• A Lift and Big Tires: Customize the 2019 Ram 1500 with Over 200 Mopar Parts (Video)


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    2019 Ram 1500 with Mopar

    What to do if a brand new 2019 Ram 1500 and its six factory trim levels are not unique enough for you? Ram introduces over 200 Mopar parts and accessories for the truck at the 2018 Chicago Auto Show.

    FCA’s performance and accessories division (Mopar) is offering a choice of performance, utility, and appearance parts.

    Performance can be enhanced via a Ram Airflow intake system that is available for the 5.7L HEMI V8 engine. It can be paired to the V8 with our without the eTorque mild hybrid system. Ram has not announced any power increase for this air intake system. It will be available later this year.  The Ram Airflow can be paired with a stainless steel cat-back dual exhaust system with five-inch tip finishers.

    Mopar is offering a two-inch lift and 35-inch BFGoodrich KO2 tires, in case a one-inch lift and 33-inch tires on the Ram Rebel are not enough. Fender flares and side steps are available as well.

    The interior can be dressed up with leather seats with the new Ram head logo embroidered in the middle. There are extra-tough rubber floor mats and unique door sills.

    In the back, the highlight is a bed utility-track mounted Ram Rack. The rack can be used items like the kayaks or any long items like pieced of lumber.

    Check out the video from Chicago for more details and to hear the new exhaust system.


    Andre Smirnov
    Andre Smirnov
    Andre Smirnov is an Automotive Enthusiast, Producer, Reviewer, Videographer, Writer, Software Engineer, Husband, Father, and Friend.

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    81 thoughts on “A Lift and Big Tires: Customize the 2019 Ram 1500 with Over 200 Mopar Parts (Video)

        1. ANY FCA-US dealer has access to that Leather Seat Manufacturer and is more than happy to “Sell YOU a Package” from them — UP-Charge Included at “no” extra cost; ha ha !

        1. Wju go through the trouble of engineering more horsepower when all you need to do is make the intake look pretty.

    1. That’s cool that there are so many extras available. It will be interesting to see the price of the ram rack because it doesn’t see like it provides as much utility as an aftermarket Thule or Yakima truck bed rack

    2. Nice options. The bed rack would be useful but I would rather see it integrated into the bed cover to allow you to keep a integrated tonneua cover on with the rack system.

      1. That would require a lot of engineering to not to compromise bed sidewalls strength. It could be done ,but not worth for few pieces people will buy.
        It’s very strong and cheaper this way.

        1. You just cut slots in the fabric tonneau cover and double fold, double stitch the cut-outs for the 4 pillars coming up. You can do it with a hard cover as well with a little ingenuity.

          1. To me it would work better mounted on the top of the rails with the ramboxes (or down through stake pockets on non-rambox). Wouldn’t be adjustable front to back, but if you want them for looks, then just have the front one mounted. if you want them for work, then mount the back one on. This could avoid the tonneau cover issue.

            1. Wow, I agree with Rambro and Rusty !? A Google search will get you to a couple 3rd party USA makers of what is Suggested, but the tonneau’s are of the retracting type – a bit of a compromise but what the heck – apparently we can’t have Everything !? ONE in particular is designed for the RamBox and looks super cool & they will customize it to your particular desires ! Only drawback is – it’s $$$ ! MOPAR should make this RamRack HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE – sort of like one Thule has. Course we don’t know the Cost of this Mopar Rack – anything Mopar tends to also be $$$ ! IF the prices were similar. I would go for the other I suggested – it’s by ‘NutHouse’ !

            1. Zviera it would work for the cloth covers. For hard tonneau covers you can incorporate the rack system into the tonneau cover. How many people buy tonneau covers, imagine a tonneau cover that incorporated a rack system that folds up off the tonneau cover itself. Something Mopar with a little ingenuity can do and this way you get a hard tonneau cover with a rack system. The current rack system they have would easily work with a fabric tonneau cover with cuts outs in the fabric.

            2. ….and how many people are not going to buy this rack system because they have a tonneau cover and need it; that would have otherwise bought into the racks?

