Originally Posted by Rock
This is my third Ram 3500 but first dually. They advertise the entire truck is new, frame and suspension along with the sealed nitrogen system. U are absolutely right with ur reply about the air suspension on that Chevy post. I went right to the shock people when I added the Firestone bags to my last 3500. And doing what they told me to set the shocks at max rebound I only added the min amount of air. I tried every PSI from 50 to 5. I guess if u own a Chevy u need to do other stuff. As a past pro stock racer with my worked 1970 GTX and and A/P mechanic i am not a clueless person just like u know Mopar. We both know our Rams.
Oh hell, I thought he was an inexperienced new to mopar guy. I'm on my phone, so I don't see signatures. No wonder he had to add air bags, I don't believe GM offers an air suspension. Factory non air with aftermarket air bags suck. This factory air suspension is mind blowing. Even empty with 80 lbs in the rear tires it rides way better than my 07 ram 2500. Anyone that's rode in my 3500 can't believe how it rides for a 3500 truck. Then I grin and say the rear tires are at 80 lbs. Lol
Mopar born and raised. 93 ram 400k, 07 ram 140k 18 ram 30k. 52 Coronet. Had a 50 Dodge 1/2 ring pickup and a 50 Dodge 1/2 panel truck as well. Lots of experience, and education on ram trucks. Lots of experience with air suspensions on class 8 trucks as well as aftermarket air bags and now ram 3500 air suspension. I also belong to several ram forums. No one there regrets their option. Extremely rare to have an issue on 3500 system. It's well designed, been out since like 2012 and proven. Unlike a class 8 truck, if an air spring fails on the ram, the leaf system takes over. Class 8 would be shoulder bound. But those rarely have issues either. I also belong to TDR for the last 18 years. Those guys love their 3500 air suspensions. Unfortunately I'm super busy anymore that I don't have time to read through the TDR magazine book. I have piles of them unopened. So beyond 2018 I'm not as familiar other than the forums. I'm on the forums dozens of times a day. I attend the Carlisle Chrysler show and camp on grounds for the past 22 years. I know a thing or two about Dodge/Ram trucks. I've driven and worked on GM and Ford trucks, not my thing.
Note, I had lots of issues with the aftermarket air bags on my 07. Leaks, the 600.00 compressor/wireless control craping out. On the 3rd one when I sold it. On the second set of air bags. Rode rougher empty cause you had to run 5 psi in them or they would get damaged. So empty ride was rougher. More air made it worse. Loaded it was ok, but prone to pogo effect on dips. I had so much money in them I kept them on. The guy that owns it now has had issues with leaks and the wireless control. I told him good luck. Lol