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Hi There,

My first thread here. So I have 2009 F250 Diesel that I don't need anymore so I'm downsizing. I like the look of the rebel. However, I took one for a test drive yesterday and The steering didn't seem tight and crisp like other trucks. Is this due to the air suspension? It had plenty of power but I was just a little off by the steering. It was almost like a slight delay from actually turning the wheel until it cornered. Again very slight but certainly not sports car crisp? does that make sense?

I'm deciding between the rebel for sports power etc... or the Laramie Longhorn edition for the pimped out leather.... How have the rebel seats held up?

Thanks for any help!
 

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Welcome to the forums ! Considering this is more geared towards off-road capabilities, the steering isn't going to feel sports car tight because that's just not what it's intended for. That being said it's not horrible either, it's pretty much just what it is lol.

Power is definitely something they were never short of though ;)
 

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Since you are coming from a 3/4 ton diesel, I would suggest you wait until the 2017 Power Wagon is released. You may like it better than the Rebel- the 3/4 ton vs 1/2 ton feel is very different.
 

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We just purchased a power wagon coming from a 2014 F150 platinum. and yes the rebel and all ram 1500-2500s have this loose feeling and feeling like the wheels are floating around and tons of steering wheel play. Not sure why but every one we test drove was like this. I've also noticed it requires a lot of steering and attention to keep it straight on the road. Not sure if its the huge tires on our power wagon or what. Its not bad, just different than what we're used to.
 

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We just purchased a power wagon coming from a 2014 F150 platinum. and yes the rebel and all ram 1500-2500s have this loose feeling and feeling like the wheels are floating around and tons of steering wheel play. Not sure why but every one we test drove was like this. I've also noticed it requires a lot of steering and attention to keep it straight on the road. Not sure if its the huge tires on our power wagon or what. Its not bad, just different than what we're used to.
I believe its more to do with the electronic steering and air suspension combo. I had the dealers electronic tech go into the mapping for the electronic steering assist. He checked all the parameters and made a adjustment. It still has that float feeling but I am getting use to it. Its an all together different critter from my Super Duty but I think I like it. I thought about the Power Wagon then decided that really wouldn't be down sizing..... The dealer added quite a few effects, tonal, stripes, etcs... This is day 2 for me with it Ill report back in a week or so.

I know youll love that Power Wagon they look bad ass!
 
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