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Old 03-15-2010, 08:49 AM
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When did Dodge stop using Solid Front Axles on their trucks, and move to the independant suspension.

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They went to the independent front suspension on the half tons for improved ride and handling.
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When did they do that? What year did they switch over?
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I believe the change happened with the 02 model year. I had an 02 4wd with independent, a friend had an 01 with a solid.
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If that is the case, why does the 2010 Ram (which I just bought) sit so low in the front end, when the 2007 models had a lot more fender clearance, if both are independant front suspensions?

I like the look of a lot of space between the wheel and fender that the Dodge use to have. Now they look like Chevy and Toyota with the low rakeing front end.
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Where it sits really has nothing to do with the type of suspension. Some people like the tall look, some don't. The stylist may have shot for a look where the tire fills the wheel house opening better for the 4th gen.
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