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Old 01-31-2012, 04:15 PM
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Have my truck at the shop right now fixing some heat issues and asked them to look at the shocks as every bump I hit they bottom out hard..especially when it is below -15C...dealer says they are fine..seals not leaking etc...now this is my 5th dodge ram and also have 3 at work all half tons..mine which is the nicest of all of them rides the worst because of the constant bottoming out..they wanted to give it back but I requested they check again(another test drive) as I will not be happy unless they change them....any ideas on how I can convince them they are shot ? I feel like something is going to break if I hit a bump over 40KM/hr..
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The real question is, did they actually remove them and check or did they just do a visual? Is your truck 2wd or 4wd? 2wd drive is too easy to unbolt and check. 4wd on the other hand, is a totally different story. How many miles on your truck?
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Truck is 4WD with around 45000 miles. I bought it at 35. It wasn't till this winter it started to bottom out.
When I talked to service they said the mech took it for a quick spin and did a visual..then did the update to the heater unit and called me to PU. I asked them about the shocks and they said maybe I had too much snow in the box..I kinda laughed and said "shouldn't I be able to put a skidoo or quad in there and head down the highway without bottoming out on every bump..never mind 5 shovels of snow?" Service told the mech and I could here him say..well hes got a point ill take it for another drive and look again. They are changing the springs for now and will see if that helps or eliminates the bottoming out.
It is a bit frustrating that I now have the nicest truck I have ever owned...Hemi Power 4x4 on the fly...but on our ruff roads it doesn't ride that well.
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I don't think its yours springs. The shocks may just be bad. Maybe weather and roads just made them go bad at 45,000 miles. Just use this as an excuse to get some bilsteins adjustables and level your front end. Lol. These will be new shocks and you can adjust the spring perch up to 2.8" in height increase. I would stick with 2.1" since you use 4wd more than the average person. Also, check your front bumpstops and see if they are in good shape too. Aloha
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Default Not sure if its the shocks...but we have the fix

NWTJ,

Of course, don't know if its your shocks, but we have the fix for you.

Total Load Control™ Suspension is the revolutionary air suspension that will keep your truck level with any legal load. And TLC improves steering, handling, braking and ride loaded or unloaded.

TLC consists of 2 9" Goodyear Dual Convolute Air Springs that easily mount without any modification to your suspension.

Here is what Z Member Goldviper posted:

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I installed the TLC Suspension on my 2012 Ram Laramie 4x4 last weekend and I am really please with the results. No more SAG. I will be carrying a RZR S in the bed of the truck and the air bags will keep the truck level. I pull a trailer now and they really work."

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How will the air bags perform at -30 and colder??
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Of course, don't know if its your shocks, but we have the fix for you.

Total Load Control™ Suspension is the revolutionary air suspension that will keep your truck level with any legal load. And TLC improves steering, handling, braking and ride loaded or unloaded.

TLC consists of 2 9" Goodyear Dual Convolute Air Springs that easily mount without any modification to your suspension.

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I installed the TLC Suspension on my 2012 Ram Laramie 4x4 last weekend and I am really please with the results. No more SAG. I will be carrying a RZR S in the bed of the truck and the air bags will keep the truck level. I pull a trailer now and they really work."

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John, his problem is in the front, not the rear. do you sell leveling bags for front ends as well?
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Default -67 F & Thx Army of One, You're Right

The Goodyear Air Springs we use are rated to work down to -67 F.


Thx Army of Oone - I didn't see that its a front end issue.


We are working on TLC systems for lifted/leveled trucks; not available yet.
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Hey no big deal bud, believe me if you made leveling bags for the front, I would be ALL OVER IT
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I think its the rear shocks that have gone ..why do you say the front
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