I ordered my Eco diesel without the air ride suspension. I have a 10 year old ram 1500 that shakes and rattles whenever i hit a bump in the road. How do the new trucks ride without the air ride suspension?
I plan on installing airbags like you. Did it help the ride? I was ecstatic with the ride if my 13 so I ordered without air suspension as well. Cool feature but I was nervous about longevity plus I didn't feel I needed it.Ride's like a big sedan. Really terrific.
I put in Airlift 1000 airbags for towing. No pump, just the bags so the simple as possible system would have few failure points. I use a cheap Black and Decker air compressor that lets you set the pressure. So once I hook up, I pull the pump out of the trailer, set the pressure on the pump, hook it to the nozzle and in 30secs the airbags are at 35psi. Whole operation takes 90secs.
I don't trust air suspension. I've had too many problems with BMW air suspensions over the years so I burned thru all my trust. The Ram forums have lots of complaints re. air suspension behaving erratically or draining batteries. Springs are entirely reliable.
If the trailer is not hooked up, I don't notice a difference in the ride w/ 35psi in the air bags. Driving a bit around town tho isn't much of a suspension test. I bet 35psi adds about 350lbs to the rear spring rate and that's not chump change, so the difference has to be there.I plan on installing airbags like you. Did it help the ride? I was ecstatic with the ride if my 13 so I ordered without air suspension as well. Cool feature but I was nervous about longevity plus I didn't feel I needed it.