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  • Sumo Springs Versus Timbren Suspension Enhancement For 2019 Jayco Precept 31UL 22,000#
  • While both the Timbren Suspension Enhancement System # TFFF53B & # TFRF53A and the SumoSprings Rebel Custom Helper Springs # SSF-170-40-2 & # SSR-180-54-1 are both great solutions for your 2019 Jayco Precept 31UL, there are some differences to take note of. Timbren is a bit more renown in this space and while a very solid product, that strength comes with the tradeoff that the ride quality can be stiff. Made from a rigid rubber construction, it can be less forgiving and this has been...
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  • How to Choose the Correct Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement for a 2019 Ram 1500
  • If you have a 2019 Ram 1500 that is the standard pick-up truck, the correct Timbren system is the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System # TDR1500DQ, which were designed for standard trucks. The difference between these and the Timbren System # TDRTT1500 is that the latter is made for service trucks, like a tow truck. The reason for this is the design of the springs; if you take a look at the accompanying photo a customer sent in, you can see they are double convoluted, which means...
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  • Best Suspension Enhancement for 2017 Ford F-150 to Reduce Towing Suspension Sag
  • The RAS systems are by far the best suspension enhancement kits out there for vehicles like your 2017 Ford F-150 to reduce suspension sag. Main reason is that unlike other system this does not make your ride quality when loaded or unloaded (many state that the ride quality improves greatly) and also does not require the maintenance that air bags do as well. For as much as you plan on towing I'd go with the HD model part # RAS3611-YHD which gives 3,000 lbs of suspension support over the...
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  • TorkLift StableLoad Vs. Timbren for 2020 Ford F-350 Super Duty
  • I talked to some of our guys down in our installation bays and based on the feedback I received, I definitely recommend the Timbren Suspension Enhancement System # TFR350SDJ for your 2020 Ford F-350 Super Duty. The TorkLift StableLoad # TLA7310S work by engaging your factory lower overload springs earlier than they would otherwise, which minimize sway and assist you when hauling heavy loads. However, disengaging this system requires you to get under the truck and use a rachet (not included)...
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  • Suspension Enhancement Option For 2017 Ford Expedition
  • I do have an option for you but the Air Lift AirLift 1000 Air Helper Springs for Coil Springs you mentioned are designed for Dodge trucks so they are not compatible with the 2017 Ford Expedition. Instead, I recommend the Coil SumoSprings Custom Helper Springs for Coil Spring Suspension part # CSS-1168 which is a great option to support the coil springs of the Expedition to avoid rear sag that you may be experiencing. There are currently not any other options available for the Expedition...
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  • Which Will Have Better Ride Quality for 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 the RAS Standard Duty or HD
  • If you are worried about ride quality I would go with the lower rated # RAS4611 over the higher rated # RAS54FR for your 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 4x4. Both will work great but the lower rated one will be easier to fine tune the amount of support and ride quality you want without having to give up too much on either end.
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  • Differences Between AirLift and Firestone Helper Airbags For a 2019 Ram 2500
  • I recommend the Firestone 7,500 lb Ride-Rite Label Air Helper Springs part # F2706 for the 2019 Ram 2500 because of their durability compared to the Air Ride Helper Springs part # AL57589. Both of the brands have a 7,500 lb capacity like you mention however they are constructed differently. The Firestone bags are constructed of 4 layers of rubber compared to the 2 layers of the Air Lift springs. The Firestone bags also use a crimp rolled seal to keep the bags anchored compared to the Air...
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  • How do I Pick the Right Roadmaster Active Suspension Enhancement Kit for my 2018 Ford F-150
  • We can get this figured out! The weight capacities stated in the description is the amount of weight that these springs will support. These will not add capacity to your payload or the amount you carry but instead take some of the force off of your factory suspension decreasing wear and tear on the system helping it to last longer. In my experience it also helps the handling characteristics of the vehicle by reducing the body roll of the truck. The Roadmaster Active Suspension Custom...
