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Post Ram Rebel Modifications and Accessories

Owners have been busy modifying and accessorizing their Rebels with what's currently available on the market and patiently waiting for whats expected to release, which is what you will see throughout this post supported by pictures and videos.

Don't forget let us know what modifications and accessories you're doing to your Rebel in the appropriate discussion threads linked below, subscribing to them for updates will help keep you in the loop on the latest!



Exhaust

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I ordered the Flowmaster Outlaw Series, should be here by Wed.
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30 minutes work!




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I ended up putting on a Corsa 14405 catback, it's a bit pricey but there is no drone and has a unique raspy sound too it. I actually got a pretty good deal on it so I can't complain too much plus I sold the stock catback system for a couple hundred bucks to make up for the cost as well.
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Installed the flowmaster outlaw today.
Sounds incredible

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Air Intake Systems

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FYI, I got the 63-1561 KN intake system. The sound is awesome! I want to think I feel the difference, but heck, who knows. I'm seeing a 1mpg increase in mpg. I paid $215 after shipping for the setup. Installation was easy. It took me 2 hours including my beer consumption.
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Tires

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After much speculation, I've successfully mounted a set of Toyo R/T 35-12.5 R17 LT Tires on stock 2016 Rebel without any rubbing issues, lift kit or level kit. The Toyo R/T is a new compound that is an upgrade over the stock Toyo A/T. It was just released a couple months ago & it's an aggressive looking tire that doesn't give you the hassles of an M/T offroad's noise, unbalance & fast tread wear.

A simple, easy & inexpensive mod to the Rebel Air ride system will be required to do the 35" tire swap. More details are in this thread:
https://www.ramrebelforum.com/forum/a...ody-lifts.html



No suspension component contact & plenty of travel


Close in the rear of driver side front on a full lock turn to the right, but nothing of concern as it's only plastic liner that, worst case scenario can be heated with heat gun & massaged back.




Drives & steers like stock, these tires are better than the stock A/T's IMO
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Body Lifts

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I've been wondering if anyone has put a 2 or 3" body lift in their Rebel yet or know if the Rebel would use the same body lift as the sports and slt's? I'd imagine it would be the same but my concern would be about the front bumper. I want to get a bit more lift in mine but I don't want to go messing around with the suspension. Ill probably throw 35s on it once these factory tires go to crap and I'm sure a 2" body lift will be good enough to clear them while the trucks suspension is in "normal" mode. I'm a little iffy on the 3" cause I'm thinking it will look a little funny.
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Your concerns on the front bumper are real, tow hooks through the bumper will now be bye- bye.
Try Bully's replacement lift links for another 2" in normal mode. They're adjustable and will trick the onboard computer to believe the truck is lower than what it really is by way of changing each air bag sensor's position. Everything still functions the same way over 25, but you'll be 2" higher in normal & 3" in Offroad mode.
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Ok here's what I have, disregard my prior post if you want to save $319. Those links were developed for 1rst gen air ride back in late 14, they will work on the Rebel but, our stock links are made of plastic not metal, which means you can simply swap them from front to back & like magic you have 3"s of free lift, by way of tricking the onboard computer into thinking the truck is sitting lower than what it is. Details: The front links are longer up front & need to be shorter to achieve the desired height, just as the rears are shorter & need to be longer.

Keep in mind when doing this, Offroad mode will now max out the airbags which will ride like crap, normal mode will be bouncy imo, so you will need to use Areo mode to have a comfortable 3"s of fulltime lift over stock no matter what mph you drive. The air ride system will continue to function exactly the way it did before this mod, entry/exit mode, alignment mode, Areo mode & Normal & Offroad mode, both of which I warn you will be intolerable, due to the amount of air in the system, but will still function like stock.

Potential abnormal wear: Absolutely none. Ball joints still have more than enough travel angle, no binding on any suspension parts whatsoever. After deciding which mode you'll use fulltime, be it Areo or Normal mode, a new wheel alignment in the desired mode will be required or tires will wear immaturely. Pic below is my Rebel in the new Areo mode after alignment.

http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/f...psjne8uc26.jpg
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Rebel in new normal mode after mod


Front link & Height Sensor after swap mod in Areo mode & new alignment. Ball joint angle still within spec.

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Rear Link & Height Sensor after swap mod
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Nerf Bar/Running Boards

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So I had the chance to climb into the RamRebel the past week and without knowing that my friend had raised the truck up a few inches, I struggled to climb onto the driver seat. The struggle was real! I ended up climbing onto the floor of the driver side first before being able to reach the actual seat.

Will anyone be adding a nerf bar, running board, or an aid of some kind for those who are a bit vertically challenged?
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I added these, they help the wife and kids (and me when its in Off Road mode). The satin finish matches the fenders pretty well, too.


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Originally ordered a set of Go Rhino steps but, as Icewarped said above, I had a hard time mounting them because the front mounting areas already had the nuts welded in place and because the mounting bracket for the air ride suspension gets in the way. So I returned the Go Rhinos and, for the same price, got a set of Mopar Tubular Steps in black. They mounted perfectly, using the welded nuts as well as avoiding the mounting bracket for the air ride suspension. And the black matches the front and rear bumpers perfectly.

