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Old 12-17-2013, 10:19 AM   #1
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Roadmaster Active Suspension

Does anyone have experience with this product?

These are manufacturer's claims:

Features

  • Easy to Install - No Welding or Drilling Required
  • Increase Spring Capacity and Reduce Squatting while Hauling or Towing
  • Eliminates Sway and Reduce Corner Roll
  • Reduce Axle Wrap and Wheel Hop
  • Improves Safety, Stability and Driver Control
  • No Maintenance Required after Installation
  • 2 Year Warranty
  • 30 Day Back Money Guarantee
  • Free Shipping to Continental U.S.
I'm of course interested in what's in bold type above, and specifically if the Roadmaster Active Suspension actually does this.
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Old 12-17-2013, 10:53 AM   #2
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I don't know Steve, what do you think?

AFAIC....if it looks to good to be true, it's probably to good to be true.

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Old 12-17-2013, 10:56 AM   #3
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I don't know Steve, what do you think?

AFAIC....if it looks to good to be true, it's probably to good to be true.

Bob
Yes, Bob, I agree and it looks like another version of an overload spring, and it's expensive. That's why I asked for anyone with experience with it.

I have no real problems at this time, but my recent trade up from a '31 to a '34 SO puts me right at, and a little over the max weight for my 2500 Ram, so just thinking.......

My truck's max gross is 9,000 lbs., and I have a weight ticket lightly loaded on our return trip from California at 9280, and this was without me in the truck.

Edit: Correction....truck's GVW is 9600, so I'm just close.
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The guys on the Nissan Titan forum mostly have positive comments regarding although several admitted a stiffer ride with it, to the point it was noticable enough to be a drawback at times.

Have you thought about Timbrens ? If so, what is your opinion of them ?
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The guys on the Nissan Titan forum mostly have positive comments regarding although several admitted a stiffer ride with it, to the point it was noticable enough to be a drawback at times.

Have you thought about Timbrens ? If so, what is your opinion of them ?
Yes, I have thought about Timbrens, but just wanted to get other's opinion of these. I'm just in the "thinking" stage of this as I don't really have a problem with load using the WD hitch. Thinking more of the claimed handling improvements than weight capacity.

Loaded, I'm currently at about 4800lbs on the rear axle with a RAWR of 6010, so again, it's the handling claim that I'm most interested in.
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Yes, I have thought about Timbrens, but just wanted to get other's opinion of these. I'm just in the "thinking" stage of this as I don't really have a problem with load using the WD hitch. Thinking more of the claimed handling improvements than weight capacity.

Loaded, I'm currently at about 4800lbs on the rear axle with a RAWR of 6010, so again, it's the handling claim that I'm most interested in.
Does your truck have a sway bar in the back ? If not, is there an aftermarket bar for it, like maybe a Hellwig ?
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Does your truck have a sway bar in the back ? If not, is there an aftermarket bar for it, like maybe a Hellwig ?
It does not have a bar in the back, and there is a Hellwig kit available, but it does not have good reviews. One person had to dent the exhaust system, and another had it rub on a shock absorber, so it has fit issues, and is more expensive.
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So, no one here has actually used the Roadmaster Active Suspension?
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So, no one here has actually used the Roadmaster Active Suspension?
Yes. I have the Roadmaster on my F150 and I have nothing negative to say. I tow a 25FB with an Equalizer hitch and the setup is satisfactory to me. I think the hitch (setup correctly) is more important the than the Roadmaster suspension. The Roadmaster did raise the back of my truck about an inch.
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snip..."Thinking more of the claimed handling improvements than weight capacity."


Steve,

I installed these on our 95 2500 Burb at 30k, they were still working great when I sold with 168k on the clock. Made a big difference in ride and control over the stock OE shocks.
This was a few years back might be something better out there now.

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