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Old 04-30-2016, 07:37 PM   #1
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Air bags or Roadmaster active suspension

I'm considering adding one of these or something similar to my 2014 F150. I am looking to remove the sag in the rear with my trailer hooked up as well as reduce sway when traveling. Don't get me wrong, my truck tows fine I'm just looking for a bit of added protection. I have an EAZ lift 1200# WDH as well

My questions are A) do they essentially perform the same function? B) Can you add extra weight to exceed the GVWR with either of these products installed. (I'm talking maybe 500-700 lbs) and C) Pros/Cons of either from those who have used these products.
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Old 05-01-2016, 05:25 AM   #2
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Neither one of them will allow you to exceed your GVWR, they just help to level/smooth out the ride.

I had RAS on my Tundra and was thrilled with how they performed. Went with air bags on my current truck as RAS won't work with the coil springs. Based on experience with both, my preference is the RAS as it's essentially install and leave alone. There's more work with the bags (adjusting pressure, etc.) and also the possibility, though probably remote, of leaks
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Old 05-01-2016, 07:30 AM   #3
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What about the Timbrens? I looked into those and seemed pretty easy to install, and read on here that a lot of people are using them and are happy with them. On my last F150 I went to a spring shop and had a leaf added. Work out very well and cost right around $220 installed.
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Old 05-01-2016, 09:47 AM   #4
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I only have experience with airbags. That being said I would go with them again in a heartbeat. Some times we take the golf cart in the bed of the truck when camping, so I like the adjustability airbags provide. A little more air when we take it and a little less when we don't. I check air pressure in all my tires before each trip and the airbags add about 2 minutes to that process so it's pretty easy...
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Old 05-01-2016, 11:53 AM   #5
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I went with the air bags for the adjustability and so far I really like it both when loaded and unloaded it has made a real difference in the handling and ride
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I would recommend the RAS, even though I upgraded truck (in the end it was a payload issue), it was a great help to towing on my old F150 SCREW, and made the truck corner a lot nicer as well without the trailer. My wife definitely noticed a difference when we were towing the camper. Helped with trailer handling, sag, and harmonic bounce when it occurred.

As mentioned this wont increase your payload, it is what it is from the manufacturer, but it will make nearing your max payload a lot nicer ride.

Install was very easy, you will be done in 60-90 minutes easy as long as you have some jack stands and a floor jack.
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Old 05-02-2016, 12:35 PM   #7
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I threw the Airlift Airbags in my TV and so far they have worked flawlessly. They were very low cost ~130$ and took me a couple hours to install. The ability to adjust them is great!
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Jm9301 Where did you find them for $130?
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https://www.amazon.ca/LIFT-60702-Series-Air-Spring/dp/B001NS24BQ

Seems the price has gone up a little bit since I got them, checked my order and they were 132.76
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