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SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs - Rear Axle

SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs - Rear Axle

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1,500-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. Lowest Prices for the best vehicle suspension from SuperSprings Intl. SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs - Rear Axle part number SS45FR can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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SuperSprings Intl Vehicle Suspension

  • Jounce-Style Springs
  • Rear Axle Suspension Enhancement
  • SuperSprings Intl
  • Light Duty

1,500-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.


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): 1,500 lbs
    • SumoSprings will not increase your vehicle's weight-carrying capacity
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • 30-Day satisfaction guarantee


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-217-47 SuperSprings Sumo Springs Solo Rear Vehicle Suspension Kit for Trucks

Item # SS45FR

Installation Details SS45FR Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles





Customer Reviews

SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs - Rear Axle - SS45FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (1322 Customer Reviews)

1,500-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.

- SS45FR
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when I purchased my truck this was the first upgrade I did. Easy to install much bigger than the OEM bump stops. Keeps my truck level while towing my camper.


Comments
I would say it is doing what it is supposed to do. No sag. I feel better knowing they are there and know they work.
Todd - 04/16/2022


- SS45FR
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I put these on to help with towing sag pulling a Travel Trailer. They did help but I did not like the ride made it to ruff when hitting ruff road like pot holes or the bump going on to a bridge. So I took them off and put on a set of Roadmaster active suspension. And I like them much better great ride with them towing and when not towing. So if you want a quick fix at a budget price go with the Sumo Springs if you want a good ride spend the extra and get the RAS.



- SS45FR
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Terrific product and great recommendation from the staff at e-trailer. A year later I couldn't be happier, would highly recommend the product, but the website as well. I've now purchased several products and have been very satisfied.



- SS45FR
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Very easy to install. You don't notice they are there until you add load to your truck. Very impressed with this product. Simple upgrade which makes a big difference. Greatly appreciate etrailers recommendation.



- SS45FR
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Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Since I've installed the SumoSprings my 1500 doesn't sag in the back when I'm towing my trailer. They were very easy to install in less than 45 minutes. It actually wouldn't have taken me that long if I jacked up the passenger side higher. My only knock is the ride isn't as soft when not towing so that is my reason for not giving 5 stars.



- SS45FR
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My truck now bottoms out anytime someone is riding in the back seat. Very rough ride on a truck that was very smooth with the OEM bump stops.


Comments
This sounds like something is not right with this kit. I will email you the warranty number for SuperSprings.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 08/26/2021


- SS45FR
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No change in ride with no load. Not nearly as much squat with 4700LB/750-HW. I had to lower the ball height on the truck 1 1/2 inches because the trailer was no longer level (high in front) The ride was firmer with the trailer attached.



- SS45FR
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I installed this product on a 2020 Silverado 1500 HD crew cab 4x4... TRUCK doesn't sqaut or sag at all with 4,000 # trailer hooked up . Or weight in the bed 1200# ( quad n misc, camping equip. And still delivers an excellent 1/2 ton Chevy ride full or empty . 30 - 45 min install ...



- SS45FR
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Easy to install, worked as intended. I used the spacer to have less sag.



- SS45FR
by:

I think these were the perfect choice for my application. I like to say from light hauling to towing my RV they keep my suspension firm.



- SS45FR
by:

Work great and give a nice gradual response as apposed to sharp jolts.



- SS45FR
by:

Order process was quick and very easy. Excellent package tracking and they even followed up to make sure my order was received and I had no other concerns! Great prices and fantastic service, who could ask for more. Highly recommend etrailer!



- SS45FR
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2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Great Looking Product that is simple to install. 2021 1500 Silverado Crew 4x4 3.0 Duramax. Installed yesterday but haven't towed with it yet. I did dive it today about 150 miles and truck rides just as it did before installing the Sumo's. Hoping it will help level and stabilize our truck while towing our 2020 Flagstaff FKS25. Having the Sumo's 2800 springs installed, in conjunction with our Kurt Equalizing Hitch, we are hoping for a smooth, stable, sway free season. Only thing I would ask Sumo is " why do you include the extra spacers for standard sprung 1500's. I know that the spacers will be needed for Trail Boss 1500's but why make the rest of us have to pay for the spacers which we may never need? Thinking a separate part number for a Trail Boss application or 1500's with 2" life kits would be in order.



- SS45FR
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Great product. Leveled off the truck bed under load, would highly recommend them.