            3. I have a trifold tonneau cover . The pockets to hold pillars would need to stay out of the tonneau way completely and like Rustydodge suggests, Rambox has more room on the top to make big and deep enough pockets, to make it strong enough. You can’t just bolt them on the top of the sidewalls. It would wiggle and break in no time.

            4. I was thinking of a rail system on top of the tonneau cover. You build pillars that fold up and down that rest on top of the tonneau cover. The tonneau cover itself would be locked down to the bed. Your already paying 1500.00 for a hard bed cover, might as well add a few hundred more for a foldable rack that comes up off the tonneau cover. All you need is small aluminum HSS tube that folds up and down like the legs on those school tables or construction tables or like the legs on an ironing board that lock in the up and down position right off of the bed cover. And yes you can still do this and make the bed cover foldable as well in 3 sections.

            5. I paid C$ 650 for hard trifold, but it was 6 years ago.
              Just remember, everything made collapsible, needs to be as twice a strong as one solid piece.
              Not cheap, hard to sell.

            6. Imagine this table as your hard tonneau cover but upside down so when the legs come out; that is your rack system and the bed cover is still foldable, just engineer it to suit the purpose as this tables legs are too small and obviously dimensions need to be fixed to suit, but that is the basic think tank I am under. Maybe Mopar can do better with an entirely different concept but I can’t use the current racks as I need my bed cover.

              https://www.walmart.com/ip/Folding-Table-6-Portable-Plastic-Indoor-Outdoor-Picnic-Party-Camp-Tables/34803942

            7. You can’t be serious Rambro. Do you know how trifold cover holds on the bed rails ?
              It’s just sits there and each section has one plastic latch.I fixed them several times already, because the very thin aluminum panels holds them with a few screws and silicon. It would rip off everything even without any kayak on it.
              I have also chromed side wall rails at my RAM. I could come up with a clamp design for this rack with extra front to back brace . It would stay away from my tonneau, like it is right now.

            8. Zviera, the new design would incorporate what it needs to do in order to clamp to the bed. Bigger hooks that lock into place. The clips on your cover are as big as they need to be.

            9. You would need to clamp it with bolts. The latch doesn’t matter how big won’t work. It shakes violently, when you drive off road. That’s where I am killing it. It must have no any play between any components.
              Clamped Boat collapsible tow bars design could work on my side chromed rails.

            10. Zviera, there are all kinds of quick release clamps that lock into place. My Tacoma cover had, just a lever you push and it locks down the tonneau cover and snaps into a locked position like chain binder. Anyway, lots of ways to do it right and have a tonneau cover with a rack system.

            11. Do it, if you think, it’s going to last.
              I am telling you,that tonneau cover won’t hold another structure to hold kayaks.

            12. Anyway, even if you do that , it wouldn’t be practical at all. You would need to remove kayaks and collaps the structure every time, you need to open cover.

            13. Ya, I know, a Honda’s sheet metal roof is so much stronger. Putting away collapsible table legs are very straining.

            14. And in one case you have no way to lock up what is in your truck bed like a gas jug and no way to keep stuff out of the rain without tarping. Plenty of storage for snow ice and salt though without the bed cover.

            15. That’s not what I was considering and talking about at all. I was talking about ram racks installed at my side chromed bars for a while.
              I agree, that this execution doesn’t allow to install tonneau cover. Well , maybe next attempt.
              I would buy a cap from Capit and kill 2 birds with one stone. Less money than cover and track , waterproof , much more useful.

            16. Truck caps look terrible to me and usually dont allow for tall loads, even bike handle bars hit them and it increases weight, increases high center of gravity, worse mpg. Might as well buy a 4×4 van.

              Another simpler technique is to get hitch extender for long loads. Keeps the Kayaks out of the wind and low centered for any load and within the box and inserts into your class 4 hitch easily. Pops in and out quickly and you get to keep your tonneau cover.

