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TorkLift StableLoad Suspension Upgrade for Upper Overload Springs

TorkLift StableLoad Suspension Upgrade for Upper Overload Springs

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Replace your truck's factory bump stop pads with these thick, durable blocks to get better handling with less sway and body roll. Lowest Prices for the best vehicle suspension from TorkLift. TorkLift StableLoad Suspension Upgrade for Upper Overload Springs part number TLA7202 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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TorkLift Vehicle Suspension - TLA7202

  • Overload Pads
  • Rear Axle Suspension Enhancement
  • TorkLift
  • Heavy Duty

Replace your truck's factory bump stop pads with these thick, durable blocks to get better handling with less sway and body roll.


Features:

  • Dramatically improves handling by pre-activating your vehicle's factory upper overload springs
    • Helps to evenly distribute weight, ensuring that truck stays level for better handling
    • Reduces side-to-side sway and body roll
  • Angled structure maximizes contact surface for more effective support
    • Tapered wedge contacts curved springs better than a flat pad
  • Anti-rotation key tabs help keep pads in place
  • Compatible with aftermarket air bag suspension upgrades
  • Simple, do-it-yourself installation
    • StableLoad units bolt onto each frame-mounted overload bump stop bracket
    • No drilling required
  • Kit includes 4 StableLoad pads and necessary hardware
  • Made in the USA
  • Lifetime warranty


Enhancing Factory Overload Springs

The upper factory overload springs on your truck are designed to help compensate for a large payload. When you are hauling a heavy load, your truck's standard leaf springs can't always counteract the weight of it. As a result, if you hit a bump when your suspension is fully loaded, the leaf springs will give and cause your truck to bottom out. The overload springs help keep this from happening by mounting above the leaf springs to provide initial points of contact for your vehicle's frame, thus removing some of the load from the standard springs.


Upper Overload Spring

These StableLoads are designed to replace the factory bump stop pads that are mounted to your truck's frame. The factory pads are typically quite small and will not contact the overload springs unless your truck is dramatically sagging. By replacing these small pads with the much larger StableLoads, you can fill the gap between your upper overload springs and your frame-mounted bump stop bracket. This pre-activates the overload springs, ensuring that they are engaged from the start instead of engaging only when extreme sagging occurs.


StableLoad Suspension Enhancement and Aftermarket Air Bags

By enhancing your upper overload springs in the way described above, you will notice less sway and body roll. This is due to the pre-loading effect of the StableLoads, which helps to better distribute the weight of your payload over the entirety of your factory suspension. This is the primary difference between StableLoads and many air bag overload systems.


With air bag suspension enhancement, the load in your truck is being taken on by the air bags. Air bags are designed to level your truck, and they operate as intended when they're under a normal load. But if you are hauling or towing a particularly heavy load, this type of suspension enhancement can create some problems. In order to get the correct amount of leveling and to ensure that your suspension won't bottom out, you will likely have to fill the air bags to a very high psi. Doing this effectively removes the load from your factory suspension. As a result, your truck's suspension is no longer able to operate as it was designed. This can lead to handling issues, such as porpoising, sway, or body roll.


Upper Overload StableLoad Installed with Air Bags

If you currently have this problem with your air bag system, you can add StableLoads to your suspension and get the best out of both products. StableLoads are effective on their own, but they've also been tested with aftermarket air bag suspension systems. The two enhancements work particularly well together if you have a heavy payload. By installing StableLoads between your upper overload springs and your truck's frame, you are already adding support to your suspension to help prevent bottoming out, which air bags work to prevent as well. As a result, you won't have to fill the bags nearly as full, which means that they won't take as much of the load off of your factory suspension, thus allowing your suspension to function as designed - only better.


Tested and Proven Winner

TorkLift's StableLoads were tested against vehicles with no suspension enhancement and vehicles with air bags that were inflated to 100 lbs; and the results are clear. By adding StableLoads to your suspension your vehicle will ride smoother, causing less wear and tear on your suspension and tires. The trucks that were tested were loaded with 2,800 lbs. The degree of movement was then recorded, using an inclinometer, when the trucks encountered the 3 most common types of handling problems: side-to-side sway, porpoising, and body roll.


Preventing Side-To-Side Sway

Side-to-side sway is triggered when your vehicle encounters uneven ground, such as a pot hole, and the suspension gives way when it cannot counteract the weight of the heavy load being carried. This creates a side-to-side bouncing motion. As you can see in the graph above, air bags provide an advantage over no suspension upgrades. But the StableLoads offer dramatic improvement over both the standard suspension and the air bag suspension.


Preventing Porpoising

Porpoising is the rising and falling action your vehicle makes when driving over an object like a speed bump. Having too much bounce can make you feel like you're riding in the back of a school bus. As you can see in the graph, there is virtually no difference in porpoising between trucks with standard suspension systems and those with air bags. Only the StableLoad offers improvement for this type of problem.