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  • Comparing Air Lift Suspension and SumoSprings On 2019 Thor ACE Motorhome 27.2
  • The Air Lift air bags for the 2019 Thor ACE motorhome 27.2 part # AL88240 for the front axle and part # AL88344 for the rear are a great option for suspension enhancement however they do require some upkeep so they are not easier. I recommend to use the SumoSprings part # SSF-170-40-2 for the front axle and part # SSR-187-40-1 for the rear axle. The SumoSprings are easier to install and do not require any upkeep. They are basically an install it and forget it suspension enhancement....
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  • Is There Recommended Location to Mount Firestone Compressor on 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • It is a very good idea to use the Air Command F3 Compressor System w/ Wireless Remote and Light Duty Compressor # F2581 with the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2609 on your 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500 and you should mount the compressor with the No-Drill Mount Kit for Firestone Air Command # F2588. The mounting kit should be installed on a frame rail on your '19 Silverado, and Firestone recommends doing it on the right-hand side of a vehicle if possible. There is no specific...
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  • Comparing Roadmaster Active Suspension for 2018 Ford F-150 4-Wheel Drive
  • The differences between the 2WD and 4WD versions of the Roadmaster Active Suspension Kit is simply the installation; so you are going to want the models that fit your 4-wheel drive 2018 Ford F-150, of which you pointed out there are standard and heavy-duty versions: - Standard: Roadmaster Active Suspension Custom Leaf Spring Enhancement Kit # RAS3611-Y - Heavy-Duty: Roadmaster Active Suspension Custom Leaf Spring Enhancement Kit - Heavy Duty # RAS3611-YHD The differences are pretty...
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  • Recommended AirLift LoadLifter Ultimate with Internal Jounce Bumpers for 2020 GMC Sierra 2500
  • Air Lift does make a kit with internal jounce springs, however, the LoadLifter 5000 # AL57341 are air helper springs only. For your 2020 GMC Sierra 2500 HD I recommend the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs with Internal Jounce Bumpers # AL88341. The Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Plus # AL89341 is also available with a few upgrades, like stainless steel roll plates which protect the air springs and increase their load capacity by 10 percent. Stainless steel...
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  • Comparing Timbrens and SumoSprings for a 2019 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • The main difference between the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System part # TGMRCK15S and SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Spring part # SS45FR for a 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is hardness. The Timbrens are much denser than the SumoSprings so although they will provide more support, they will also produce a rougher ride. I recommend the SumoSprings since it does not sound like you will be towing everyday and still need the truck to have a factory-like ride quality most of the time...
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  • Best Way to Reduce Sway in 2011 Forest River Georgetown 280DS on Ford F-53 Chassis
  • While you can certainly add the SumoSprings Maxim Custom Helper Springs - Rear Axle # SSR-187-54-1 and SumoSprings Rebel Custom Helper Springs - 2 Piece - Front Axle # SSF-170-40-2 to your 2011 Forest River Georgetown 280DS built on a Ford F-53 chassis, by far the best way to enhance the ride of your motorhome is to add an aftermarket rear anti-sway bar, followed by a front anti-sway bar and steering stabilizer, in that order. The reason these are the best options is because they are...
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  • Are Timbren Spacers Required for a Leveling Kit on a 2020 Ford F-350
  • It all depends on what Timbren kit you decide to use and how much space you have from where the Timbren kit installs to the contact point for your 2020 Frod F-350 Super Duty. For example, the Timbren Suspension Enhancement System # TFR350SDJ measures 7-1/2" tall altogether and Timbren states that you need to have 1/2" to 1-1/2" of a gap between the rubber spring and the contact point. If you measure from the place where your OEM bump stop sits down 7-1/2" and the gap that is left is...
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  • Correct Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs for a 2020 Ford F-250 4x4
  • The correct Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs for a 2020 Ford F-250 4x4 is part # F89ZR (Same as W217602620). This kit was redesigned specially for the 4x4 models. If you don't already have a compressor system picked out, the Air Command F3 Compressor System part # F2590 is what I recommend because it's wireless so no lines or wires need to be run inside the cab.
