The Ram 1500 TRX May Not Dominate The Ford Raptor For Very Long


The Fastest Truck In The World - Ram TRX vs Ford Raptor
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702 horsepower, 0-60 in 4.5 seconds, quarter mile in 12.9 seconds, and a top speed of 118 miles per hour. According to RAM it’s the quickest, fastest, and most powerful mass-produced truck in the world, so in this video we’re going to check out the clever engineering that has gone into it, how it may dominate the Ford Raptor (perhaps not for very long), and throw in a few bad jokes to keep our spirits high.
If you’re wondering if Dodge, Ram, and the likes of Chrysler have run out of ideas, well, the answer is no, because they still haven’t fit the hellcat engine into their entire lineup. To recap, we have a hellcat challenger, charger, grand cherokee, and durango. I know we’re all patiently awaiting news of the Pacifica, but in the meantime the good news is the mission of hellcatting all the things draws closer to success with the launch of the Ram TRX.
Under the hood is yes, the beautiful 6.2L Supercharged V8 you’ve come to love from the Hellcat lineup. It produces 702 horsepower and 650 lb-ft of torque in the TRX. And the engine is ready to be pushed, with a cast-iron block, forged-steel crankshaft, powder-forged connecting rods, and forged-alloy pistons. Some changes versus the other hellcats include a deep sump oil pan to keep the pickup tube in the oil under high g cornering, and the alternator has been moved higher to allow for 32 inches of water fording.
The air entering the engine comes from two locations. Half of it is fed through the functional hood scoop, and the other half from a ram air intake at the front of the grill. If you have a big truck with a big engine making big power out in a desert environment, well, you’re going to need some serious filtering. That’s why the RAM Trex has not just one, but two air filters, each measuring about 8x12 inches. The airbox is mounted up top, helping allow for that high water fording depth, in addition to providing easy access for the owner to clean out the filter elements. Ram states based on industry-standard tests, the Trex can ingest dirty air and debris longer than any competitor before performance begins to diminish.
Here’s a bonkers fact about how much heat this engine has to reject from the intake charge. At wide open throttle, the intercooler is rejecting 40 kilowatts of heat, all of this heat just from the intake air alone.
As far as the four wheel drive system, there’s an active transfer case which has a low range with 2.64:1 gearing, and the transfer case will vary the torque split depending on which mode you’re in: auto, sport, snow, tow, mud, and baja. Torque is sent to the front and rear differentials, and in the rear is an electronic locking diff, paired with a Dana 60 solid rear axle with full-floating shafts. From the differentials, we move out to the wheels, which you can option beadlock wheels from the factory.
The Trex has over 13 inches of wheel travel in both the front and rear. Up front is an independent, active suspension with forged aluminum upper and lower control arms designed to maintain the appropriate camber angles during their long travel. There are massive, 2.5 wide Bilstein adaptive dampers in both the front and the rear which use a single-piece aluminum construction with machined cooling fins for heat dissipation. In the rear is a 5-link coil suspension that allows the solid axle to travel up to 13 inches!
Pairing the T-Rex side by side with the Ford Raptor, it’s pretty obvious what Ram was benchmarking. Many of the stats line up near perfectly, with the Trex having slight advantages. The most notable difference, really, is the power. 252 more horsepower, and 140 more lb-ft of torque versus the Raptor.
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  • Engineering Explained
    Engineering Explained5 måneder siden

    Join me for the Ram TRX content, stay for the dinosaur facts & revealing of the greatest carnivorous production car of all time. Thanks for watching everyone! For more lame jokes, you can follow me on Instagram:

  • TheAviator Fourteen

    TheAviator Fourteen

    3 måneder siden

    Engineering explained...proceeds to measure the air filter in inches instead of cm...gj there

  • Njål Nilssen

    Njål Nilssen

    4 måneder siden

    @admiral_peck 7 Afaik, the Blue Whale is the biggest creature to ever live (body mass).

  • Daryl Bain

    Daryl Bain

    4 måneder siden

    @admiral_peck 7 Not on land and t-rexes were by no means an aquatic beast, so they tell us, despite what my children and grandchildren think, I didn't hunt dinosaurs for dinner. 😊

  • MG42pillbox


    5 måneder siden

    @admiral_peck 7 you're out of yout little cartoon mind cup cake. Please stop lying to fullfill your cartoon imagination. TReX is a completely different Reptile. The actual BIG fun fact is the a T Rex has been found with unfossilized tissue. Which absolutely destroys the entire "Old age paradigm". No such thing as millions of years, and not 1 new age paleontologist can even challenge this FUN FACT. Sorry tv believers. R i p

  • Sebastian Englberger

    Sebastian Englberger

    5 måneder siden

    @admiral_peck 7 ohh sorry

  • mdizzle_25
    mdizzle_254 dager siden

    There’s no epa rating for their power wagon either

  • roger brandt
    roger brandt8 dager siden

    Who’s taking a $130,000.00 truck off road,? Guess I would if i had the money.

