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I have a 2005 se with tow package I hooked up my 16' enclosed trailer and was not happy with how much the back of the truck droped with it empty. After I loaded it up with household items it was just about on the ground.
My question is what type of help should I get... Air bags, Roadmaster A.S, Air shocks or just a helper spring..... Thanks, Tony
 

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Better check tongue weight. If you are dropping that much you must be over on tounge weight. I can put 1000 lbs on my hitch and dont drop like that. You may need eq hitch or air bags. Helper springs do go up to 1500 lbs but I have never tried them .
 

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I installed the RAS on my 06 KC. Without RAS, rear end squatted about 3 inches with our 30 ft 7000lb TT with WD. After installing RAS, rear squat was 3/4 inches. Had to back off on the RAS to get truck level. Those thing WORK.
 

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I installed the RAS after removing the airbags, I wasn't happy with the ride of the airbags and actually had one pop, but it is possible that was installer error. The RAS not only helped with towing but also everyday driving and didn't negatively effect the ride when unloaded.
 

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I know it says to pre-load to just a quarter width, but I say go ahead and tighten it as far as you can, it will probably raise your rear about 1/2" to 3/4" but it is not the easiest thing to get to once it is on. Plan on taking an hour or so even though they say it is a 30 minute job.

And post feedback so everyone else can get another opinion.
 

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What type of lowering kit can I use for the back that will work with the R.A.S?
can I used the shackle drop they have on ebay for $60?

Also just pick up my prodigy brake controller today..
 

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I have the McGaughy's 2/3 lowering kit which is a 3" lower rear leaf springs along with new front coils. Shouldn't be a problem to use shackles, infact I am looking at picking up a set of the ones from PRG on his website.
 

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Well I installed the RAS the other day. Towed my 16' enclosed trailer full. Worked great. On the way home after droping off trailer I went down I95 at 80mph and the rear end was all over the place, swaying around I couldn't beleive the way it handled. I guess I need a rear sway bar now and maybe drop the rear.
 

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buyouts said:
Well I installed the RAS the other day. Towed my 16' enclosed trailer full. Worked great. On the way home after droping off trailer I went down I95 at 80mph and the rear end was all over the place, swaying around I couldn't beleive the way it handled. I guess I need a rear sway bar now and maybe drop the rear.

Do you still have your stock shocks? If so Im sure there worn out by now changing your shocks will only help your situation
 

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Thats strange, I have never had that problem infact 95 became much easier after adding the RAS to my setup. It is supposed to work as a sway bar as well, do you have it fully tightened up?
 

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I only have 25k miles so I wouldn't think it is the shocks. Tighten it up more then they say to.. I'll check it again this weekend. It did raise the rear a bit also..
 

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I only have 25k miles so I wouldn't think it is the shocks. Tighten it up more then they say to.. I'll check it again this weekend. It did raise the rear a bit also..

If you have the stock shocks Im sure there worn out by now. They are of very poor quality. Changed my rears at 12k saw a dramatic Improvment
 
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