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Old 09-02-2015, 08:12 AM   #1
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New truck needs suspension help

After my experience last summer with my lifted ram over heating and being unstable, I decided to sell it and get somthing newer and mor practical.

I got a 2013 ram 2500 4x4 with the 5.7 with a leveling kit and stock rims and tires The TC I have is a lance 830 with the tent option.

I'm very tight on money and was seeing if anyone has experience with helper springs. I have had air bags on previous two trucks and am open to somthing cheaper and possibly easier.

We use the truck camper for spur of the moment trips for football, festivals, and scouting trips.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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How does the camper weight compare to the truck's rated payload capacity?
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All loaded it's going to be about 300 to 600 over
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All loaded it's going to be about 300 to 600 over
Not a particularly good place to be , remember you'll be very hard on the brakes.
I'm not in favor of trying to drive overloaded, a bad experience years back.

But first up-grade should be tires, and any tires you choose , make sure the stock rims are up to any added pressure the heavier tires require.
You already know that bigger isn't better you'll want stronger tires the same size.
JMHO: Look at tires with a load rating that will, cover the loaded truck's weight with a 15>20% cushion.
No sense having solid suspension on top of squirmy tires.
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If you just need a little bit more you can get bolt in air shocks. they can lift about half the capacity of traditional air bags.
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I have a 2011 Chev Silverado that I wanted to add more capacity. 4 wheeler, TT etc. Added a leaf spring to the rear and it turned out perfect. Ride was barely noticeable. It was advertised to add 700lbs capacity. Raised the rear about 1 1/2" empty. They were easy to install, did it myself in about 2 hrs. Cost was $175.
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