all this is a vehicle that is powered by a 6.2L Supercharged V8 Hemi Hellcat engine producing 702 horsepower and 650lb feet of torque! All of this in a truck stuffed with a heavy duty four wheel drive system and suspension allows it to literally go anywhere. Although pretty much every press release on the internet features these highlights, here are some lesser known facts about the Ram TRX!

8 drive modes                                          

Ram wanted the TRX to be ready for anything, both on and off road. As a result, they put in 8 different drive modes that will adjust things like the four wheel drive system, throttle, transmission response, paddle shifter function, suspension and electric power steering. The modes are divided into on-road, off-road and custom. On-road modes are Auto, Sport, Tow and Snow. Off-road modes are Mud/Sand, Rock, and Baja. Custom mode allows you to select your own parameters.

It’s a widebody

It’s hard to tell for the average person, but the TRX is a widebody vehicle. In order to fit the massive 35 inch tires on the TRX, Ram made it 6 inches wider on each side.

Launch control and Jump Detection

The TRX uses wheel sensors to send information to the powertrain control module which will mitigate damaging axle hop. The Jump Detection features does a similar function by utilizing wheel speed and ride height sensors along with each corners accelerometers. The TRX will actually detect the jump and prepare itself for impact by adjusting engine speed and torque, transfer case torque split, gear selection, damping rates and anything else required.

Math conversions

Ram figures you will be off-roading a lot and needing to calculate angles and other conversions. So they placed these on the back of the center console cover.

It features a jab to the Ford Raptor

Right under the hood there is an engine cover which features a T-Rex (the TRX) eating a raptor (the Ford Raptor). No doubt Ram did this to have a little fun with Ford!

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