Mopar Ram Runner Stage II kit image

Yes we know that Ford F-150 SVT Raptor is a car with almost no competition on the market.

But today, Mopar has announced the Ram Runner Stage II for the annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari which takes place April 16-24.

The Ram Runner kit will turn the half-ton Ram into a hardened desert racer with components inspired by Baja trophy trucks, like Fox Racing internal bypass dampers at all four corners, custom upper and lower control arms for the front suspension and flared widetrack fenders.

These features are combined with the proven HEMI 5.7-liter V-8 into a package that is stable at speed and rock-solid in the corners. Inspired by trophy trucks, steel front fenders and rear bed-sides are replaced with fiberglass layered in the Liquid Metal Mopar racing scheme. The high-clearance wheel wells allow tremendous suspension articulation with zero tire-to-body interference.

According to the folks at Mopar, there are five upgrades in total, with the Pre-Runner Stage II lift kit taking up the bulk of the pricing at $13,270, off-road front bumper – $1,250; off-road rear tire carrier $1,010; off-road front fenders $1,020; off-road rear fenders – $1,350.

Jim Sassorossi, Director of Mopar Parts, tells Autoblog that the Ram Runner Stage II will be available for owners of 2009 to 2011 model year Ram 1500 models as soon as the Moab Easter Jeep Safari in Utah is completed, so figure on less than a month from now.