Yeah with modern engines they really don't do a lot by themselves. It's an important part if you start doing other engine mods, but as a stand alone mod you're really only gaining sound. This has been a very active topic on a Charger forum I'm a member of. It seems (from many threads there) that the biggest effect they have is a placebo. It sounds better, the person thinks it's supposed to help, so they "feel" a gain. They're not going to hurt, but will only be a minimal aid at best.Nope...CAI adds sound, but very limited performance improvement....
Air suspension is available on many trims other than Rebel.The Rebel has factory air suspension with 2" more height then any other factory Ram trim. That is hard for some people to add aftermarket IMO.
I am seriously considering trading my Trailhawk in for a Rebel late next year.
Yes it's an extra 2" higher, but that's not that hard to add (did it alone in less than a day). Take a look at the photo, and you'll see my truck (white) is higher than my friend's Rebel (red). Both are set at normal ride height.
As you said though, that may be hard for some to add aftermarket, I absolutely agree with that. I certainly wasn't implying the Rebel isn't nice or that it didn't have extras. I was just pointing out that it's a factory option for those who will find it hard to do those extras. I did my own upgrades, but some people can't do that stuff, or are afraid to mod a new truck. My friend didn't have to do anything but drive his Rebel off the lot. He's also got that great looking grille, and unique interior. On the flip side, I have heated/cooled leather seats and some other goodies that aren't/weren't an option on the Rebel.
If you're looking at Rams, it's definitely worth looking at the Rebel, especially if you don't want to mod a new truck. It's a great trim. It's off-road ready straight off the showroom floor, and I really like the look of them.