The Raptor might be the better baja racer, but. I don't forsee myself doing that anytime soon and I prefer the look of the Rebel.
Haha... I think you get a lot more for the money? They both look good, but I have never been a Ford guy... whichever one is in front of the other is the one with the stronger stance in a photo, bit i still prefer the looks of the rebel. What height were you at?
I've had a Raptor, Tundra TRD PRO and now have the Rebel. I can say I definitely prefer the ride quality and capability
All this said, if/when the TRX comes out, the Raptor will definitely be dethroned as the king of factory off-road trucks.
BYW, can you tell I have a thing for black trucks?
Thats cool you could compare them like that. I know the rebel isn't exactly meant to go toe to toe with the raptor, but It certainly has a similar design concept. Ive had two Fords, a Chevy, and three Dodge (all trucks). Every one of them handled differently or had plus and minuses ... I am happy with the Rebel, but i have never driven a Raptor, so ignorance is bliss. (And more cost efficient for my wallet)
You reminded me of the time I swam out of my F250 hahaha. It wasn't so funny then.In fairness, I haven't had my Rebel in some of the situations I had the Raptor in, and never trusted the PRO to be tough enough to try it, but I had some true "wow" moments with the Raptor. I nearly rolled it over in a wash (the rear driver passenger stepped out of the window onto the ground) trying to get to a hunting spot and thought for sure I was going to need a tow truck... engaged the lockers and backed out. I've also hit over 100mph off-road in it and it rode great. So that's part of my affection for that platform. But as you point out, I did pay as much for my used Raptor as I did for my new Rebel. It really just boils down to what a person needs it for. I'm excited to see what the Rebel will answer when tested (and hope it's not too costly to fix if it fails)
Agreed. I think every manufacturer knows the Raptor is very unique in its capabilities and is careful to draw comparisons, so as not to be outdone. That said, if the TRX gets made as conceptialized, I think it will outperform the Raptor in every way... especially the new V6 iteration.In fairness, they're not advertised as being in the same class. The Rebel is advertised by RAM as "breaking the mold, setting the tone." Their video advertisements show it driven on gravel roads. There's really nothing official out there that RAM says to compare it to the Raptor, other than possibly some sales reps chatting about it.
Ohhh you have no idea, try adding a significant performance bump in the truck and see how much those computer nannies work again you .Also the fact I can't turn stability control off with a click of a button is bullshit
Haha I'm so sick of it cutting my power cuz sometimes I'll just slip a tiny bit and boom cuts me out. Did you supercharge it or something? And also I assume a performance chip voids warranty ?Ohhh you have no idea, try adding a significant performance bump in the truck and see how much those computer nannies work again you .
To be fair though.....since the feature is required by law in the US and many other countries while being able to turn it off (or rather for us turn it down a little) is something NOT required by law (as I understand those laws) at least we can push it, look at the little amber warning light on the dash and pretend.