- SS45FR
by:

Work good easy to install. Would get them again



- SS45FR
by:

Delivery and service was fast. Product is great as well. Thanks.



- SS45FR
by:

Sumo Solo Springs installed on 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500. Installation was easy. Found several videos on YouTube showing how. I did use the extra spacer that was provided. With the bed of the truck empty and the spacer installed, there was about 1/2 of space left before spring contacted the bottom stop. With about 200 lbs in the bed, the makes initial contact.



- SS45FR
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GMC Sierra

These Sumo springs arrived quickly, and were very easy to install. They look like a high quality product. I put them on my 2020 GMC Sierra 1500 in about 1/2 hour. I purchased these for extra support when pulling my 5th wheel and this weekend I plan to try them out.



- SS45FR
by:

Easy installation. Will be hooking up trailer soon and determine if the ride height and quality has improved. Additional spacer is available if needed to decrease the ride height.



- SS45FR
by:

Cap screws included are to short. That made it difficult to get them started into the pickup frame.



- SS45FR
by:
2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Good product fast shipping



- SS45FR
by:

Easy to install, took about 20 minutes total time. Put my truck at the right night when towing my 7k lb rv.



- SS45FR
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2020 GMC Sierra 1500

Excellent Product,easy to install



- SS45FR
by:

Awesome service



- SS45FR
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    SumoSprings would definitely be the solution I would recommend for your squatting concern. The SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs - Rear Axle item # SS45MR have a 2,800 lbs capacity which would eliminate that carolina lift look you get when your bed is loaded. These springs have progressive load control, which means that the springs compress according to the weight of your cargo. If you're not towing or hauling you won't notice a difference unless you hit a pretty big bump. The leveling...
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  • Recommended SumoSprings for 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 New Body Style
    The SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs part # SS45FR does fit the 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 new body style to help with the ride quality. You are correct that some of the other options for springs can create a harsh ride because they are always engaged. The SumoSprings compress lighter for lighter loads and up to 80% for heavier loads so they will not seem stiff when towing. I have attached the installation instructions for your reference.
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  • Is There Supposed to be a Gap After the SumoSprings are Installed on a 2020 Silverado 1500
    The SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs, part # SS45FR, for the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 are meant to have that 1-1/2" gap when there is no load. This is to ensure that the ride isn't stiff while unloaded. Adding spacers would negate that benefit. It sounds like you have installed them exactly as they need to be. I've linked to a video review of these springs below.
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  • Will the SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs Fit a 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4
    Yes, the SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs part # SS45FR are a fit for a 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4. I confirmed this with SuperSprings directly for you as well.
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  • SumoSprings Kit Recommendation for 2011 Toyota Tundra
    For your 2011 Toyota Tundra that will be carrying the weight you mentioned and occasionally towing a 7k trailer the SumoSpring kit part # SSR-610-47 is the best solution to go with. This will give you the support you need without being overly harsh so it's the best solution.
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  • Can SumoSpring for 2020 Chevy Silverado be Used with Weight Distribution
    Yes you can use a weight distribution system with a suspension enhancement kit like the SumoSprings that you mentioned. The proper way to use the two together is to install the suspension kit and then after that install and setup the weight distribution. This allows the two kits to work well together.
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  • Do SumoSprings for 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 Affect Quality of Unloaded Ride
    The SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs # SS45FR that fit your 2019 Chevy Silverado will not affect your unloaded ride quality essentially at all. There is a gap between the springs and the axle so the only time you may notice some slight stiffness is going over a pretty significant bump. Other than that the unloaded ride won't be affected, and if you take a look at the customer reviews on the product page you can see that other customers mention they don't notice them when unloaded. You...
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  • SumoSprings for 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 Trail Boss with Factory Lift
    The SumoSprings part # SS45FR are a fit for your 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 Trail Boss that has the factory lift and does not require any spacers.
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  • Will the SumoSprings # SS45MR Fit My 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500?
    I have a great SumoSprings solution for you. Unfortunately, the SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs - Rear Axle # SS45MR will not fit your 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500. With that being said, we do have a SumoSprings model that will fit your truck. That model is the SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs - Rear Axle # SS45FR. With the # SS45FR, you get the same progressive load control as the # SS45MR. This means that the springs compress according to the weight of your cargo. The great...
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  • 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500 Gap Recommendation for SumoSprings Helper Springs
