Thanks to ARB, Ram 1500 Trucks Can Now Conquer the Outback

Ram is now selling its 1500 half-ton pickup trucks for Australian market. And that means that iconic Australian off-road brand ARB now has a series of gear for the full-size American truck.

Starting out front, ARB designers have crafted a version of its venerable Summit Bumper for the 1500, which priced at $2,200. Since the Ram 1500 is so burly, the Summit bumper for Ram is designed to fit a 12,000-pound winch. It’s also been designed to be air-bag compatible with provisions for OE parking sensors as well as optional ARB fog lights.

Photo: ARB USA

Photo: ARB USA

ARB also developed an Old Man Emu (OME) suspension system for the Ram 1500 as well. These include front and rear coil springs (Ram 1500s have had full coil-spring suspension for a while now) at $187 per spring. And there are several OME Nitrocharger Sport Shocks to choose from as well, which run between $120 and $201 per shock. If you want the full lift kit, however, those will run you $1,025.23.


The amount of lift isn’t indicated, which is odd. However, it comes in light-, medium-, and heavy-load setups. Word to the wise: if you’re adding even a modicum of overlanding equipment, you’ll want to opt for medium-load at minimum.

I will point out a few things about the Ram 1500 gear. First, ARB lists them as “Dodge” brand, but Rams were separated from Dodge in 2009. Furthermore, ARB lists these as 2009 to present Ram 1500 components. However, the Ram 1500 was completely redesigned for the 2019 model year. So, I’d want to triple check these components will indeed fit a 2019, 2020, or 2021 model-year rig before purchasing.

Nevertheless, these Ram 1500s are comfortable, capable rigs. It’s nice to see ARB finally supporting them with a bumper and suspension system.

Header image: ARB USA

Photo by Brett Willhelm


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