Lightning's 2022 RAM 1500 TRX Upgrades

Lightning's 2022 RAM 1500 TRX Upgrades

Lightning's 2022 RAM 1500 TRX Level 2 Package. Ordered in December 2021. Delivered in June 2022 to Glendale Dodge Ram. As if the 702 horsepower 6.2L supercharged huckable truck wasn't good enough from the factory... All parameters have been mountered!



AMP Research


Billet Technology



Brawler Fab


  • RollTrac Electric Retractable Bed Cover
  • Aluminum construction for security
  • Smaller cannister to increase more bed space
  • Integrated central locking
  • Onboard buttons – no remote needed
  • Universal T-rail for mounting accessories
  • Open/Close anti-pinch feature
  • Smart ECU/Variable speed control
  • Drains on each corner. No water intrusion 




  • FlowForm FT1 Monoblock 20" Wheels
  • This cast aluminum flow formed wheel is made in Japan with the highest level of design and engineering available in the world today. Load rated for your mid-sized or full-size truck, the FlowForm® FT1 comes in 5 and 6 lug applications for popular vehicles such as Toyota Tacoma/4Runner, Jeep Wrangler/Gladiator, the new Ford Bronco, plus half-ton 1500 Chevy, RAM and Ford trucks including Ford Raptor.

JL Audio

Toyo Tires

  • Open Country R/T Trail 37X12.50R20LT
  • The Open Country R/T Trail rugged terrain tire delivers better off-road grip than a traditional all-terrain tire, most evident in the sand, mud, and deep snow. The extra-thick shoulder and sidewall lugs dig into deep and soft terrain. This thickness also provides impact and puncture resistance. I chose these Toyos not only for the ride, grip and off-road prowess, but because they're quiet. And, at 12.5" wide, they won't rub at full lock during compression like 13.5" wide tires will do.  

Wilwood Engineering

Wilwood’s Tactical Extreme TX6R Big Brake kits are ultimate in braking performance for Truck, SUV and Armored Vehicles. Using TX6R radial mount six-piston calipers and massive 16.00” GT-60 straight-vane Spec-37 alloy rotors, these kits deliver consistent stopping power and extreme duty durability under sustained high heat with this ready-to-bolt-on kit. The calipers are volume matched for compatibility with the original equipment power brake system output. Kits include radial mount caliper brackets and all the necessary hardware to complete the installation. Braided stainless steel flex lines will need to be purchased for some applications. A minium 20" wheel diameter is required to clear the calipers.


  • Ultimate Fusion Paint Protection Film: An optically clear, high gloss, self-healing film that protects vehicles from rock chips, scuffs, and light scratches. Developed with a hydrophobic top-coat, the film’s naturally slick surface helps repel water, making protected surfaces easier to wash and stay clean. Every painted surface of the truck is wrapped in this amazing film. Unless I told you it was there, you wouldn't know it. 
  • Prime XR Plus Nano-Ceramic window tint: As someone who's suffered from skin cancer, this tint's UV-blocking technology is very important. The nano-ceramic particle technology blocks up to 98% of the infrared heat which is amazing during hot SoCal summer days. I coated all for side windows, back window, sunroof and windshield. You can't even tell there's film on the windshield. But boy does it reduce the heat. 
  • Fusion Plus Ceramic Coating was applied to all glass, plastics including bumpers and mirror caps and the faces and barrels of the wheels. Since applying it, I've watched the rain bead off during three heavy storms with no water spotting. 


Z Automotive

  • Tazer DT: An essential tool for owners of 2019 through 2023 Ram 1500 (New Body Style Only, including Ram TRX). Allows you to customize electronic features either not offered by RAM. Among my favorite features are auto-mirror folding upon engine shutdown and park transmission brake disable. I often find myself parking in tight space so having the mirrors fold in automatically is incredibly convenient. And, how often have you tried to drive forward or backward with your door open so you can see the ground? This feature disables the transmission lockout which otherwise prevents you from rolling in gear with the door open. 


Front and rear sway bars reduce body roll and dramatically improve on-road ride control. Hellwig sway bars feature larger than stock diameters and precision engineered components. Hellwig front sway bars for the TRX measure 1-3/8" while the rear sway bars measure 7/8". While the TRX comes with a sway bar in front stock, it does not have one in the rear. Adding the rear adjustable bar made an immediate improvement. The truck now feels more planted, especially in turns with uneven road surfaces. 

Hellwig Rear Sway Bay installed on a 2022 RAM 1500 TRX

Apex Designs 

Rapid Precision Valve Stems are patent-pending fast deflation tire valves which  allow you to quickly dump street air pressure to your preferred off-road pressure. 

Here’s how it works: 

  • Unscrew the valve stem cover and place your preferred pressure gauge onto the valve.
  • Now simply slide gate cover out and watch your air gauge real-time as the pressure drops. 
  • Slide the gate cover closed and replace the're done.

The toggle action allows you to precisely throttle the air to hit your exact desired pressure. It’s fast...very fast. You can expect tire deflation from 35 psi to 10 psi in less than 15 seconds (Based on a 35” tire).

And best of all, they mate to the factory TPMS sensors! 

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You may have said the color on an episode but I always assumed it was red, but it is pretty nice in black and a cool build all around, even for lightning.


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