The Ram Rebel was a new model full-size pickup truck for 2015. It came with a new grille and tailgate slightly different than the regular Ram Trucks. The Ram 1500 Rebel was not just a new model strictly for design or decal package. The Rebel was designed for use both on-road and off-road with features that are standard that would otherwise have to be added by the owner for off-road performance.
The Rebel comes only in the Ram 1500 truck series. A half-ton that featured a new blacked-out grille with the “RAM” insignia proudly displayed, quite different from the RAM truck’s contemporary “cross-hair” design grilles. Initial standard equipment included an off-road powder coated front bumper, skid plates, tow hooks and fog lights, projector headlamps with LED marker lights and a distinctive aluminum sports hood.
2019 Ram 1500 Rebel – Listen To How This Great Mopar-Modified Ram Rebel Sounds!
How does the Rebel look with a host of Mopar parts?
Welcome to the next part of our Ram Rebel Rouser series. We’ve kept our 2019 Ram Rebel stock since purchasing it in October 2018, but the goal here is to see how much we can improve its look and capability. More specifically, we want to see if we can build a truck that’s cooler and possibly even better than the Ford F-150 Raptor. In this video, we cover stage 1 of our project.
What all does stage 1 involve? We plan to use as many Mopar performance parts as we can get our hands on. Mopar actually supplied the parts for this series, and now that they’ve arrived, we’re taking them to Johnson Auto Plaza in Brighton, Colorado to install them.
Stage 1 includes accessories to make the truck louder, more aggressive, and cooler looking. To that end, we have new off-road side steps and a Mopar performance intake and exhaust. But that’s not all — we are also installing LED off-road lights and beadlock off-road wheels.
Fitting the intake and exhaust, in particular, will really help open up the 5.7-liter Hemi V8 Ram brought over into the new Rebel. Ours also has the eTorque mild hybrid system, and we bought our truck without the factory air suspension. Instead, we have good old-fashioned coil springs, which will make future modifications easier.
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UPDATE 11/12/2018: This review has been updated with C/D test results. The image of enhanced off-road capability, both real and imagined, has long been a part of the full-size-pickup formula. That attribute continues with the new-for-2019 Ram 1500. Its redesigned lineup includes an update to the dirt-slingin’ Rebel trim level that was introduced for 2015.
The 2019 Ram 1500 has been completely revamped as a new generation of the pickup truck. Core expectations from the Ram line continue forward, but a new mild hybrid system and better efficiency and capability have been added. We spent a week in the Rebel off-road model and learned a few things.
Everyone loves an off-road halo model, especially automakers. Ford has the Raptor, GM has the Colorado ZR2, Toyota has the Tacoma TRD Pro, and Ram has the Power Wagon, although it doesn’t get as much media attention as it deserves.