  • Nopleaseno
    Nopleaseno9 dager siden

    This thing will only be faster in 2 to 3 years, when you’ll be able to put your hands thru the rusty bedsides “weight reduction”.

  • bikebudha01
    bikebudha0117 dager siden

    I find "the race to see who has the smallest penis" fascinating... Got me popcorn though, so I'm all ready to watch....

  • PTT Cliff
    PTT Cliff19 dager siden

    One thing I know about dodge is to never trust their claimed performance figures.

  • Salam Gorou
    Salam GorouMåned siden

    Ford coming out with a raptor that has a Shelby engine then ram slaps them right back up with redeye engine 💀💀💀💀💀💀💀

  • Erik Racz
    Erik RaczMåned siden

    My 20’ custom raptor had 507 HP, but not worried about TRX, no one on my daily commute is ever gonna buy one! Ram messed up by making truck too costly to buy and operate on a daily basis. I’ll probably be king on my highway for years to come! 🤨

  • Ÿášh Gámîñ Đêľūxè
    Ÿášh Gámîñ ĐêľūxèMåned siden


  • TheBladesOfSteel
    TheBladesOfSteelMåned siden

    More in depth studies have shown that the T-Rex is actually more believable as a scavenger due to it's short arms, although its teeth and talons make it seem intimidating, it's short arms put it at a severe disadvantage. Raptors on the other hand often hunted in packs and were capable of hunting alone as well... so the TRX isnt to far off of a a scavenger if it is constantly behind the Raptor

    CPS CPS2 måneder siden

    1.5 kilowatts of heat ?? James Watt and I expect better from an engineer.

  • Harry Tran
    Harry Tran2 måneder siden

    The people wanting Ford bringing back the V8 on the Ford Raptor. Ram TRX will or could stealing the customers from Ford to Ram w \ a V8. Ford could feeling the heat by Ram w \ a V8 in the Ram TRX. People like to hearing a big bad V8 by Ram not a sissy V6 by Ford. I hear thur the grapevine Ford testing a Coyote V8 or new Godzilla V8 in the Ford Raptor.

  • Chase Hughes
    Chase Hughes2 måneder siden

    What a truly great job on this

  • Jay Kune
    Jay Kune2 måneder siden

    I've heard the new 2021 Raptor has a GT500 Shelby engine in it.

  • Brit Gilpin
    Brit Gilpin2 måneder siden


  • Robert Reichert
    Robert Reichert2 måneder siden

    What's funny is the TRX still doesn't compare to the Shelby that has 750 horse 🤔

  • The Ranch
    The Ranch2 måneder siden

    If I had the resources I would have made a hellcat Pacifica already lol.

  • Martin Scott
    Martin Scott2 måneder siden

    hope you were joking about the hellcat motor in the Pacifica

  • George King
    George King2 måneder siden

    Yikes 😳 that’s awesome dude

  • Spencer Inc.
    Spencer Inc.2 måneder siden

    Ford Raptor is the best offroad truck. change my mind.

  • Henry Sanchez
    Henry Sanchez2 måneder siden

    I hope your subaru comment was a joke because I laughed, there is no way your Subaru is anything like the T- Rex.

  • Raymond Sanchez
    Raymond Sanchez2 måneder siden

    Sorry Man, but, the TRX would own the subaru.

  • Shiba Inu Des
    Shiba Inu Des2 måneder siden

    Ok, the TRX will whoop the Raptor on a drag strip, hands down. However, looking at what these trucks were truly built for, the Raptor IMO is the better choice. Speed/HP: TRX Quality: Raptor Reliability: Raptor Cool Factor: Raptor Exhaust: TRX Overall, the TRX doesn't stand out as far as looks compared to the other RAM line ups. When you see a Raptor, you know what it is.

  • Foxtrot Studios
    Foxtrot Studios2 måneder siden

    I don’t wanna sound like some sort of fanboy, but what some people like to forget is, just 2 raptors were able to take out T-rex’s back when they roamed the earth, Might happen again..

