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SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs - Rear Axle

SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs - Rear Axle

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2016 Ford F-150 - SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs - Rear Axle

  • SuperSprings
  • Jounce-Style Springs
  • Rear Axle Suspension Enhancement
  • Standard Duty
  • Occasional Towing and Hauling

1,000-lb Capacity. Upgrade your Ford F-150's rear suspension with these maintenance-free helper springs. Sturdy microcellular urethane springs cushion bumps and help support a heavy load to level your ride and minimize sway. No-drill installation.


Features:

  • Helper springs upgrade your vehicle's rear suspension for improved driver control and comfort
    • Keep your vehicle level when you're towing or hauling a heavy load
    • Help to absorb bumps and shocks
    • Minimize sway
  • Progressive load control - springs compress according to the weight of your cargo
    • Lighter loads - springs compress easily at first for soft engagement and a less bumpy ride
    • Heavier loads - springs compress by as much as 80 percent for support
  • Springs work independently from each other to compensate for off-center loads and reduce body roll during sharp turns
  • Durable microcellular urethane
    • Works in temperatures from -25 F to 200 F
    • Resists damage caused by oils, road salts, and UV rays
  • Minimal lateral expansion - springs compress vertically instead of to the sides so they aren't easily damaged when operating in tight spaces
  • Maintenance-free - no tubing to run or air pressure to monitor like with air springs
  • Simple, no-drill installation
  • 2 Jounce-style springs included
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Weight capacity (at 50-percent compression): 1,000 lbs
    • SumoSprings will not increase your vehicle's weight-carrying capacity
  • 2-Year limited warranty


Rear Suspension Support

Towing or hauling a heavy load can cause rear sag as your factory suspension compresses under the weight of the load. This means that the rear axle is trying to support not only the extra load but also the weight of your vehicle. And because there is less weight on your front axle, your front tires make less contact with the road, which causes problems with traction, steering, and braking. SumoSprings upgrade your vehicle's factory suspension to level your vehicle, improve driving performance, and keep your ride comfortable.


Installed spring when it is not compressed

SumoSprings provide progressive load control - the more you load them, the stiffer they become. With a lighter load, the springs will compress easily for soft engagement and a less bumpy ride. The closed-cell urethane material allows for smooth contact between the springs and your vehicle. And the springs act like a shock absorber to dampen road vibration.


Installed spring when it is compressed

The springs can also compress by as much as 80 percent to support a heavy rear load and to help your factory suspension bear up under the load. This evens out the weight, which levels your vehicle and ensures that your front tires are making better contact with the road. A level ride means that you have improved driving control, ensures safe headlight aim, and helps to minimize sway. The springs also support your factory suspension, which helps prevent sagging and reduces bottoming out.


The springs work independently from one another to support each side of your vehicle. This action helps to reduce body roll when you make a sharp turn. This also helps compensate for an off-center load.


Durable, Custom-Fit Springs

These microcellular urethane springs are tough. They resist abrasion, oil, salt, and UV rays that can more quickly wear out other springs, and they perform well in temperatures ranging from -25 F to 200 F (-33 C to 93 C).


SumoSprings compress vertically with minimum expansion to the sides, so they won't be damaged by nearby mechanical parts and they fit safely into tighter spots. And unlike air springs, SumoSprings require no maintenance or adjustment.


The helper springs are custom designed to fit your vehicle, and they install easily - no drilling required.



SSR-116-40 SuperSprings Sumo Springs Solo Rear Ford F-150 Suspension Kit for Trucks

Installation Details SSR-116-40 Installation instructions

Video of SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs - Rear Axle

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Video Transcript for SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs Review

Speaker 1: Today, we'll be taking a look at the SumoSprings Solo Line of Custom Helper Springs for the rear axle. You'll want to use eTrailer's fit guide to determine the correct kit for your vehicle. This is what our SumoSprings look like when installed. Yours may look a little different depending on your vehicle.They're gonna replace our factory jounce stops and sit right between our frame and our rear axle. So whenever we're carrying a heavy load, they're gonna give us that extra support that we need. The way our SumoSprings are gonna work is when our suspension starts to sag from the heavy load, these are gonna absorb a lot of that weight.They are gonna work independently from each other so it's gonna help with those off-center loads.