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  • Recommended Rear Suspension Enhancement for 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 with 2 Inch Lift
  • For your 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 with the 2 inch lift I recommend the Air Lift LoadLIfter 5000 Air Helper Springs # AL57204 because of their superior mounting brackets. The brackets feature unique upper and lower roll plates to both increase the spring capacity and also protect them from damage, resulting in a longer lifespan. This system will provide the rear suspension of your Silverado 1500 with 5,000 pounds of load-leveling support and the air springs can be adjusted (5 psi to...
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  • Timbren Suspension Enhancement Fit for 2018 Newmar Bay Star
  • Believe me when I tell you, of all the questions we get, this is definitely NOT a stupid one, and to answer your question, both the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System # TFRF53A and Timbren Front Suspension Enhancement System # TFFF53B will fit on you 2018 Newmar Bay Star which is built on a Ford F-53 chassis. The Timbrens will do a great job of supporting your motorhome's suspension to stabilize it and minimize body roll when taking on tight corners, for example. The Timbrens...
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  • Difference Between Firestone 7500 and Air Lift 7500 for 2020 GMC Sierra 3500
  • The air spring kit I recommend for your 2020 GMC Sierra 3500 is the Firestone Ride-Rite Red Label # F2709. Firestone air bags are less likely to leak and overall more reliable thanks to their rolled crimp seal that keeps the bags securely anchored to the metal end plates. This is superior to the standard band style clamp designed used on the Air Lift bags, like the LoadLifter 7500 XL Air Helper Springs # AL57541. Another advantage of the Firestone kit is that it gives you the option...
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  • Axle Bracket Extension Kit for Lifted 2012 Toyota Tacoma
  • The correct spacer you will need for the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs part # F2407 on your 2012 Toyota Tacoma is actually going to be the Firestone Axle Bracket Extension Kit part # F2506. These will then bolt to the side of the vertical support on the lower bracket. If they are too long then you can just trim them but the Firestone Ride-Rite Axle Spacer Brackets for Lifted Vehicles part # F5557 and part # F5558 won't be your best options.
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  • Recommended Jounce Springs for Two-Wheel Drive 2019 Ford F-53 Chassis
  • The jounce springs I recommend for your two wheel drive 2019 Ford F-53 chassis are from SumoSprings, the SumoSprings Rebel for the front axle and SumoSprings Maxim for the rear axle. The reason why the SumoSprings are the best is because they not only work to reduce sway, but also keep your vehicle level and give you a smoother ride. The SumoSprings can do this because they are made of a microcellular urethane which compresses. Each of the springs works independently which is what is...
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  • Comparing the Timbren SES Part TFR350SDJ and Part TFR250SDJ for a Ford F-250/F-250
  • The Timbren Suspension Enhancement System part # TFR350SDJ is correct for your 2017 Ford F-350 whereas the Timbren Suspension Enhancement System part # TFR250SDJ is for a 2017-2019 Ford F-250. The brackets on both of these systems are the same so you can use one on the other but the F-250 kit has a 4-1/2" tall spring whereas the F-350 kit has a 5-3/16" tall spring. Therefore, the F-250 kit will not engage as soon as the F-350 kit when used on a F-350. The later engagement will equate to...
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  • How Tall are The Timbren Kits that Fit 2020 Ford F-250
  • We have two Timbren rear suspension kits that fit your 2020 Ford F-250 we have the standard duty # TFRTT350J which has a spring height of 3-9/16 inch and a bracket height of 2-3/8 inches. The severe duty # TFR250SDJ is 3-5/8 inches tall and has the same bracket height of 2-3/8 inches plus a 1 inch spacer. Timbren states that once a system is installed you will need 1/2 inch to 1-1/2 inches of space between the bottoms of the springs and the top of the axle. So that's why the higher...
