Instant Classic | The 2013 Ram 1500: Air Suspension

Instant Classic | The 2013 Ram 1500: Air Suspension

Earlier this week, we pointed out the fact that, from top to bottom, the current-day Ram Trucks lineup is at the forefront of truck capability in many important categories. We also speculated that years from now, both truck historians and future RamZone writers will likely refer to model year 2013 as among the most important in the brand’s history, due in large part to the game-changing 2013 Ram 1500.

That got us thinking. If, indeed, future RamZone writers would write about the 2013 Ram 1500 in much the same way present-day RamZone writers have written about, say, the 1957 Dodge Sweptside Pickup Truck, what would they say? Chances are they’d write about the impressive MPG, the comfortable interior, the innovative Uconnect system, not to mention the overall capability, and, to put it simply, the general awesomeness of the truck.

But to make it easier on writers set to follow in our footsteps, we are going to periodically present what we think makes the 2013 Ram 1500 a historic vehicle, starting with its ground-breaking air suspension system. As a bonus, present-day Ram enthusiasts will probably enjoy the video just as much.

In coming weeks we intend to post additional installments in the new RamZone Instant Classic series, so stay tuned!

  • Mac Smith

    Wow! This is amazing! No other discount van sales can compare to this. Every vehicle enthusiasts should see to it to consider this. Great read though.

  • Charlie Gay

    The air suspension system turned out to be not so ground breaking but rather an engineering nightmare for those of us in cold climates. The system freezes and becomes inoperable, blows fuses, and renders the truck useless. I am removing the air ride system in my 2013.

    • Biggest engineering mistake RAM has ever made. I learned the hard way what monumental pains these vehicles are for winter driving, which paradoxically is why I bought a truck: to navigate winter road conditions. The point of air ride is to assist in load leveling, and aftermarket systems are not prone to the kinds of failures experienced by the RAM set up because typically installers locate the compressor in the cab, NOT hanging it way out behind the back bumper.