    You are looking for a 1/4" to 1/2" gap between the SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs # SS45FR and the contact point on your 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500. This gives you enough space so the springs won't always be engaged, but if they are needed they will engage in an appropriate amount of time. This kit comes with a 1" spacer so you have the option to use that if the gap is larger than 1/2".
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  • SumoSprings Helper Springs for a 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500
    The best way to give your 2022 Chevy Silverado 1500's suspension support when you are towing or hauling a heavy load would be to add a set of SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs - Rear Axle item # SS45FR. These springs offer progressive load control. Which means they compress according to the weight put on the rear of your truck. The more you load them the more they compress. With a lighter load, the springs will compress easily for soft engagement and a less bumpy ride. The closed-cell...
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  • Unloaded Ride Quality Of SumoSprings On a 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited
    The SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs # SS45FR will be noticeable at times when driving your 2022 GMC Sierra 1500 Limited unloaded. The springs will have an air gap between them and your axle when you have no additional weight on the rear suspension so most the time you will not feel a difference in the suspension. You will likely notice a difference if you hit a pot hole or driving fast around corners. When the suspension compresses enough to contact the spring it will begin to absorb...
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  • Will the SuperSprings Sumo Springs SSR-209-54 Also Fit on a 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500
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  • SumoSprings for 2021 Chevolet 1500 Trailboss w/ Factory 2 Lift
    I reached out to my contact at SuperSprings to determine the best helper spring for your 2021 Trailboss truck. You were comparing the SuperSprings # SS45FR with the SuperSprings # SS65FR. These helper springs will have about a 1" gap before they contact the suspension and then they will compress and further support your load, so there will still be just a little bit of squat at the back of the truck. The # SS45FR springs are bigger and will support more, whereas the # SS65FR springs are...
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    I recommend the SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs part # SS45FR for a 2019 GMC Sierra 1500. The extra support this higher rated set offers would be ideal for larger trailers like a fifth wheel. The SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs part # SS65FR would be better for smaller travel trailers.
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    For your 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 carrying a 1000lb golf cart I recommend the SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs # SS45FR (black) which have a 1500lb load leveling capacity. While this is a little more than you need for your golf cart, this will be a slightly stiffer spring so it will do better at preventing sag with the golf cart loaded than the # SS64FR (blue) you were looking at with a 1000lb capacity. Since these springs are so much softer than Timbrens, going with the 1500lb springs...
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    There isn't an actual height difference between the SumoSprings Solo part # SS45FR and the # SS65FR that fits your 2021 Chevy Silverado 1500. The difference is related to the capacity. The 45 has the higher 1,500 lb capacity and the 65 has a 1,000 lb capacity. Both of these fit the Trail Boss models without any additional spacers.
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    There are two SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs for a 2022 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, part # SS65FR which has a 1,000 lb weight capacity and part # SS45FR which has a 1,500 lb weight capacity. The lower rated option rides smoother whereas the higher rated option provides more support. The correct one will come down to what you're towing or hauling. If you have a heavy trailer over 10K then go with the higher rated part # SS45FR but for most others under this use the lower rated part...
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    The most cost-effective option that will give your 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 a more level, stable ride when you are towing your travel trailer is from SumoSprings, and there are two options with different capacities: - 1,000 lb Capacity: SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs # SS65FR - 1,500 lb Capacity: SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs # SS45FR The 1,000 lb capacity # SS65FR is what you will want to go with for a 5,000 lb travel trailer as that's more than enough capacity to handle...
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  • Using SuperSprings SumoSprings On a 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 With Weight Distribution
    Yes, the SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs # SS65FR will help with the bouncing that you are getting with a weight distribution hitch on your 2021 GMC Sierra 1500. The SumoSprings are progressive so they will help to absorb the bounce that the suspension is having when you go over bridges. You may notice a firmer ride when you do not have additional loads being carried as the suspension compresses due to large pot holes. The SumoSprings can be installed before or after the weight...
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  • Correct SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs for 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 with 2-3 Lift
    The SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs part # SS45FR which is a fit for a 2021 GMC Sierra 1500 comes with a 1" spacer so it will work fine with a small lift but anything past 1" in the rear would render the system ineffective. That said, most lift kits advertise the front end lift which does not affect the springs because the truck has a rake so a 2-3" lift kit could just be for the front only and in which case you would not have any issues with the SumoSprings.
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