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Old 10-23-2013, 07:29 PM   #15
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Are you sure about this? I just checked the web site, and the specs show leaf springs in the rear of the 2500 Ram.
The 5-link coil rear suspension is new for 2014.

You have to dig a bit to get to the actual 2014 documentation on the Ram website. There's also a few inconsistencies on the web site.

When you are on the US Ram web site after you click on the 2500 and get the 2013 product page you'll see a 2014 menu item. CLick on that and you start getting the 2014 information. Under capabilities you'll find the description of the new susension.

2014 Ram 2500 - Capability & Towing Capacity
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Old 10-24-2013, 05:24 AM   #16
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I'll save BAB the time of crawling under his new truck to get a pic....been waiting for his report. Thanks
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:48 AM   #17
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Let's put the "coil springs on the rear of a RAM 2500" to rest with the attached photo.
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So, JM Carter and I both got under our trucks to reveal COIL SPRINGS do exist!
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:55 AM   #19
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OK, I'm convinced. The 1500 has had coil springs in the rear for a few years now, I think since they came out with the latest body style.

I hope they work better with the 2500 because I have heard some people complain about stability when towing with the trucks that have coils in the rear, and they weren't big trailers either.

I know it's not the coils, because there's no doubt they can handle the weight if designed for it (after all, they use them under all railroad cars), but if the control link bushings get any slop at all from wear, instability and sway will be the result.

Happy now that I have a '12.
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There was chatter on the Cummins forum about complaints for the 1500 springs. Evidentally, the 2500 uses different progressive coils, which add more stability than those on the 1500.

Or so say the Internets.
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I have an 09 Ram, 1500, pulling a 73 Tradewind/25ft. No problems with stability here!
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