Off Road package

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  1. soapy

    soapy Senior Member

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    I really wonder why so few dealers order these trucks in without the off Road package. Basically for $795 it is a steal for what you get. Better shocks, 1 inch higher stance, E locker rear end, skid plates. Almost the Rebel package. I ordered mine with the air ride suspension so when needed I can go to 3 inches higher over a stock truck. Maybe it is the cheap sticker they put on instead a proper Badge.
     
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    I would really like to know how the 1500 rides on highway with the off road package.

    I ordered a 2019 Laramie Longhorn with air suspension and the off road package.

    As you stated, the dealer didn't have one with the off road package, so I ordered it un-test driven.

    I had previously ordered a 2018 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, then changed my mind and ordered a 2019 Ram. Of course the Longhorn is no Rubicon, but I felt I'd get the best of both worlds

    I'm really hoping that the off road package does not destroy the awesome highway ride or add a bunch of tire noise with the all terrain tires.
     
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    The rebel package would be very similar to the off road package. The Rebel does come with a little sitffer shock. The air suspension should have very little difference in ride with or without the Off road package.
     
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    I test drove a few different Big Horn models, gearing, etc and the one I ended up buying with the off-road package rides no different.
     
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    Are they adding an actual locker now in the 2019's with this offraod package ? do the 2019 RAM's use the same ZF 9.25 carrier we have in the 4th gen ?
     
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    My brain went to the same place.
     
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    There is an e/locker but I do not know the technicals of it.
     
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    Oh man, hopefully it's going to be same rear diff, and the locker aftermarket is about to open for the ZF 9.25 :), but something tells me i'm day dreaming....
     
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    I read that all the new rear differentials also have a built in cooling system that circulates coolant.
     
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    Shame they don't use what came with the original 1500 off-road pkg back in 2000. IIRC it consisted of 17x8" wheels , trussed straight front axle housing , special shocks and steering box , 4.10 gears , tires 2" taller than reg 1500, 1.5" taller suspension , tow hooks which then got you a front bumper notched out for the tow hooks on some models. Heavy duty cooling Heavy duty charging and little sticker on the tailgate out the door price of $1200 off-road package back then. They tried it again early in the IFS type 1500s but consisted mostly of a big Off-road sticker on each side
     
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