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We want to tow a travel trailer again, but I'm use to towing with an HD truck and not worrying about squat. The TRD Pro, because of the lift and weaker rear leaf springs, is predisposed to squatting when loaded.
As a former member of an F150 forum, I had read a lot of good things about Roadmaster Active Suspension (RAS), a product that solves the squatting issue, and does not change the ride of the truck. I knew that this mod would be perfect for a Tundra, especially my TRD Pro.

So today I called Roadmaster, and spoke to Nolan regarding a group buy for TT forum members; he's on board. Awesome. I'm going to buy RAS, and if you're interested call Nolan at 1-800-398-5036.
Roadmaster Active Suspension Kits | Helper Springs | Overload Springs
Not familiar with this product? Check this thread...

Roadmaster Active Suspension (RAS) install and review (long post - pic heavy) - Ford F150 Forum - Community of Ford Truck Fans

I will be posting a review with photos much like the one above.
 

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will it work with air bags ?
 

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If I didn't spring for bags I would be all over this.
 

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I was at the DC Convention Center this weekend for the annual auto show...

Toyota had a TRD Pro CM with a 4-wheeler in the back and it was squatting down a bit more than I liked...I was disappointed in how it looked. I think Toyota meant well with the display but it looked bad to me.

Payload is too light on the Tundras...if they don't ever make a 3/4 ton, fine, BUT Toyota needs to figure out how to increase the payload.
 

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You can have payload, or a car like ride, can't have both. Truck manufacturers across the board keep trying to build trucks to ride like cars, they've succeeded in that, however you can't haul or tow anything without bottoming out LOL.

A weight distribution hitch, and air bags seem to be the common fixes. Some of the airbag systems they have are pretty nice, the setup my boss has the airbags sense a load and automatically inflate, they deflate when the load is removed. Pretty cool setup.
 

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If you are going to be towing a lot I say just purchase the air bags and put a onboard air compressor and adjust air according to load. The air bags when deflated wont effect the ride and easy to air them up whenever you need the extra capacity.
 

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What do the kit's sell for?
The group price on the F150 forum was about $354 + shipping. Go to the F150forum.com and search for "axle wrap Roadmaster Active Suspension." The thread is 50 pages of positive and very interesting comments.
 

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Welcome

Nice Tech Dbl Tap. A very viable solution and gives yet one more option. Thanks for sharing.
You're very welcome. The feedback on this product from the F150 forum is incredible, over 250 sets were sold over there with nothing but great reviews. The installation is really easy and IMO, worth every cent.
 

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Hell, I bet the F250 guys would like it as well. The rear springs on those trucks suck ass. Put some weight on the hitch, hope you like seeing the moon.

How is the off-roading effected? If you know.
 

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Will be calling Nolan at Roadmaster tomorrow to ask that very question.
 

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I need to hook up the old armadillo and see if mine squats too bad. I'm in the renovation phase right now. I figured I would get this or airbags but figured this was simpler and should have less issues in the long run.
Sweat camper.
 

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Thanks 1969 Avion T-28. It was my wife's grandparent's been sitting covered for at least the past 10 years. It was given to us so I can't complain. I'm in the process of cleaning it up and updating lights and getting it functional. It's still at my in laws I never hooked onto it yet. I have a rv cover at my house but no power out there yet. Previous owner had indoor romex running through the trees 230' to the shed.
 

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Install RAS and be done

Do airbags and be done with it..
This statement should read "do Roadmaster active suspension and be done with it." With RAS you make the initial adjustment at the time of install and that's it. With Air Bags pressure adjustments must be maintained according to the load. An air compressor is needed, onboard or otherwise, and while you're on the road if an airbag fails, vehicle control is compromised. No thanks. The positives of RAS far outweigh the negatives...of which I've found none! Let's roll.
 

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It has been some time since I posted on the Tundratalk.net forum, but after a great conversation with DBL TAP about the new Tundras and TRD's more specifically I figured I might answer questions a few of you have had.

Will it work with Air Bags?
This is question that is fairly common for us. It depends on the type of air bag and how they are set up. Air bags that are set up inboard of the leaf springs typically allow more clearance for our brackets. We often get truck owners with air bags already installed that 1) wish to keep the pressure in the bags at a lower, constant, more manageable level. For instance, you can keep the PSI at a constant manageable 30lbs while simultaneously allowing the Roadmaster Active Suspension to provide that additional load support. 2) are also looking for the sway and more specific body roll benefits of the RAS setup.

How is offroading effected?
The RAS generally responds well in offroading situations such as trail riding. All high quality American Made steel, all mechanical so no worrying about busting lines. We do discourage against any situation that involves extreme leaf spring articulation.

How much do kits sell for?
The Tundra kit typically sell for a $449 retail on most online stores, with an easy 1 hour DIY installation. Feel free to give me a call, as DBL TAP alluded to I'd be happy to get you guys in at a $354+shipping special.

I can tell you from also dealing with so many of the guys on the F150forums and F150 owners in general, manufacturers designing pickups with softer suspension is the new norm. After installing the kit, I get guys telling me all the time they wish they would of know about the RAS sooner.
 
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