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Old 10-29-2012, 12:51 PM
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Yes, they do ride tougher. They're meant to hall a ton of weight, so when loaded down they ride quite nicely. But the suspension has to be stiff enough so that when loaded down the whole truck doesn't sink to the ground (exaggeration). 2500's and 3500's do ride tougher, but they're also more rugged as trucks.

Frankly, if you want a 2500 diesel with a solid tranny, get a late model year 3rd gen or early model year 4th gen with the manual, and you'll be all set. As far as rust goes, it can happen to any vehicle. The new Rams have far less rust problems than the old ones do. Just take care of it and you shouldn't have any problems.
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