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Here is the steps I had put on from the dealer. The color of the steps matches the bumpers.

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LED Light Bars

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well i mounted a 30" single row led light bar in the front bumper. and this upcoming week i will be mounting a 50" curved light bar on the roof aswell as two flush mount pods in the rear bumper for reverse lights and work lights. all are wired to some nice rocker switches mounted in the center counsel.
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This is what I was thinking of doing with mine, now I have to decide if I want to do this or go your route. I was thinking about getting a 23'' dual row and putting it under the ram logo, but that 30 in the bottom does look good. I just threw a pick together really quick, it looks like I made the bar about 30'' though since its the size of the bottom opening.
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Splash Guards

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I was wondering anyone going to get splash guards for there truck. I want to just don't know what kind to get that would look good on the rebel. Any suggestions? Would it be better to go aftermarket or just with the Ram ones from the dealer.
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Get the Weathertech no-drill. They match perfect and install in minutes. Much better than the oems
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I purchased the OEM splash guards, they look nice and fit fine, took about ten minutes to put on and they cost me $100.00 for all four. The only downside that I see with them is that they require you to drill holes and I just couldn't bring myself to do that to the truck just yet. I figure the two bolts that are on are in there tight and the splash guards are snug. I didn't see the weathertech's so I don't know much about them.
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Aftermarket Bumpers

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As much as i like the way the rebel looks. I want some nice hefty steel bumpers. Anyone know if any of the ones out there will fit? I think the rear bumper isn't a problem, but the front maybe?
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Addictive desert designs is apparently looking for a Ram Rebel, in Arizona.
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AEV is designing a bumper for the 1500 now which will fit the Rebel. It will be released sometime December 2015
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First Planned Modifications

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just thought i would share my quick ms paint mock up of my first planned mod

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I am tinting the Front windows First (Aka Friday Morning) still debating if I want to do windshield brow as well while its there. I like a mean sounded exhaust so that will probably come once the wow factor wears off.
The Stock wheels are growing on me but I typically always change them so we will see how that goes.
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I matched the rears so 20% up front and i did a small Arch from the Line up in the same 20% on the front windshield. not to much to attract attention or look like the goofy straight line following the natural curve

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one of my favorite upgrades done so far on this forum has to be the tire set Roomraider upgraded to:

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I've successfully mounted a set of Toyo R/T 35-12.5 R17 LT Tires on stock 2016 Rebel without any rubbing issues, lift kit or level kit. The Toyo R/T is a new compound that is an upgrade over the stock Toyo A/T. It was just released a couple months ago & it's an aggressive looking tire that doesn't give you the hassles of an M/T offroad's noise, unbalance & fast tread wear.
Can't get enough of how it looks from this angle:





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Bds lift kits for 2016 dodge ram 1500 trucks

My next mod has just been released for sale October 13 2015

4″ Air Ride Lift Kits: These systems are built off the standard RAM 1500 kits and are designed to work specifically with the factory adjustable air ride system to allow full functionality and the ability to raise to 6″ and lower to 2″ of lift. These systems include a pair of high clearance lasercut crossmembers, heavy duty steering knuckles, new tie-rod ends, 3-point differential drop system, differential skid plate, front sway bar link extensions, extended brake lines and a billet aluminum driveshaft spacer. In the rear the kit uses control arm and track bar brackets, sway bar links and your choice of new shocks. The system includes front and rear air bag spacers along with all the necessary air line fittings to allow it to function flawlessly and accommodate up to 35″ tires.
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My next mod has just been released for sale October 13 2015

4″ Air Ride Lift Kits: These systems are built off the standard RAM 1500 kits and are designed to work specifically with the factory adjustable air ride system to allow full functionality and the ability to raise to 6″ and lower to 2″ of lift. These systems include a pair of high clearance lasercut crossmembers, heavy duty steering knuckles, new tie-rod ends, 3-point differential drop system, differential skid plate, front sway bar link extensions, extended brake lines and a billet aluminum driveshaft spacer. In the rear the kit uses control arm and track bar brackets, sway bar links and your choice of new shocks. The system includes front and rear air bag spacers along with all the necessary air line fittings to allow it to function flawlessly and accommodate up to 35″ tires.
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2014-2016 Dodge / Ram 1500 Pickup 1500 4"" lift kit 1623H | BDS Suspension
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The kit on the BDS site I listed above instructions also state you cannot use OE 17" wheels, kinda disappointing.
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The kit on the BDS site I listed above instructions also state you cannot use OE 17" wheels, kinda disappointing.
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Now if only we could use the OE wheels.
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Now if only we could use the OE wheels.
Worst case, spacers up front.
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That's what I figured, with spacers it should be doable and this is one of those rare times i like OEM wheels which I'm sure many others here do too, these wheels are a keeper.



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I agree!

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