  • Henry Jones
    Henry Jones2 måneder siden

    In jurassic park the trex eats the raptor at the end. RAM

  • Security solutions
    Security solutions2 måneder siden

    Can't afford one yet but here still

  • Arrow Eyraud
    Arrow Eyraud2 måneder siden

    ill wait to see if it runs the Baja 1000 and survives. If it does then it can be a competitor to the Raptor

  • BackFire
    BackFire2 måneder siden

    Its ironic how they named it "T-rex" and made it a competitor againts a "Raptor".Hmm....Thats ironic

  • Onkar Indurkar
    Onkar Indurkar2 måneder siden

    Omg the puns in this video are better than many standup comedian's shows

  • George F
    George F2 måneder siden

    Raptors suspension is better

  • RingingResonance
    RingingResonance2 måneder siden

    Cool truck, but. . . Kinda outdated already. Sure it looks new and all, but aside from the hellcat motor, this is all tech that's been around for many years in other brands. Chrysler *cough* *fiat* needs to step up their tech game if they want to beat the competition and get ahead of the game again.

  • Auto Ego
    Auto Ego2 måneder siden

    I’m not so quick to jump on the bandwagon! Let’s see the raptor 2022...

  • chino98120
    chino981202 måneder siden

    Love more torque than hp. TRX look like my neighbor honda. A lot of noise! High rpms.

  • papalapapiricoipi2
    papalapapiricoipi22 måneder siden

    tHe tHiRd gEn rApToR iS gEttiNg a v8

  • Theo Tidiane
    Theo Tidiane2 måneder siden

    Loving the jokes u integrate and the metaphors...

  • Titantramp4u
    Titantramp4u2 måneder siden

    Up front - I'm a 18' Raptor video and enjoyed it!....first off you forgot to include that the TRX is AWD and you won't be doing those crazy doughnuts in AWD. What lures me? about Trophy Truck like throttle response?....I'm a life time Ford guy and love my Raptor, but credit when credit is due the TRX looks great and very impressive for sure. The TRX has no locker/LSD up front, do you think it's using ABS Traction control for wheel spin?

  • vk banks
    vk banks2 måneder siden

    compare this to the new ev hummer PLZ

  • Phoenix DTMB
    Phoenix DTMB2 måneder siden

    You sound like that nasa guy that posts every like 5 months

  • Bobbo Papp TV
    Bobbo Papp TV2 måneder siden

    Hummer EV entered the chat and is laughing hard.

  • VICTOR Altube
    VICTOR Altube3 måneder siden


  • kendall yoder
    kendall yoder3 måneder siden

    Ford we are building a faster mustangs dodge ok demon it is ford we might make a faster raptor ram......... how many times do we got to teach you this lesson

  • Big Bossman
    Big Bossman3 måneder siden

    yes it will ram can always drop the demon engine in the trx. game over 😃😃😃

  • Peter Kenton
    Peter Kenton3 måneder siden

    Ford leads the way, leaving dodge to play catch-up. Ford will do something else leaving dodge engineers to try and copy.

  • Irish Marine
    Irish Marine3 måneder siden

    Ok, and Ford has what? A ROUSH. WOW

  • ii __ ii
    ii __ ii3 måneder siden

    why no body talk about the f150 shelby its a supercharged v8 soo they are both v8 the trx and the shelby but people choose to compar the trx with the raptor not even the shelby raptor its just a normal raptor for no reson becuz the770 hp shelby is stronger so they go to the normal raptor lol for the ppl that will say they will drop the demon engine it will never happen cuz its tuned for drag racing not for picl ups ...

  • ii __ ii

    ii __ ii

    3 måneder siden

    + ther is a single cab f150 super snake with 770hp in a single cab what a truck ...

  • Noah Hardway Vlogs
    Noah Hardway Vlogs3 måneder siden

    In my opinion, the raptor still has a better suspension technology. In my experience, Fox has always ridden better than Bilstien. The TRX also seems too understated when compared to the Raptor. The Raptor looks more like a race truck than the TRX. You can tell me your opinions in the comments.

  • Juan Gonzales
    Juan Gonzales3 måneder siden

    Raptor is better Fca are using this engine in all their cars The next year they will show the new pacifica and caravan with this engine there is not innovation

  • Kyle Blanchard
    Kyle Blanchard3 måneder siden

    Why’s it only go 118? My 300hp and 475tq 460 goes 125 somethings off

  • Kim Esdicul
    Kim Esdicul3 måneder siden

    5:54 I think that is wrong I think that. The ram drivers are looking in there mirror at the ford's on the side of the road FOUND ON ROADSIDE DEAD

  • Don Falloon

    Don Falloon

    2 måneder siden

    Oh, that was amazingly original! 🙄

  • Cyberus Morphous
    Cyberus Morphous3 måneder siden

    loved all the dinosaur talk lol

  • Jon Guzman
    Jon Guzman3 måneder siden

    so hear me out, what if i they put the super stock engine in the TRX 🤔

  • Cromwell Co
    Cromwell Co3 måneder siden

    Most gas guzzling pickup truck too

  • Clay Williams
    Clay Williams3 måneder siden

    What's the name of the narrator? The voice reminds me of Inkslasher.

