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Old 07-25-2013, 11:42 AM
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Default Leveling the front on a four corner air suspension RAM 1500?

I have a 2013 Ram 1500 without the Air Suspension that I installed a front leveling kit on and it looks and rides sweet. But I just ordered a 2014 loaded up with the air suspension, by the ones I see on the lot with this option it looks like the front does sit lower on those as well and Im going to want to raise it up to level and add my 35 tires off my 13.

My question is does anybody make anything to do that yet? It seems that something mechanical could do it but also programming the front to rise a little bit seems like the smart option if that could happen.

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Old 07-25-2013, 11:48 AM
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I have a 2013 Ram 1500 without the Air Suspension that I installed a front leveling kit on and it looks and rides sweet. But I just ordered a 2014 loaded up with the air suspension, by the ones I see on the lot with this option it looks like the front does sit lower on those as well and Im going to want to raise it up to level and add my 35 tires off my 13.

My question is does anybody make anything to do that yet? It seems that something mechanical could do it but also programming the front to rise a little bit seems like the smart option if that could happen.

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you are out of luck with 35's on that set-up. If you want to lift, level, or play with the suspension and mod it like that, the air suspension is the wrong way to go.
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Old 07-25-2013, 11:57 AM
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you are out of luck with 35's on that set-up. If you want to lift, level, or play with the suspension and mod it like that, the air suspension is the wrong way to go.
For now..but it will likely come in time.

A tire shop here said guys were installing level kits above the air suspension. I'm not sure I believe him.
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For now..but it will likely come in time.

A tire shop here said guys were installing level kits above the air suspension. I'm not sure I believe him.
oh boy, I would NOT want to be the ginnie pig on that set-up.

if you want to lift, stay with the regular set-up. much less to go wrong on a completely new system,

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If we could figure out what is used, and how it is used, to determine when to raise/lower each corner, leveling might be as simple/challenging as an adjustment to it.
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On aftermarket kits, there is a "level" sensor involved. If there is one on the new Rams, and there most likely is, then maybe you could just adjust the angle of the sensor, and it would trick the truck into raising the front.
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On aftermarket kits, there is a "level" sensor involved. If there is one on the new Rams, and there most likely is, then maybe you could just adjust the angle of the sensor, and it would trick the truck into raising the front.
I noticed the front upper control arms on this '13 have the little ball for a height sensor rod/arm, if thats the case then you can probably adjust the rod length like the lincoln air suspension and other systems to level it.

Its always possible they have some some kind of tilt sensors as well to keep it level, I have no idea... I would think the air suspension trucks would sit more level, reason for the big rake with normal springs is so it doesnt drag the tail with a load in the bed or trailer attached. I would think the air ride wouldnt need to have any rake since it can level itself depending on load.
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Maybe I haven't paid enough attention to how mine is sitting, but my understanding was that the air suspension was supposed to be self leveling all the time. Hence the reason I hear it leveling after it has been shut off. Maybe the ones you looked at were is some other air susp. mode?
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Do you think you could put it in driving mode and measure the front height compared to the rear? the one I seen had at least a two inch differance between the two, looked like a hound dog sniffing a trail
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Yeah, I measured to the top of the wheel well and it was 38 in the rear and 36.5 in the front. To the top of the w2w steps, 15 in the rear/ 14 in the front. Probably something that is going to eat away at me now that I know it. Thanks
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