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  • Comparing Timbren and SumoSprings Suspension Enhancement for 2019 Thor ACE 30.2 Motorhome
  • The biggest difference between the two for your 2019 Thor ACE 30.2 motorhome, and the reason why I highly recommend the SumoSprings over the Timbren, is what each product is constructed from. The Timbrens are made from a strong, rigid rubber while the SumoSprings are made from microcellular urethane. This is important because it means the SumoSprings will compress more gently, while the Timbrens are known to give a much stiffer ride. The front axle and rear axle fits for your 2019 Thor...
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  • 2020 Ram 2500 Firestone Ride-Rite Air Bag Kit Compatible with In Bed Hitch
  • For your 2020 Ram 2500 4X4, we've got two Firestone options that are confirmed to work with an in bed hitch (gooseneck or 5th wheel). The Firestone Ride-Rite Red Label Extreme Duty Air Helper Springs # F2706, with a capacity of 7,500 lbs. This kit is ideal for hauling your heaviest loads and has several upgrades, including high strength steel alloy brackets, commercial grade hardware, and superior bracket coating. The # F2706 is not compatible with factory overload springs. On the...
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  • Recommended Suspension Enhancement for a 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500
  • I recommend using the SuperSprings SumoSprings for your 2019 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500. These are a one-time installation that you never have to worry about checking up on and they provide more support (become more rigid) as you load more things into your Sprinter. For the front axle you need the kit # SSF-106-47 and then for the rear you need the kit # SSR-338-54. The SumoSprings are superior to the other suspension enhancement options because they tend to provide more cushion so...
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  • Differences Between the Timbren and SumoSprings for a 2012 Toyota Tundra
  • For your 2012 Toyota Tundra CrewMax, you will want to use part # TTORTUN4 for the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System or part # SSR-610-47 for the SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs. Both of these options will provide you with additional support that will help to reduce rear end sag while towing. They will also both work to reduce body roll, improve stability, and increase the life of your existing suspension components. The Timbren springs have a weight capacity of 6,000...
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  • Do Firestone Ride-Rite Air Bags Fit 2020 Ford F-350 FX4 with Single Rear Wheels 4WD & In-Bed Hitch
  • I am happy to confirm for you that yes, the Firestone Ride-Rite Red Label Air Helper Springs # F36ZR do fit your 2020 Ford F-350 Super Duty FX4 with single rear wheels, 4-wheel drive and an in-bed hitch. This kit is newly designed to fit your truck so you will absolutely be able to install it on your 2020 F-350; I have added a link to the instructions for you to check out as well of the Firestone Ride-Rite Red Label Air Helper Springs # F36ZR. If you are going to be installing this...
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  • Comparing the Air Lift 7500 Airbags vs Firestone 7500 Airbags for a 2015 GMC Sierra 3500
  • For your 2015 GMC Sierra 3500 Denali DRW 4x4, I recommend using the Firestone Ride-Rite Red Label Extreme Duty Air Helper Springs part # F2702 over the Air Lift LoadLifter 7500 XL Air Helper Springs part # AL57538 for two reasons. The first reason is that the Air Lift kit requires drilling into the frame (minimal) whereas the Firestone kit is completely drill free. The second reason is in regards to the construction of the airbags. The Firestone airbags use a crimp rolled design which is...
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  • Rear Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for 2020 Toyota Tundra
  • We do have the Timbren kit part # TTORTUN4 that is a fit for your 2020 Toyota Tundra which will give you an additional 6,000 lbs of suspension support. We don't have any kits that would provide more support but if we did it would probably cause your ride quality to be harsher than you'd like. For the ultimate in rear suspension support the RAS system part # RAS34FR is the way to go. This gives you the support you are wanting and actually improves the ride quality loaded and unloaded...
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  • Will Firestone Ride Rite F89ZR Be Compatible with Factory Tow Prep Package on 2020 Ford F250 4x4
  • According to Firestone, the # F89ZR Rid Rite air suspension system is compatible with in-bed hitches, and would work great on your 2020 F250 4x4 with the tow/prep package. The Firestone Air Command # F2610 wireless compressor system would work perfectly with the # F89ZR Rid Rite air bag system. I've linked to a couple of product videos that you might find helpful.
