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Old 06-15-2015, 12:04 AM   #11
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And the over load springs do effect the ride because though the truck is not loaded to the point that the ends touch, the middle is still part of the stack of springs.
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Old 06-15-2015, 12:47 AM   #12
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I'm pulling my 5-er, around 12k, with no major issues (except that the stock clutch is going to have a short life and will need to be replaced with a South Bend soon.). I put the whole rig on the scale at my local stone quarry last month, nothing in the garage but with a full load of water: 19,400 pounds. The truck had its axles swapped to 4:10 ratio (that was never available from the factory with the manual transmission,) so my unloaded mileage isn't great, but it tows well. Good luck!
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Old 06-15-2015, 01:18 AM   #13
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I am, and so far it's been no issue.

If you don't have a 3/4 ton already do shop for the 1 ton trucks also. There's no denying that there's a difference in stability, but if you already have a 3/4 ton then roll with it, just keep the weight ratings in mind.
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Old 06-15-2015, 06:21 AM   #14
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B.S. the trucks are Identical, same engine, same trans, same rear end same springs. Call dodge yourself, don't take my word for it, they'll tell you the same if you want to make your truck a one ton add the overload springs.

As far as airbags increasing payload your wrong. Research it for yourself.
I didn't say there were any other differences in the 2 trucks, we are talking about springs. Rear springs is the only difference in a 3/4 ton and single wheel 1 ton. We agree on that but yet you are trying to school me on trucks. I've been to the websites of air bag manufactures, and they say themselves that they are for stability and ride control only, and not to increase payload.
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2008 Dodge Ram 2500 4X4. The motor is heavy. The first time you get the motor down hill and need to back up on something slippery you will be wanting the 4WD.

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Old 06-15-2015, 06:33 AM   #16
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from the Airlift website:

Q. Will adding air springs increase the Weight Rating of my vehicle?

A. No. Adding air springs will not change the Weight Rating (GVWR, GCWR, GAWR) of your vehicle. Our air springs simply increase your suspension’s ability to support heavy loads. We strongly recommend that you never exceed your vehicle’s Weight Ratings. Exceeding your vehicle’s rating is dangerous and will void your Air Lift warranty.
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What Davel1971 said ^
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Old 06-15-2015, 09:09 AM   #18
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B.S. the trucks are Identical, same engine, same trans, same rear end same springs.
Wow on that statement. The 2500 Ram trucks I have been looking have those coily things over the rear axle, and the 3500s have those long flat thingys over the rear axle. That doesn't appear to be the same for this ol' boy.
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So, by your own admission you bought too much trailer for your truck. Now you want to do the same thing again? I dont understand your logic of buying a bately adequate tool for the job at hand. 2500 series trucks can handle a fiver, as long as you keep it under about 10,000 GVWR. Meaning a fifth wheel in the range of 25 feet. Not knowing how big any future trailer purchases might be quit playing the buying game and get the right truck the first, second in your case place.
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A 3/4 ton Ram had coil springs and a 1 Ton Ram has leaf springs. The 1 Ton still rides smooth unloaded.
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