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#61 (permalink) Old 12-08-2012, 11:06 AM
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Brucer41, looks great may I suggest adding air bags it will help with the sag in the rear it's made a big difference when I haul my girl I also upgraded the shocks and brakes from auto anything at 58,000 miles

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Brucer41, looks great may I suggest adding air bags it will help with the sag in the rear it's made a big difference when I haul my girl I also upgraded the shocks and brakes from auto anything at 58,000 miles

+1 on the airbags, the newer super duties sag under a dry gooseneck, air bags will save your trucks suspension too!


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Brucer41, looks great may I suggest adding air bags it will help with the sag in the rear it's made a big difference when I haul my girl I also upgraded the shocks and brakes from auto anything at 58,000 miles

Sorry about the sag issues, I get a ton of wood pellets dropped in my bed on a pallet and my suspension doesn't move! Of course I bounce over up-heaves in pavement... Yes the truck literally leaves the ground! :P

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Thanks guys, I have been looking at different ways about getting the rear beefed up to deal with the sag.



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Yeah the video is on YouTube called new 2012 dodge ram 1500 proven

In the first minute they say they compromised in payload capacity to get the nice ride. Yes the capacities are around the same from your 05 to your 10 but take a look at the ford website. Their max payload package can give you over 2k lbs capacity on a 4 door 4x4 half ton truck. Of course the average truck buyer doesn't need that much but the competition with leafs can get higher capacities

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Just watched the video, they said NOTHING about compromising payload through the use of springs. Trying to follow your logic, you admit there was no change in the leaf spring 05 ram to the 10 coil spring ram, but because you claim the ford website says fords can haul more then leaf springs are better than coils!? Really? Rams can have that high of payload also, it just depends on the configuration, like all trucks. You need to compare apples to apples.


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Just watched the video, they said NOTHING about compromising payload through the use of springs. Trying to follow your logic, you admit there was no change in the leaf spring 05 ram to the 10 coil spring ram, but because you claim the ford website says fords can haul more then leaf springs are better than coils!? Really? Rams can have that high of payload also, it just depends on the configuration, like all trucks. You need to compare apples to apples.
Yes right at the beginning the guy says suspension is all about compromise of ride and handling and in the case of the ram 1500 it's payload.

What configuration on a RAM 1500 allows it to haul up to 2500 lbs?

And also if coils are so great for pickup trucks why doesn't RAM put them in the heavy duty models?

I'm not sure what your beef is with me about this. All I did was suggest air bags to prevent sag under load with the coils because it they like to sag pretty easily under load. I've repeatedly said that I like the truck and would love to own one again. I'm not the only person to recommend airbags for the rear suspension of the new 1500s either. And the pictures in this thread of others towing their challengers just prove that the rear will sag quite a bit under a load. Yes you CAN tow 10k lbs or haul 1500 lbs with it but personally I'd throw in a little help for the coils so that the front end ain't looking up when driving down the road. And yes the ride is very nice.



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