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I get what I consider some odd feedback with my Rebel during everyday driving:

1. It feels as if the right rear recovers faster than the left at times.
2. It feels less controlled on 55 mph country highways than the 1500 with coils I had prior. Seems to throw you around a bit more, too.
3. A few accelerations have given somewhat of a fish-tailing feeling, even though it's not fish-tailing.

There are times when it shines over the 1500 with coils, and others that make me grab the wheel a bit tighter. Not sure if this is normal, or a problem with the air suspension, or a side effect of the LT tires (since the old one had P tires).

Thoughts?
 

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TBF-Since you got zero response on this issue I'll assume everyone is happy with their suspension but I'll give it a go anyway. I too have some riding and handling questions that may or may not be AS related.

I took the advice from this forum and inflated my front tires to 55 PSI. This helped negate the wandering I was getting at 75-80 mph. However it did nothing to smooth out ride on our frost heaved roads.

My last four Rams all had 20" wheels and had a smoother ride than my Rebel. Granted I was running Michelin LTXs. This is much to my surprise as I figured the higher volume 17" wheels and the air suspension would be much plusher.

I guess my question is weather the rougher ride is due to the suspension or the wheels/tires? I hope its not the AS as I love messing around with it.
 

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The rougher ride is probably contributed to the tires. They are LT tires while factory tires on 20" rims are P rated tires. LT tires are always going to ride rougher. Also, the PSI in the tires is higher on the Rebel than the 20" wheel Rams too.

As far as the handling problem you are experiencing, I haven't felt that. I drove a 2013, owned a 2014 (both on coils) and now I own my Rebel. To me, the Rebel handles better. It does have a "stiffer" ride I contribute to the LT and wider tires. I have not experienced what you are though with my Rebel.
 
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Tire compound make up can indeed have that effect, if you do research about the tires i'm sure you'll find more feedback that is much like what you're finding here.
 

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I'm 50/50 on the Toyo's right now, they're a bit sketchy on wet roads and when they're cold. I'm waiting for a good dump of the white stuff to see how they handle snow covered asphalt.

I'm playing with tire pressure as well to find a good blend of comfort and handling. I'll be taking it in for service soon and I'm gonna see if they can adjust the TPM system so I can have more adjustable options without getting a warning.
 

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Don't get me wrong I'm loving this truck. The ride isn't that much rougher than my '13. Stiffer is a great way to put it. I never had air suspension before and was curious about what others think of how it performs. Only have 1k miles on it so its just breaking in too.

You're right, tires are probably more likely the difference. I'm not sold on the Toyo's either as they push a bit on a wet onramp. We'll see in snow. My LTX's were great in wet and snow but were LT tires in name only. I will say, these Toyo's are much more quiet than the R/T's.

The 17" wheels do accelerate quicker. Could be the 8 spd tranny too but this is the quickest 1500 I've had. Thanks for the all the input.
 

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A "stiff ride" is a great way to describe it, but it does soften, my friends Longhorn is almost at 120k (2 years old) and he has the same suspension and it's a fair bit less stiff.

To be honest, I have always prefered a stiff, but giving ride in a truck. It gives a sense of a more controlled driving experience.
 

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I'm 50/50 on the Toyo's right now, they're a bit sketchy on wet roads and when they're cold. I'm waiting for a good dump of the white stuff to see how they handle snow covered asphalt.

I'm playing with tire pressure as well to find a good blend of comfort and handling. I'll be taking it in for service soon and I'm gonna see if they can adjust the TPM system so I can have more adjustable options without getting a warning.
We have had 1 snow storm so far that has rolled through and it was like 2". I can tell you that these tires are ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE. I already ordered replacement tires but I am waiting for pay day for the installation.
 

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We have had 1 snow storm so far that has rolled through and it was like 2". I can tell you that these tires are ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE. I already ordered replacement tires but I am waiting for pay day for the installation.
That matches my experience as well. Only had a couple of snows here in the Denver area so far this year, but both times I noted how 'slippery' the tires are on snow-packed (not yet icy) roads. They just seem to lack the 'grab' I expect from a tire with sipes.

FWIW
 

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That matches my experience as well. Only had a couple of snows here in the Denver area so far this year, but both times I noted how 'slippery' the tires are on snow-packed (not yet icy) roads. They just seem to lack the 'grab' I expect from a tire with sipes.

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Yeah, after I bought it I knew that the tires weren't that great. I looked at the tires close and was disappointed.

I sell tires so I know what I'm looking for. The Toyos that are on the Rebel have a very hard rubber with a low silica content and even though they have sipes in the tread blocks, there aren't many of them and most of them aren't full depth. Also, I'm a huge believer in running tires that are snow flake rated. The BFG's are but the Toyos are not.

I've decided to go with BFG KO2's. I had them on them on my 14' Ram and loved them. They rocked! Great in snow and rain and I feel they road better on dry pavement too.
 

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I get what I consider some odd feedback with my Rebel during everyday driving:

1. It feels as if the right rear recovers faster than the left at times.
2. It feels less controlled on 55 mph country highways than the 1500 with coils I had prior. Seems to throw you around a bit more, too.
3. A few accelerations have given somewhat of a fish-tailing feeling, even though it's not fish-tailing.

There are times when it shines over the 1500 with coils, and others that make me grab the wheel a bit tighter. Not sure if this is normal, or a problem with the air suspension, or a side effect of the LT tires (since the old one had P tires).

Thoughts?
I have had the same issues and feeling on my 2016Ram Rebel.
 
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