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2500 independent rear susp vs solid axle?

Discussion in 'Ram Trucks' started by bullit340, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. ktfbgb

    ktfbgb 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,565

    I took a look today. No stabilizer shock on my truck just FYI since I said I would look.
  2. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,613

    So I did take the truck in. I thought I was developing a second problem in which it felt like the torque converter was slipping. This was a problem with earlier Ram's but supposedly not a 2014 - I'm at 29k. They did a computer upgrade which basically just changed the shift points. Still having this torque convert slip feeling but it's lessened and weirdly my mpg went up.

    As for the suspension bounce .... they couldn't replicate it. Not surprised. Mechanics are paid by the job here.

    So anyone know what the official name of the center rear shock is? I might just take it off and test drive. the best I've read it was intended to hamper roll vibration with tire slip. Which is what I thought the 4 links where supposed to do.:dizzy:
  3. hbrady

    hbrady Senior Member
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  4. ktfbgb

    ktfbgb 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,565

  5. RIRAM2500HD

    RIRAM2500HD Senior Member
    from 02914
    Messages: 112

    My 2014 2500 HD has this stabilizer shock & it is a Bilstein unit. The other shocks are stock Mopar.
  6. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,613