            17. Mew caps looks perfect to me. The have some with rased roof. I don’t need to load tall load anyway. I need it dry. I lost few thousand, because of rusty spare parts, even in the boxes. It would be paid off already.

    3. That’s what I’ll call “a nice looking truck.”

      – With those Goodrich KO2’s, you’re going need that 5.7L Hemi. Don’t they about 60 lbs each in that tire size? By the way, they look fantastic on that truck. –

    4. Those racks look really weak in the worst location. Look at photo 3 at the pillar closest to the drivers door and you can see those big plastic columns are nothing more than two tiny L-shaped 1/2-in by 1/2-in stubs right in the worst place where the largest moment is. Push sideways on those Kayaks and all that holds them up are those tiny plastic pillars, just above the top bed rail, wont last on a curvy bumpy road with any kind of weight on it.

      1. Makes no difference how its bolted. Force times length gives the same moment at that location. And fatigue will wear it out. Nothing that thin is going to be able to withstand the constant fatigue bending in my opinion. Cast aluminum will do very poorly under fatigue loading. Something that thin is going to flex and split.

          1. Something that thin with that much weight on a tall lever arm is going to more than likely flex with almost certainty and fatigue flex. That I know. I dont know what its made of but I still have my doubts that it would hold up to any kind of mild abuse. Good for Kayaks and surf boards in California for millenials. Likely a lot of wind noise and drag as well when running around unloaded when they should be foldable.

            1. Rambro,please, you are being funny. I am mechanical engineer. I could put a hinges at the bottom, where you want to crack it and top corners would hold it without any problems, where most of the load is anyway.
              Trust me, Mopar has software for Finite Element Method to get this right for any load they want to, in no time. Just few dimensions to punch in. This is not china garage parts company so stop questioning this design, you have no idea how to do right.
              I agree, they could put more effort in to it , to make it stay out of the way of tonneau covers. I still see a pockets for chromed bars to install, so I would come up with my custom design, if I want to, but I decided to get a cap from Capit for my next truck instead of tonneau cover.

            2. You could put hinges there Zvierra and pin it. Not a problem. Yes the top takes a moment. However, there is a moment connection to the truck. If you are a mech Eng. then you know the moment at the top travels to the moment at the connection. This will cycle load that little 1/2” x 1/2” L shape just above the top rail of the truck bed. Then you no longer have a pin/hinge connection or a moment connection because the part and the load are srtrewn across the highway. Yes I believe they have engineering and I believe there are a lot of failed designs out there that dont account for real world testing and parts break all the time. As an engineer with common sense, it looks too thin unless its titanium then were golden.

            3. There is no however, Rambro. Just because it looks thin to you, doesn’t mean it’s weak. Finite elements method can get maximum strength with minimum elements needed, no material wasted.

            4. Then the pillars would not be so big if they wanted to save material. Mistakes happen all the time. Thats why parts break. Usually aftermarket because there is no real world testing done on them. QDR on a computer vs reality will be two different cases. I would be scared to move around and hit a pier with my fat ass, likely snap the thing clean off.

            5. Rambro, we know all the properties of any material, when the material breaks by fatigue, exactly after how many cycles, depends on the size, shape, load, force and amplitude.
              You are talking more likely about overloading. If this rack says 140lbs., it will last forever. If you put 200lbs, it will last a week. That’s how Finite Element Method works. You can even program , when do you want to each component to fail.
              Then there is a material defects, or different material properties, then prescribed by engineers.
              Trust me engineers do the job almost always perfect. Mostly some CEO wants to get his bonus, so he cuts the corners and pushes engineer to sign it off.
              I have no sympathy for any ceo and they should be in the jail for this all the time.

            6. “Then the pillars would not be so big if they wanted to save material. ”
              That’s the beauty of Finite Element Method. They could use same volume of material without a cut outs you see, to make it smaller, but thicker in the spot you criticise, so it would appear stronger for you, but it would be 4 times weaker.
              Did you ever see , how thin is lower control arm right beside the ball joint? Go have a look. 70% weight of the truck is right there. No fatigue. Narrow and thin.
              Unbelievable, isn’t it?