Preventing Body Roll

Body roll occurs when your heavy load transfers unevenly as you navigate a turn, causing one side of your vehicle to lean dramatically. In some cases this can lead to your truck's tires coming off of the ground and it could even cause your vehicle to roll over if it is too top heavy. Again, according to the graph above, air bags offer no help with this problem. It is only with the StableLoads that stability improves.



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TorkLift StableLoad Suspension Upgrade for Upper Overload Springs - TLA7202

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (215 Customer Reviews)

Replace your truck's factory bump stop pads with these thick, durable blocks to get better handling with less sway and body roll.

- TLA7202
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2018 GMC Sierra 3500

All I can write about right now is the installation and fit as it is still April in the Midwest so camping season is still about a month out. I purchased these to help with the body roll I encounter with my 3000# truck camper, and fingers crossed it will make my rig feel that much more stable rolling down the road. The installation was really straight forward with the supplied instructions. I am not sure if it would have been as easy without the air bags I have installed as I was able to inflate those to 80psi to gain the clearance needed to install. But with the air bags inflated it was as simple as taking the old ones out and bolting in the new ones. Couple of notes I could add for the manufacturer would be to simply remove the "tabs" on the side of the stops instead of making the customer perform this. Not as simple as they put it in the instructions. Not to mention when you remove these tabs it leaves exposed steel that inevitably will begin to rust. I hit the exposed spots with some cold galvanizing spray but that will only last so long. The second item I would do is make the grade 8 bolt that mounts the stop an inch shorter as I struggled to be able to get a torque wrench on the front pair without trapping the wrench between the frame and the wheel liner on the truck. By looking at the installed product I have high hopes that this will help out greatly with having that much payload in the box of my truck and the roll I encounter driving down the road.



- TLA7202
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2013 GMC Sierra

Did exactly what I needed it to do. I have a heavy truck camper that gets a lot of sway under certain conditions. These extended overload pads are always engaged so the swaying gets stopped before it has a chance to start. Well built and easy to install. Hard to go wrong with these parts.



- TLA7202
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I haven't had any problems with these. I have a 2019 3500 Silverado single wheel that I wanted to take advantage of the overload springs without having to put a huge load in the bed. The stock mounts are so far away from the spring. Some may complain about the ride, but its a truck, I'm not concerned about the ride.



- TLA7202
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2015 GMC Sierra 3500

These do their job well. We tow a toyhauler, and we'll use it without bringing the toys to camp. When that happens, the tongue of the trailer is pretty heavy, then add 150 gals of fresh water (in front of the axles) and the weight is increased! I installed these on my 2015 GMC 3500HD with 2" level kit in front, and now on those trips, my truck no longer sits lower in the rear, but sits almost level. I trimmed mine down at a slight angle, as some people we talking about. And the blocks meet the overload springs flatter, and don't engage quite as quick. Airbags may have a better ride, but these feel nice and solid towing.



- TLA7202
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2016 GMC Sierra 3500

Installed on 2016 GMC Sierra 3500 in around an hour. This has helped so much carry our truck camper. Body roll and bucking have been reduced to almost nothing running around on forest roads and getting into camping spots.


Comments
Product still functioning well. Glad I purchased.
Wes - 06/22/2017



- TLA7202
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I haven’t used these with my camper yet (on order) but I’m not happy with these so far. First, why doesn’t Torklift take off the metal tabs instead of making the buyer do it? Wasn’t as easy as they make it sound. Second, I wanted to have a .5 inch gap between the Torklifts and overload spring so I wouldn’t have a rough ride during normal use (recommended by users). For the front bumper, this was not possible during trimming without hitting the metal structure of the bumper. I only have a quarter inch gap in the front....hopefully it will ride OK. Why can’t Torklift manufacture the bumpers to be make/model specific? Trimming these bumpers was a royal PIA. I will post a follow up after the handling performance is evaluated.



- TLA7202
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2016 Ram 3500

I tow a 13800lb fifth wheel with 2016 Chevrolet 3500 dually. Before the truck would sag, now with the TorkLift StableLoad Suspension Upgrade for Upper Overload Springs on it sits level. I do not take them off between towing so the ride is stiff when not towing. Works like it’s supposed to.



- TLA7202
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2016 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

Only because i haven't installed yet , but they seem high quality



- TLA7202
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Great concept but did give the truck a little bit rougher ride



- TLA7202
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I am not seeing that much of a benefit from adding the Stable Lift Suspension upgrade. I still feel like I need to run as much air in my air bag suspension that I previously added to my truck. I do feel my unloaded truck rides much stiffer then before.



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2014 Chevrolet Silverado 3500

Does not work as shipped. Have a 2014 Chevy 3500 & the blocks are to tall. They touch without any weight in bed. This makes your rear suspension feel like its been removed. I called the tech line & they said they should fit but they did not. Brand new truck totally stock. After taking them out & cutting about an inch off with a band saw they work as designed.



- TLA7202
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Product is good but had to cut the tabs off the pads for installation. Most people would not have the tools to do that.



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Chevrolet Silverado 3500

Great product and very easy to install myself. I haven't had the opportunity to pull my fifth wheel yet, but will soon and looking forward to seeing a difference in the ride.



