AEV Introduces 4-Inch Suspension System For Ram 1500s With Air Ride

New from AEV – the 4-Inch Suspension System for Ram 1500 Air Ride Trucks. This system works seamlessly with the factory front Bilstein IFS air struts and rear air bags. See more details below.

Official Release:

AEV now offers the perfect suspension solution for owners of 2013-2018 Ram 1500s equipped with the factory Air Ride or Rebel package. AEV’s DualSport-SC system works seamlessly with the factory front Bilstein IFS air struts and rear air bags to retain the stock ride-height adjustability. By adding four inches of lift, the DualSport-SC kit accommodates up to 35×12.50 tires with no additional modifications required (37×12.50 tires can be accommodated with fender-trimming). The AEV Ram DualSport-SC system improves off-road performance by an additional 3 inches of jounce (up-travel) and 1.5 inches of rebound (down-travel).

As with all AEV DualSport suspension systems, on-road handling isn’t compromised by the new kit – the factory Ram 1500 front struts and rear coils springs are retained. Also, all AEV suspension-system components are designed and manufactured in the USA, tested to meet or exceed OE specifications.

At the heart of the DualSport-SC Ram Air Ride system are AEV’s innovative steering knuckles, which are cast from A206 T4 aluminum. These taller-than-stock knuckles offer several benefits: They maintain steering geometry on the 4-inch-lifted Ram, re-position the upper control arms to optimize wheel alignment, minimize unsprung weight by using military-grade aluminum instead of ductile iron, move the hubs slightly forward for improved tire clearance in the wheelwells, and are profiled to clear 18×8.5 wheels with 5.32 inches of backspacing (20×9 wheels with 5.25 inches of backspacing are also tested to fit).

Further, the new AEV DualSport-SC kit comes complete with all necessary components to restore suspension and driveline geometry to OE parameters. These include front-strut spacer brackets, extended swaybar endlinks, raised rear airbag mounts, and a CNC-machined aluminum front driveshaft spacer. The DualSport-SC system also features AEV-tuned rear Bilstein 5100 shocks with proprietary, application-specific valving.

All front-end suspension and steering components are protected by the kit’s massive 4mm-thick stamped steel skidplate, which is contoured to maximize ground clearance. This skidplate also doubles as a differential mount to restore CV-axle angles to factory specifications.

AEV offers several other options and upgrades for late-model Ram 1500 trucks. First and foremost is the ProCal Module. It re-calibrates the truck’s speed signals to compensate for larger-than-stock tires. The corrected speed signal provides accurate speedometer readings and restores correct ABS brake functionality and proper automatic-transmission shift points. Other AEV upgrades for Ram 1500 trucks include wheels, bumpers, snorkel kits, a heat-reduction hood, and interior switch pods.

Features:

  • Works seamlessly with the factory front Bilstein IFS air struts and rear air bags
  • Adds 4 inches of lift
  • Accommodates up to 35×12.50 tires with no additional modifications required

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Chris McWilliams

Chris McWilliams grew up watching his dad race go-karts around his Southern Indiana home and started racing junior dragsters when he was 10 years old. Chris drove a UMP Mini Stock for two seasons until he totaled his racecar in an accident at Western Kentucky Speedway. He is currently a college student at Oakland City University working on a degree to pay the bills for his dirt racing addiction.
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