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Old 06-30-2015, 03:14 PM   #11
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This is a snapshot of my Ram 2500 instrument cluster temperature gages. This was after some normal driving of about an hour and getting ready to shut down. Engine idle so oil pressure is at idle.
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Old 06-30-2015, 03:28 PM   #12
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I LOVE the new Rams!

And yes...I'm jealous.
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Old 07-02-2015, 01:07 PM   #13
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Im hoping to order a new Ram in the next couple of years to replace my tired old Ford. Kinda off topic a bit, But Ive noticed the Ram 2500 and 3500 SRW and even the DRW trucks are very high in the rear compared to the new Fords and espcially my f250 I have now. My current f250 is at 52" to the top of the bed rail....new f250s and f350s are 54" to 56" depending on the setup, and RAMS are at 58" to 60". My trailer is just a bit nose high now behind my f250, but close enough to level for me. Worried my trailer will be real nose high behind one of these new Rams.

Any clearance issues pulling a fiver or problems getting the trailer to ride close to level with a new Ram?

Very nice truck too, BTW!
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I agree - my 5er is now increased nose high, more than the 07/2500 was.

No notable difference in towing or handling, but I am considering moving the TT rear suspension up to the lower hole set, raising the rear up a few inches.... not had the time or energy to do it yet, but will report back.
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I know the Ram 2500s have coil springs in the rear, and the DRW 3500s have leaf springs in the rear. What does the SRW 3500 have?

I looked at DRW 3500 and it would be very easy to lower the rear a couple inches....They have a factory leaf spring block in the rear that could be easily removed if need be.
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Old 07-03-2015, 10:39 AM   #16
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You can tell a difference in my set up from before. I was perfectly level before. Now may be sitting a couple inches high on the nose. Certainly not enough to want me to go to any trouble to level it out. Absolutely no problems whatsoever with pulling or sway.
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I know the Ram 2500s have coil springs in the rear, and the DRW 3500s have leaf springs in the rear. What does the SRW 3500 have?

I looked at DRW 3500 and it would be very easy to lower the rear a couple inches....They have a factory leaf spring block in the rear that could be easily removed if need be.
Leaf springs only in the 2015 SRW. ( 3500 )
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I thought the SRW 3500s might be leafs as well....but hadn't seen one to confirm.
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I'm thinking about adding bags to the rear. 1800lbs of tongue weight on 4000 lbs of payload capacity and I'm sagging a bit .. Others said don't worry about it, but I like a level truck platform when driving.
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I'm thinking about adding bags to the rear. 1800lbs of tongue weight on 4000 lbs of payload capacity and I'm sagging a bit .. Others said don't worry about it, but I like a level truck platform when driving.
Depends on what you want in the end. Adding bags would likely make your trailer even more nose high when aired up to level the truck. I'd probably pick a happy medium for level truck and level trailer...but thats just me.

After a point of raising the front of the trailer, more weight is transfered from the front trailer axle to the rear trailer axle. Sure a bit nose high wont make any difference, but I have seen a couple that were too high and it was noticable not only by looking at the trailer, but the tires on the rear trailer axle were also squatted a lot more than front trailer axle. Just personal preference i guess.
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