Two weekends ago, the 5thGenRams.com staff traveled to Grand Bend Motorplex in Grand Bend, Ontario for some drag racing fun at our friend Dave Hayes’ SRT Hayes event. While we were there we had to catch up with our friend Charles, a 5thGenRams forum member who has been working a very unique 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel. By unique, we mean insane.
While some might be fine with the performance of the legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V8, it wasn’t enough for Charles. Instead of waiting for Ram to bring their upcoming Rebel TRX to market, he decided to create his own 707 horsepower HEMI HELLCAT V8 monster. That’s right, this is a HELLCAT-powered Ram Rebel! Charles is no stranger to building awesome trucks, he created an amazing lifted 2000 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab with a 5.9-liter Cummins turbo diesel under the hood. But with this project, he needed some help with the transplant, that’s when he reached out to America’s Most Wanted 4×4 in Holly, Michigan.
Swapping the powertrain wasn’t the only thing Charles did to his Rebel. He installed the very first Fiberwerx widebody kit for the 2019 Ram 1500 (DT) trucks that were available to the public. This gives the truck a very bold and menacing appearance compared to the average Rebel and looks more in line with what a real production Rebel TRX would have. The truck also currently sits on the stock Ram four-corner air suspension and sits on a set of 18-inch Method 305 wheels wrapped in 37-inch x 12.5-inch Nitto Ridge Grapplers tires. The truck also features hand fabricated Rebel bumpers which are made to align the 4-inch wider widebody kit, Carven Competitor exhaust, and fabricated Dodge Charger SRT HELLCAT grille intakes.