New Ram Rebel Truck Is The Raptor-Killer


Rebel is the new modification of the popular American truck which is aimed at severe off-road conditions. RAM from Dodge is the typical US-made pickup truck with large cargo area, many variants of cabin, bed lenght, powertrains.

New version is expected win hearts of buyers who need something special, rather than an ordinary RAM truck.

The Dodge RAM Rebel should be available in the U.S. in the second half of 2017, prices haven’t yet been confirmed, but it is expected that prices will start at $26,545.

Release date: end of 2017

Update: already available in showrooms with the start price of $26,495

Slightly Modified

The Rebel will come as full all-wheel drive or rear wheel drive only, using engines that produce at least 300+ BHP. The new Rebel will differ from the existing model with a modified rear fender, wider wheel arches, aluminum hood (with twin air intakes) and a new chrome grille.

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Rebel TRX concept

Part of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles manufacturer Ram pickups introduced the concept Rebel TRX. While the car is made in a single copy and has the status of a prototype, but we can assume that the company is considering the possibility of release such a machine for competition with the Ford F-150 Raptor.

The concept received a 575-horsepower 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine, which is mated to an 8-speed “automatic”. Most likely, it is a derated engine from the Dodge Charger / Challenger SRT Hellcat.

Due to the significant increase in power, the truck received a refined suspension and running gear. 2017 Ram Rebel TRX has Rear Axle Dynatrac Pro 60 with electronically-controlled limited slip differential, universal joints were also enhanced.

Suspension range is increased by 40%, the nominal tire replaced by a 37-inch – for the sake of such tires the arches had to be expanded. As a result, the pickup clearance reaches to 13 inches. The car also received a shock with remote reservoir and 6-piston brakes in front and rear.

The seats are equipped with 6-point belts,  there are two spare wheels, tool kit, and pinion jack is placed on the loading platform.

The performance data of the truck has not reported.

More Aggressive

The new truck from the Chrysler Group has received something of a more aggressive appearance, Chrysler hope that the new look will be well received. Updates include a modified grille, front fender including tow hooks, headlights (featuring SDH – LED navigation lights), wider wheel arches and a ventilated hood.

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In the Cabin

The interior has seen some restyling also; cloth and vinyl materials have been used, the vinyl being embossed to resemble the pattern of a tire. The black color scheme has hints of red accents and panelling, and there are silver colored components throughout the cabin.

The steering wheel is heated and leather wrapped and there is a particularly useful device holder built-in (which will hold anything up to a tablet size).

Tech Changes

The new 2017 Dodge RAM Rebel will have two engine choices; the base 3.6 liter Pentastar V6 that produces 309 BHP and 255 lb/ft of torque and the V8 5.7 liter Hemi engine which produces 400+ BHP and 409 lb/ft of torque.

There will be options for both all-wheel and rear wheel drive only models.

The suspension of the RAM Rebel has also been upgraded, it has a further increase in ground clearance, up to 10.2”. Bilstein shocks are fitted as standard, as are Toyo open country tires.
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Rebel modification of the Fiat Chrysler Ram pickup truck of 2017 model year will get even more powerful engine and a set of few features.

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