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Old 09-30-2012, 12:14 AM
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My 2011 Ram 2500 has the heavy duty snow plow prep package and the front springs are too stiff for me. I don't intend to install a snow plow and want to change the front coil springs to get a softer ride. I want to keep the same height that I have now. Where can I buy coil springs that will not change the height of my truck but are a bit softer? All of the aftermarket springs I have found are made to lift or lower a truck. Progressive springs would be great. I would rather not go to my Dodge dealer for springs if I don't have to.
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Have you considered going the bag route?

I believe that Army of One is a TLC vendor.. you might wish to look him up for more info

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What is the bag route?

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You need to go to a good shop that does spring work

maybe this one, or not, you won't know until you call them


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You should have got a 1500 for comfortable ride. You will not get one from a 2500. Springs are stiff and the tires are at 60psi range.
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TLC will likely not do what you are attempting to accomplish as you are trying to alter the front coils for ride comfort.

There are companies out there who will sell you springs with lower spring rates which will result in a less heavy duty ride up front. Mostly this is for people who long-haul large gooseneck RV's and need a 3/4 ton or 1-ton truck to do it, but dont want the solid axle bouncy ride that comes with it.

Another thing you can do is simply buy a 2wd model. They dont ride as rough. I know that is an expensive proposition so look around local to you at a spring shop and maybe google can yield some interesting stuff.
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My company truck is a Dodge 2500 and does not ride bad at all. I have put over 100,000 miles on it and I like it. Thats why I bought a 2500 for my personal truck. I need the 3/4 ton for my slide in camper but don't need those extra stiff front coils that the snow plow package gives it. I wonder if anybody who has removed standard coils for a lift would want to sell them?
I will check out the spring place in Wheeling WV. Thanks!
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I would highly recommend installing the KORE leveling kit. The springs it comes with along with Bilsteins totally changed the ride in a good way.
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I had a 2005 QC 3/4 4x4 HD. I found the ride better when I filled the bed with firewood. Any weight would do. 4-600 lbs seams to do the trick
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Thats a good point. Bottom line is that it is made specifically to haul/tow so throwing some sand bags in the bed or whatever weight makes it ride MUCH nicer. If you do that all the time though, it will affect mileage and brakes and some general wear and tear I would assume
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