Rebel air suspension

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Anyone have a rebel with air suspension? How are the road manners? I had a 21 PW which i was about to do some suspension work on to improve some in road manners.


I’m looking at the rebel for improved road manners and mild off road capability. Is a rebel kind of a half ton version of the PW? I’ve had good experiences with two previous eco diesels so I would go that route with the gen 3.
At least in my experience yesterday while spec'ing out my order at dealership, I could not order air suspension with the eco diesel except in the limited. All other models, when choosing the eco diesel, the air ride option was greyed out, unavailable. He went back and changed the engine to the hemi and the air ride option was there to chose. Beats me why, no one in the dealership had an answer.
 

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Why don't stay my Rebel on the lowest position of the air suspension?
At running engine I can select the lowest setting and it stays there. But!
After just rolling away automatically starts to lift it to AERO position.
What's the reason for it?
 

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Already posted my question where else in this forum:
Why don't stay my Rebel on the lowest position of the air suspension?
At running engine I can select the lowest setting and it stays there. But!
After just rolling away automatically starts to lift it to AERO position.
What's the reason for it?
It lowers the front automatically to aero position for better fuel economy at highway speed and then raises back to normal when you slow down. There is an option to turn aero mode off. It's in settings under suspension. Same area you'll find tow mode and Jack mode so the suspension doesn't adjust while jacked up or being towed.
 

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It lowers the front automatically to aero position for better fuel economy at highway speed and then raises back to normal when you slow down. There is an option to turn aero mode off. It's in settings under suspension. Same area you'll find tow mode and Jack mode so the suspension doesn't adjust while jacked up or being towed.
Thanks but it does not lower to AERO, it makes the revers of it, lift it up, so its higher as I want on highway and on good surface. Than I want the body of the truck on the deepest level above all four wheels. On curvy roads also better to be as low as possible. Will try as you recommanded. But doesn't tow mode lock out the 8th gear? :rolleyes: Never used till now.
 

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If you're talking about entry/exit (the actual lowest) then it raises once you move because it's basically on the bump stops. It will always revert to normal mode.Tow mode in the suspension settings is for when the truck is being towed. Not the tow/haul button on the console. Has to be done through the menu on the touch screen. Aero mode is automatic unless it's switched off in settings, but if it's raising the truck at speed something is wrong. Supposed to lower at highway speed and raise back to normal when you slow down. Go into control, then settings, then suspension and you should find this screenIMG_20220806_1157455.jpg
 

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Already posted my question where else in this forum:
Why don't stay my Rebel on the lowest position of the air suspension?
At running engine I can select the lowest setting and it stays there. But!
After just rolling away automatically starts to lift it to AERO position.
What's the reason for it?

What was said above. Lowest setting is Enter/Exit mode only.
So it's going to go up to either "normal" or "aero" mode.

if you are in "normal" mode and drive to certain speed it will lower to aero.

I turned it off. And I keep mine in Aero mode all the time. Unless I'm off-roading , and then I put it on highest setting.
 

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What was said above. Lowest setting is Enter/Exit mode only.
So it's going to go up to either "normal" or "aero" mode.

if you are in "normal" mode and drive to certain speed it will lower to aero.

I turned it off. And I keep mine in Aero mode all the time. Unless I'm off-roading , and then I put it on highest setting.
Aha OK. Now I understand. So exit/enter mode is only to get in and out the car.
Next is AERO upwards, that was clear and this is the lowest driving position I can choose. OK. I did not know that. My AUDI Allroad was able to drive in the lowest. There was no exit/enter. So I'm checking now that the RAM can not drive in exit/enter. But it would be high enough for highway on that level too.
Higher the 3rd an 4th position was not really necessary jet.
Anyway my Rebel came to Hungar from Canada. Was in Toronto etc. on honeymoon in 1984. Love your country. Last we were with CampingVan in the West in 2009.;)
It's a pity long ago. :confused: Time to get over again...
 

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If you're talking about entry/exit (the actual lowest) then it raises once you move because it's basically on the bump stops. It will always revert to normal mode.Tow mode in the suspension settings is for when the truck is being towed. Not the tow/haul button on the console. Has to be done through the menu on the touch screen. Aero mode is automatic unless it's switched off in settings, but if it's raising the truck at speed something is wrong. Supposed to lower at highway speed and raise back to normal when you slow down. Go into control, then settings, then suspension and you should find this screenView attachment 499657
Thank you also for advice. Will try tomorrow.
 

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One thing folks haven't mentioned is that the Rebels come with E-rated tires from the factory. E-rated tires will be more rough riding on the road......I've had them on multiple vehicles. They are very heavy/stiff tires, and won't provide the "ride" that a standard 1500 has. It has nothing to do with the actual suspension (air or not). I currently drive a '16 Rebel. It's a stiff ride, but great when towing or offroad. And yes, my '16 is like a PW-lite (beefier transfer case). I have 83k on the Rebel so far....much of that is long road trips. I find that "in town" driving is the most bumpy....highway is fine.
E rated tires on a rebel from the factory?? Ram dosnt even put e rated tires on the power wagon….
 

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E rated tires on a rebel from the factory?? Ram dosnt even put e rated tires on the power wagon….
Yeap and even the 1500 Outdoorsman came with Load E tires from the factory. They're also an option on other trim levels.
As for the Power Wagon a Load D tire is close enough
 
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