Our springs are gonna have a progressive rate to 'em. So if we have a light load, they're gonna compress softly, still giving us that comfortable ride. But the heavier load we put on 'em, the more they're gonna compress and the more firmness they're gonna have to them.Now comparing to our factory jounce stop, you can see there's a big difference in height. These are gonna give us a lot more compression, whereas our factory jounce stops are really just preventing the axle from hitting the frame.We have a water tank at the bed of our truck as a heavy load or to simulate the tongue weight of a heavy trailer or a fifth wheel. So as I take the truck through my test course, I can definitely tell that there's a load back there.

The engine doesn't seem to be strained that much, but the bumps are extremely harsh and I can definitely feel it resonating through the seat.When I come to the slalom course and I'm going through the turns, it definitely has a lot of body roll and I just generally feel like I need to slow down because it feels likes it's leaning a lot and it's not responding quickly enough to the turns.Now that we have our SumoSprings installed and I have the same load back there, when I'm driving through our course, I can immediately tell a difference. It's much of a smoother ride. Going over the bumps really doesn't feel like anything's back there and it's just a lot more comfortable.When I come into the slalom course, it definitely feels a lot more stable and it doesn't seem to sway as much side to side and it just generally feels like it wants to go faster.These are made of a durable micro cellular urethane that works in temperatures from -25 degrees to 200 degrees Fahrenheit, and resists damage caused by oils, road salts and UV rays. Compared to air bags, these are maintenance free option with no tubes to run or air pressure to maintain. Both will help level your load and provide a smoother ride.

Airbags can be adjusted to suit your needs whereas the SumoSprings are a fixed option.That completes our look at the SumoSprings Solo Line of Custom Helper Springs for the rear axle.


Customer Reviews

SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs - Rear Axle - SSR-116-40

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (373 Customer Reviews)

1,000-lb Capacity. Upgrade your vehicle's rear suspension with these maintenance-free helper springs. Sturdy microcellular urethane springs cushion bumps and help support a heavy load to level your ride and minimize sway. No-drill installation.

- SSR-116-40
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2014 Ford F-150 Raptor

The sumo springs installed easily and greatly improved how my travel trailer towed. 571180



- SSR-116-40
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Improved towing control. Stiffer ride when empty cargo. 674477



- SSR-130-47
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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


Installing these babies in the morning. Very pleased with this product. 707679



- SSR-209-40
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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


Installed in 10 min. Easy install.Have not tried them yet.Boat is at the dealer.Will know when I pick it up. 692446



- SSF-106-40
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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


Super fast shipping and delivery. Had them installed this morning and we're enjoying a better ride with less sway in cornering and curb transitioning. Installed on a Sprinter chassis, B+ touring van. 668030



- SSR-210-40
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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


They really make a difference. I have a truck load of tools and was it really noisy hitting bumps etc. They are a must have! 612257



- SSF-106-40
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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


These were perfect for our E450 Dynamax Class C motorhome. They really enhanced the ride and handling. I would definitely purchase again. 718740



- SSR-307-47
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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


On a 2015 Ram 1500. The Sumo springs work great. I went from a loaded ride height of 35 inches to 36 1/4 inches. But the real improvement is in the ride. No longer have the squishy rear end wobble that I used to have. Combined with my weight distributing hitch my ride height improves to 37 1/2 inches. Truck is level along with my travel trailer. When I'm not loaded I don't even notice that I did anything. Still rides like factory. My only complaint is in the installation. Eight nuts with washers per spring and there is no space at all on multiple nuts to fit a so met or even a ratcheting wrench. Took about an hour in my driveway. Other than this minor inconvenience, I have to say excellent product. 347254



- SSR-117-47
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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


Perfect fit and performs great. Help a lot on rear end sag. Great price and fast delivery. 680466



- SSR-610-40
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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


I put these on a 2016 Tacoma Off Road that tows a 4000 lb travel trailer. They have little or no effect on the truck when empty, but limit the suspension travel with the 450 lb tongue weight of the trailer. I far prefer them to air bags, which ave always eventually leaked down. 439574



- SSR-610-40
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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


Fantastic. has no impact on ride with no weight in truck. I installed them on my Toyota Tundra 2007 following a frame replacement. they sit about 1-2 inches off so they do not engage until loaded. significant difference with any load over 500 lbs. easy to install. 722454



- SSF-204-47
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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


Easy installation, ride and handling im provement. 454046



- SSR-313-47
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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


