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I will be ordering mine at some point later this year.

I like the wheels that are going to be put on the new power wagon. It seems to me like this wouldn't be out of the question... Ordering a Rebel with the Power Wagon's wheels... But I talked to a salesbro the other day and he shot down that idea firmly.

The are quite a few Ram/Dodge dealers in the metro area here. Is this something that they're all going to say no to?
 

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I will be ordering mine at some point later this year.

I like the wheels that are going to be put on the new power wagon. It seems to me like this wouldn't be out of the question... Ordering a Rebel with the Power Wagon's wheels... But I talked to a salesbro the other day and he shot down that idea firmly.

The are quite a few Ram/Dodge dealers in the metro area here. Is this something that they're all going to say no to?
wheels wont fit 1500 and 2500 don't interchange. more lugs on the 2500
 

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Well that clears that up, thank you. What about the power wagon hood? Could I make that kind of demand?
 

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Well that clears that up, thank you. What about the power wagon hood? Could I make that kind of demand?
What about the Powerwagon hood is different from a normal 2500 hood? Looks like it is just has a decal on it to me.

If that is all you want put a decal on the Rebel hood.

Not sure a 2500 hood will fit a 1500, it if will then yeah you can swap them. Don't expect it to be free unless the dealer is making profit because the Rebel hood is worth more.
 

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The 2500 hood, if it does fit, isn't a factory option. That means you'll have to have the dealer or a 3rd party do it for you. I think Joe has the best answer for you.

The Rebel is for the most part a trim kit on a Ram 1500. You apparently like the look of the Rebel but you want a few things different, and those differences appear on the Power Wagon. And the 2017 Power Wagon, which comes out this fall, is supposed to be trimmed very close to the Rebel. Might as well just buy it and save yourself some trouble.

Why? Honestly, getting a dealer to swap hoods is probably going to cost a chunk of change. And you want different wheels. The Power Wagon ends up being only slightly more expensive than the Rebel (2-3 grand) but is a LOT more truck for the money, IMO.
 

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the Rebel and Power Wagon hoods look very similar except for the decal and the rebel vents look a tad bigger. You can add that decal yourself pretty cheaply but if the vents are the problem then you'll need to replace the whole hood. Best to think about what you're willing to compromise on if you really want the Ram rebel.
 

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The 2500 hood, if it does fit, isn't a factory option. That means you'll have to have the dealer or a 3rd party do it for you. I think Joe has the best answer for you.

The Rebel is for the most part a trim kit on a Ram 1500. You apparently like the look of the Rebel but you want a few things different, and those differences appear on the Power Wagon. And the 2017 Power Wagon, which comes out this fall, is supposed to be trimmed very close to the Rebel. Might as well just buy it and save yourself some trouble.

Why? Honestly, getting a dealer to swap hoods is probably going to cost a chunk of change. And you want different wheels. The Power Wagon ends up being only slightly more expensive than the Rebel (2-3 grand) but is a LOT more truck for the money, IMO.
Interesting advice. Just get a completely different truck if I'm considering tweaking two relatively minor, cosmetic aspects of the one I want.
 

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It's not bad a bad suggestion, though. The Power Wagon is more truck, is even better for off-roading if you're into it, better approach/departure angles, higher ground clearance, better suspension, can carry and tow more, etc. It also comes with more options like a winch, rear lockers, bigger Hemi, dual alternators, more color options, same body as the Rebel but the wheels and hood you want.

I bought the Rebel last year because it was fine for my needs and I really liked the look - there was no Power Wagon that looked like it. Ram's changing that this fall with the 2017 model. The prices between the two this spring were down to about $2k for similarly configured trucks. If that remains the same, I'll be seriously considering the Power Wagon myself to replace my Rebel down the road. It would certainly be worth my wait to see at this point.

All depends on what you want, of course. If you've read the forums much, you know that a lot of guys have concerns about some of the shortcomings of the Rebel as a 1500 series truck. Many have expressed the desire for the 6.4 Hemi, higher load/towing, rear lockers, and aftermarket items that just haven't been developed for the Rebel, like bumpers and winches. If any of that concerns you, you might thanks us later for the suggestion. Or not.

The downside is you get poorer gas mileage. The cost upside is the Power Wagon has a long track record of high resale/trade-in value. The Rebel will probably be the same, it's too soon to tell for sure, but Rams do well regardless.
 

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you wont be able to "tweak" what you want. even if they did fit, which neither will. the dealer would have to "tweak" 2 trucks to make you happy. If you want a 2500 hood I am pretty sure you will need a 2500 grill as well.
 

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Is it just the cosmetics you want changed and does the truck capabilities factor into your decision. The Power Wagon still won't have the hood you want.
 

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Why wouldn't it? He was specifically asking for the Power Wagon hood. And the 2017 will have that hood. The model Ram's been showing off has a nice decal or paint on it.

 
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