Join Date: May 2018
Location: we live in a high mountain valley in the hi country of northern arizona
a word of caution - "bone stock" my 3500 "dualie" rode way too rough for us. Let me explain..while this vehicle is primarily for towing either of our two trailers, there are times when we have to use it as a "back-up" second car.
I should also explain that we have pretty rough roads in our area, before you get out to public roads.
Anyway, we just couldn't stand it - so I removed one leaf from the rear "pack". This softened the un-loaded ride enough to be acceptable. Our trailers are 'bumper pulls" - about a 1,500 lb. tognue load. And our 600 lb. jet ski rides in the bed.
Even with that load, she does just fine...yes...the springs now touch the over-load angles. Just to be on the safe side...I have air shocks...run them at 50 lbs. when carrying loads.
That seems to be the answer. Just bear the above in mind if you are going to add springs.
2013 3500 long bed crew cab. Purchased at approx. 70,000; now have 81,000, convert to CP3. Otherwise bone stock except for air-shocks in rear, together with one leaf removed from spring pack for softer ride. Well....went over a bumpy road the other day & the bone fell off....