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I wanted one, but my friend bought one about 2 weeks ago, and I wasn't blown away by it like I had expected to be. It's cool, and I like it, but I like my Sport more. Rebel doesn't have Enter-N-Go key or ventilated seats. There are a lot of similarities between them as far as features and equipment, but my Sport just seems a bit nicer. Not to mention, his Rebel is actually shorter than my truck. Yeah, I modified my truck, but the Rebel has Bilstein struts so it should have the same level height/stance as mine. The only other modification I've got to height is my 1.5" body lift, but it seems my truck is more than 1.5" taller than his. I immediately noticed the height difference when I got in, but you can see it in the pictures too.

I'm not saying the Rebel is bad. It's a really cool truck and I still like them. I just won't be trading mine for one. If I was already in the market for a new truck, then absolutely, I'd be looking at one.
 

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i like them the most i like is the panel at the tow hooks my 2500 looks like it needs to cover some holes
 

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I've been looking at getting one. The interior is a nice upgrade over the standard bighorn. I had a chance to get a Outdoorsman but It's not worth it to me.
 

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I sure would like to own a Rebel.
This truck is a beast, would love to try it on somewhere high in the mountains :D
I just love the exterior of the 2015 Rebel 1500, love the large grill and below the grill that powder-coated steel brush guard/skit plate, and the above the twin snorkel aluminium hood which is just so hardcore just like its name, Rebel.
 

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Everyone I see on the dealer lots are either Black or Red with V8. I want a White with the V6.
 

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..... and the above the twin snorkel aluminium hood which is just so hardcore just like its name, Rebel.
Hate to be a kill joy, but it's not a functional hood. That's why I didn't get one on my truck. It was an option on the Sport, but Dodge wanted something like $750 for it. I chose to get the plain hood, because I knew I could get a functional hood for the same price or less. Don't get me wrong, it's a great looking hood, I was just pointing out that it's not functional. Ties in really well with the look of the truck though.

Everyone I see on the dealer lots are either Black or Red with V8. I want a White with the V6.
It's not available in V6, though they are available in white. Looks killer in white/black two tone, though I think I might like it a little better in silver/black.
The thing that really kills me is that it's available in 2wd!!!! I thought this thing was supposed to be similar to a Raptor, or 1500 variation of the Power Wagon. Nope, just a bunch of look good parts like we've all done to our stock trucks. I still like them, and they look great, but I think Dodge kinda dropped the ball on this one a bit. It could have been much cooler than it ended up being.

Nice truck, but I haven't been able to get past that grill yet :surprise
Really? That's my favorite part. The grille and bumper look rugged and mean. Without those I don't think the Rebel would have near as much appeal as it does now.
 

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Nice truck, but I haven't been able to get past that grill yet
Really? That's my favorite part. The grille and bumper look rugged and mean. Without those I don't think the Rebel would have near as much appeal as it does now.[/QUOTE].

Looks like a pig snout to me. And like you said. I thought it was suppose to compete with the raptor, but all it is, is a express with a new face lift.
 

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There has only been one on the lots here in Austin, and the dealership site stated it was 4x2. I thought that was odd. It lasted about a day on the site, though. I check regularly because I am weird like that.
 

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Hate to be a kill joy, but it's not a functional hood. That's why I didn't get one on my truck. It was an option on the Sport, but Dodge wanted something like $750 for it. I chose to get the plain hood, because I knew I could get a functional hood for the same price or less. Don't get me wrong, it's a great looking hood, I was just pointing out that it's not functional. Ties in really well with the look of the truck though.

It's not available in V6, though they are available in white. Looks killer in white/black two tone, though I think I might like it a little better in silver/black.
The thing that really kills me is that it's available in 2wd!!!! I thought this thing was supposed to be similar to a Raptor, or 1500 variation of the Power Wagon. Nope, just a bunch of look good parts like we've all done to our stock trucks. I still like them, and they look great, but I think Dodge kinda dropped the ball on this one a bit. It could have been much cooler than it ended up being.