- TLA7202
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Works great, keeps truck level when the 5th wheel rv is hooked up, no sagging.



- TLA7202
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Great product. Works as advertised. Easy to install.



- TLA7202
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Excellent product, excellent company to do business with



- TLA7202
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Great product and price with prompt shi pping.



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2016 GMC Sierra 3500



- TLA7311S
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Review from a similar StableLoad in Vehicle Suspension


My review is specific to the Stable Loads for my 2014 Ram 3500 SRW 4x4 Diesel Pickup truck. First, the package arrived a day ahead of the delivery schedule. Inventory of the kit showed it was complete and matched the list of contents included. The overall impression was that this is a very well made and manufactured system. The stainless steel option seems to be well worth the small added cost. The instructions from TorkLift are a little vague in places so here are a couple of pointers. First, I needed more spacer washers than were provided with the kit due to the thickness of the lower spring. I was short a total of 4 washers. It seems like this is a simple detail that others should have made TorkLift aware of. Surprisingly, I found no mention of this on-line or in videos. Another vague area is regarding the orientation of the bracket on the spring pack itself. on my truck, I needed to install the stable load to the inside - between the frame and the spring. I tried to install the rear stable load to the outside (tire side) but found that even with stock size tires, the clearance was too close for my comfort (less that 1 inch between the bracket and the tire sidewall. On my truck, there is a wiring harness along the bottom of the frame at the rear drivers side that had to be adjusted closer to the frame to provide clearance for the bracket. Otherwise, all 3 of the other mounting locations had adequate room for the inside mounting location. Also, for my truck, using two of the three wedges provided the right thickness for proper engagement. Another note is that for my Ram, I did not have to drill out the springs because the rubber pad is installed into a hole on the overload spring. The hole is slightly larger that the diameter of the mounting bolt. This did not seem to affect the installation but again, it seems a bushing of some sort would be a good addition to the kit. Installation time was a bit longer that what I have seen mentioned by others but still, a few hours and it was ready for a test drive. With the stable loads engaged, the empty ride is a bit stiffer that stock but not objectionable. The real test will be with the 3000lb+ camper installed. That review will have to wait. E Trailer was great to order from and had the best price I could find on-line. This is the 4th or 5th time I have ordered from E Trailer and have never been disappointed.


Comments
One year and I still think these are a great product. They work very well with the weight of the camper and improve sway control as well as squat. Well worth the investment.
David - 03/23/2021


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Review from a similar StableLoad in Vehicle Suspension


I added this to the rear suspension which already had the Timbren FR250SDE Kit installed and the result was additional stability and load leveling at a reasonable price that did not require a pneumatic pump. When unloaded the truck sits normal. I have a slide in camper and pull a trailered Bronco with a combined wt. of 16k lbs. Ride is unaffected when empty and is comfortable when loaded.


Comments
Still pleased with the results.
Ron G - 12/04/2020


- TLA7311S
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Review from a similar StableLoad in Vehicle Suspension


Here are some pics of my installed Torklift Stableloads after drilling through my springs on a 2020 F250. I had to loosen and shift my exhaust pipe to drill the hole in that spring. Applied pressure to my drill with a floor-jack and went with low RPM on the supplied drill bits. I am very happy with etrailer’s quick shipping and the Torklift Stableload product worked as advertised



- TLA7310S
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Review from a similar StableLoad in Vehicle Suspension


The stable loads function as advertised. By engaging the overload spring the rear of my truck has almost zero squat when I load my camper. I belong to several online camper forums. Most of the members seem to push air bag, but constantly complain issues. The stable loads have functioned well and my trucks suspension works as designed.



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Review from a similar StableLoad in Vehicle Suspension


Well overall I gave them a 4 rating. Great website complete with installation pictures and video. Shipping and messages regarding orders are always updated daily. The only negative are the tabs on the upper Stableloads tabs are machined wider than the factory bump stops requiring me to press them closer together so that they would pop into place. Thanks for allowing me the opportunity to again do feedback on this product.



- TLA7310
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Review from a similar StableLoad in Vehicle Suspension


UPS delivered with packaging intact. L & R Wedges are wrapped separately and labeled. Hardware was contained in a sealed bag. 2 pieces were damaged, easily replaced at the hardware store. Instructions were reasonably clear, but there is room for improvement there. Installation : Installation was on a 2018 Chevy Colorado and straight forward. There is the option of installing the units inboard or outboard. Inboard installation on the Colorado would have resulted in insufficient clearance between the spare tire on the rear units, and the fuel tank on the front. Outboard installation resulted in minimal clearance with the mud flaps on the rear, and contact with the brake line and supporting bracket on the left front. Some backyard engineering with waterpump pliers was required to create adequate clearance. Use: Engaging the wedges is not possible with weight on the axle. The truck must be jacked up enough to unload the springs before rotating the wedges into position. I haven't had a chance to load up the truck and hook up the trailer. I'll provide follow-up when I do.


Comments
The wedges do level the truck when loaded up and towing the trailer. The truck must be jacked up to engage or release. They squeek & creek when engaged, but they do the job.
JCS - 03/17/2020


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