  • townhall05446
    townhall054463 måneder siden

    Did Mopar solve the design problem that roasts the hemi's cam and/or followers if it isn't driven hard enough?

  • Strip 4Gxxdrich
    Strip 4Gxxdrich3 måneder siden

    Rams/Dodge are not reliable as much as Ford tho and I’m a Chevy guy

  • kins men

    kins men

    3 måneder siden

    how do you know, if you don't drive them?

  • NuclearKnight
    NuclearKnight3 måneder siden

    Ford listen up stop throwing a v6 in the raptor I been waiting for the Texas because of the v8

  • Adam Smith
    Adam Smith3 måneder siden

    Meh. Just a ripoff of raptors. Which have been around for a while now

  • MrAcuta73
    MrAcuta733 måneder siden

    T-Rex? I kinda read it as in, whoring itself out. But then I read TRD as TURD, too....sooo....yeah. Still think some Japanese Company Man is sitting in his marketing cubicle laughing his ass off at all the Americans buying TURDS. BTW, of all the vehicles I've had to recover off-road? Yeah, Stupidru is #1 for sheer amounts. Why do people think these things can go off-road? It's AWD and has no clearance and only occasionally does the owner think that street radials probably won't cut it...

  • J ROD
    J ROD3 måneder siden

    Was that a nail in his tire at the end???

  • Charlie
    Charlie3 måneder siden

    Your take are trying “comedy” sucks. Your channel is called engineering explained stop the terrible hacky jokes

  • Jose Espinoza
    Jose Espinoza3 måneder siden

    The Ram design and power is actually a good combination thumbs up 👍

  • Long Wilderness Walks
    Long Wilderness Walks3 måneder siden

    How can they have a baja mode? They've never actually won one... they've placed, but never won the 500 or 1000. Ford on the other hand WON...

  • Super I hater
    Super I hater3 måneder siden

    So pretty much it’s the same truck except weight is higher ram and power is less in raptor. So compared to the 2017 raptor which rams is going to beat the news wire says the gt500 motor will be in the raptor and than be on top again

  • forrest225
    forrest2253 måneder siden

    It's cool, but I think I would go with a raptor, even the current spec.

  • Eleven
    Eleven3 måneder siden

    When are they bringing a supercharged v8 to the blue whale?

  • HIMI2003
    HIMI20033 måneder siden

    The last part of the video, I had my headphones up loud. 🤯

  • Jody Watkins
    Jody Watkins3 måneder siden

    Chevy should get in on the fun and release a new and crazy good off-roading truck called the Asteroid.

  • The Architect
    The Architect3 måneder siden

    The Ram TRX is better. Ride in it going mud running , rock crawling and dune jumping. It’s a blast but, so is the Ford Raptor. The difference between the two is ride quality and cabin fit and finish and feel. The Ram is just nicer, better and promotes the driver. On the Highway the Ram rides smooth. The Ford rides terribly at highspeeds. It’s designed for off-road only. The cabin noise is assaulting on the senses. Tires play a big reason for this so it’ll change in experience for people but the Raptor can run offroads and jump dunes like no other. Ram is more complete all around imo and there’s a reason why Ram dethroned Ford in sales for many quarters throughout the past six years. Motor trends toty 3 xs ? I believe. 2 awards back to back. Not the TRX but it’s the brand that reigns and Ram is giving every other the horns.

  • DeenAssalam
    DeenAssalam3 måneder siden

    Money killer

  • Ed Kincaid
    Ed Kincaid3 måneder siden

    Try and find a dealer who will know how to do the warranty work FCA s**k with there warranty. My power wagon was at the dealer a lot time , all because no one new nothing about the truck. FCA warranty is bad

  • Ed Kincaid
    Ed Kincaid3 måneder siden

    Try and find a dealer who will know how to do the warranty work FCA suck with there warranty. My power wagon was at the dealer a lot time , all because no one new nothing about the truck. FCA warranty is bad

  • Ed Kincaid
    Ed Kincaid3 måneder siden

    Try and find a dealer who will know how to do the warranty work FCA suck with there warranty. My power wagon was at the dealer a lot time , all because no one new nothing about the truck. FCA SUCK.

