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RAM DEALER UPGRADES TRX, CALLS IT THE TYRANT

Output Is Close To 800 Horsepower

Ram TRX Tyrant Granger Motors Nitto 37 Inch Ridge Grappler Mopar Lift Kit Running Boards Hellcat pickup truck
Image via Granger Motors

The Ram TRX has been untouchable for quite a while, powered by a hulking great 6.2-liter supercharged V8 with 702 horsepower. But the competition is catching up, as evident by the 700 horsepower Ford F-150 Raptor R. For the Ram enthusiast seeking more, an upgraded truck from Iowa-based Granger Motors may be just what you’re looking for. They’re calling it the Tyrant, and it comes with 787 horsepower, and optional 37-inch tires.

Ram TRX Tyrant: Details

A thread at Ram TRX Forum gives us some details. First, you may note the red-colored “R” lettering on the decal and tailgate badge that gives away that this is no “ordinary” Hellcat truck. And according to testing, Granger clocked its Ram TRX Tyrant at an 11.84 second quarter mile at 114 MPH. The testing had a stock TRX ran a 12.8 second quarter mile at 106 mph. So a full second quicker in the 1320, but what about off-road improvements? as mentioned, the 37-inch tire package swaps out the stock 35-inch Goodyear Wrangler Territory meats for Nitto Ridge Grappler tires. The package also adds Mopar performance power retractable running boards, 20-inch Vossen HFS-4 wheels in gloss black, matching black lug nuts, a 1.5-inch leveling kit, and a speedometer recalibration.

Whether or not Ram will offer an upgraded TRX from the factory appears to be seen. Early reports had Ram TRX prototypes testing with both 797 horsepower Hellcat Redeye engines, and 808 horsepower Demon engines (840 on race fuel). Maybe they’re just gonna skip that part, and go right for the bazooka. Word has it that the swan song of the current Dodge Charger and Challenger are set to receive over 900 horsepower thanks to an upgraded Hellcat V8 engine with a 3.0L supercharger straight off the 1,000 hp Hellephant crate motor and an E85 fuel tune. Who is to say that an almighty Ram TRX wouldn’t receive the same treatment?

Ram TRX Tyrant

Written by Zac Quinn

Zac's love for cars started at a young age, after seeing the popular Eleanor from Gone In 60 Seconds. From there, fascination and enthusiasm blossomed and to this day the Ford Mustang remains a favorite. His first job started out detailing cars, but also provided the opportunity to work on restoration including an 1968 Ford Mustang, Ford Firebird, and a C3 Corvette, though he left that job before further work and experience could be had. From there, he was a detailer at a car dealership before quitting that job to try and finish college.

Much of his free time while studying was spent watching YouTube videos regarding new cars, or off-roading. 4WD247 is a personal favorite channel which rekindled a dying flame in car enthusiasm, now tailored towards trucks and SUVs and the fun that can be had building up an overlanding rig, and going on adventures, though, that chapter remains unwritten for the time being.

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