Whoa, Nellie!... by Torklift Jen
Do you ever get that feeling while towing or hauling when your mental brakes kick in and the weight of your truck is not stopping with you? Those teeth clenching, heart racing, toe-curling seconds can seem like minutes.
I looked up the word for this affliction and it’s called agoraphobia. It’s the phobia of losing control, of not being able to stop. In an extreme case, it’s the fear of leaving the house entirely, but we’ll leave that to a trained psychotherapist to treat.
There is good news when this prognosis pertains to you and your truck’s suspension.
“Big Red” gets all the cool stuff, and I have been amazed with the control while driving this F-350 with StableLoads on and a fully loaded camper and trailer. I was taught how to easily disengage the units myself when I’m not towing, so the ride is not affected at all for daily driving.
The engineers here tell me they help with the forward surge I was feeling and improve the truck’s handling while loaded by pre-activating the factory overload spring. They work alone or in conjunction with air bags as they do two different things.
In fact, to level with air bags when carrying a heavy load means taking the majority of the weight off the factory suspension. The weight is then carried on an area roughly the size of two footballs. By bypassing the factory suspension, you can actually experience an increase in unsafe handling such as bucking, sway, and body roll.
Tame your beast and save yourself an expensive trip to the therapist.
StableLoads are the lowest cost, most effective and highest return suspension modification on the market.