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rhagfo

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Posted: 01/12/21 02:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So one more post to add clarity.
The 1st gen of the Ram Air Suspension came out in 2013 or 2014 and looked like the picture below.

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Then in 2018 they appear to have made changes to make the addition of the Air Suspension a easier process. Now instead of having to add a bracket to the frame for the upper link arm, now it all goes in the leaf spring brackets. Now there are basically traction bars under the single leaf to prevent axle wrap. That bar only goes forward of the axle.

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Kayteg1 wrote:

towpro wrote:

lots of replies on here have never seen the ram air suspension. .


Neither did you.
It doesn't exist.


why do you need to treat people like this?
Maybe its time you give the internet a rest?

PS: Here is the name right out of the place you order the "automatic level-rear air suspension
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Posted: 01/12/21 10:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You’re overthinking. The Ram air suspension is doing exactly what is supposed to do. If you want your suspension to sit a little lower use the Alt Ride Height button. Otherwise, don’t worry about it.

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The RAM air suspension is certainly not full air suspension as you might see on a semi. Many differences starting with the semi-elliptic spring to locate the axle.

But I'd agree that the thing being called an "overload" is actually intended to prevent axle wrap, not carry any load. That system will also have some problems with torque jacking of the suspension - they should have stuck with and refined their first attempt. Or better still, licensed the system from Autoflex, who solved this problem (how to easily install true air suspension with no frame mods).


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You can buy thicker bumpstops and they will take up the space your talking about I installed them on my 18 and they help a lot with sway but give you a harder ride empty. That space we have with the factory ones is there for that reason. I just remove them when the camper isn;t going to be used for a while.

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