RoadActive Suspension Truck Helper Springs Review and Comparison

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Self-Adjusting Torsion Stabilizers from RoadActive Suspension, the BEST OVERLOAD

New name for RAS overload switched from Roadmaster Active Suspension to RoadActive Suspension, watch the videos below. RoadActive Suspension, we’ve tested it and use it. Simple fast installation. Now we sell them. Biggest reason is empty truck control. Since there is always contact with the factory leaf  springs, RAS controls the movement of the factory leafs for a SMOOTHER RIDE. As well as controlling wheel hop and axle wrap like a big anti-sway bar. Watch the videos…. 

RoadActive Suspension Systems, powder coated

MADE in the USA. Order Below

E-Z INSTALL SUSPENSION UPGRADE. Heavy Duty XXX. Best overload spring will help with trailers, squat, sway, wheel hop, axle rap and improve your trucks empty ride, which is hard to do. Constant contact with factory springs control the springs movement.

GM trucks, Vans and SUV’s 4×2 and 4×4.

If you need help figuring out the right part #, call me 303-883-1300. 

RoadActive Suspension 4611-HD       GM Heavy-Duty 4X4 and 4X2

E-Z INSTALL SUSPENSION UPGRADE, Chevy-GMC 1500, yrs 1990-2021

Part Number: RAS-4611-HD, Heavy Duty XXX    Free Shipping  $569.00

RoadActive Suspension 3611-HD       GM Heavy-Duty 4X4 and 4X2

E-Z INSTALL SUSPENSION UPGRADE, Chevy-GMC 2500-3500, yrs 1973-2021

Part Number: RAS-3611-HD, Heavy Duty XXX    Free Shipping  $569.00

RoadActive Suspension 3611-CHD       GM Heavy-Duty 4X4 and 4X2

E-Z INSTALL SUSPENSION UPGRADE, Chevy-GMC 2500-3500, yrs 1973-2021, w/Overload Spring

Part Number: RAS-3611-CHD, Heavy Duty XXX    Free Shipping  $569.00

RoadActive Suspension 4611 and 3611   GM Medium-Duty 4X4 and 4X2

E-Z Install Suspension Upgrade Kit

Helper Spring, GM 1500 yrs 1990-2021 and  GM 2500-3500 yrs 1973-2010  Chevy, GMC

Also 1500 Suburban yrs 1984-1999 and Suburban 2500 yrs 1984-2012

Part Number: RAS-4611 Medium Duty Towing XX     Free Shipping  $499.00

Helper Spring, GM 2500-3500 yrs 2011-2021  Chevy, GMC, Black Powdercoated, Kit

Part Number: RAS-3611 Medium Duty Towing XX     Free Shipping  $499.00

RoadActive Suspension 2613-M    GM Vans

E-Z INSTALL SUSPENSION UPGRADE , 4×2 Chevy, GMC, 1500-2500-3500 Passenger Van, yrs 2007-2021

Part Number: RAS-2613-M  Medium Duty Towing XX    Free Shipping  $499.00

RoadActive Suspension 4527-T     GM Mid-Size

E-Z INSTALL SUSPENSION UPGRADE, 4×2- 4×4 Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon yrs 2004-2012

Part Number: RAS-4527-T  Light Duty Towing X    Free Shipping  $499.00

RoadActive Suspension 4611-T   GM Light-Duty

E-Z INSTALL SUSPENSION UPGRADE, yrs 1973-1989 Chevy, GMC, 1500. Tahoe/Yukon 1995-1998

Part Number: RAS-4611-T  Medium Duty Towing XX    Free Shipping  $499.00

RoadActive Suspension 2611-V    GM Medium-Duty Trucks and Vans

Suspension Upgrade System, Chevy, GMC, 1500, 2500 & 3500 Cargo VAN, yrs 1986 – 2021

Part Number: RAS-2611-V, Medium Duty XX    Free Shipping  $499.00

Ford Trucks, SUV’s and Vans

 

