We’ve got a few more details about the long travel Mopar Ram 1500 that Kent Kroeker is building for the Easter Jeep Safari. This comes straight from Kroeker via a post on race-dezert.com and also in a picture posted on the site.
The Ram 1500 will have 15 inches of suspension travel up front and 14 inches in back, using 3.0 Fox internal bypass shocks fore and aft.
Here are the details from Kroeker: “15-inches front travel with functioning 4WD. 14-inches in the rear. We could have gotten 17-inches from the front, but the inboard CV [joints] were unhappy, so I [limit] strapped it at 15-inches. Wanted more from the rear, but didn't want to [cut] through the bed. The 3.0 Fox internal bypass shocks work very well with the OE coil setup in the back.”
Kroeker has also increased the truck’s footprint for greater stability off-road. According to Kroeker, it has a “90-inch track in front and 87 inches in the rear.” That’s much wider than the stock Ram’s 68-inch front and 67.5-inch rear.
An unofficial picture of the front suspension also shows all-new custom upper and lower control arms and remote reservoir front shocks nestled inside a coil spring. There’s a large fender flare to cover the truck’s wider track.
Our interest level in this truck is rising. We’ll have full details when it’s officially revealed next week. Stay tuned!