Posted Nov 2nd 2012 1:58PM
Chrysler first introduced us to its Ram Runner exactly two years ago at SEMA, but for buyers of this Raptor-like truck who don't want to go through dealerships for the upgrades, VWerks has just the thing. Looking every bit as mean as the dealer-built Ram Runner, the VWerks Ram KTS gets a wide-body treatment and upgraded off-road performance suspension similar to its Mopar contemporary.
Starting life as your everyday Ram 1500, the Ram KTS on display at SEMA features a beefed-up KORE long-travel suspension system and off-road tires that allows the truck to tackle tough terrain at high speeds. From there, VWerks also added wider front and rear fenders, matte black 17-inch wheels and a Flowmaster performance cat-back exhaust system. For buyers looking for the rough and rugged look of the KTS but not needing the high-speed, off-road abilities, VWerks also offers the Baja Series kit that replaces the performance suspension system with a set of 20-inch wheels.
The VWerks Ram KTS and Ram Baja Series kits are available on any 2009 through 2013 model year Ram 1500, but there is no word on pricing for either kit yet. Scroll down for more information about both kits, and check out the KTS in our live gallery above.
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Adrian, MI (November, 2012) – VWerks, an off road parts manufacturer and specialty vehicle builder, debuted at the 2012 SEMA Show a new vehicle program, the Ram Baja KTS Series. Designed to merge high speed desert racing technology with jaw-dropping looks and daily-driver comfort, this exclusive new truck challenges the Ford Raptor for high-speed supremacy. Available in two different stages, the Ram KTS series was designed to cross any terrain at full throttle while the Ram Baja is aimed for truck enthusiasts who want the KTS's menacing looks and stance, but don't need long-travel race ready suspension.
"The Ford Raptor has been very successful and there hasn't been a new, easily accessible Ram counterpart," said Jeff Wyatt, CEO of Venchurs. "Whether you want an actual high speed desert racer, or an aggressive looking truck to drive you to and from work, VWerks has an option for you."
The VWerks Baja KTS Conversion for 2009-2013 Ram 1500s features KORE "Tactical Series" Suspension, KTS front and rear fenders, 17" Matte Black Method Wheels, BFG Baja tires, Flowmaster Performance Cat-Back Exhaust and VWerks badging. Additional options include KTS front bumper with light bar, Baja Designs light sets and mounts, KTS rear tire carrier, VWerks rear floor mats and deluxe leather seats with VWerks logos.
For those who don't plan to do a lot of desert racing but still want an aggressive looking truck for the daily grind, the VWerks Baja Series conversion for 2009-2013 Ram 1500 trucks is the solution. Features include a VWerks 1.75" leveling kit, 20" KMC XD Black Monster Wheels, BFG tires, KTS front and rear fenders and VWerks badging. Additional options include Flowmaster Performance Cat-Back Exhaust, KTS front bumper with light bar, Baja Designs light sets and mounts, KTS rear tire carrier, VWerks rear floor mats and deluxe leather seats with VWerks logos.
In addition to the Ram program, VWerks also hosts a vehicle program for Jeep Wranglers offered direct to both dealers and customers, consisting of five packages for JKs, each with increasing levels of equipment and hardware. Whether in a Ram or a Jeep, VWerks builds vehicles that help customers celebrate their passions and meet the needs of their lifestyles.
To learn more about VWerks accessories, vehicle builds and dealer packages visit www.VVWerks.com.