  • Ed Kincaid
    Ed Kincaid3 måneder siden

    Try and find a dealer who will know how to do the warranty work FCA suck with there warranty. My power wagon was at the dealer a lot time , all because no one new nothing about the truck. FCA SUCK

  • Ed Kincaid
    Ed Kincaid3 måneder siden

    Try and find a dealer who will know how to do the warranty work FCA suck with there warranty. My power wagon was at the dealer a lot time , all because no one new nothing about the truck. FCA SUCK

  • Miles Dyck
    Miles Dyck3 måneder siden

    Bring back the K car and drop a hellcat in there.

  • Master Wrong
    Master Wrong3 måneder siden

    Do I sense a demon RAM???

  • ngh
    ngh3 måneder siden

    The Raptor doesn't nave near the shock setup either. The Active Shocks at all 4 corners and 2.5" Bilsteins to boot. Don't get much sweeter than that. Fox is no slouch but the raptor is still running the ones you have to get out and click and tune yourself.

  • Chung Phan
    Chung Phan3 måneder siden


  • Alan Mendoza
    Alan Mendoza3 måneder siden

    Trx well dominate ford ford is ass you know what ford stand for found dead on road

  • Hill C
    Hill C3 måneder siden

    Nice truck . I'm more of a FORD or CHEVY fan. It's still a very awesome truck and I would love to own one

  • Hill C
    Hill C3 måneder siden

    That was an excellent explanation of the engineering and technical. You explained to non engineers in easy to understand terms . You should be a math and engineering teacher .⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

  • Erik Druva
    Erik Druva3 måneder siden

    I like this style of video

    KAWONDAVARNAHA3 måneder siden

    Thing is - I would rather push a Ram (which has never happened), than drive a Ford. Every Ford truck I have own SUCKed and never lasted long without some major repair. Throw away trucks -

  • Jon Baker
    Jon Baker3 måneder siden

    Call me when they drop the hellcat engine into a Spider Arbarth

  • L M
    L M3 måneder siden

    tbh, ill stick to my cummins. but the raptor is better looking.

  • Rick Field
    Rick Field3 måneder siden

    Chrysler terrible styling. The worst.

  • Bruce Darren
    Bruce Darren3 måneder siden

    I sank my truck in a creek and it worked just fine 2 days later😂

  • Stephen Eckart
    Stephen Eckart3 måneder siden

    Raptors are more intelligent so they have something up their sleeve and I already know what it is.

  • lamoona 42

    lamoona 42

    2 måneder siden

    @American Irish Republican yea but what does that have to do with ford or ram?

  • Stephen Eckart

    Stephen Eckart

    2 måneder siden

    @Mike Martinez Idk what your trying to say? Idk where you got GMC from.

  • Justin
    Justin3 måneder siden

    What a fitting name! When the Tesla Cybertruck comes out, this and Ford's offering will truly seem like dinosaurs!

  • Iwo
    Iwo3 måneder siden

    My problem with RAM is the quality of plastics. It's CHEAP

  • Wrong Send
    Wrong Send3 måneder siden

    Even Ford put 10,000 HP on der Raptor hehehe -. TRX still looks 10,000 better Lol.

  • Michael Scott Howard
    Michael Scott Howard3 måneder siden

    FIAT TRUCK.. you know where this story will go in the long run... just wait and see.

  • Delusive Shotz
    Delusive Shotz3 måneder siden

    Waiting for someone to put a hellephant engine in one of these

  • Francisco
    Francisco3 måneder siden

    Dodge is about More powe baby!!

  • Jimmy JAMES
    Jimmy JAMES3 måneder siden

    The Dodge doesn't even look good. Its a truck trying to be a Ford

  • NapGod


    3 måneder siden

    You’re smoking rocks.

  • Cory Burk
    Cory Burk3 måneder siden

    I dont think you can call it the "t-rex"..... Dodge had a prototype 6X6 ('97 i think) called the Dodge T-rex. Just my thoughts. Lol

  • Jorge Alan Ibarra
    Jorge Alan Ibarra3 måneder siden

    Mine as well puts a Cummins with a supercharger in the TRX 🤣

  • Jorge Alan Ibarra

    Jorge Alan Ibarra

    3 måneder siden

    Dharok someone didn’t get the joke

  • Dharok


    3 måneder siden

    Makes no sense... Diesels are for towing not speed...

  • Daniel Htoo
    Daniel Htoo3 måneder siden

    The best interior ram ✨✨✨

  • Spidonix
    Spidonix3 måneder siden

    The ram doesn’t look as wide as the raptor

  • Ty B
    Ty B3 måneder siden