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Old 06-03-2015, 08:25 PM   #21
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I had a 2012 Ram 1500 Hemi 6spd with 3.55 rear. Towed a 7000 lbs trailer with an Equalizer hitch. It was OK but sluggish. Stability wise, fantastic.

Then got a 2014 with a 3.92 rear and 8spd. Bumped tow capacity from 8400 to 10,050. The difference between the two models is night and day. And I actually get 1-1.5 mpg better with the 3.92 8 SPD combo while towing.

But for sure with any newer Ram 1500, GET AIRBAGS! The springs will sag with a heavy tongue load. Amazon has Airbags 1000 that slip into the springs for about $70 and will remove just about any rear squat with just 30 psi of air. Take about 30 minutes to install.

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Old 06-03-2015, 09:20 PM   #22
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Agreed Major, we have a 2012 Ram 1500 with factory tow package (mirrors, 3:92 gears, oil coolers, 6 spd tranny) and pulling a Windjammer @ 6600 lbs., high winds was a little trouble some. But as you stated, I installed Airlift 1000 airbags. I'm confident on our next trip all issues will be resolved.

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