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Poll: What front-end for Dodge Trucks?

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by Fordistough, Dec 4, 2006.

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Poll: Which front-end would you put on the new Dodge?

  1. Solid Axle, with Leaf Springs

    20 vote(s)
    51.3%
  2. Solid Axle, with Coil Springs

    18 vote(s)
    46.2%
  3. Independant Axles, With Coil Springs

    1 vote(s)
    2.6%
  4. Independant Axles. With Double Wishbone sys. (Chevy)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Fordistough

    Fordistough Senior Member
    from USA
    Messages: 394

    Hi, if you were to design the new Dodge trucks, which would you give them for front ends?
     
  2. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    I would put one in that could handle a snow plow with a diesel even if a MC or LB. Ohh yeah and a set of Ball joints that last
     
  3. RODHALL

    RODHALL Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    solid axle dana 60 or dana 70 front dont matter if it leaves or coils
     
  4. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,489

    A solid axle Dana 60 or Dana 70 front with coils..
     
  5. TenOfClubs

    TenOfClubs Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    I prefer the coil front end, because of the unequal length control arms, theres no caster change under braking, unlike leaf springs. Of course the downfall is the required track bar.

    hands down the best work/play suspension in a 4x4 to date is the 94-02 dodge.
     
  6. doh

    doh Senior Member
    Messages: 252

    SFA all the way, as for springs, coil wins by a nose.
     
  7. jcesar

    jcesar Senior Member
    from Mi
    Messages: 492

    SFA
    Springs or coils, does not matter IMO. but I prefer coil to spring, I think.
     
  8. db27

    db27 Member
    Messages: 54

    leafs and straight axle

    And manual hubs to get out and lock in and out like a real truck.
    Wish I could go back to the good old days in 78 and 79 and get a F-250 with crank windows ,c-6 auto,351 v8,leafs and hubs.
    I sound like my parents now :eek:
     
  9. CARDOCTOR

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    im pretty happy with the front end they use now . would be nice to see grease fitting on bj's and u joints. if i would change one thing it would be the interior color of the seats
    the seats are very light in color . this is a work truck for good sake

    john
     
  10. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644


    Looks like your a candidate for the new chasis cab also:drinkup:
     
  11. justme-

    justme- 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,138

    Well, the whole automotive world knows solid axle is the way to go, except GM, who- for the record, has been out of touch with the automotive market for decades.

    It IS a work truck, so how about dumping that weak CID axle for the old hubs..... that is my only (and I mean only) complaint over the front suspension on my Ram.

    If FORD still offers manual hubs there has to be a reason......