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Tire Rub - 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Long-Term Road Test

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edited July 2014 in Ram
imageTire Rub - 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Long-Term Road Test

This update to the Edmunds long-term Ram 1500 EcoDiesel includes discussion of the truck's tire rub issue.

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  • quadricyclequadricycle Member Posts: 827

    Completely agree with you Josh. A factory wheel and tire package should not be rubbing at all, that's just poor design, especially when you consider how easy this should be to correct at the factory. Change the backspacing, a slightly different plastic wheel well, etc.

  • reminderreminder Member Posts: 383
    edited July 2014

    Nice engineering Mopar Boyz!
    That's just a brain [non-permissible content removed]. Plain and simple.

  • bassrockerxbassrockerx Member Posts: 24

    what is more egregious is the fact that your truck is equipped as a 4wd model it should have wheel gap to spare! this is a air suspension model correct? maybe you should check to see if one of your coworkers set the suspension to maximum low or maybe mention the tire rub to the dealer and see if the ride height is calibrated correctly ( or potentially a faulty ride height sensor)

    side note i love these factory wheels dodge has had very good taste with the way they style their wheels lately.

  • allthingshondaallthingshonda Member Posts: 878

    Doesn't this truck have an automatic level control suspension? If so, it lowers the truck when parked for entry and exit. You said it does it every time you pull out of your driveway and I don't think anyone else has had this problem. Maybe you start up and pull out of the driveway before the system has time to self check and raise the truck to it's proper ride height. The angle of your driveway and steering angle when turning unfortunately is just the right combination to cause the rub. Try getting out after start up and see how long it takes the system to raise the truck.

  • hybrishybris Member Posts: 365
    edited July 2014

    That's it lets lift this thing 4 inches that should take care of both the tire rubbing and your driveway entry.

  • quadricyclequadricycle Member Posts: 827

    @allthingshonda said:
    Doesn't this truck have an automatic level control suspension?

    Does that come with the air suspension? The Laramie has air suspension as an option (unchecked on this one) and standard on the Laramie Limited.

    @hybris said:
    That's it lets lift this thing 4 inches that should take care of both the tire rubbing and your driveway entry.

    Ugh, I hate "lifting" trucks unless you've got a darn good reason. Higher CoG, more air resistance, more wear on the suspension and CVs on the front, increased driveshaft angle (odd vibrations on the highway), and the list goes on. Not to mention the quality, or lack thereof, of most of the involved components in these kits.

    I'm definitely not saying that there's never a reason to by the way, but there should be thought given to the tradeoffs, and you should limit lift to small amounts, about 2 inches, unless you're just after a truck that looks "big and bad". When "big and bad" ever came as a results of lowering the reliability and durability of your truck by using substandard components I'll never know though...

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