Multi link rear suspension in 2013 Ram

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by tacomalimited, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. tacomalimited

    tacomalimited 2018 dcsb mgm limited 4x4

    Just curious as to what everyone thinks of a multi link suspension in the rear of a pickup(like the kind the 2013 Ram is using) Better then leaf springs? Worse? Supposedly it can handle the same payload as leaf springs, but offers a better ride. What does everyone think?
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2013
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  3. tostidos

    tostidos Well-Known Member

    You mean like a 3 or 4 link? With out the leaf spring the only thing giving now is the shock. Which can be tuned and worked with way more than an uncontrollable leaf spring.
     
  4. OP
    tacomalimited

    tacomalimited 2018 dcsb mgm limited 4x4

    Not sure exactly. I heard the new Ram truck had multi link suspension in the rear, and I know most trucks depend on rear leafs.I was just asking if everyone thought a multi link, like the new Ram is using, is a good idea or bad.
     
  5. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    I drove one and I didn't feel a difference. I think I remember seeing that load handling wasn't as good.
     
  6. OP
    tacomalimited

    tacomalimited 2018 dcsb mgm limited 4x4

    Just curious because, I remember reading somewhere, that it's able to handle the same payload as the previous model, that had leaf springs. I was surprised to hear that.I was under the impression that leaf springs were best for payload.
     
  7. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Coil springs have been used for the rear suspension of trucks before. Leaf springs are just a cheap, effective way of running suspension.
     
  8. MGMTacoLover

    MGMTacoLover Well-Known Member

    The new rams are going to suffer sales for what they did to the rear suspension and exhaust system
     
  9. OP
    tacomalimited

    tacomalimited 2018 dcsb mgm limited 4x4

    Why do you say that?btw what did they do to the exhaust?
     
  10. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    They had sales?

    Personally I like the bumper cutouts for the exhaust. It doesn't look redneck like all other aftermarket dual exhaust kits.
     
  11. MGMTacoLover

    MGMTacoLover Well-Known Member

    They added the urea crap which is a pain in the butt in my opinion
     
  12. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    That's pretty much all diesels now since they aren't as clean burning as everyone thinks. Usually you fill it every 10K miles.
     
  13. MGMTacoLover

    MGMTacoLover Well-Known Member

    Well a little straight piping and tuning can fix that though and yes I know its illegal but hey who cares I love the sound of a straight piped diesel that rolls coal
     
  14. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Only bros roll coal.
     
  15. MGMTacoLover

    MGMTacoLover Well-Known Member

    Well the straight piping gives them way better mileage
     

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