RoadActive Suspension 3611-HD Ford      SuperDuty  4X2 and 4X4

E-Z INSTALL SUSPENSION UPGRADE, Ford F150, yrs 2009-2014, 4X2

E-Z INSTALL SUSPENSION UPGRADE, Ford F250, F350 PICKUP, yrs 1973-2010, 4X4-4X2

Part Number: RAS-3611-HD, Heavy Duty XXX    Free Shipping  $569.00

RoadActive Suspension 3611B-HD       SuperDuty  4X2

E-Z INSTALL SUSPENSION UPGRADE, Ford F150, yrs 2015-2021, 4X2

Part Number: RAS-3611B-HD, Heavy Duty XXX    Free Shipping  $569.00

RoadActive Suspension 3611Y-HD       SuperDuty 4X4 

E-Z INSTALL SUSPENSION UPGRADE, Ford F150, yrs 2009-2021, 4X4

Part Number: RAS-3611y-HD, Heavy Duty XXX    Free Shipping  $569.00

RoadActive Suspension 3611L-HD       SuperDuty 4X4 and 4X2 

E-Z INSTALL SUSPENSION UPGRADE, Ford F250, F350 PICKUP w/Overload Spring, yrs 2009-2010, 4X4

Part Number: RAS-3611L-HD, Heavy Duty XXX    Free Shipping  $569.00

RoadActive Suspension 3611S-HD       SuperDuty 4X4 and 4X2 

E-Z INSTALL SUSPENSION UPGRADE, Ford F250, F350 PICKUP, yrs 2011-2021, 4X4

Part Number: RAS-3611S-HD, Heavy Duty XXX    Free Shipping  $569.00

RoadActive Suspension 3611SL-HD       SuperDuty 4X4 and 4X2 

E-Z INSTALL SUSPENSION, F250, F350 SRW Pickup, F350 Dually w/Overload Spring, yrs 2011-2021, 4X4

Part Number: RAS-3611SL-HD, Heavy Duty XXX    Free Shipping  $569.00

RoadActive Suspension 3621-HD       SuperDuty 4X4 

E-Z INSTALL SUSPENSION UPGRADE, Ford Excursion SUV, yrs 1999-2005, 4X4

Part Number: RAS-3621-HD, Heavy Duty XXX    Free Shipping  $569.00, yrs 1999-2005

 
 

RoadActive Suspension 3611-Y  Ford

E-Z INSTALL SUSPENSION UPGRADE  Suspension System, Active, Ford F150 4×4 yrs 2009-2021

Part Number: RAS-3611-Y  Medium Duty Towing XX     Free Shipping  $499.00

RoadActive Suspension 3611-S  Ford SuperDuty

E-Z INSTALL SUSPENSION UPGRADE yrs 2011-2021 Ford F250 & F350 (without top overload)

Part Number: RAS-3611-S  Medium Duty Towing XX    Free Shipping  $499.00

RoadActive Suspension 3612   Ford F150

E-Z INSTALL SUSPENSION UPGRADE Suspension System, Ford F150 yrs 2003-2008

Part Number: RAS-3612 Medium Duty Towing XX    Free Shipping  $499.00

RoadActive Suspension 2516   Ford Ranger

Suspension System, Active, Ford Ranger, yrs 1973-2012 4×2 and 4×4

Part Number: RAS-2516  Light Duty Towing  X    Free Shipping  $499.00

 