            7. Not all engineers are well versed past a computer or text book. Sure you can design it to last 10 or 20 years based on the load you designed it for and if all your math and inputs into the computer are correct than you can stamp it because you know it cant be proven wrong. What engineers typically do not account for is dummy proofing something, real world scenarios that happen and they say “well thats not a likely event and its not designed for that you have to be diligent” and fatigue is often ignored or not properly accounted for such as the guy that has shimmy in the vehicle or the kayak is catching wind palpitations for a 1000 miles. Many parts are designed cheap and they are not all equal. It takes common sense to waste your money wisely. This does not look wise to waste money on it. If its good for 500-lbs, im going to put 1000 on it at some point just like 50% or more who buy it, might even reef on a strap from down below and crack it because it wasnt designed for that. And another thing most engineers dont account for is statistics. And statistically speaking, I would break those racks in a very short life span of ownership. Looks very breakable and not dummy proof and I am a dummy with a big fat ass and I stay out of China shops.

            8. Zviera the thin spot in those pillars are where the largest moment is which is the worst location to be thin. The holes in the larger member barely weakens it. Same as an open web joist on a roof has holes in it with triangular secondary members to hold the top and bottom flanges apart. The holes do nothing to reduce strength compared to the little L-sticks at the bottom it is just for aesthetics.

            9. Rambro, you clearly have no idea , what engineers are accounting for. Fatigue is standard, never ignored, temperature… I had enough for today. Have a great night. I didn’t finish University 30 years ago to discuss basics in here.
              Anyhow, you are right. If you want to break it, no one can stop you. There is no point to argue with you.

            10. Zviera engineers need to build and design items to suit the social society that exists around it. If you seen what miners do to engineered structures underground vs workers in a government post office you would recognize a clear distinction and a clearer engineering path towards what you design for each group. Many truck owners are going to break this item. You have to also know your audience if you are truly a good engineer and if you let a manager push you around than so be it and design something cheap and weak that does not suit its audience. Like I said, this will work fine for a millenial living in Cali, it wont suit many other truck owners who may fail to see the flaw. I have a very strong suspicion those little stubs are going to snap the minute some poor bastard pulls on it too hard. And the company will say, well it said it was only good for 140-Lbs you can’t expect it to last forever. And the poor smuck is left with nothing. Happens all the time and you want to pretend it doesnt because we have finite elements. Ya right. Thats horsesht.

            11. Rambro, I didn’t want to answer anymore, but I have to, because you are a dangerous person for the sociaty. Engineers don’t design stuff by feelings you have. This rack won’t break, by what is it designed for. Kayaks, ski, aluminum lather…
              No engineer can design this rack to hold 1000lbs, even if he wants to, because your truck would flip over going out of the parking lot,or it will rip off your bed sidewalls.
              Do you understand how the process for this rack design follows?
              First, the maximum payload is determined for this height to operate truck safely. That’s it. The engineer is limited already.
              Then ,the rack is designed for this weight to last forever and never break.
              You can’t put more on it, because if you kill someone, piercing with flying square metal tubing in head on collision going just 40 , you go to jail.
              Are you going to blame engineers, when you flip your truck over with 2000lbs on the rack you moroon ? You will say, the rack said 2000 lbs, so I loaded that with 2000lbs. The manual for rack will say maximum load for safety reasons of your truck, and other drivers around you and it will never break.
              Did you look at lower control arm right beside the lower ball joint ? That tiny piece holds static 3000lbs and dynamic several times more each direction, no fatigue. What is your feeling about that?
              Your car manual says roof maximum payload 100lbs. It will clearly survive rollover with 10 times more pressure on it, but you can’t drive you car with 1000lbs on the roof.
              Yeah, rednecks and moroons do, no question about that.