Really? That's my favorite part. The grille and bumper look rugged and mean. Without those I don't think the Rebel would have near as much appeal as it does now.
On ramtrucks.com V6 is a option.
 

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Hate to be a kill joy, but it's not a functional hood. That's why I didn't get one on my truck. It was an option on the Sport, but Dodge wanted something like $750 for it. I chose to get the plain hood, because I knew I could get a functional hood for the same price or less. Don't get me wrong, it's a great looking hood, I was just pointing out that it's not functional. Ties in really well with the look of the truck though.
Oh, i didn't know it was a non-functional hood. Thanks for pointing that out.
It looks pretty mean though :D
 

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On ramtrucks.com V6 is a option.
Oh wow it just keeps getting worse. I actually checked the website before posting, but selected 2wd for build and price. I figured that would give the cheapest level of options, and the 2wd has 5.7L standard equipment. So I went to see what I did wrong after your replay, and I see the 4wd comes standard with a V6. Good catch, you are correct.

So how exactly is this supposed to be any sort of competition for a Power Wagon or Raptor? V6, and 2wd options, really? Come on Dodge you're better than that. They started out with a great idea, then killed it. At least it looks good. Even that will be washed away next year. The unique look won't be unique when they start making the '16 models with the same grille (Sport will likely still have that hood as an option).
I understand that not everyone wants 4wd, or a V8. But this was supposed to be a specialty kind of truck, not some watered down version to fit a large market. Make the other models adaptable to the large market and leave the "specialty" stuff for that limited group that wants that sort of thing. No you won't sell a million of them, but at least it will be as cool as it was originally intended to be. This had such potential, but as Fordtech90 said, it comes off as an Express with a face lift. Very disappointing.
 

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Oh, i didn't know it was a non-functional hood. Thanks for pointing that out.
It looks pretty mean though :D
It does, and I've been looking at buying a functional aftermarket replica of it. I'd get stock, but for the same price it might as well work.
 

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Wasn't that the point of the Outdoorsman? My '12 was slightly higher stance (3/4") than other Ram models, had skid plates, A/T tires, flares, slush mats, 3.92's, etc. Rebel seems like the same thing as an Outdoorsman with a cool grille, bumper and hood. Why would Dodge not just add those to the next model year Outdoorsman? It almost seems like the Rebel is an upgrade appearance package to the Outdoorsman. Like an Outdoorsman Plus, or something. New grille, hood, bumper and leather trimmed seats. Otherwise basically the same.
 

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It is not and was never intended to compete with Power Wagon or Raptor. It's just a trim level to fit certain tastes, kind of a counterpoint to the Sport. The Power Wagon is intended to be the Raptor competitor -- although a totally different kind of off-road truck, more rock crawler/hauler and less baja racer.

Here is another great review on the Rebel: http://truckyeah.jalopnik.com/first-drive-we-figured-out-what-the-ram-rebel-is-by-tr-1705396977

This is a review by TruckYeah, which is a column that's part of Jalopnik. It's basically a column about trucks written by what are really car guys. But the review is good -- they really like the Rebel, but I don't think they realize most if not all the benefits of the Rebel were already available in any Ram 1500 4x4.

That all being said, I like it, just not in Red. Looks sweet in black, tones down the weird grill and accents. I'm into the Toyo seats.
 

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Wasn't that the point of the Outdoorsman? My '12 was slightly higher stance (3/4") than other Ram models, had skid plates, A/T tires, flares, slush mats, 3.92's, etc. Rebel seems like the same thing as an Outdoorsman with a cool grille, bumper and hood. Why would Dodge not just add those to the next model year Outdoorsman? It almost seems like the Rebel is an upgrade appearance package to the Outdoorsman. Like an Outdoorsman Plus, or something. New grille, hood, bumper and leather trimmed seats. Otherwise basically the same.
The outdoorsman has more standard equipment then the bighorn plus it added skid plates, tow hooks, different tires and 3.92. I think the interior has a few tweaks as well and the two tone paint. Personal I would skip the model. I priced the Rebel I want and its $50,000 sticker.
 
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