RoadActive Suspension 4612 and 4622   Ford F150

E-Z INSTALL SUSPENSION UPGRADE, Ford F100-150 yrs 1973-2002 2-wheel drive

Part Number: RAS-4612 Medium Duty Towing  XX    Free Shipping  $499.00

E-Z INSTALL SUSPENSION UPGRADE, Ford F100-150 yrs 1973-2002 4-wheel drive

Part Number: RAS4622 Medium Duty Towing  XX    Free Shipping  $499.00

RoadActive Suspension 2691   Ford F150 Raptor

SUSPENSION UPGRADE 2010-14 Ford Raptor 4X4

Part Number: RAS-2691 Medium Duty XX   Free Shipping  $499.00

RoadActive Suspension 2612  Ford  Van

SUSPENSION UPGRADE, Ford E150, E250 & E350 CARGO VAN, yrs 2008-2020

Part Number: RAS-2612, XX Medium Duty   Free Shipping  $499.00

RoadActive Suspension 2613-E   Ford  Van

Suspension Upgrade System  E150, E250 & E350 PASSENGER VAN 2008 – 2021

Part Number: RAS-2613-E, Medium Duty XX    Free Shipping $499.00

Dodge/Ram Trucks, SUV’s and Vans

RoadActive Suspension 4618-H    Dodge/Ram Trucks

E-Z INSTALL SUSPENSION UPGRADE, Dodge/Ram, 1500 PICKUP , yrs, 2002 – 2008
SPECIAL NOTE: ONLY FITS 2 1/2” wide leaf springs, 2X4- 4X4

 Part Number: RAS-4618-H, Medium Duty XX    Free Shipping  $499.00

RoadActive Suspension 4614  Dodge/Ram Trucks

E-Z INSTALL SUSPENSION UPGRADE D100 / 1500 Dodge-RAM PICKUP, yrs 1973 – 2001

Part Number: RAS-4614, Medium Duty XX    Free Shipping  $499.00

RoadActive Suspension 4514  Dodge Dakota

E-Z INSTALL SUSPENSION UPGRADE

Active Suspension System, Dodge Dakota 4X4  yrs 1992-2004 Rear Powdercoated

Active Suspension System, Dodge Dakota 4X4 and 4×2 yrs 2005-2011  Powdercoated, Rear

Part Number: RAS-4514 Light Duty Towing X    Free Shipping  $499.00

RoadActive Suspension 4614   Dodge Trucks

E-Z INSTALL SUSPENSION UPGRADE, Dodge, D100-1500, yrs 1973-2001, 4X2-4X4

Part Number: RAS-4614 Medium Duty XX    Free Shipping  $499.00

RoadActive Suspension 4611-DV  Dodge/Ram Vans

E-Z INSTALL SUSPENSION, 1500, 2500, 3500 RAM CARGO & PASSENGER VAN yrs 1998-2004

Part Number: RAS-4611-DV, Medium Duty XX    Free Shipping  $499.00

RoadActive Suspension 3614  Dodge/Ram Trucks

E-Z INSTALL SUSPENSION, Dodge 2500 / 3500 RAM PICKUP, can’t fit top overload, yrs 1973-2020

Part Number: RAS-3614, Medium Duty XX    Free Shipping  $499.00

RoadActive Suspension 3614-HD  Dodge/Ram Trucks

E-Z INSTALL SUSPENSION, Dodge 2500 / 3500 RAM PICKUP, can’t fit top overload, yrs 1973-2002

Part Number: RAS-3614-HD, Heavy Duty XXX     Free Shipping  $569.00

RoadActive Suspension 3613-THD  Dodge/Ram Trucks

E-Z INSTALL SUSPENSION, Dodge 2500 / 3500 RAM PICKUP, can’t fit top overload, yrs 2003-2021

Part Number: RAS-3613-THD, Heavy Duty XXX     Free Shipping  $569.00

 

