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I pull a boat and trailer only weighing in the 2500 to 3000lb vicinity, but I have a very short tongue on the trailer. My previous vehicle was a Chevy Trailblazer. Pulling this boat and trailer made the rear end squat badly. Just like to know if you guys think I might need a rear end suspension upgrade or not.
 

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I pull a boat and trailer only weighing in the 2500 to 3000lb vicinity, but I have a very short tongue on the trailer. My previous vehicle was a Chevy Trailblazer. Pulling this boat and trailer made the rear end squat badly. Just like to know if you guys think I might need a rear end suspension upgrade or not.
not even close, whats the tonque weight of the boat and trailer? the Eco's not even going to feel that man LOL. If you REALLY want, get the optional airbags that self level...
 

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Thats what I was hoping to here. Tongue weight might be 1500. Ram stopped offering the airbags w/the ED. They only come w/the gas engines now for some reason. Thanks for the input.
 

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I pull a boat and trailer only weighing in the 2500 to 3000lb vicinity, but I have a very short tongue on the trailer. My previous vehicle was a Chevy Trailblazer. Pulling this boat and trailer made the rear end squat badly. Just like to know if you guys think I might need a rear end suspension upgrade or not.
I use the Timbrens, very easy to install as they just replace the soft bumpers the truck comes with. :)
 

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Thats what I was hoping to here. Tongue weight might be 1500. Ram stopped offering the airbags w/the ED. They only come w/the gas engines now for some reason. Thanks for the input.
I assume you got this info from a dealer? I've learned to never say never but I find that really odd. I'd confirm that with another dealer or call customer service. If I read yor post correctly, you have more weight on the tongue than the axle? You'd probably do well to move the axle forward a bit. With 1500 tongue weight you definitely need some help of some kind.
 

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Hows the ride w/the timbrens? I've seen a couple reviews w/a a few people saying that they stiffened the ride a bit. Those reviews were w/GMC trucks though. Hows your ED ride w/em?
 

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Checkout the Ram website. They won't let you pair up the ED engine and air suspension anymore. I tried to get the dealer to get it for me anyway, but they had same problem.
 

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I assume you got this info from a dealer? I've learned to never say never but I find that really odd. I'd confirm that with another dealer or call customer service. If I read yor post correctly, you have more weight on the tongue than the axle? You'd probably do well to move the axle forward a bit. With 1500 tongue weight you definitely need some help of some kind.
A 3000LBS trailer with a 1500LBS tounge weight means the axle is under the tail lights of the Trailer. At the very back. I think you need to re measure the tounge weight or the trailer. The tounge weight is usually around 10% of the Gross trailer weight. so 3000LBS should be around 300LBS
 

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Checkout the Ram website. They won't let you pair up the ED engine and air suspension anymore. I tried to get the dealer to get it for me anyway, but they had same problem.
Just built a longhorn cc 4x4 long bed Ed w/air suspension @ ram trucks with no problem. What is your configuration?
 

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Hows the ride w/the timbrens? I've seen a couple reviews w/a a few people saying that they stiffened the ride a bit. Those reviews were w/GMC trucks though. Hows your ED ride w/em?
I have not had a load yet to engage them but with a good load like a travel trailer some folks may notice them.I guess it depends how picky one is. My other Rams had leaf springs so I cannot say I noticed them at all other than the great stability the truck had. I just felt they would be great with these coil springs. Ray
 

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I was playing w/the ram site and they still have the air suspension w/the Laramies. It must be the quad cab configuration I have. I stand corrected.
 

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My 2015 that I pick up next week has the ED and Air Suspendiin. I think the restriction is on 2wd versions, but you absolutely can get the ecodiesel with air suspension.
 

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I have Timbren's. They don't even touch until at least an inch of travel has taken place. No way can they affect ride quality unless you load and load. Then they IMPROVE it.
 
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