Sumo Black part no. SSR-313-47, 1500lb @50% compression. Installed on Ram ProMaster 3500 RV conversion van. Approximately 85% of the swaying has been eliminated but still retained the soft to firm ride. 661405



- SSR-610-47
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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


This was the answer to my rear sag when the trailer was attached. My wife never said a thing about the ride on our trip and I did not notice any difference. It probably took me 45 minutes to bolt the SumoSprings on the truck not bad at all. Good product. 491949


Comments
Very satisfied. It is just what I needed.
Dave - 04/02/2019

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- SSR-114-54
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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


Installed when factory bushings deteriorated. I had noticed a slight sway when towing 9000 lb travel trailer during cross winds. Once installed, sway was gone. I will either take these off when I replace truck or purchase new ones. 582583


Comments
Sold truck, got a 2019 ram 1500. First thing I did was replaced stock bushing.
Tom - 11/14/2019

63337

- SSR-210-40
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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


2009 Chevy Colorado 4x4. Leaf springs were getting a bit weak and $600+ to replace with a set of overload springs, so I found this. Even empty, a rough road would knock your fillings out of your teeth, so I thought I would take a chance on these. I was a bit worried about breaking a bolt getting the old bump stops off since I live in rust country and the truck is 10 years old. But came right off and the new ones installed quickly. I had removed wheels since I was also putting on a new set of Bilstein shocks on the rear. The urethane seems to be a pretty tough material that should hold up well. I did need to jack up the body of the truck about a half inch to provide the necessary clearance since the Sumosprings are significantly taller than the factory bumpstops. Even with a 1000 lb load, the truck rides smoothly over the worst of bumps, without the teeth-rattling "ker-chunks" of driving over a rough road. Delivery was fast, as usual with e-trailer.com. I am considering a set for my Chevy 3500 to tame the rear end on that when traveling unloaded... 633668



- SSR-610-40
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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


Purchased for a Tacoma 4 dr, long bed, with a fiberglass cap. I have the TSB/recall replacement spring pack. With this set up I had a decent ride, and better support over the OEM springs, but still see that the springs provided only minimal improvement when loading in the bed say 300-500#. If so loaded (camp gear, MC gear, 2-3 persons in cab) on moderate unpaved roads the OEM springs were at max load and had we too much frame sag. WITH the addition of the SumoSpring kit I found my truck when UNLOADED handled the same, but did have less body roll in the rear. At rest the frame rail is just touching the SumoSpring and wheel well to ground is 36 1/2" with P245 tires. When LOADED as detailed above, the rear feels firmer, has less body roll, and does not sag to excess like the OEM spring pack. Very satisfied with results. A very nice enhancement at a excellent price point. Kit is simple to install and should require no regular service/adjustment. 353831



- SSR-307-47
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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


The SuperSpring Solo work as advertised. They definitely help level the load when pulling my 27' camper. My only complaint is that they fit so tight (1/4" gap) between the bottom of the SuperSpring and the axle that as soon you load anything you are already using the SuperSpring. I would have preferred a little more of the oem suspension for day to day driving. 660605



- SSR-210-40
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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


These have been exactly what we needed. The rear suspension on our new Xterra was a little looser than we liked for towing our camper. Over larger bumps we were bottoming out. The Sumos have the Xterra right where we need it to be. 287494



- SSR-610-47
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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


This was the easiest thing to install i was done in ten minutes and that was only because i had the wrong size socket when i went under the truck and had get go get the other size. they clear very well. I will have my trailer on my truck soon and i know that this will work very well. I have tried many other things in the past i wish i had found this much sooner. this is on a 2016 toyota tundra and i pull a car trailer from time to time, the trailer is a tilt trailer and is heavy duty so it has some tongue weight, This will solve the problem i have with the truck sagging in the rear 274638



- SSR-612-47
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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


I installed the helpers on my Tacoma to help with the load of a car trailer hauling our old pick-up to car shows. They also help to keep the truck level when hauling loads of fire wood. The only issue that I have is that when empty, it gives the truck a stiffer ride. Thank you Etrailer for your quick service and follow-up on your products. 664732



- SSR-329-47
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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


Graeme product easy to install 717170



- SSR-209-40
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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


