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Does anyone know if the front suspension parts on and ED equipped truck are different than those used with a hemi motor? I only ask as the ED is some 200lbs heavier than the hemi, and I am wondering of dodge bothered to beef up the springs/bushings/shocks to better handle the extra weight and resist premature wear?
 

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The ED is only 50#'s heavier(motor alone), that being said it still very well may, I'm not sure
 

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It wouldn't surprise me if it did. The Jeep CRDs use a different front differential than the gassers. They needed it offset a bit more to make room for the engine. That is why it is a little more difficult to lift a CRD than a gasser. You got more angle on the CV Joint.

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And they did find 150 extra pounds of GVWR for the EcoDiesel over the Hemis. It does make me wonder what the limiting piece is on the weight rating.
 

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On one of the sites I recall a post saying heavier motor mounts and either an additional cross member or heavier existing one. There could be a small change in spring rates.
 

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Don't forget all the extra weight that comes from the exhaust system


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Does anyone know if the front suspension parts on and ED equipped truck are different than those used with a hemi motor? I only ask as the ED is some 200lbs heavier than the hemi, and I am wondering of dodge bothered to beef up the springs/bushings/shocks to better handle the extra weight and resist premature wear?
I don't think the suspension is different. To accommodate the extra weight they modified the frame, motor mounts and transmission mounts, and added a front cross member.
 
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