Anyone planning on installing aftermarket air bags to help level out the truck when towing? I've had a lot of buddy recommend the Air Lift setup.
The 4-corner air suspension is standard on the Laramie Limited, an option on all other models. It's a well-tested system that has been used on the 2013 Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500, and it should run trouble-free for typical ownership (5 to 7 years) but after that some parts are likely to wear out. Also, it does add complexity which could result in unexpected and expensive problems, so an extended warranty is worth considering. I test drove a 2013 Ram with air suspension and liked what it offers, so I plan to get it.Gotcha. The one thing I see is that added options and more complex suspensions could lead to more issues down the road. So sometimes it's worth the peace of mind to have something that is proven
So why are you on a 1500 forum?I'm actually looking at getting the rear air suspension on the 2500. Just haven't figured out if I want to wait until February to get one or not
I'm sure your participation is appreciated. There are many similarities between all the Ram pickups; we just have to be careful of which one we are talking about. I considered a 2500 for its better payload rating but calculated that a 1500 would be enough for me and would be less expensive to buy and operate, and easier to use. For big loads the 2500 or 3500 is the ticket.Because myself and my friends started this site
Yeah it only comes on the rear, but it offers load leveling and increased payload amounts. I have a 30' race trailer and it can get heavy real quick!
Ha, the garage is another key consideration. On one test drive I took the truck home to see if it would fit. The 1500 works with a few inches to spare vertically and width-wise with standard folding mirrors. Many Rams I looked at had the towing package with the oversize, nonfolding mirrors which I could not live with. The air suspension parking mode will give me another 2" vertical clearance.Yeah I hear ya. I tow up to 14,000 ft. elevation sometimes as well and that seems to zap the power out of just about anything.
I'm going to go test drive a new 2500 and if it doesn't fit in my garage then I will certainly be back to shopping for a nice Laramie 1500 with some air all around
I don't understand your fear. Do you plan to frequently exceed rated capacity?I will opt for the aftermarket air helpers. I am afraid to overload the factory air option, although it seems nice. I hear that it will tell you that you're over the limit.