I'm sure if the rebel had a rear locker, the result would have been the same.
Very good point, and these days that matters more than ever especially once prices start going up again then it'll make this seem even sweeter.Exactly. and dont forget 50-100% better gas mileage.
not totally true... softer is comfier...and I'm not toallt sure if softer here isn't code for longer travel..Yeah the part where it was slipping was because of the angle they took and then were trying to get over it, turning the front wheels. The raptor went around it to the left. Id say it was pretty even. The raptor handles the bumps a bit better because the suspension is softer but as he said that means the ram will be much better on road.
That's pretty awesome, at least although it's not something that can truly rival the raptor it does make for a great upgrade from a RAM trim below it, good for those that want something more and willing to pay for it.Finally an off-road Rebel test outside of the factory lava field...Gotta love TFLTruck. The Rebel held it's own very well. As pointed out, the one sticky part was purely due to angle of attack.
Still glad I've got the Rebel over the Raptor. He was driving a 2014 Raptor and that was the MSRP for that truck 1-1/2 years ago. Also because they made so few, dealers were asking (and getting) above sticker, the true real life price difference is 20K+. Plus the Rebel does so much more:
1. Better Towing
2. Better on-road performance
3. adjustable height
4. Better Gas Mileage
5. Known Hemi reliability
6. the ZF 8 speed transmission is top quality and dependability
7. Ram Box!
8. Rebel has better breakover angle, departure angle than Raptor (only slightly less approach angle) 2 out 3 in terms of off road clearance (that's a win)
I really think RAM has a winner on their hands. I love mine. (neighbor has the ford raptor...ha ha)
It was the impracticality of the new Raptor that really concreted my decision to go with the Rebel. I'm 5000 miles from the nearest desert environment and dont plan on racing off road. But it is, in my humble opinion, a very nice toy.I've always loved the style of the Raptor, but thought it a little impractical as an every day truck. The Rebel fits just right.