2015 Ram 1500 Rebel Yells in Detroit

Stephen Elmer
by Stephen Elmer

A new way to go off road is coming from Ram in the form of the 1500 Rebel.

Performance is upgraded to prime the new Rebel for heading off road. The list of enhancements includes a one-inch lift, Bilstein front and rear shocks, a softer rear stabilizer, 17-inch wheels wrapped in 33-inch Toyo Open Country A/T tires and a modified alignment of the front suspension to give the adjust tire angle. The Ram’s air suspension system is also present and when fully lifted, the truck has 10.3-inches of ground clearance.

The Rebel can only be had as a crew cab though both the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 and 5.7-liter Hemi V8 will be available. For the real posers, the V8 engine can be had in just two-wheel drive form.

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To make sure it looks the part, the Rebel gets a massive ‘RAM’ badge in the middle of the grille rather than the classic crosshair grille and a blacked out front bumper. Increasing performance and style, the Rebel gets a billet silver skid plate, new front tow hooks, LED fog lamps and a twin-snorkel sport hood.

A two-tone paint scheme always features black on the lower body while new flared wheel arches borrowed from the Power Wagon are fitted to the rear.

Moving inside, the Rebel gets heated vinyl seating with red and black fabric inserts embossed with the tread pattern of the Toyo tires. Red and gray accents are found throughout while the center stack is finished in Iron Gray. A massive Rebel badge is fitted to the upper glove box.

The Rebel goes on sale early in the second half of 2015.

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Stephen Elmer
Stephen Elmer

Stephen covers all of the day-to-day events of the industry as the News Editor at AutoGuide, along with being the AG truck expert. His truck knowledge comes from working long days on the woodlot with pickups and driving straight trucks professionally. When not at his desk, Steve can be found playing his bass or riding his snowmobile or Sea-Doo. Find Stephen on <A title="@Selmer07 on Twitter" href="http://www.twitter.com/selmer07">Twitter</A> and <A title="Stephen on Google+" href="http://plus.google.com/117833131531784822251?rel=author">Google+</A>

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