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Old 06-14-2014, 09:07 PM   #1
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Getting the first mod done to my 2013 FX4 to improve handling while towing our WhiteHawk 28DSBH.

I opted to go with the Roadmasters RAS over Airbags. I read a ton of posts and reviews before making the decision and I believe the kit will improve the handling.
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Getting the first mod done to my 2013 FX4 to improve handling while towing our WhiteHawk 28DSBH. I opted to go with the Roadmasters RAS over Airbags. I read a ton of posts and reviews before making the decision and I believe the kit will improve the handling.
Ive heard nothing but great things about them!

I'm in the same boat, RAS or bags?
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I've been considering the road master or hellwig helper leaf. Being levelled with a 31.5ft TT it sags a little. But when I crank on the equalizer it is ok but I'm sure my headlight cutoffs will be in people's eyes.
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I've been considering the road master or hellwig helper leaf. Being levelled with a 31.5ft TT it sags a little. But when I crank on the equalizer it is ok but I'm sure my headlight cutoffs will be in people's eyes.
Cranking on the equilizer too much will unload the rear of the truck and make it very dangerous
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I've read the Hellwig helper springs add some rear height not sure about the RAS.
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I've read the Hellwig helper springs add some rear height not sure about the RAS.
RAS raises rear roughly 1-2"
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So... I am debating doing leveling shocks with the RAS. Either Bilstien or Ranchos. It already sits level with the TT so I don't anticipate any sag with an increase of 1 - 2 inches in the rear and adding an inch or two to the front.
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Cranking on the equilizer too much will unload the rear of the truck and make it very dangerous
Ya thanks. I more or less found the sweet spot, not overdoing it. But I didn't know you could actually over crank it that much
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After I get the RAS installed I will go the scale to fine tune my Husky weight distribution hitch again.

Still between adding Rancho Quicklifts or Bilstien lift shocks.
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I had the Roadmaster RAS kit installed today. The drive back to work felt identical to before I put it on. The real test will be on our 320 mile trip down to Patrick's Point.

Here are the before and after pictures.I should have brought a tape measure or asked to borrow one but it appears that I picked up about an 1" to 1.5".
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