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Test drove a new 1500 Limited

Katie22

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Hi all I test drove a new Limited 1500 and love the truck except for two things. The first is easy. The truck I drove had the big hemi but 3.02 axel and for about 100 dollars you can get the 3.9 axel which would really make the truck feel more powerful.

The other thing that I did not like it the truck in turns seemed to rock a LOT even in lowest suspension setting. I was wondering if anyone else has felt this and corrected it with different sway bars?
 

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I've had my Limited since June 30th, and I've never noticed it rocking in turns. Was the suspension in NORMAL or AERO mode?

Regarding the power, mine had the 3.92 gears, so no issues there.
 

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3.21 gears and mines fine. FWIW, I had a 2019 ram 4x4 with 3.92 gears and yes it was faster off the line, but I don't hot rod off the line. I prefer the 'tested' 2-3 better mpg at highway speeds than quicker accel. My previous ram got 18.5 on the same route I drive now, and getting 20.8. Of course I drive 112 miles a day too. But honestly, the only real difference besides mileage is you have to give a 'little' more accel off the line, but its not that much at all.
 

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and the toyota tundra with it's 4:30 gears will jump off the line faster than the hemi 3:92...oh well....
 

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3.21 gears and mines fine. FWIW, I had a 2019 ram 4x4 with 3.92 gears and yes it was faster off the line, but I don't hot rod off the line. I prefer the 'tested' 2-3 better mpg at highway speeds than quicker accel. My previous ram got 18.5 on the same route I drive now, and getting 20.8. Of course I drive 112 miles a day too. But honestly, the only real difference besides mileage is you have to give a 'little' more accel off the line, but its not that much at all.
You'll also notice a difference with the 3.92 gears if you tow.

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I messed with the suspension a number of times. It just had a lot of lean in turns that I didnt like myself. I suppose it was just a matter of opinion. I loved every other aspect of the truck but the leaning which I suspect can be changed with different sway bars.
 

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I messed with the suspension a number of times. It just had a lot of lean in turns that I didnt like myself. I suppose it was just a matter of opinion. I loved every other aspect of the truck but the leaning which I suspect can be changed with different sway bars.
Bingo. Just search for Hellwig on this forum ;)
 

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Put taller tires on a 3.21 rear end and you'll with you had a 3.92.

I went from the stock 32 inch tires to 34 inch tires and I think that lowered my effective gearing to 3.67
 

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Hi all I test drove a new Limited 1500 and love the truck except for two things. The first is easy. The truck I drove had the big hemi but 3.02 axel and for about 100 dollars you can get the 3.9 axel which would really make the truck feel more powerful.

The other thing that I did not like it the truck in turns seemed to rock a LOT even in lowest suspension setting. I was wondering if anyone else has felt this and corrected it with different sway bars?
I have a 2019 Limited with the Off-Road package and 20” wheels, no problems on turns, of course I don’t run it at Bristol either!
 

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