RoadActive Suspension 4529 Dodge Dakota Trucks

E-Z INSTALL SUSPENSION UPGRADE, Dodge Dakota, 1992-2004

Part Number: RAS-4529, Light Duty X    Free Shipping  $499.00

Toyota  Trucks

RoadActive Suspension 4511-T  and 4521-ST   Toyota Tacoma  Trucks

EASY FIT SUSPENSION KIT, Toyota Tacoma Yrs 1986-2004

Part Number: RAS-4511-T, Light Duty X,  4X4   Free Shipping  $499.00

Part Number: RAS-4521-ST, Light Duty X  4X2    Free Shipping  $499.00

RoadActive Suspension 4611TD-HD   Toyota Tundra  Trucks

EASY FIT SUSPENSION KIT, Toyota Tundra 2007-2021 4X4 and 4X2

Part Number: RAS-4611TD-HD, Heavy Duty XXX,     Free Shipping  $569.00

RoadActive Suspension 3611   Nissan Titan

E-Z INSTALL SUSPENSION UPGRADE

Active Suspension System, Nissan Titan 4X4 and 4×2 yrs 2004-2022 Rear, Powdercoated

Part Number: RAS-3611 Medium Duty Towing XX    Free Shipping  $499.00

RoadActive Suspension 3611-HD   Nissan Titan

E-Z INSTALL SUSPENSION UPGRADE

Active Suspension System, Nissan Titan 4X4 and 4×2 yrs 2004-2022 Rear, Powdercoated

Part Number: RAS-3611 Heavy Duty Towing XXX    Free Shipping  $569.00

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Truck overloads, helps with a load and without.

 

Sumo Springs Now for Trailers, video below, easiest way to add a Shock Absorber to your trailer

TSS-106-40: New for “spring under axle” for each trailer axle. 3000 to 5000 lbs. per axle GAWR. For trailers with less room between axle and trailer frame. Best way to add a SUMO like shock absorber to control your trailer axle movement. It works well on your truck, now you trailer can have a smoother ride with less damage to your trailers suspension. $252.99 per axle, click to order

  • Sold as a pair (left and right) one axle
  • Maintenance-free
  • Reduces and absorbs vibration
  • 500 (lb) Capacity at 50% Compression
  • Reduces overall cost of ownership
  • Improves overall driver control and ride comfort
  • Compress up to 80% of original height with full memory rebound
  • Increases safety
  • progressive spring rate with superior damping properties
  • Made from patented micro-cellular urethane
  • Will not leak or rupture

TSS-106-47: New for “spring under axle” for each trailer axle. For leaf springs 1-3/4″ wide 5000 to 8500 lbs. GAWR. For trailers with less room between axle and trailer frame. Best way to add a SUMO like shock absorber to control your trailer axle movement. It works well on your truck, now you trailer can have a smoother ride with less damage to your trailers suspension. $269.99 per axle, click to order

TSS-107-40:  Popular “spring over axle” for each trailer axle. For trailers with more room between axle and trailer frame. Best way to add a SUMO like shock absorber to control your trailer axle movement. It works well on your truck, now you trailer can have a smoother ride with less damage to your trailers suspension. $224.99 per axle, click to order

 

Overload Automatic Self-adjusting Springs for Pickup Trucks, Stop your truck from Sagging with a Load or Trailer

The airless bag to prevent your sag and improve your ride! For trucks with campers, trailers, commercial bodies and all other loads.

SumoSprings (the world’s first and only “airless airbag” suspension system for trucks and vans) are manufactured from an advanced high grade, closed cell polyurethane foam; ideal for the tough truck underbody environment. The product underwent testing in extreme conditions ranging from blistering US desert summer days to the frigid Canadian winter nights. Combining heavy loads with extreme terrain and temperature conditions over eighteen months of testing ensures their performance in any similar conditions our customers might encounter.

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Does your headlights see the stars? Stop the sagging and improve handling. As truck manufactures cut costs, I’m seeing more of them cut the rear stabilizers that used to be standard or part of a tow/camper package. Empty trucks needs anti-sway rear stabilizers for cornering and better control. SuperSprings can do that for you as well as level out your loaded truck. Truck manufactures are also making their rear leaf springs longer, which gives you more sag and lean on curves as well as more twisting of the leaf springs. “Roadmaster are the best torsion stabilizer overload truck springs I’ve tried,” better than helper springs and air bags.

