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Dodge Ram 3500 Shocks and Struts

Dodge is known all over the world for its durable vehicles. One of the ways the Dodge Ram 3500 always provides a great ride is with its carefully tuned, high-power suspension system. With a selection of replacement Dodge Ram 3500 shocks and struts, you can keep your truck’s suspension system tuned up.

How do suspension systems work in the Dodge Ram 3500?

Suspension systems, or torsion bars, on a Dodge Ram 3500 are designed to absorb the force exerted on the Ram 3500 as the result of difficult terrain, litter in the road, or even normal driving conditions. The Dodge Ram 3500 is precisely balanced to allow for maximum handling without sacrificing the comfort of the driving experience. This is also important in protecting the bottom of your Dodge Ram 3500. If a Dodge Ram 3500's suspension is too low, then the driving experience will be uncomfortable and the bottom of the vehicle will be vulnerable to rocks and debris. However, if the torsion bars are too high, the driving experience will be comfortable, but the vehicle will be difficult to control and even possibly create a dangerous situation for the driver. Therefore, a great deal of care is put into the parts that go into the suspension of a Dodge Ram 3500.

What parts make up a Dodge Ram 3500's suspension?

Several important parts are required to optimize a Dodge Ram 3500's driving experience. One of the main pieces are the shock absorbers, or "shocks". Shocks are thick metal springs designed to absorb the force from the Ram 3500 driving down the road. Shocks also help to create a much more comfortable ride by helping to control for the unevenness of a truck's brakes.

Struts are another important part. The struts are the inner frame that connects the shocks to the chassis of the Ram 3500. The struts are also flexible, but strong; they are designed to help the shocks absorb the force created by driving.

When should you get replacement shocks for your Ram?

Because of the important role shock absorbers play in the comfort of your driving experience, it is important to regularly check your shock absorbers to determine their quality. Of course, because the shock absorbers have such an obvious effect on your comfort, it is easy to tell if there is a serious problem with your shocks. If your ride is bumpier than normal, you hear squeaking sounds when going over rough terrain, or your truck is sitting noticeable lower than normal, you may need to replace your shocks and struts.