2022 Ram 2500 Loose Steering?

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It may be just a transition to a HD truck your just not used to?. 1500's drive like cars, HD trucks drive like trucks.
Definitely get it check out but if I was a betting man I would say your just not used to it.

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It may be just a transition to a HD truck your just not used to?. 1500's drive like cars, HD trucks drive like trucks.
Definitely get it check out but if I was a betting man I would say your just not used to it.

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I will take that bet. I drive both regularly. Outside of ride there is little difference in how they steer and handle.
 

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I picked up my 2022 3500 Laramie on Tuesday and this seems to be the same with it, I am thinking its probalby with the larger truck and new tires, and new truck, was going to give it some time. I don't feel there is anythign wrong with it.
 

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I will take that bet. I drive both regularly. Outside of ride there is little difference in how they steer and handle.

Glad they feel the same to "you" but this is a common post we see All the time from people making the transition from a 1500 to a HD. We have 2 in this post alone feeling the same.

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It may be just a transition to a HD truck your just not used to?. 1500's drive like cars, HD trucks drive like trucks.
Definitely get it check out but if I was a betting man I would say your just not used to it.

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It may very well be that simple.
 

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I’m not sure why dealerships don’t automatically set proper air pressure. My 2500 had 80lbs or better in all 4 tires when I got it and I’ve read on here that it’s common. How that resolves OP issue
 

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dude start the truck in your driveway with the door open and watch the tire as you turn the wheel back and forth. if tire moves exactly as the steering wheel then your fine. sometimes new tires wander all over the road. or maybe firestones are just crap. or you have them pump up like a cinder block. you dont need to be any where near max psi unloaded. do a chalk test at 50psi and adjust from there
I went out and did as you suggested. my steering wheel moves about 1 1/4" left or right before I see the slightest movement in my tires.

I did also lower tire pressures so I'd like to see how that feels tomorrow on my way to work
 

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I will take that bet. I drive both regularly. Outside of ride there is little difference in how they steer and handle.
you'll lose the bet.. an independent front suspension w/rack and pinion like that found on a 1500 steers and handles differently from a solid front axle of an HD truck.
 

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I’m not sure why dealerships don’t automatically set proper air pressure.

they have no obligation to do that stuff. some may do it for curtousy but when you sign your name its all on you now.
it seems alot of people in todays world need somebody else to do everything for them.
 

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they have no obligation to do that stuff. some may do it for curtousy but when you sign your name its all on you now.
it seems alot of people in todays world need somebody else to do everything for them.
You are completely wrong about this. You are paying a PDI fee, pre delivery inspection fee, on most everything u buy. Part of pdi is setting tire pressures correctly. If they don't do the pdi correctly I would be demanding the fee back and I have been successful in the past doing that.
 
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