RoadActive Suspension are easy to install, just jack up your truck by the frame and drop on.

Thirty minute install, with just hand tools. Below is install on 2006 Ford F250 with factory overloads.

RoadActive Suspension Truck Helper Springs Review and Comparison

If you’ve read my truck accessory articles before, you know I like extreme tests. I’m trying out Roadmaster overload and stabilizing leaf springs, using a friends 10′ camper and his 1/2 ton truck. Of course we should be using a 1 ton dually but that wouldn’t be an extreme test would it. And then to make the test even more dramatic, we only attached the slide in overhead camper 2/3’rds in the truck bed. Now we have some leverage to put aftermarket springs to the test.

Of course the truck dipped and bucked going down the road. Our test truck was a 1990 GMC 1500 (1/2 ton) with 221,719 miles, so the factory springs are well broke in. GM was the first to stretch out the rear leaf springs for a better ride. Ford did it to the Super Duties in the 99 model and Dodge added 3 inches to their HD 2500/3500 rear leaf springs in 2003. I remember back in the early eighties when the compact trucks, (Ranger, S10, LUV, Toyota) stretched their springs for a dramatic improvement in the ride.

These longer springs do improve the ride, but that extra spring travel from longer factory leaf springs allows the trucks to move more. This makes a big difference with a loaded truck as to how much farther the truck will lean on curves, and bounce out of ruts and washboards. I used a slide-in camper with the test truck because that’s the easiest place to notice the lean. Campers attract side wind like a magnet. The older trucks with a camper didn’t lean much, but now Elvis would be proud with all the hip action from a newer loaded truck! And you know if the rear is moving around the front is trying to overcorrect, so if you don’t get sea sick you do get tired of over steering. Do you think all that motion commotion is hard on bearings, springs and tire sidewalls?


Anti-Sway/Load Boosters for Pickups, Vans, and SUV’s,
Roadmaster also works as a axle stabilizer (anti-sway bar) to eliminate wheel hop.

In use for over 10 years and easy to install with no drilling or welding or sweating. End your trucks nasty habit of wheel hop.

I have been recommending air bags to slow the spring travel reaction down. But aftermarket air bags as well as the rubber bumper pads for overload springs are drilled and bolted to the side of the C-channel truck frames. The truck manufactures are adding more boxed hydro formed frames to their truck lineup which aren’t to be welded or drilled on. So adding air bags is proving more difficult. Compact trucks as well as 1/2 tons and above are going to the boxed frame.  All this is making it harder to modify the rear suspension. But I’m always looking for a better solution. Some aftermarket overload springs can help, some of them will make your truck ride rougher when empty, though and we have come to expect the better car like rides from modern trucks. Other overload systems don’t give you the anti-sway benefits of Roadmaster.

A common correction for leveling a trailer, is weight distributing hitch. Which is good for leveling a rig and transferring weight to all the axles. But taking weight off the rear axle of your truck can cause traction problems when you need traction to get you truck back in line during an evasive maneuver. RoadActive Suspension with a good WDH with built in sway control is the best combination for towing.

“These springs are so easy to install it’s unreal. 20 minutes. Didn’t take the tires/wheels off. All I have to say is that if you’re pulling a LQ gooseneck, you need these springs!!! The truck handles much better, even though it’s a new F350, and it doesn’t squat under the load at all. Amazing. Thanks for a great product.”
Deb M.”JUST A QUICK NOTE TO THANK YOU FOR THE SUPER SPRINGS. INSTALLED AND ARE GREAT! WHAT A DIFFERENCE. EVERYBODY SHOULD HAVE THEM.”
RON B. MURRAY KY

Everything clamped into place and ready for action! With the factory spring on top of the axle, there is a bracket shown here that clamps to the factory spring to provide the proper torque. If the factory spring is below the axle, no bracket is required. After the camper test, we removed the camper and tested the empty truck. Dirt roads tend to have washboards and potholes this time of year that shake the dust out of your headliner. The Roadmaster took the wheel bounce out of the washboards and the potholes. I didn’t know they would do that. So they do work as a torsion anti-sway stabilizer too. In the spring when the frost comes out of the ground,  road damage can sneak up on you where it wasn’t there when you drove to town earlier. I know I get surprised often and I don’t see the potholes as well as I use to even with my tri-focals. Roadmaster, overload and stabilizing leaf springs, another tool to be safe sharing the road.

