AEV Ram HD 2500 Diesel Dualsport SC Suspension 2014-2018
AEV Ram HD 2500 Diesel Dualsport SC Suspension 2014-2018
AEV Ram HD 2500 Diesel Dualsport SC Suspension 2014-2018
AEV Ram HD 2500 Diesel Dualsport SC Suspension 2014-2018
AEV Ram HD 2500 Diesel Dualsport SC Suspension 2014-2018

AEV Ram HD 2500 Diesel Dualsport SC Suspension 2013-2018

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AEV Ram HD 2500 Diesel Dualsport SC Suspension 2013-2018

There is certainly no shortage of niche truck suspensions in the aftermarket these days, each one designed for a certain type of customer. There are suspensions that can make your truck look like the ultimate desert racer. There are show truck suspensions that provide massive amounts of lift and eye-catching components. There are even truck suspensions that are designed purely for rock crawling. However, what about a well-engineered, properly tuned suspension system that is designed for the people who rely on their truck every day in the real world? What about all the people who want to install larger tires on their truck without sacrificing payload, ride quality or handling?

This was the inspiration behind the AEV 3” DualSport Suspension System for the 2013-18 Ram 2500. We wanted to design the ultimate “real world” suspension system –one that allows greater performance off-road, while also improving driver comfort and vehicle handling characteristics on the road and maintaining the factory load carrying capacity.

The DualSport SC Formula

AEV’s 2013-2018 Ram 2500/3500 Suspension System focuses on optimizing geometry and custom shock tuning to deliver the best on and off-road performance. This starts in the front end, where Rams come standard with dozens of different spring rates on HD trucks, depending on powertrain, wheelbase, and more, so offering a generic “gas” or “diesel” spring would have been a huge compromise in ride quality and/or load carrying capacity. AEV retains the factory front coil springs mated to 3” cast aluminum coil spring relocation spacers to achieve the additional lift height. This takes advantage of the full range of factory spring rates and frequencies while still providing the necessary front end lift.

Steering geometry is corrected by way of AEV’s High Steer Kit, which includes a custom no-drill AEV drag link, AEV track bar and raised track bar tower. This system provides significant improvements to steering precision and handling by correcting the roll center height of the front suspension. Bringing the steering geometry back into factory alignment reduces body roll, bump steer, and roll steer, all major contributors to the loose or sloppy steering and driver fatigue commonly associated with many lift kits.

For many of the same reasons that we chose to retain the factory front coil springs, 2” rear coil spring spacers are included with Ram 2500 suspension systems to provide the necessary lift height without sacrificing ride quality or load carrying capacity. AEV also includes a set of bump stop spacers, rear track bar relocation bracket, sway bar end links and a new power hop bracket (if applicable). The OE leaf springs are retained and new cast iron blocks are installed to provide 2” of lift in the rear on Ram 3500 trucks. New u-bolts and bump stops are also included.

AEV/Bilstein 5100 series shock absorbers are included with all DualSport Suspension Systems. These shocks feature a custom tune developed jointly by Bilstein and AEV engineers exclusively for AEV’s DualSport Suspensions Systems. By utilizing digressive valving, the AEV/Bilstein 5100 shocks offer substantial low-speed dampening. The dampening decreases as vehicle speed increases, providing a great ride quality over a wide variety of terrain.

Front Axle Relocation Kit

The factory radius arms are repositioned for optimal geometry, moving the axle forward 1.0”, which was engineered to use a 37″ tire. This provides a more neutral impact response, while also allowing more clearance for larger tires. A billet aluminum front driveshaft spacer is included to accommodate the new front axle positioning. We also offer a 1.6″ Axle Forward Kit, which was engineered to use a 40″ tire.

AEV ProCal Module

AEV’s ProCal Module is a hand-held powerhouse! This essential tool gives Ram owners the ability to correct the speedometer and gear ratio when larger tires are installed. When the speedometer is left uncorrected, there is a major degradation in the performance of the stability control (ESP), transmission shifting, and engine performance. Additionally, the Tire Pressure Monitoring System can now be recalibrated to better suit larger diameter tires that may require less air pressure than the OE tires without triggering the dash light.

If running smaller than 20” wheels, 6” or less of backspacing is required. Factory 18” wheels will not clear top-mount draglink.

– Installation of this suspension system on a 2014-18 Ram Power Wagon truck will require the purchase of new front and rear coil springs, Mopar PN: 68172091AA (front) and 68091216AA (rear).

– 2018 and newer models requires AEV 's ProCal Bypass Wiring Harness  to use the ProCal Module

 Carrier Bearing Kit  is required for trucks with a two-piece drive shaft: 2500/3500 Crew Cab Long Bed, 3500 Mega Cab Short Bed, 2500/3500 Single Cab.

Tech Specs:

Recommended Tire Size: 37x12.50R17 on a 17x8.5 wheel w/ 6” backspacing, 40x13.50R17 when used with AEV’s 17x10 Katla Wheel, HighMark Fender Flares and Front Bumper
Kit Contents: AEV ProCal Module, Aluminum Front Driveshaft Spacer, Carrier Bearing Shim Kit (if applicable), Cast Aluminum Front Coil Spring Pad Relocation Mounts, Cast Aluminum Rear Coil Spring Spacers (2500), Custom AEV-tuned Bilstein 5100 Shocks, Front Axle Relocation Kit, Front Bump Stop Spacers, Front Track Bar Brackets, Hardware Pack, Heavy Duty Front Track Bar, No-Drill Forged Drag Link, OEM Passenger Knuckle Machined with Tapered Insert, Power Hop Bracket (if applicable), Radius Arm Relocation Brackets, Rear Bump Stop Spacers, Rear Lift Blocks (3500), Rear Sway Bar End Links (2500), Rear Track Bar Relocation Bracket (2500), Rear U-Bolts (3500)

Installation Guides:

AEV 3" DualSport Front Suspension Installation Guide for 2013-2018 Ram HD

AEV 3" DualSport Rear Suspension Installation Guide for Ram 2500

 

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