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  • Comparing Timbrens and SumoSprings for 2020 Ram 1500
  • Both the SumoSprings # SSR-307-47 and Timbren # TDR1500DQ for the rear axle of your 2020 Ram 1500 are jounce-style springs, but they do differ quite a bit as to the type of support they actually provide. If the bed on your Ram is pretty consistently loaded then the Timbren Rear Suspension System # TDR1500DQ will be the better option, as these springs are made up of a more robust Aeon rubber and consequently feature a much higher weight capacity of 8,600 pounds. They will do a better...
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  • Rear Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for 2007 Toyota Tundra
  • If you still are experiencing sag with the weight distribution system that can mean a few things. Either the system is rated too low, the system isn't setup properly, or the vehicle is being overloaded. While we can help you pick out suspension enhancement I'd first verify those three things. You want to make sure the loaded tongue weight of your system falls right in the middle of the range of your setup. For suspension enhancement for your 2007 Toyota Tundra that will help the most...
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  • Best Timbren Suspension Enhancement for 2019 Ford F-350 Super Duty Towing Camper Trailer
  • The best Timbren Suspension Enhancement System fory our 2019 Ford F-350 is the Timbren # TFR350SDJ which are designed with recreational towing in mind, as opposed to the kits which are meant to be used with more heavy-duty work trucks. The Timbren # TFR350SDJ that fit your '19 F-350 are double-convoluted, which means they have more cushioning and give than the single-convoluted Timbrens like # TFRTT350J. This suspension enhancement system is going to improve the handling of your...
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  • Comparing Timbren and SumoSprings for a 2018 Ace 30.2 Motorhome
  • Yes, the front # TFFF53B Timbren suspension enhancement are similar to the front # SSF-170-40-2 SumoSprings for your 2018 Thor ACE 30.2 Motorhome. Timbren is a little more well-known but we have received feedback from our customers that the SumoSprings offer better ride quality as they aren't as stiff. If you are comparing the rear Timbren # TFRF53A with the rear SuperSprings # SSA41 for the leaf springs then they are comparable when it comes to performance but they work slightly...
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  • Best Airbags, Spacer Kit, and Air Compressor for a 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4
  • I have listed the correct parts you will need to install a set of airbags and add an air compressor on your 2019 GMC Sierra 1500 AT4 below. I recommend going with a Firestone airbag system and an AirLift air compressor system because Firestone has the best airbags due to their crimp rolled design as opposed to a band clamp and AirLift has the best air compressors as they are made by Viair who is an industry leader in this category. Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs part # F2609 Lift...
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  • Where to Install the Timbren Spacer on a 2016 Ram 1500
  • If you take a look at the attached photo, the 1" spacer part # A25723-90AH00 for 3/8" diameter hole or part # TA25723-90AD00 for 1/2" diameter hole will need to be placed in between "2" and "3" when using the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System part # TDR1500DQ on a 2016 Ram 1500. Please note that you will need a longer bolt to install the Timbren springs once the spacer is added. You can aquire this bolt at your local hardware store.
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  • Does the TorkLift StableLoad Suspension Upgrade Require Drilling On a 2020 Ford F-250
  • The TorkLift StableLoad Suspension Upgrade w Quick-Disconnect part # TLA7310S which are a fit for a 2020 Ford F-250 Super Duty would require drilling if you didn't have any pre-drilled holes on the lower overload springs which appears to be the case. I'd suggest the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs part # AL76KV for a no-drill option which gives you much more control.
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  • Difference Between Timbren Jounce Springs for 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • The biggest difference between the two parts is that the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System # TGMRCK25D is a double-convoluted spring while the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System # TGMRTT35D are single-convoluted springs. The single-convoluted springs are designed for service vehicles like tow trucks because they have less travel - they won't compress as much - than double-convoluted springs, making them more rigid for heavier-duty work. Due to this I highly recommend...
