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Hi guys!

I'm not sure why the Rebel got sooo much hate so far. All the sites and Youtube videos I've seen seems to be mostly quite hateful towards the Rebel. The truck may not be as genuine as people would like it to be and by that I mean that a lot of features were strongly inspired by the Raptor (although does not make it a rival by any mean). This kind of copy-cat thing has been around for quite some time now in the vehicule business so I don't know why it's so special about RAM and why it got so much attention.

I get that the look was drastically changed but is this really a bad thing for a "new" line? I personally love everything about this truck. The Rebel was probably aimed for a customer base aged from 25-45 and not for the "older" die hard RAM fans. It seems like a lot of them can't deal with the new grille style and the RAM on the tailgate. To me, it sounds like because it's never been there before it must be ugly by default right?

I must confess that I'm new in the truck business. I've recently came back in my small hometown after spending 12 years studying/working in the city. Before leaving the city, I bought a small car (2011 Golf GTI) because I had no need of a truck up there but now I do. To me, it's all about small details and quality. On the look alone, RAM was the clear winner. Since I kinda hate chrome, I was about to buy a fully equipped RAM Sport when I heard about the Rebel. I'm glad that RAM will be releasing something like the Rebel because it fits right in my standards. All the small details inside/out are really appealing to me.

Anyways, I just wanted some objective and constructive opinions about all this hate the Rebel seems to generate and why.

Big thanks :D
 

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Across multiple forums I have noticed a lot of people are not in favor of having "RAM" in big lettering like how it's done on the tail gate. I don't have a problem with it, I actually think it does a great job in making a RAM even more of a RAM by complementing its image.
 

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Yep I agree with you. I like how it stands out too. I did some quick photoshop tweaks and tested out how would a big (6x6 inch) centered ram logo would look instead of the current RAM letters and it's pretty nice actually. I certainly hope that they tested it themselves before they decided to go with the letters.

I still don't understand why a lot of people find that it's too much. Is it some kind of mass effect from die hard fans ?

In the end, the important thing is that I like how it looks since it's what I'm going for as soon as they're available!
 

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I didn't realize people were hating so hard. I think with trucks there is a lot of similarities between different models. There is only so much you can do with truck design.

The funny thing about the grille is that now even if you wanted to debadge your truck, there is one brand badge that is not going to be removed.
 

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I didn't realize people were hating so hard. I think with trucks there is a lot of similarities between different models. There is only so much you can do with truck design.

The funny thing about the grille is that now even if you wanted to debadge your truck, there is one brand badge that is not going to be removed.
the problem with that badge, it may not be all that easy to remove, all depends on how they mounted it to the fender.
 

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I just wonder if it would look weird without the RAM badge in the middle. Guess we will have to wait for someone to try it out once people actually take one of these bad boys home.
 

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I just wonder if it would look weird without the RAM badge in the middle. Guess we will have to wait for someone to try it out once people actually take one of these bad boys home.
Might just Black it out
 

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i'm thinking about applying tint film over it just to black it out and in the process still allow it to have some life going on, instead it will be black-chome ish
 

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i'm thinking about applying tint film over it just to black it out and in the process still allow it to have some life going on, instead it will be black-chome ish
actually, the RAM badge has a matte finish going on, you'll need a chrome badge to start with if you want black chrome FYI

 

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Hi guys!

I'm not sure why the Rebel got sooo much hate so far. All the sites and Youtube videos I've seen seems to be mostly quite hateful towards the Rebel. The truck may not be as genuine as people would like it to be and by that I mean that a lot of features were strongly inspired by the Raptor (although does not make it a rival by any mean). This kind of copy-cat thing has been around for quite some time now in the vehicule business so I don't know why it's so special about RAM and why it got so much attention.

I get that the look was drastically changed but is this really a bad thing for a "new" line? I personally love everything about this truck. The Rebel was probably aimed for a customer base aged from 25-45 and not for the "older" die hard RAM fans. It seems like a lot of them can't deal with the new grille style and the RAM on the tailgate. To me, it sounds like because it's never been there before it must be ugly by default right?

I must confess that I'm new in the truck business. I've recently came back in my small hometown after spending 12 years studying/working in the city. Before leaving the city, I bought a small car (2011 Golf GTI) because I had no need of a truck up there but now I do. To me, it's all about small details and quality. On the look alone, RAM was the clear winner. Since I kinda hate chrome, I was about to buy a fully equipped RAM Sport when I heard about the Rebel. I'm glad that RAM will be releasing something like the Rebel because it fits right in my standards. All the small details inside/out are really appealing to me.

Anyways, I just wanted some objective and constructive opinions about all this hate the Rebel seems to generate and why.

Big thanks :D
hey man welcome to the site. RAM said from the outset its about the look, which is fair because people buy the raptor and don't do anything with it, and people don't buy the raptor because its too much truck. So they cut the price a bit and offer a package that still does whatever it does better then a regular 1500 and looks better in the process. win win.

I think the flak showed up mostly because it dropped so near the raptors launch and side by side it was never going to be fair...
 

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Well I am over 45 and like the rebel! Only one item I see that I would like changed is the amount of red on the seats. If it was just on the sides I would like it much more, seems a little much on the whole back seat. I also plan on Plastidipping the front ram emblem to see how it looks.
 

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Trying to look at this from RAM's end, the interior is win, just as the exterior makes a statement, so does the interior, great consistency.
But i'm in the same boat about the interior... not completely liking it, red overkill.
 

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Well I am over 45 and like the rebel! Only one item I see that I would like changed is the amount of red on the seats. If it was just on the sides I would like it much more, seems a little much on the whole back seat. I also plan on Plastidipping the front ram emblem to see how it looks.
Only for the young at heart ;)
 
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