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I had the same experience that you did... although, I have owned 3 Dodge trucks and only a Chevy Tahoe LT. The Chevy LTZ was not nearly as nice inside as the Ram Laramie (or even the Sport). It did not drive or ride nearly as well.

I got the air suspension - I thought it rode a little nicer, but like you I'm wondering about longevity (I keep a truck for a LONG time).

What's really nice about it:

1. Self-leveling. Hauled an 8x12 trailer with a chord of wood... as I'm filling the trailer, I hear the suspension adjusting. The goofy trailer has way too much tongue weight, but the Ram adjusted - and the ride was still AWESOME

2. Entry/Exit mode - not for me to get in (I'm 6'1"). But for trailer hookup. Backed the same trailer into the garage... odd angle (trailer level, truck running downhill) made it difficult to jack the trailer up high enough to unhook. Hit the key fob and lowered to Entry Exit mode. COOL.

#2 will also work great for my 24' enclosed snowmobile trailer (it goes about 7000 lbs when full)... I cannot tell you how many times I've backed up to it in a freekin' snow storm to find the trailer hitch too high to hook up - 3 or 4 guys standing on the rear bumper trying to get the a$$ end low enough go under the tongue. Now I can LOWER the truck!

I figure I'll get an extended warranty if there are issues - but big trucks have been running airbags for many years. Why not 1/2 tons?

Do yourself a favor and get the keyless enter-n-go. I like that more than I thought I would.
 

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Those are good points about the air suspension, and a really good idea in getting the extended warranty for it. Like you, I intend to keep this truck for a long time.

Did you buy your 2014 off the lot, or order it? I have not been able to find a lot of Laramies around - lots of Big Horns, but no Laramies.
I was looking in August... drove some 13's, but couldn't find exactly what I wanted.... so I ordered a '14 on 8/19 and was driving it about a month later.

I noticed where you're located (in the mtns I assume)... I would also recommend the 3.92 rear over the 3.21. I'm sure the faster rear would get better mpg where it's flat, but it would likely hunt a lot more where you live. I have the 3.92s and can run 70+ on the interstate here and even on the steepest hills it downshifts to 7th only.
 
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