Overload Automatic Self-adjusting Springs for Pickup Trucks, Stop
your truck from Sagging with a Load or Trailer
|We loaded a 1600 lb big
round alfalfa bale on the rear of my truck.
||SuperSprings compressed to touch the
rear factory bumper but nowhere near the front bumper pad. Room for
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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. "SuperSprings are the
best torsion stabilizer
overload truck springs I've tried," better than
helper springs and air bags.
The New Ford 2008 F250-450 has 8
inch longer rear leaf springs. Can you say "SAG", but we have SuperSprings
for the 2008 Fords. 2009 Ford F150 will have 6 inch longer rear springs.
SuperSprings are easy to install, just jack up
your truck by the frame and drop on.
If you've read my truck
accessory articles before, you know I like extreme tests. I'm trying out SuperSprings 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. Order here.
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Patrol now uses SuperSprings on their Ford & GM HD pickup trucks from
San Diego CA to Corpus Christi TX. Guarding our border and driving over
rough open terrain to enforce US law. Protecting us from drug dealers and
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?
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|SuperSprings is not a new company.
They have for years sold their spring around the world. In many
countries Toyota offers
SuperSprings as a factory option. SuperSprings is wide in the middle
and narrows on each end. So as more weight is applied, more
resistance is applied as the force goes farther on the spring to the
wider middle. This makes it carry weight similar to a spring stack
(leaf springs stacked on top of each other in different lengths) and
allows it to self adjust and flex with the factory spring when
there's no load. This keeps the soft empty ride of the newer trucks
with longer rear factory leaf springs. Manufactured in Texas and
assembled in California.
News Bulletin The new
hydro formed frames are coming to a truck near you. (see
Dodge frame article) All the new Dodge trucks have them, the new
2004 Ford F150 will have a hydro formed frame. GM has in on the front
sections of their trucks and most SUV's are going to this new boxed
thinner hydro form frame. 2007 GM trucks have boxed the rear frame
section. The problem is attaching accessories to this
A boxed frame needs
a saddle with long U-bolts or if you drill holes, you have to fill the
space inside the frame where the bolt goes through to keep the thinner
So how do you attach air bags and overload springs without the hassle? One answer is on
this page, SuperSprings! They attach to the truck springs not frame. No
drilling or welding and you get the extra spring capacity to keep your
loaded truck level and under control as SuperSprings also works as a
stabilizer for improved handling.
Anti-Sway/Load Boosters for Pickups,
Vans, and SUV's,
SuperSprings also works as a axle stabilizer
(anti-sway bar) to eliminate
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. 5-year Limited Warranty!
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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 SuperSprings.
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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.
SuperSprings 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
SuperSprings does give you the best of both worlds without drilling holes is
SuperSprings. SuperSprings is a single leaf spring that's tapered on each
end and attached to the original spring with a shackle that rolls and
self-adjusts with your spring movement. It of course looks too simple to
work, but it does work. The tapered ends allow more movement to not
interfere with the soft empty ride and the wider part as you go to the
middle of the spring, gives you the support under a load. It even works as a
stabilizer, which surprised me. They are easy to mount on any truck size and
SUV with rear leaf springs.
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We mounted the first SuperSprings to the right
side of the test truck and drove through some pot holes with the the
leveraged oversize camper. You could clearly see the difference in bounce
and spring travel the right side didn't move much, but the left side without
the SuperSprings advantage bounced like a basket ball, I'm glad I wasn't
driving the truck, but someone has to take the pictures! SuperSprings
superbly controlled the movement of the truck's factory springs, are
self-adjusting and no air, or air tank needed, no drilling or welding
either. And they come in three weight ratings, regular, heavy duty and extra
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 SuperSprings 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. SuperSprings, overload and stabilizing
leaf springs, another tool to be safe
sharing the road.
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SuperSprings 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
SuperSprings 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.
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, SuperSprings allows the factory leaf springs
to return to the smooth ride you came to expect in modern heavy duty
comparing SuperSprings, 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
SuperSprings and I haven’t had a customer yet that returned the
springs because they didn’t do the job. On dirt roads, SuperSprings
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. SuperSprings
spread the weight to each side of the trucks leaf springs.
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 SuperSprings in less than
30 minutes without taking the wheel off. The bottom line is
SuperSprings will automatically level out your loaded and empty
truck with no need to add an air tank or manually adjust the air
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|Boost Load Capacity,
Cornering and Towing without hardening the Ride
The Unique Difference
SuperSprings Tapered Blades and Rolling Shackles
When load demand increases, weight is distributed gradually
from the narrow to the wider part of the tapered blade
providing true progressive suspension. The rolling shackles
prevent rigidity ensuring a smooth ride while loaded or
- Maintains smooth ride when
vehicle is unloaded - unlike rigid helper springs and
- Never needs adjusting like
- Anti-sway feature
increases handling stability, driver control and
- Increases the life of
brakes, tires and existing suspension.
The SuperSprings Solution
- The secret to SuperSprings unique self-adjusting
lies in their patented tapered blade and shackle system
which increases load and tow capacity without stiffening the
ride. When there is little or no stress on the suspension
system the weight is taken up by the narrow neck of the
tapered blade. As load or sway increases, the stress moves
progressively to the wider part of the blade providing true
progressive suspension on an as-needed basis.
The patented dual roller shackle system that attaches the
SuperSprings to the factory springs prevents the rigidity
and hard ride experienced by other helper systems on the
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Spring Measurements on order page.
Above pictures (click
to enlarge) for trucks with factory overloads on top as with Ford
F250/F350 with "Camper Package" standard on F450/550, some GM 3500's.
SuperSprings goes on top of factory overload and doesn't need a
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|"SuperSprings will give you the best
support for a load and still have the nice soft factory ride when
your truck is empty. SuperSprings is automatic, not leaking air
lines or need for a tank. One of the benefits, is the fact that
SuperSprings 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. SuperSprings 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 SuperSprings and not Ride Rite or Timbren
or Hellwing or.... Thanks".
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cargo or a trailer, the Ram squatted. Now you can load your 1500 Ram
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