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Ram Heavy Duty Rebel Debuts As Ford Super Duty Tremor Rival

The Ford Super Duty Tremor has been around for a few years now, and will live on as part of the redesigned 2023 model lineup that was just unveiled earlier this week, too. The off-road focused variant has proven to be quite popular with consumers, who crave pretty much anything with a more rugged appearance these days, even vehicles that aren’t any more capable than their regular counterparts. Thus, it’s no surprise that a new Ram Heavy Duty Rebel pickup has been revealed in the form of the 2023 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Rebel, as it’s officially called.

The Ram Heavy Duty Rebel slots in between the Laramie and Power Wagon in the 2500 lineup, and is available in crew cab configuration with a six-foot, four-inch box. Power comes from either the standard 6.4L Hemi V8, which generates 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque, or the optional 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel I-6, which produces 370 horsepower and 850 pound-feet of torque. Using the Power Wagon as a base, the 2500 Heavy Duty Rebel features unique badging and a Mopar sport performance hood to set it apart visually.

In terms of mechanical upgrades, the Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Rebel features a unique off-road suspension, a rear limited-slip differential and rear electronic locker, as well as an optional rear air suspension. Underneath, skid plates help protect the truck’s vitals, while the whole thing rolls on a set of either 18- or 20-inch wheels wrapped with 33-inch off-road tires. Hemi customers can also opt for an integrated 12,000-pound Warn Zeon 12 winch with a synthetic line.

Inside the cabin, this more rugged pickup offers a cloth bench or bucket seats up front, or either Bristol or Natura Plus leather seating available as an option. A 12-inch frameless digital gauge cluster is also available, while a 360-degree camera system provides total coverage for those trying to navigate off-road trails or who are maneuvering a trailer around.

The all-new 2023 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Rebel starts out at $67,045 minus a mandatory $1,895 destination charge, and is expected to launch in the fourth quarter of 2022.

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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Comments

  1. G O PEE

    I wonder if 6.8 will be available with tremor?

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  2. Montana Man

    Oh, that’s cute, kinda.
    Like a Hereford steer calf wanting be a five year old Brahman bull.
    Like RuPaul says: “Keep trying, Grrrl!”

    Reply
    1. Bob

      Isn’t that sweet that you are into RuPaul?
      You moontana stud you! lol
      Loose the “likes”, makes you come across as a 12 yr. old dweeb.

      Reply
      1. Robert.Walter

        Like is one of few words that define the use of simile in the English language.

        Reply
  3. Guitarded

    Still not sure what the point of this trim level is. The Power Wagon is far more capable that this 2500 Rebel will be. Ram should have just focused on released a diesel Power Wagon. Their excuse of “not enough room” just sounds dumb at this point.

    Anyway, it’s a moot point for me, as I’d go with the gas engine anyway. Oh wait, I did. Had a 2018 PW. I still miss that truck.

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  4. Alfredo Acosta

    Wait I thought the Ram Power Wagon and F250 Tremor were direct competitors. I see the 2500 Rebel as a lesser Power Wagon. Capable above FX4 levels but under the Power Wagon

    Reply

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