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I recently purchased a 2014 Ram 4x4,ED Laramie. I traded in my 2009 Ram Big Horn SLT with 182,000 miles on it. so far the fuel mileage is on track and bells and whistles are handy. I'm a traveling salesman and can't help but notcie the stiff ride.It often feels like a 3/4 or 1 ton ride. it does not have air suspension. is there anything that can be adjusted? anybody else notice the stiffness??:confused:
 

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I'm thinking that a 5 year old truck with 183k on the clock would have sagged a bit. Maybe it's just the newness of it all.
 

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I have had my Larime ED for one week tomorrow, 187 miles on it, 20 inch wheels rides as nice as my 2010 Ram Quad cab I traded for the Crewcab ED. Still waiting for the avg milage to get above 19.8 mpg:cool:
 

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I can assure you that my Wife' ED does not ride like my 3/4T 2500 4x4. In fact I am amazed how smooth hers ED is in comparison.

Does your 4x4 have the solid front axle (I assume they kept the solid front Axle)? This will stiffen the ride a little over the 4x2 having independent suspension.
 

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Does your 4x4 have the solid front axle (I assume they kept the solid front Axle)? This will stiffen the ride a little over the 4x2 having independent suspension.
RAM 1500s all have independent front suspension, including 4X4s. 3/4 ton and up have solid front axles.
 

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After 1/2 a million miles on 1/2 tons, including the Cummins, I think it's soft.

Wife thinks it bounces more. I think she's crazy as it's so flimsy compared to the 1/2 ton it just feels the road more. Old truck would flip us everywhere on bumps. This one is so soft it just rolls over them without the flipping around.

Hard, soft, good, bad etc. are all relative terms. There is no standard except for what the owner perceives. To each his own. I say it's a bit too soft and I wish it were firmer like I think a truck should be.
 

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After 1/2 a million miles on 1/2 tons, including the Cummins, I think it's soft.

Wife thinks it bounces more. I think she's crazy as it's so flimsy compared to the 1/2 ton it just feels the road more. Old truck would flip us everywhere on bumps. This one is so soft it just rolls over them without the flipping around.

Hard, soft, good, bad etc. are all relative terms. There is no standard except for what the owner perceives. To each his own. I say it's a bit too soft and I wish it were firmer like I think a truck should be.
I agree, but with most of my vehicles even ones that were considered luxurious, women have said it was bumpy.
 

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I appreciate the replies. but i don't ever remember my 2009 SLT Big Horn ever ridng stiff even when new. in fact evrybody would comment how much better it road than their trucks. i let some air out of the tires and that helped some. the dealer had the tires maxed at 46psi. maybe it's just me.. it currently has 1300 miles and i just need to let it break in a bit.
 

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I appreciate the replies. but i don't ever remember my 2009 SLT Big Horn ever ridng stiff even when new. in fact evrybody would comment how much better it road than their trucks. i let some air out of the tires and that helped some. the dealer had the tires maxed at 46psi. maybe it's just me.. it currently has 1300 miles and i just need to let it break in a bit.
letting air out and finding a psi range that allows for a smoother ride is a good thing to do, a really easy thing to do. How much lower than the standard PSI number would you go?
 
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