YouTubers, The Triple F Collection, have managed to destroy a Ram TRX six-wheeler in a single jump that went wrong.
They used the Apocalypse Warlord for the jump. The jacked-up pickup is built on a Ram TRX as a base, tuned to output 797 horsepower for maximum performance. It’s then given a 6×6 drivetrain capable of full-time six-wheel-drive, rolling on 37″ tires for an aggressive stance.
The team had successfully completed jumps like this on the vehicle before this crash. An earlier video shows the Warlord handling the jumps with the only issue being a driveshaft joint that slipped out when the suspension was at its lowest drop. The truck was able to reliably take the jump at 30 mph without damage.
The dirt jump was made higher for the latest video. This was the mistake they made. The truck was driven at the same speed of 30 mph, which was too slow to hit the landing ramp properly. Instead, the truck nosed down over the jump, plowing into the dirt.
The front end of the truck was badly damaged, with front wheels akimbo and panels punched in. The steering and suspension will need to be rebuilt. The frame was also damaged. The landing was also hard enough to switch the infotainment system from music mode to the Bluetooth configuration page.
There were no injuries, thankfully. Although, they have body pains but nothing too serious.
If the landing ramp had been lower, the crash may have been avoided. Alternatively, hitting the jump at a higher speed might have allowed the truck to clear the jump cleanly.