Mopar has its ups and downs

Riley Riley

Mopar is showing two modified Ram 1500 trucks at the 2018 SEMA Show about to get underway in Las Vegas — one with a lift kit, the other lowered by the same amount.

The Ram 1500 Rebel is painted a custom neutral blue, called Rebel Smoke and is fitted with a Mopar lift kit that raises the ute 50mm to give it better clearance off road.

It’s fitted with one-piece cast-aluminium black Mopar off-road running boards, Mopar Satin Black 18-inch cast-aluminium beadlock wheels with body coloured wheel rings and wrapped with 35-inch Goodyear DuraTrac tyres.

Production wheel flares and Grey Metallic skid plates deliver an extra dose of off-road protection.

A concept performance bonnet covers the 5.7-litre HEMI V8, which has been boosted with a Mopar “Ram Airflow” cold-air intake system, stamped up with a RAM logo.

All vehicle badging is Grey Metallic.

The Ram 1500 Big Horn Low Down is Mopar-modified with slammed styling and unique, clean exterior flourishes.

Based on the Ram 1500 Big Horn, the concept features a custom “Brassphault” color palette and the upper body, including the Mopar conceptual performance hood, is custom Gloss Black.

The lower body is Billet Silver and a thin Brass Monkey stripe wraps around the Ram, serving as both an accent point and a dividing line.

All Ram and Big Horn exterior badging is coloured Gloss Black.

The Ram 1500 Low Down has been dropped 50mm with a prototype lowering kit, providing a more aggressive stance and appearance.

Low Down rides on 22-inch oversized production wheels coloured custom Gloss Black with Brass Monkey accents to connect with the exterior colour theme.

Mopar concept wheel flares are smoothed out and painted to match the Billet Silver lower body.

Like the Rebel the Low Down packs a 5.7-litre HEMI V8 under the performance hood that has been enhanced with a Mopar “Ram Airflow” cold-air intake system that features the RAM logo at the front.

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