Update on the RAS (Roadmaster Active Suspension)

Discussion in 'Towing & Trailer Tech' started by tbplus10, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    About a year ago I installed the RAS on my rear springs.
    For my truck I felt this system offered the best choice.
    My truck was leveled by lowering the rear 2", removed the factory 1" block and swapped the shackles for a 1" lower set, I lowered it this way to retain the factory ride and still be able to tow heavy loads.
    The factory ride is smooth because it uses soft springs, but when towing or hauling loads those soft springs allow the rear to sag and cause a lot of rebound and bucking on rough roads.
    I recently had a chance to snap a picture of my RAS equiped truck hauling a full cord of wood, very little sag and a nice soft ride home for my 30 mile trip.
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  2. 08_rado_rocker

    08_rado_rocker Member 2 Years 500 Posts

    awesome! how much was that setup?
     
  3. dsfloyd

    dsfloyd Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner Gold Member 1000 Posts

    glad they are working out.
     
  4. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts Platinum Contributor

    They cost around $250
     
  5. XS ive

    XS ive Rockstar 100 Posts

    I had these on my 2008 for a short time before trading truck in. They are in garage collecting dust if anyone is interested in buying them.
     
  6. Pikey

    Pikey Moderator Staff Member 3 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Glad that they are working out for you. It is always nice to see feedback on products from other members.
     

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