            12. Oh Zviera you will never stop responding until you convince yourself your right. Which only takes one post after a post that makes complete sense because you believe your own self ignorance. This is how you get by in life, I assume. There is no allowable weight allowed on those racks that you can say did not help the truck rollover in an emergency maneauver. Depends on the severity of the the swerve. I like how yoou got up to 2000-lbs though from 1000 to reinforce your belief system. Si sad Zviera. The rack is too flimsey for its audience of truck buyers. Even a millenial will grab the back of the Kayak and twist and snap that rack with leverage. Looks like toothpicks holding it up.

            13. You didn’t get it. I know I am right , because you didn’t address any of my points. I tried to educate you, how engineers design this rack.
              You don’t have to learn anything, if you don’t want to, just don’t try to design anything based on your feelings near me. You are to far away,so I guess, I am safe.
              Just answer me one question please.

              How many pounds would you like to carry on that rack ?

            14. I already told you when I pull on a strap to tighten down 40-lbs of Kayak or 200 lbs of 2×4’s it is the strap that will break those tooth picks. Asking a pick up owner to not break those racks is like asking a child to be careful with a open glass of orange juice at a pool party. It doesnt suit the audience. Those little toothpicks are going to break as soon as some poor bastard bumps it the wrong way. And I strongly believe those toopicks will fatigue load themselves with wind palpitations on the highway at speed. Cheap product not made to last. All kinds of cheap engineered designs that break everyday. Your finite excuse is just a weak position but you ignorance allows you to believe yourself. Then you move to deflection since truth cant sink in past the RAM wall. Inpenetrable.

            15. Typical. You didn’t answer my question. I challenge you, to hang yourself just on one rack and guarantee you, it won’t break. I will buy you a new 2019 RAM 1500 with Ram Rack if it breaks.
              Go to Chicago show and post live video. I can’t wait to watch it.

            16. I dont answer dumb questions. Makes the person look dumber than the question, used in politics as a staple. Now about going to Chicago and hanging of a Mopar rack on video to boot and somehow downloaded to you would be idiotic and stupid. As I pointed out it looks cheap and too thin and may fatigue. That was my opinion on it. Im not willing to go to Chicago and prove it one way or the other. The debate turned more belligerant as to whether or not an engineered part can or cannot be cheap in which we know engineered parts are made cheap by all logic. Based on your fallacy if its engineered it cant break or be cheap. Because finite alalysis exists. Simply not true.

            17. I said, that this rack designed by Mopar won’t break, if you load it by the specs. There is to much at stake for that and doesn’t matter what your feelings are. Engineers don’t design stuff by feelings.
              I also said,that moroon will break anything in no time.

            18. I design things based on my feelings everyday Zviera. A very simple example is an engineer who designed a part to uphold a specified load but a moroon at a mine broke it and costed the mine 9 million dollars in production because the engineered part broke and closed the production shaft down. And to no fault of the engineer. But guess what, the mine never ordered another part from this company again. They went with a company that made a more robust part that no maroon can break. That is sometimes my decision I have to make based on my feelings. Sometimes parts need safety factors of 5 on them instead of the required 1.5 for a live load. This is based solely on the engineer to make it stronger than it has to be in order to keep a client. Those toothpics dont look robust and I a humble enough to call myself a maroon that would likely break them because I dont like buying things I can break. I went through 3 hammer drills before I found a Bosch drill that doesnt care what I do to it, I cannot break it, so I buy more products from them.

            19. Of course you dont Zviera. Any common sense comment always hits your RAM wall and defaults to ignorance. This is who you are as stated before. Do you get off on stating the obvious to me. That you dont care?

            20. Wow. So your “common sense” is smarter than Mopar engineers and no one in Mopar group didn’t see how thin that “critical” (by your definition) part is?
              Don’t be silly.

    5. Though already yu guys gave me a headache ! All of the THIS & THAT . . . blah blah blah . . . (ha ha); so I must suggest – since/and/if money is not a major concern — there are MANY fabrication shops in Fiberglass / Composites / Alum-alloys / and Other-Metals ! Everyone of them would probably Love Your business . . . I know I’ve given it “some” thought, but I don’t have money to “burn” (un)necessarily !

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