Update. Roadmaster does increase the rear spring capacity, but not the GVWR, GAWR, bearing or frame capacity. Most modern vehicles at their maximum factory capacity do tend to sag and be unlevel without Roadmaster because of the softer ride (more wheel travel) engineered into the factory suspension. This causes trailer-towing problems too such as to be unlevel with unequal trailer axle weight, and could cause the rear trailer axle brakes to lock up from not enough weight. Both trailer axles with electric brakes, put out the same braking force amps and if one of the axles has less weight, that same pressure can cause it to lock up and drag a bald spot on the trailer tire.

RoadActive Suspension Truck Helper Springs Review and Comparison

A vehicle that has rear sag also has less visibility and we know where the headlights are pointing. A rear sagging vehicle can have an effect on steering weight, which can cause oversteer. Sport cars have a tight suspension for better control. The same rule applies to loaded pickup trucks, less suspension movement equals stability. Then when the truck is unloaded, Roadmaster allows the factory leaf springs to return to the smooth ride you came to expect in modern heavy duty pickup trucks.

In comparing Roadmaster, which adjust to load automatically, and air bags, my experience is they ride better than air bags loaded and empty. I’ve had folks replace other types of overload springs with Roadmaster and I haven’t had a customer yet that returned the springs because they didn’t do the job. On dirt roads, Roadmaster will take the wheel hop out of washboards. They work as a stabilizer as well as an overload spring, which surprised me. Air bags put all their pressure in the middle of the trucks leaf springs, all in one spot above the axle and on the side of the truck frame. Roadmaster spread the weight to each side of the trucks leaf springs.

Each model year brings about another truck and SUV brand that is going to a boxed frame. Some boxed frames are hydro-formed, some not. Either boxed frame is thinner than the old standard C-channel frame. The air bag systems have to change the way they attach to the truck frame with large U-bolts. You can install Roadmaster in less than 30 minutes without taking the wheel off. The bottom line is Roadmaster will automatically level out your loaded and empty truck with no need to add an air tank or manually adjust the air pressure.

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  • Maintains smooth ride when vehicle is unloaded – unlike rigid helper springs and add-a-leaf systems.
  • Never needs adjusting like “air systems”.
  • Anti-sway feature increases handling stability, driver control and confidence.
  • Increases the life of brakes, tires and existing suspension.

“Roadmaster will give you the best support for a load and still have the nice soft factory ride when your truck is empty. Roadmaster is automatic, not leaking air lines or need for a tank. One of the benefits, is the fact that Roadmaster will work as a torsion stabilizer like what a anti-sway bar does. No air bag does that. The longer leaf springs on newer trucks, make the ride softer but also increase the wheel travel and thus sag when loaded and more lean on curves. Roadmaster will control that extra factory spring movement. I like Firestone Ride Rite air bags but they won’t do both, support and improve handling. Which is why I just sell Roadmaster and not, SuperSprings, Ride Rite or Timbren or Hellwing or… Thanks”. loads.

SumoSprings (the world’s first and only “airless airbag” suspension system for trucks and vans) are manufactured from an advanced high grade, closed cell polyurethane foam; ideal for the tough truck underbody environment. The product underwent testing in extreme conditions ranging from blistering US desert summer days to the frigid Canadian winter nights. Combining heavy loads with extreme terrain and temperature conditions over eighteen months of testing ensures their performance in any similar conditions our customers might encounter.

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