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Old 12-18-2012, 11:05 PM
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I haul with my truck a lot, and never have any issues. I even have my stock springs removed and replaced with RT springs(~1200 lb payload IIRC) which are then cut for a 1" drop in the rear(about 1.5 coils IIRC), and still have no issues. Here's my truck with maybe 1,200 lb payload in it(on the cut RT springs):



That was on a 2,600 mile trip and it rode fine, not too much squat(even at the limit of my cut springs), plenty of travel left.

My old truck with leaf springs squatted more with the same weight.

I do agree though there is more travel with the coil setup vs the leaf setup. I don't understand why people have an issue with squat though, you are putting weight on a spring, it will squat...
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I think the reason the ram 2500 payload is so low is that the truck is identical in frame and body to the ram 1500 with a different suspension setup (leafs in place of rear coils). Whereas all of the other manufacturers (Ford, GM/Chev) all have frames for their 250/2500 models that emulate the 350/3500 super or heavy duty lines
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I thought the 2500 frame was different from the 1500 frame.
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I run 1,000 pounds, (1/2 ton) of weight ALL the time in my bed, it doesn't squat a bit





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crew | 6'4" | auto |4x2
Max Payload 2,846 lbs
Max Tow 10,900 lbs

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