The Rebel simply isn't even close to as capable as the Raptor, it is a closer comparison to an FX4 package F150 or a Trail Boss Silverado in that regard. I have heard of people wit great relationships with their Ram dealers though so it is certainly a reasonable point, although I have heard of aftermarket supercharged Dodge and Ram products that also had the warranty voided, so it's probably more of a relationship thing with your dealer than a standard procedure.
Thanks for your service as well!
Like the evolution can't wait for the 2022 with hopefully a ton of power! I'm intrigued by the RAM lovers and the TRX, it is a great truck with great capability, but it's also a knock off of the Raptor so give some credit where it's due.