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quick sum of the differences between the Rebel and your regular 1500...

The functional changes are Bilstein front and rear shocks; a different steering and stability-control calibration; a softer rear stabilizer bar; 33-inch (LT285/70R17E) Toyo Open Country A/T all-terrain tires; and a one-inch raised ride height, increasing the off-road approach, departure, and breakover angles. These are all changes made not only by owners, but also by dealers — which would normally void the warranty. With the Rebel, such “customizations” not only do not void the warranty, but also make service calls less likely than if done by owners or dealers (since the lift and larger tires both change the suspension geometry).
 

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It's great that there is this range of adjustment with the RAM Rebel, I can bet that a good portion of Rebel owners will be doing these adjustment themselves rather than going to the dealer.
 

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It's great that there is this range of adjustment with the RAM Rebel, I can bet that a good portion of Rebel owners will be doing these adjustment themselves rather than going to the dealer.
The whole point of the Rebel was to eliminate the adjustments to 1500s at the dealer level. This is a factory package that will replace dealer level improvements.

Whats interesting is how do the dealers feel about this? Dealer level improvements=huge margins for them, now the factory is eating those margins with the Rebel... talk about a squeeeezeee....
 

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Also something about new aluminum control arms if I remember the article right. There are some good things on the truck. It's probably all I would ever need in a truck but for the price they might be asking a person really wants a very capable truck. It's getting closer to June or when ever they release the price and final package. Keeping my eyes open:nerd:
 

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Air suspension has pros and cons. Its nice because it is easily adjustable, but it isn't as responsive. Just a matter of preference and what you plan to do with the vehicle.
 

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Also something about new aluminum control arms if I remember the article right. There are some good things on the truck. It's probably all I would ever need in a truck but for the price they might be asking a person really wants a very capable truck. It's getting closer to June or when ever they release the price and final package. Keeping my eyes open:nerd:
We already got a good look at a test mule spotted out in the wild, signaling at what stage they're at. And the differences from what we originally seen to that is clear too. Hope you've seen them.
 

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Not really buying into this new Ram Rebel. The changes are so subtle. 1'' ride height over the sport is not saying much. Why pay more? It just seems like an over inflated marketing gimmick in my opinion.
 

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Not really buying into this new Ram Rebel. The changes are so subtle. 1'' ride height over the sport is not saying much. Why pay more? It just seems like an over inflated marketing gimmick in my opinion.
I guess we wont be seeing much of you around after that post :D

RAM sees potential in it and it serves a direct small niche of trucks. Not a need, more so something they just want to add in their line up from how I see it.
 

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Went to the dealer to test drive a v6 and hemi to see the difference. When finished, the salesperson tried to get me to buy right then. I told them I was interested in the rebel and they tried to sell me a big horn with a lift and custom wheels. I dismissed myself from the premises rather quickly. I thought Rams were selling well and they wouldn't need to be so desperate.
 

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Well the rise in ride height does seem like it could be achieved with a simple lift. I imagine that it would be cheaper than paying for the Rebel, though the Rebel does offer more than just a 1" boost in ride height.
 

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Well the rise in ride height does seem like it could be achieved with a simple lift. I imagine that it would be cheaper than paying for the Rebel, though the Rebel does offer more than just a 1" boost in ride height.
It's actually 2 inches higher.

Without air being used, it's 1 inch higher, air shoots it up an additional inch.
 

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Is t the sport with air the same hight In off-road 2 as it is in the rebel in its off-road.
It's my inderstanding that the rebel rolls around in off-road 1.
So really there is no difference
 
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