Ever since the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat and Challenger SRT Hellcat siblings were spawned back in 2015, fans of FCA products have wanted the automaker to shove the supercharged V8 into every product they make. While we are certainly not opposed to an entire hellacious lineup, FCA has been fairly reserved with the powerplant. Outside of the muscle car line-up from Dodge, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is the only product so far to receive the satanic treatment. There are all but confirmed rumors that FCA will be releasing a Ram Rebel TRX featuring the Hellcat to compete with the Ford F-150 Raptor. This is a logical move for Ram, but apparently not all of their customers are willing to wait for production to start.
Case in point, somebody too a 2019 Ram Rebel and wedged the 6.2-liter supercharged Hellcat V8 under the hood, producing 707 horsepower and 650 pound feet of torque. In order to feed this beast of a motor, a vent in the hood, as well as a hole in the grille direct air to the Demon-sourced airbox. The oil cooler is off a Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and the radiator has also been upgraded to a three-row aluminum unit. This quasi Ram Rebel TRX, or “RebHell” as it is referred to in the video, could likely pass as a factory build under the hood.
But this TRX interpretation doesn’t stop with the powertrain. A FiberwerX body kit widens the fenders in true Hellcat fashion, helping to cover the Method nv305 wheels wrapped in 37in Nitto Ridge Grappler tires. The stock Ram Rebel from bumper was extended by four inches, with the hope of modeling what the Rebel TRX will look like when it is released.
At this point the truck isn’t entirely buttoned down, but that doesn’t mean it’s not still quick. Its best run on the drag strip was 13.24 seconds, which is not too shabby considering the massive off-road rubber the truck is wearing. The truck is going to need some upgraded axles in order to really put the power down, as the Ram broke a rear axle during a pre-run burnout and snapped another one up front during a pull. A set of Dana 60 axles is up next on the build list
Rumors about the Ram Rebel TRX have been floating around for a while now, but we still aren’t exactly sure when it is going to arrive. Upgrades are likely to include ARB air lockers on both the front and rear axles, dual Bilstein shocks, a lifted ride height, and upgraded brakes. What do you think of this homebrew version of the TRX?