Ram | May 10 2018

Truck Thursday: All-new Ram 1500 Rebel raises the bar on off-road fun

Goodbye winter! Hello spring! Finally, we can look forward to taking life by the wheel and letting that ‘inner Rebel’ out for some fair-weather fun. And here’s just the ticket to kick up some serious dust!

The 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel was judged the Northwest Automotive Press Association’s winner of the Pickups Category at their recent 24th annual ‘Mudfest’ competition. The Rebel 1500 was chosen over entries from every pickup truck manufacturer in the U.S. market.

This new Ram 1500 Rebel is reporting for off-road duty with serious capability under the hood and new 18-inch wheels with 33-inch Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac tires, driven by an electronic-locking rear differential.

Along with Ram’s Active-level four-corner air suspension and one-inch factory lift, the 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel has added coil spring suspension and a standard one-inch factory lift.

Newly designed Bilstein shocks are built to meet the toughest off-road challenges with remote reservoirs that keep the shocks cool and work with unique rear suspension geometry to keep the tires in traction.

Hill-descent control puts you in charge on more demanding downhill terrain while skid plates on the transfer case, steering system, oil pan and gas tank take the worry out of pushing your fun to the limit.

And, new Quad Cab configurations also ensure plenty of room and comfort for you, your trailmates and all your off-road adventure stuff.

Betty Newman

Hi, I’m Betty Carrier Newman. I know – three names! Just who does she think she is? I’m a native Michigander; therefore, I love all things outdoors, like hiking and off-roading. I work in Communications with the Digital Media team. Some days I produce video shoots, write scripts, voice and
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Hi, I’m Betty Carrier Newman. I know – three names! Just who does she think she is? I’m a native Michigander; therefore, I love all things outdoors, like hiking and off-roading. I work in Communications with the Digital Media team. Some days I produce video shoots, write scripts, voice and edit video for features to post to our corporate and social media sites. Other times I’m strategizing with the brands I support – Ram, Jeep and Corporate – to come up with attention-grabbing ways to tell their unique stories. Then there’s the travel - to places like Moab, Utah, and the Rubicon Trail in California - to shoot (and enjoy) awesome off-road adventure that I then turn into exciting videos to post on our sites. Routine? Definitely not in my world! Challenges, creativity, cool cars and trucks, exciting places – yeah, they’re in there! Oh, the three names? In an earlier life I was hired as the first major-market female TV co-anchor for the NBC affiliate in Detroit – Channel 4. My name was Betty Carrier back then – until I married and added the ‘Newman.’ That’s my story and, yes, I’m really enjoying my FCA ride!