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Roadmaster Active Suspension

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BPS, Aug 21, 2001.

  1. BPS

    BPS Registered Member

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    http://www.activesuspension.com
    Does anyone have any experience with this product?

    I put a chalet type camper in my Blazer and drop about 5 inches on the rear springs and get lots of sway.
    I looked into overload springs but was told that this would make my normal ride very hard.
    This product was recommended as an alternative to overload springs and sway bar.

    I currently am running the stock suspension on my '90 K5

    Thanks

    1991 K5
     
  2. HarryH3

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  3. Skigirl

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    I'll throw my question in too... do they only go on the back? Reason I ask is that I want to add a winch and if it's too much for the front springs maybe this active suspension would mean that I wouldn't need to install HD springs (I don't want a rougher ride), or I maybe go even go to a softer spring than I have (5 leafs in front, 6 in back, brand unknown).
     
  4. Executioner

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    What is the GVW rating for your Blazer ?
    If you exseed this number, all the weak links will show up very fast!
    I have heard the rear leafs around that time may only have four leafs, and sag about a inch with no load.
    Throw a few hunderd # in the back, and they will sag even more, also will shift CG (Center of Gravity) and
    put more stress on the rear axle, and if its a 10 bolt, BINGO.
    Hope this helps ya
     
  5. BPS

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    I believe that ny GRWR is 6100 lbs. I have no sticker in the door and I got that figure from the net.
    With the camper on and loaded I'm running about 700lbs over GVWR.
    I just completed a 8,000 mile trip to the 4 corners area, used a lot of side roads as the vehicle swayed a lot at speeds over 65MPH.
    I have air bags but they do not solve the problem.
    As well, driving on gravel, washboard or any rough terrain could only be done at 10mph or less. I learned to hate road construction.
    So I need to decrease the sag and reduce the sway when the camper is on (4-5 weeks a year) but not adversly affect my ride for the rest of the time.

    Any suggestions?

    1990 K5 with chalet type camper
    4 inch lift, 33x12.5 tires
     

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