I Received the SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs shipment today and installed them on my 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500 standard cab long bed truck. It took about 30 minutes to install the helpers springs. I watched the install video and read the installation instructions on the etrailer website while waiting for the shipment to arrive. They were easy to install without jacking up the truck, I laid flat on my back and slid under the truck on my garage floor and had no problems at all. After installation I hooked up my 20 ft travel trailer and went on a test drive. The helper springs made a big difference and gave a more solid stable performance with the truck while towing my 5,000 lb travel trailer. I've installed airbags on previous trucks and I believe for the money and easy installation this is the best option to improve towing performance. 725590



- SSR-610-54
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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


Put these in my 2007 Tundra. I could tell a great difference just rounding corners with stability with out a trailer on. I like my trucks to ride like trucks and this for sure helped with that. Also when I hooked up my enclosed car trailer loaded there was a huge difference in the amount of squat it had versus before I put them on. 597026



- SSR-610-54
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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


I've had these for 1 year now for my 2016 Tundra and they are exactly what I needed!!! I couldn't be happier! Prior to purchasing and installing these, when I towed my 2 horses with my 2 horse slant bumper pull trailer, I was concerned about cargo weight in the bed of my truck so I was limited to gear I could bring camping and hunting season with my truck. Since adding these I can pull the horses and load my truck bed to the max including horse feed, hunting gear, coolers with food you name it and my truck doesn't even squat a bit! The ride is great with a load or without and my performance off road is still fine too! These proved to be a great solution to my needs and frankly better than pricey air bags. 673850


Comments
Were glad to hear that youre pleased with your purchase. Please keep in mind that the Sumo Springs product will not increase the capacity of your rear truck axle. The tongue weight of the trailer plus the weight of the cargo carried should not exceed the trucks rear axle capacity.
-- Mike L - 07/24/2019

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  • Which SumoSprings Are Best for a 2016 Ford F-150 Towing a Small Trailer
    The SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs part # SSR-116-40 which have a 1,000 lb weight capacity would offer plenty of support for your 2016 Ford F-150 towing a Palomino PaloMini 142 CK. These will not effect your unloaded ride quality unless you went over a pot hole or something else of that nature and even then it won't really degrade the ride quality. In regards to height change, there will be none with the SumoSprings as they won't even be engaged until the threshold of your suspension...
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  • Recommended Suspension Enhancement for 2020 Ford F-150 with 1,500 Pound Trailer Tongue Weight
    The 1,000 pound capacity SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs # SSR-117-40 for 4 Wheel Drive and # SSR-116-40 for 2 Wheel Drive referenced in your question will offer a smoother empty ride in your 2020 Ford F-150 than a higher rated alternative spring. It is important though to keep in mind that any weight coming from behind the rear axle of your F-150 and from the trailer hitch itself should also be considered when choosing a suspension enhancement system, as this will be included to...
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  • Recommended Suspension Enhancement for 2016 Ford F-150 with 1,500 Pound Trailer Tongue Weight
    The 1,000 pound capacity SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs # SSR-117-40 for 4 Wheel Drive and # SSR-116-40 for 2 Wheel Drive referenced in your question will offer a smoother empty ride in your 2016 Ford F-150 than a higher rated alternative spring. It is important though to keep in mind that any weight coming from behind the rear axle of your F-150 and from the trailer hitch itself should also be considered when choosing a suspension enhancement system, as this will be included to...
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  • Difference Between SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs For 2016 Ford F-150 4-Wheel Drive Truck
    The difference between the SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs for your 2016 F-150 depends on the model and transmission you have. If you have a 2-wheel drive truck, or 2-wheel drive Raptor, part # SSR-116-40 has a capacity of 1,000-lbs at 50 percent compression. Part # SSR-116-47 has a capacity of 1,500-lbs at 50 percent compression. For 4-wheel drive trucks, and the SVT Raptor 4-wheel drive model, part # SSR-117-40 has a capacity of 1,000-lbs at 50 percent compression, and part...
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  • Recommended SumoSprings for a 2015 Ford F-150 with 800 Lb Load
    The SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs part # SSR-116-47 is what I recommend for your 2015 Ford F-150. The SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs part # SSR-116-40 would also work for you but you will be near the capacity of 1,000 lbs with your 800 lb setup which is why I recommend the set rated for 1,500 lbs. This will ensure that the springs offer you with the correct amount of support and comfort. I have attached a review video for you as well.
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