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Old 07-13-2012, 02:47 PM
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I have 3 dodges now and had about 3 others 89 Durango 2 06 chargers,and all had problems.2009 dodge journey,03 ram,06 charger all had issues.
Front end problems are their biggest downfall if you ask me,had a 04 avalanche ran soft as hell,it rode like a Cadillac.03 ram rides like crap just yesterday I thought I must do something about it,rims are bigger then stock but my avalanche had same size,still rode nice.I like mopar and will stay with it,every make has thier issues.
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Some people dont know they have front end issues cause if it don't make a noise or rattle there's no problems my charger rides great but the lower a arms bushings are trashed again.
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Old 07-13-2012, 02:54 PM
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I will say my brother's ~07 ram big horn 4x4 has horrible front end issues, eating wheel bearings like every 30k miles, but other than that one case, non of us have issues. Everyone in my family has rams(some several) and so do many friends. I don't know if that issue is related to the fact that it's the only 4x4 the rest are 2wd or not but something is wrong with it.
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No problems with mine, 27k Kms now.
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Wow, you had a bit of good luck there Snrusnak! It would have sucked to have the wheel pop off
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:31 PM
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lirex3, it sounds like your friends want you to buy a Ford or Chevy because their suspensions are superior? Tokico shocks aren't the best in HD uses. Tokicos ride softer and in my opinion are mainly an on road shock, which definitely improved the kidney kick ride a whole bunch. Compared to my 99 Magnum, my 2012 rides like a Caddy but that will change a bit because I'm installing Bilsteins which will put back that sporty truck feel. Just go aftermarket like most of us do so you can tell your buds that you just beefed up the suspension a bit. That'll give them another reason to pick on you and your MOPAR some more I'm sure; just to make their Fix Or Repair Daily and Government Motors truck look better to ya.
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Oh, and those crappy Hub/wheel bearing combo things on the Chevy - pure Poo!

If I were in you situation, I'd get the front end up on stands and start looking for the culprit. Suspension components are pretty basic stuff. Once you find it, You can tell the service fool what to fix
Thanks bikenut... I am going to find the issue myself. As for my truck I love it and that's why I bought it. Out of all three meaning ford and Chevy, dodge is the nicest looking truck. Both inside and out. I have a feeling it is the rack that has play hence making that thud.
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Hey lirex3, I think I might have read earlier posts that said some trucks had bad tie rod end problems, but don't quote me on that. I just thought it might be a good place to look while your under there bud. Good luck and proud to hear you love your RAM brother!
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I've got some interesting ride issues with my 2012 Laramie with under 2000 miles. On smooth pavement at any speed she rides like a Caddy but if you experience even very mild bumps or slight washboarding the front wheels vibrate (actually feels like a shimmy) from the front end all the way to the steering wheel especially at lower speeds 20-50 mph. I have noticed that the locking lug on each wheel sticks out 1/4-1/2 inch farther than the other 4 lug nuts. Everyone says that doesn't affect the balance and isn't causing my problem. My service guy says it rides "normal".
Any thoughts?
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