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Old 07-09-2015, 10:28 AM   #1
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Roadmaster Active Suspension Info

Just wanted to share my experience with this product. First of all, it's great. Works as advertised and makes a big difference in overall handling and towing/hauling.

When I put my set on my '13 EcoBoost I set the springs to the white disc setting, plus a few extra turns so the disc fit in between the coils with a bit of extra room. I towed a couple times and was pleasantly surprised.

The last trip I was on, I noticed the back end of my truck squatting a little more than usual and it felt a bit softer while towing... I wondered if the springs had "broken in" a bit and stretched a tad, and it turns out I was right.

I just finished re-tuning them and found they had settled to the point where I couldn't get the white disc in between the coils at all. I cranked the springs back up (with the rear suspension hanging free, of course) and set it back to white disc plus a bit more.

SUMMARY: Roadmaster Active Suspension springs work awesome but will break in and settle a bit after initial use, so be sure to check/re-tension them after a couple uses!
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Old 07-09-2015, 11:51 AM   #2
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I had virtually the exact same experience with mine. 2012 GMC Sierra 1500. They worked great loaded or not, and just like you I had to tighten them up after a few hundred miles.

One of my favorite improvements was how much better the truck drove empty. I got A LOT less body roll and that greatly improved the unloaded handling of the truck. And I got a lot less bounce in the rear when I was towing my trailer.

My ONLY regret on those was NOT removing them before I sold the truck. I could have sold them to someone else and made a little of my money back because they were kind of pricey. New RAM 2500 is coil sprung, so I can't use them even if I needed them (which I don't )
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Old 07-09-2015, 08:30 PM   #3
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Does that 2500 squat at all with that 28BHBE? Tons of Ram guys go with airbags since the Dodges have soft rears from the coil suspension.

I too enjoy the unloaded handling with the RAS. It made the truck corner like it was on rails.
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Old 07-13-2015, 11:24 AM   #4
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It does squat a little, but not nearly enough to justify air bags or Timbrens. It just settles down nice, even with the bed full of gear, not much different. ~3K of payload capacity, so I don't expect it to squat too much.
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