Can our Ram Rebel Rouser project truck survive the Hell’s Revenge off-road trail run when it’s 110F degrees outside? This is precisely what we wanted to find out.
This is part of our Torture Test video series in partnership with Shell Rotella Gas Truck engine oil. We changed the oil in the 5.7-liter HEMI V8 to the new Rotella fully synthetic engine oil. The idea is to put over 7,000 miles on the truck while also completing five torture tests.
Independent oil analysis testing for this Torture Test Series is being conducted by POLARIS Laboratories®.
Torture Test Video Series
In the first episode of the series was an Ike Gauntlet™ – world’s toughest towing run with a 10,200 lbs trailer. This is the maximum weight the Rebel can tow and still carry two people. The Ike Gauntlet is a 7% grade of I-70 interstate that goes to a maximum elevation of over 11,153 feet above sea level in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. The engine oil temperature approached 290F during this test. This is truly engine torture. Check out Torture Test Episode 1 for all the details.
The new Rotella Gas Truck motor oil is specifically formulated to pickup trucks that stay active, work hard, and play hard. It’s designed to protect the internal engine parts against heat and dirt particles when the truck is towing heavy, going off-road, or traveling cross country.
In the second episode, we go to Moab, Utah in the middle of August and take the truck on the difficult Hell’s Revenge trail. The truck gets beat up and scratched a bit, while the engine has to deal with going slowly in the hot and dusty environment.
We put the Rebel Rouser through three separate off-road challenges: the chin scratcher, Hell’s Revenge entrance canyon, and steep slick rock. The truck’s two-inch front suspension leveling kit and larger 35-inch all-terrain tires help it through the tough trail.
Take a look at the Episode 2 video below.