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Old 09-25-2014, 09:43 PM
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Hi everyone I'm new to posting on the forums but have browsed for a while now... Anyways I have a 2014 CC Sport with a mopar lift, 35 inch tires on 20 fuels, beautiful truck but I am having issues with the suspension and lift. I wanted a BDS lift at first but the dealer told me the mopar one was the only one warranty approved. If i knew what I know now would have just went to a different dealer..
So I got it back from the dealer 2 days ago and they say both the shocks in the rear need to be replaced. They are aftermarket mopar shocks that came with the lift.. dealer installed and they say they will replace them under warranty because they put the lift on the truck when I bought it.
Thing is the truck only has 6000km on it! 6000km and the shocks are done? I was having issues with the truck bouncing alot over bumps, like ridiculous bounce. Railroad tracks would take 50 feet to recover from going 60km/h. I understand it is a lifted truck and the ride is not going to be that nice but are new shocks in the rear going to fix my problems? I sometimes feel unsafe driving the truck 90km/h over a bridge with those bumps at the start and end of the bridge because if I didn't hold the wheel tight the thing would be off the road.
Truck goes in to get the shocks replaced in the middle of October and they are putting the same shocks in again. I am just very unhappy with the ride of the truck right now and am weighing my options on what to do with it to fix the ride. I feel like I cannot do anything other than what the dealer wants to keep it warranty approved
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Sounds like sway bars and panard bar not adjusted correctly to match the lift IMO I haven't seen an OE lift on a ram so I don't know what it consist of. If you have another dealer close have them take a look or another reputable off-road shop for a second opinion hopefully it may be a cheap fix with new sway bar endlinks and panard bar
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Nice truck. Hope you figure out the problem
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Right on, thanks. I will definitely take it in for a look at an off-road shop
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Sounds like sway bars and panard bar not adjusted correctly to match the lift IMO I haven't seen an OE lift on a ram so I don't know what it consist of. If you have another dealer close have them take a look or another reputable off-road shop for a second opinion hopefully it may be a cheap fix with new sway bar endlinks and panard bar
Huh? Did you just make that up?

To the OP, your shocks are definately blown which is why it takes so long to recover when going over railroad tracks. As for why they are blown so quickly....hard to say, but more than likely poor quality shocks. I would let the dealer install new ones under warranty and see how the truck rides before spending more money right now. If the new shocks ride like crap, then you could upgrade with several different brands that are widely discussed here on the forums. (Bilstein, Fox, Icon to name a few)

And for future reference, if you do end up replacing the shocks, the only factory warranty that would be affected would be for the shocks only and nothing else.

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Huh? Did you just make that up?
If you seen the way my local dealer done to my nephews jeep when they installed his lift you would understand they left half the lift components he had the same problems the op had dealer in one county over finished the jeep with the rest of the parts that belong with the lift.
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If you seen the way my local dealer done to my nephews jeep when they installed his lift you would understand they left half the lift components he had the same problems the op had dealer in one county over finished the jeep with the rest of the parts that belong with the lift.
Your nephews problems on his Jeep are different from what the OP is experiencing. A panhard bar that was improperly adjusted (if it is an adjustable one which I doubt) or relocation bracket not used (if his lift supplied one) would not cause his rear shocks to fail.
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If your in Calgary after you get the new shocks put in and if it rides like crap I would go down and talk to the guys at innovative auto (just a few blocks from deerfoot casino). The guys there are pretty good and seem to know there shit. They installed the lift on my old truck and I had no problems
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Nice Ram! And welcome to the site. As you may know by now, your "Mopar" lift is actually a rebranded Superlift system. I'd suggest looking on Superlifts website. I believe they offer Bilstien shocks as an upgrade on their suspension lifts. They would be a nice upgrade and already valved for your truck and your lift.
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K thanks a lot guys I guess it's just a wait till I get the new shocks in. I've read about the Bilstien shocks and even talked to a truck shop about getting them installed but he wanted 800-900$ for shocks, install and the alignment a couple weeks ago. Didn't really want to spend the money then but we will see how these new shocks affect the ride quality.
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