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Posted: 04/12/21 11:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just installed Roadmaster 1 3/8" Installed easy works in credible Don't know I have a 1150 camper in bed.


2012 RAM 3500DRW MAX TOW 4WD AUTO STD CAB ST DIESEL STABLE LOADS AIR BAGS AND RS9000XLS, ROADMASTER 1 3/8" REAR SWAY BAR 2021 AF 1150 DRY BATH TOWING 2017 JEEP RUBICON JKU BUILT. OR 2020 JEEP RUBICON JL BUILT

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otrfun wrote:

We chose the Roadmaster over the Hellwig for our Ram 3500 SRW because it mounted to the axle housing in a more outboard, OEM fashion, at the bottom of the shock mounts. The Hellwig mounts more inboard with a clamp around the axle making it less effective IMO. We also installed lower Stable Loads (stainless steel versions). They offered some improvement in sag, handling, and even reduced sway slightly (at highway speeds)—-nothing dramatic. They work especially well when used in conjunction with slightly pressurized airbags.


I bought a Hellwig for my '03 2500 RAM. I was not happy with the mounting setup to the axle, as it clamps right at the point the axle tubes go into the differential casting. The Roadmaster picks up the stock mounting points on the shock brackets, further out, so the bar does not need to be as thick to have the same effect.

The Hellwig has been sitting in the box for a couple of years now, I guess I ought to get rid of it.

Charles


'03 Ram 2500 CTD, 5.9HO six speed std cab long bed Leer top and 2008 Bigfoot 25B21RB.. previously 2008 Thor/Dutchman Freedom Spirit 180. SOLD - 2007 Winnebago View 23H Motorhome.

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Posted: 04/18/21 07:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have the roadmaster and it has worked great for me. I'm currently camperless, but now and if I didn't plan on using the camper for a couple months or more I take it off, only takes 5-10 minutes. Makes the truck ride stiffer than the 19.5s did unloaded.


2007 Dodge 2500 QCLB, 5.9 Cummins---Roadmaster sway bar, Rancho RS9000's, Firestone air bags, Rickson 19.5 wheels, Michelin XDS2 225/70's.
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Posted: 04/18/21 02:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Having not ever even looked at a sway bar:
Are they easy to disconnect? (Like a couple easy to get to bolts type thing)
And does leaving what ever part is being disconnected bad or potentially bad while driving it around? (As in anything hanging down to get caught on a curb, speed hump,etc)
And a they easy to temporarily detach on some truck brands and a pain on others?
Thanks for the lesson in advance. [emoticon]


"> 1998 GMC 2500, 10.5 Okanagan, My better/smarter half, George and Finnegan(APBT), all I need.


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Posted: 04/18/21 02:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a GM truck and I went with the Roadmaster because of the way it attached to the rear of the frame, instead of attaching to the midsection of the frame.

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