Standing head and shoulders above the rest - literally.
Drop by your local Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/Ram dealership and you might happen upon a certain high-riding, modified Ram 2500 model with a bevy of upgrades, both aesthetic and functional: the Ram 2500 Black Widow Edition.
The Black Widow Edition is not a factory-stock truck, even though it's available straight from the dealer. Rather, it's the work of one SCA Performance out of Trussville, Alabama - a 40-year-old outfit with decades of experience transforming factory pickup models into sharp, off-roadable machines. The Black Widow Edition is just one of their latest creations, built on the 2020 Ram 2500 in either Big Horn or Laramie trim.
So what constitutes the Ram 2500 Black Widow Edition? The headline upgrades are a five-inch suspension lift kit developed in-house by SCA Performance, and custom SCA Performance 20-inch wheels finished in black with machined accents, wrapped in massive 37-inch BFGoodrich T/A KM3 mud-terrain tires. A set of bolt-on fender flares accentuate the upgraded rolling stock, and power running boards span between them.
And then, there are the myriad other visual upgrades, like the special Black Widow exterior badging, Black Widow stitched seat headrests, custom-appearance instrument gauges, and an SCA Performance front windshield decal. Options are limited to rock lights, a custom leather interior, bespoke SCA Performance paint scheme, and a 22-inch wheel and tire upgrade.
Pricing varies depending on the MSRP of the base truck, but for a frame of reference, we found one for sale that was priced $9,000 above the donor Ram 2500's original factory price. And if the Ram 2500 is entirely more truck than you need, there's also a Black Widow Edition based on the light-duty Ram 1500. That model boasts a six-inch lift and a nifty set of hood vents but makes do with a set of lesser 35-inch all-terrain tires.
These days, there are are plenty of modified performance off-road trucks vying for your attention, but how many of them are available straight from the dealer, or look this good doing it?