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burke75 01-19-2014 12:23 PM

soften my ride
I am the proud owner of a 2014 regular cab ram. 200 miles so far. Love it but the suspension is a little stiff. In the future I would like to lower the rear end a couple of inches and maybe soften the ride a little. Will never put much weight in the box. Has anyone tried different coil springs to accomplish this? Thanks

Campbell402 01-19-2014 05:41 PM

If you only plan on lowering the rear you could get 2" lowering springs. As for the ride you could install bilsteins all around for improved ride quality.

huntergreen 01-29-2014 01:58 PM

thought bilsteins were known for a stiffer ride. is this not correct?

starquestbd22 01-29-2014 02:40 PM

While Bilsteins are known to be of excellent quality, huntergreen you are correct in that they are also known to be somewhat stiff. I would do some research before you go replacing your OEM shocks with Bilsteins, especially as pricey as they are. I don't think that's going to get you a softer ride. Honestly, I thought the coilspring rear suspensions of the new trucks was supposed to provide a "car like" ride. I'm kind've at a loss as to what you could do to improve it.

Campbell402 01-30-2014 07:45 AM

Sorry for the misinformation I was just under the impression that they are softer because everyone on here says after they install them that the ride is much better than factory. In that case I have no clue how to soften it up. To be honest the first time I read this post is the first time I've ever heard someone say that the new suspension was stiff.

SShadow1974 01-30-2014 08:32 AM

My wife thinks that the Ram hits every bump hard. And while you feel them, they're not jarring like they were in my Santa Fe. I prefer the ride in the Ram over the Santa Fe any day. Do I wish it were a little more forgiving? Maybe... So I'm keeping an eye on this thread just in case. :)

Two Dog 01-30-2014 05:55 PM

You could always adjust your tire pressures.

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