July 17, 2009I looking to put some Helper springs on my 07 1500 HEMI. I've reviewed maxloader, roadmaster active suspension and helwig pro series w/silent bushings. Any one have suggestions or experience with any of these products?
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July 21, 2009I don't have experience with either, but some people swear by air bags. You can run them with or without a compressor if I'm correct.
July 21, 2009Thanks. I hadn't really considered air bags but I spoke to my service rep. when I took my trailer in for service earlier this week and he made the same suggestion. So, any suggestions on quality air bag systems?
July 23, 2009Go with a reputable name and you ought to be OK. Firestone makes them and there are a few others too.
September 7, 2009Why would you want to use air bags Just a headache you can do with out. Not to mention they do not mount in the strongest position and they will take the load first because they lift the frame up. Just because they are out there does not mean they are good. Air bags on semi's are alot different than the band-aid air bags and they have alot of problems blow a trailer bag when loaded you are going over not good. You were headed in the right direction take a look again at the products and see how they work there ar alot of guys that like air bags or blocks or what have you but the guys that use there trucks on a dailey basis haouling loads have choosen another product.
September 11, 2009Firestone air bag seem like the right way to go to me.
March 28, 2010I had the same issue a last year as towing my 28FT travel trailer with my 06 HEMI caused the rear to be a bit soggy. I went to the local truck service facility and had an extra leaf put in each side (rear). They claimed 800 pounds more capacity and it`s that at least. The truck now sits nicer with the trailer on and tows a lot better. General unloaded ride doesn`t seem to be any different, perhaps a bit stiffer but not much. 250.00 and well worth it.
April 24, 2010I had a 1500 and now have a 2500 and used Firestone air bags on both. When not needed you can have just 10 psi in them and don`t even know you have them. You get a good ride with just 10 psi. When you have a load or an uneven side to side load you can air them seperately and level your truck back out. Best buy for the money.
June 17, 2010Thanks for all the input. I bought and installed the roadmaster active suspension kit. I was very happy with them on my Ford F150. They were on sale at JC Whitney. Towed my 27 ft Cougar from storage to home and it was much better but now I need to adjust my hitch level. I`m looking forward to a longer trip in the near future. Thanks again for all your input.
October 26, 2011So do you have any pics of your roadmaster?