Drag 'N Wagon

For a long time, I had been bangin’ on the door of the OEM’s and asking them to come out with an AFFORDABLE performance vehicle. Something with a stick and a V8 for cheap. I tried Ford with the Mustang, Chevy with the Camaro, and Dodge with the Challenger, and was not only turned down by all three, but some even laughed at the idea. However, the American public wasn’t laughing,… they were getting more angry and fed-up every day with the fact that even in the heart of a serious recession, the prices for the above named V8 muscle cars continued to stay ridiculously high. Finally, I decided that if we can’t do it with a car… maybe we could do it with a truck, and approached Dodge’s RAM Truck division.

Meanwhile, the guys at RAM truck had secretly been putting together a program for the exact vehicle I was looking for… the RAM 1500 EXPRESS. This is a regular cab, short bed truck with a 390hp 5.7 Hemi, roll up windows, and rubber floor mats. A modern-day take on the ’68 Roadrunner concept if there ever was one! The price tag wasn’t as low as I wanted, but at just a hair over $20K, it is almost 10 grand cheaper than a comparable V8 powered muscle car, and a heck of a bargain. So when the opportunity came to hook up with RAM Trucks and showcase the very first Express on GEARZ, we jumped at the chance, and the DRAG’N’WAGON was born!

The Idea behind the DRAG’N’WAGON is to show case the incredible potential and affordability of the EXPRESS package, and encourage the viewers to build their own cool vehicle instead of just buying what is sitting at the dealership. With RAM providing an affordable base vehicle in the EXPRESS, a person can use the aftermarket to build a one-of –a – kind truck that will run with all those high-dollar muscle cars and still keep money in your pocket. The name DRAG’ N’ WAGON came from mixing a little of the DNA of the original SUPERBEE with some essence of the legendary LITTLE RED WAGON wheel stander, and then stirring is some modern Dragon folklore. What we ended up with is a vehicle that is totally unique… and 100% Mopar.

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specifications

310 @ 5650

Horsepower

330 @ 3950

Torque

14/City 20/Hwy

MPG

5.7L

Hemi V8 Engine

$21,110

MRSP

Partners and Products

Chassis

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RideTech

Airbag Suspension System

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Engine

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Airaid

Air Intake System

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Bully Dog

GT Tuner

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Diablo Motorsports

Programmer

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Heartthrob Exhaust

Exhaust System

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Hose Candy

Kevlar Sheathing for air suspension lines

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MSD Ignition

High performance ignition coils

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ProCharger

Supercharger Kit

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Interior

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Katzkin

Custom leather seat upholstery

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Tires/Wheels/Brakes

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Baer Brakes

13" Slotted rotors & 6 piston caliper brakes

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Falken Tire

Ziex S/TZ 04
Front: 285/50R20 Rear: 305/50R20

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Greening Auto Company

Custom Wheels
Front: 20x9 Rear 305/50R20

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Body

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ColorMatch

Factory Flame Red Paint

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Dodge Truck Division

Ram 1500 Express

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Hellwig Products

Front & Rear Sway Bars

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Mopar

Twin scoop metal hood, Bed rug, Bed rail system & accessories, Tri-Fold Tonneau cover & chrome flip cap

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Stylin' Trucks

Belltech lowering kit

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West Kentucky Collision

Custom Paint Stripes

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