A new dual exhaust setup will help announce Project Ram’s arrival—and departure. (Image/Summit Racing)

With some aggressive style upgrades and a mild lift kit, Summit Racing’s 2020 Ram 1500 Big Horn looks plenty tough.

So to ensure Project Ram has the off-road performance to back up its rough-and-ready image, Summit Racing gave the truck some healthy upgrades in the engine and exhaust departments.

For starters, the Summit Racing tech folks bolted up a MBRP Black Series cat-back exhaust. Not only did it help the 5.7L Hemi engine exhale a little better, it gave the Ram 1500 a nice, aggressive exhaust tone. Even better, install was a breeze because the exhaust system bolts up in place of the stock kit.

Under the hood, the Ram’s 5.7L Hemi V8 got a S&B cold air intake kit. The kit flows better than the stock airbox, which should unlock some more horsepower.

Watch it all get installed, and hear the Ram 1500 pickup truck’s new exhaust note now, in Episode 5 of Project Ram below.

(And click here for more details on the Project Ram 1500 build.)