Still some great looking vehicles
Nice looking set up! Glad to have a fellow Jeep-er/Rebel-er on here. Have you seen AEV's new Kalta wheels for Ram? They're very similar to your Savegre's.You and I have very similar expectations. I bought my Rebel as a secondary towing/daily driver to keep miles off my Rubicon. All these vehicles have their limitations and expectations. The Rebel and Rubicon both satisfy my needs on their own way. IMO it's the best combo for my needs. I recently spent the weekend in PA deer hunting in the Rebel and it handled fire roads that were extremely sloppy, muddy, rutty, with inclines just as well as my Jeep. I was very impressed and surprised. My past pickup was a Chevy Silverado (which I liked very much) BUT wouldn't have had the confidence on those trails. Very happy with my choice so far. 1300 miles in the first (2) weeks. 4wd and tires work great for my needs so far!
Raptor is kinda like a remote control toy that you can drive...the Rebel is a bit more practical as you've pointed outParked next to a Ford Raptor yesterday. I have to say, the Raptor is a bad ass looking truck. If I was a dedicating myself to offloading, that would have been the truck of choice. However, I need the space for family and on road truck duties. Bottom line...I'm very happy with my Rebel.
Hey BCT, that was my point also. My Rubi is purpose built and for that purpose there is nothing better.I get the whole "off road" thing. I didn't buy my Rebel for the ultimate 4x4. It's is bit more capable than the average 1500 etc. and much more than my Silverado was. The ride is great, plenty of room for what I want, and it's practical for my needs. It was never a vehicle built to compete with the Raptor anyway. It's an enhanced package of the 1500 line and I knew that going in.
In regards to 4x4 balls... I have a built up Jeep Rubicon that would bury a Raptor any day
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