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2009 Dodge Ram Test Data - Web Exclusive

Dan Ward
Apr 27, 2010
Photographers: Dan Ward, Truckin' Staff
As you read on pages 118-126 of issue 7, we installed a Ride Tech Level 1 air suspension on our custom ’09 Dodge Ram. At the time of print, we hadn’t decrypted the data (what can I say, we work on Macs), but we were able to crack the PC code and now have substantial data to provide you. Airbags can make your truck handle better, as our test shows. Granted, we were comparing a 2WD to a 4WD, but the suspensions are the same and at the time, the custom ’09 Ram was still using the factory sway bars.
Photo 2/5   |   2009 Dodge Ram Test Data custom Truck Slalom
Custom ’09 Dodge Ram 5.7L Hemi Crew Cab 2WD (Truckin’)
Nitto 305/30R26 NT420S
MHT Illusion 26x10-inch wheels
Ride Tech Level 1air suspension with PRO E3 suspension leveling system

Lateral slalom speed= 55 mph
Lateral slalom g-load= 1.0g
Photo 3/5   |   2009 Dodge Ram Test Data custom Truck On Track
Versus Stock ’09 Dodge Ram Laramie 5.7L Hemi Crew Cab 4x4 (factory long-term test vehicle)

Stock ’09 Dodge Ram 5.7L Laramie Crew Cab 4X4
Lateral slalom speed= 50.27 mph
Lateral slalom g-load= .85g
Photo 4/5   |   2009 Dodge Ram Test Data stock Truck Slalom
Our 0-60, ¼-mile, times and speed along with lateral speed and lateral-g load testing was recorded using the Racepak G2X data acquisition system
Photo 5/5   |   2009 Dodge Ram Test Data stock Truck Track

Sources

RideTech
Jasper, IN 47546
812-481-4787
http://www.ridetech.com
Racepak Data Systems
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
949-709-5555
www.racepak.com
Superchips Inc.
Sanford, FL 32773
407-585-7000
www.superchips.com

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