Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has confirmed plans to build a Hellcat-powered variant of its Ram 1500 pickup called the Ram Rebel TRX , but one owner decided to skip the wait and take matters into his own hands. Meet the Ram RebHELL, which the forum site 5thGenRams.com says is the first Hellcat-powered widebody Ram Rebel.
This 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel packs the supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 Hellcat engine in all its 707-horsepower glory, the first retail Ram widebody kit from Fiberwerx, and a set of Method 305 wheels on 37-inch Nitto Ridge Grappler tires. The owner, only identified as Charles, says the wheels and tires were surprisingly easy to fit. The bumpers, grille, and fenders were custom jobs utilizing both original parts and a few borrowed components from the SRT parts bin. More on that later.
Charles says the truck could have been even wilder, but he wanted to stick to the plan of building something that could pass for a factory TRX . The folks at America’s Most Wanted 4×4 in Holly, Michigan, were successful in building just that. The so-called "RebHELL" could easily be mistaken for a factory effort, both outside and under the hood.
The 5thGenRams video, spotted by Road & Track on Thursday, not only includes an interview with the cigar-wielding owner and a run-down of the build itself, but it has footage of the RebHELL doing shakedown runs at a private drag racing event. Charles managed to run a 13.24 at 106 mph on just 8 pounds of boost. […]