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Old 11-21-2013, 03:28 PM
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Does anyone have an idea of the additional weight of the air suspension over the standard coils, if any?

Second, in my area there is a shortage (as in, I have not found a one) of 1500s with the air suspension. Does this mean the dealers are not ordering them for the lot, or that there is a limited demand for them?

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Old 11-21-2013, 05:45 PM
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Not sure where in upstate you are... I'm in the capital area. I could NOT find a single truck near here with air. I from the southern tier, and still have family there, so I tried a few dealers down there, too. Nada. I really wanted to drive it before I ordered it. I'm a little nervous at this point, so I try to not think about it. There's been virtually nothing bad said about it here (that I've read).
Why none on the lots? That's a damn good question. I'd like to know too.
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Old 11-21-2013, 05:59 PM
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I don't know how the system works. I assume dealers get to specify the options on trucks/cars they get for "on the lot," and base that on what they think will sell best. That said, with such a touted option as the air suspension is, I would think they would have bunches of them.

It does make me worry. If the dealers think it's a crap option, then are we making a big mistake by ordering/buying it?

I'm leaning toward ordering one anyway. It sounds great to me - like you, I've seen no negative reviews of the air suspension.
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I think there was a restriction on the air earlier on, maybe that has something to do with it? It's a stretch... I know.
My truck is in D status, so give me a couple more months and I'll let you know what I think!
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When I ordered my 2013 Longhorn in January, I really wanted to try out the air-suspension first. It was under such a limited restriction at the time that no dealers in Arizona had one. It wasn't until March that a dealer in Arizona finally got one in. I was two months into my order (which I did order with the air-suspension) before I was able to drive one with it. Once I drove it, I was glad I ordered it. Another reason could be the price of the option. I have also found the Ramboxes very rare at the dealers. It seems that the ones around here order the Rams for the masses. Of the 250 or so at my local dealer, half of them were Express models, probably another 25 Bighorns, 5 Laramies, 2 Sports and the rest were Tradesmen. Not a single one with air-suspension nor did they have any Limited or Longhorns. They want Rams that the average person walking in would like it and take it on the spot. When there is a $1600 option on it, they have to think about it and then the dealer risks loosing the impulse sale.
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Air suspension adds about 35 lbs over the coil suspension.

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I have air suspension on my BMW X5 (I know, totally different vehicle) and it is great! Pricey option but air suspensions are very nice. I doubt you'll be disappointed.
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I am really happy with the air suspension. As long as you are ok with not being able to lift (well, I have heard that you can put a 6" lift on, but then you are just bypassing the air so what is the point in getting it), you will like it. It rides real nice, and the auto level feature is outstanding.

Oh, and I had the same problem when ordering. There were no air trucks around. I agree with the other posters...it is too expensive an option to have just sitting around the lot. I think most people off the street are going to look at it like a gimmicky option.
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Thanks, MongoSJ. 35 pounds. That is negligible, I think.

Country-Boy, what dealer did you order your truck from? What kind of deal did they give you? (Don't need the numbers, if you don't want to give them, but can you tell me what percentage off MSRP they gave?)
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I ordered a 14 Limited with air suspension DELETE. It was delivered WITH air suspension. Thank goodness--- I really like it!

I had a 12 Limited without air and it rode nice, so I ordered the 14 without-- a mistake.

The 14 actually rides nicer plus the advantages of the adjustability. Very glad my order was changed!!!!!
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