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Old 09-08-2011, 06:54 PM   #1
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Hey guys, gotta question. Just picked up my new truck.....2011 Ram 1500 ST HEMI 4WD. My question is, how sensitive is your front suspension? I mean, I can feel every little imperfection in the road. Truck has the factory steel wheels and of course brand new 17" tires. I can feel everything in my gas pedal while im driving and its very uncomfortable. I had a 2003 Ram 2500 and had troubles with the front wheel bearings and I could feel alot of vibration and random taps and pops in the pedals......well my new truck feels the same way. Even driving over a smooth section of pavement, i can still feel the littlest rough spot or stone on the road. Anyone else own a newer model Ram and able to feel a wet piece of paper when you drive over it?? Is this a common thing? Thanks!

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Hey guys, gotta question. Just picked up my new truck.....2011 Ram 1500 ST HEMI 4WD. My question is, how sensitive is your front suspension? I mean, I can feel every little imperfection in the road. Truck has the factory steel wheels and of course brand new 17" tires. I can feel everything in my gas pedal while im driving and its very uncomfortable. I had a 2003 Ram 2500 and had troubles with the front wheel bearings and I could feel alot of vibration and random taps and pops in the pedals......well my new truck feels the same way. Even driving over a smooth section of pavement, i can still feel the littlest rough spot or stone on the road. Anyone else own a newer model Ram and able to feel a wet piece of paper when you drive over it?? Is this a common thing? Thanks!
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Old 09-08-2011, 07:54 PM   #3
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I'm only a 2wd reg cab and I can't say I notice it in the front suspension. Only the rear on rougher roads and towing (coil vs leafspring does that though). I'd be curious to see what other 4wd people say.
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:20 PM   #4
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Yeah....Im curious to know if it may be cheap tires transfering all that up to the truck. New goodyear's came with it but my MEGA CAB I traded in on this new truck had a MUCH smoother ride with stiffer suspension and the tread on those tires were close to a mud terrain tire.
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:26 AM   #5
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Well my truck still has the factory Goodyear's which I've never had an issue with. Mine are 275/60R20 wrangler hps.
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Old 09-16-2011, 08:34 PM   #7
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Ive also noticed on my normal drives to and from work....there is no similar rough areas of road. I can drive a mile or so and not feel a thing on a certain section of highway and tommorow, that same section....i can feel all kinds of vibration and taps in the pedals. Ive read of issues with tie rods on these trucks causing a popping sound. Ya think? Im just not sure but want it to stop!
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i notice alot of road imperfection in the pedal as well
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