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  • Comparing the Timbrens and SumoSprings for a 2014 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • I have two options for you to help with squatting while towing with your 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. These two options are the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System part # TGMRCK15S and the SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs part # SSR-209-40. The main difference between the two is that the Timbrens are made of a much more dense rubber so they will provide more support but the adverse effect of this is that they could also decrease the loaded ride quality. The SumoSprings...
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  • How To Improve the Ride on a 2014 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 Chassis
  • The SumoSprings Maxim Custom Helper Springs like part # SSR-336-47-1 do indeed offer a better ride quality when compared to the SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs like part # SSR-338-47 which is what I assume you are referring to. However, the SumoSprings Maxim Custom Helper Springs will only work for you if you have the standard axle configuration and not the 2" spacer (see photo). If you do have this spacer which most Sprinters do then you will want to consider the Roadmaster...
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  • Differences in Torklift StableLoad Systems And Will They Replace Airbags
  • I wouldn't say that the TorkLift StableLoad Suspension Upgrade w Quick-Disconnect # TLA7310S takes the place of an airbag system and they can definitely be used together with a system like the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F89ZR. This StableLoad kit simply engages your overload springs sooner, which will help reduce sway. Some differences between these solutions are that airbags are easily adjustable and can adjust side to side to support off center loads. The StableLoads...
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  • Recommended Air Bag Kit for a 2020 Ford F-250 4WD Super Duty
  • For your 2020 Ford F-250 4WD I highly recommend the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F89ZR for a few reasons; they are compatible with an in-bed (5th wheel or gooseneck) hitch, they have a double-convoluted design which makes them more durable than other options, and they has a rolled crimp seal which keeps the air bags securely attached and prevents damage from the plates they are installed on. I have attached an installation video on a 2017 F-250 that you can check out. I also...
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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 Rear Suspension Enhancement for Towing and Off-Road Use for a 2018 Toyota 4Runner
  • If your 2018 Toyota 4Runner is a 4 wheel drive then I recommend using the Timbren Active Off-Road Bumpstops # TABSTORSEQ which are rated for 6,000 lbs and were built specifically for towing and off-road use so they will hold up much better than other systems that we have to offer. For a 2018 4Runner that is a 2 wheel drive we have the Timbren Rear Suspension # TTORSEQ which is rated for 3,000 lbs and will do a great job at helping with towing but they weren't built for off-road use so...
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  • How To Decide Between Standard and HD Roadmaster RAS Leaf Spring Kit for 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • The Roadmaster Active Suspension Custom Leaf Spring Enhancement Kit is an excellent option to provide additional load-leveling support and it will work just fine with an existing weight distribution system. The correct kit for a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is part # RAS4611 for standard or part # RAS54FR for heavy duty. The standard would be fine for this application but you could go with the upgraded heavy duty option if you felt the need. Please note, we actually don't carry the...
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  • Height Of Timbren Springs and Vertical Wheel Travel Loss In 2019 Toyota Tacoma
  • When installing any Timbren system on the 2019 Toyota Tacoma you should have about 1/2" to 1-1/2" between the frame and the spring after installation. You won't necessarily be losing wheel travel when you use a Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System on the Tacoma. I recommend either the # TTORTUN4 system if you have 4 leaf springs in the rear suspension or # TTORTUN4L if you have 3 leaf springs in the rear suspension. When you switch out the factory bump stops for the Timbren springs...
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  • Upgrading 2018 Ram 3500 From Air Lift Load Lifter 5000 to 7500 XL Air Bag Kit
  • The difference between the LoadLifter 5000 part # AL88295 you have now and the 7500 XL # AL57595 is more than just air bags. If you check out the attached pictures you can see the brackets are all different as well. About the only thing I know you'll be able to reuse is the air lines. If you remove the 5000 kit as a whole you'd have better luck trying to sell it second hand as a complete kit compared an incomplete kit.
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  • Recommended SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs for a 2020 Ford F-150
  • The SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs I recommend for a 2020 Ford F-150 is part # SSR-117-47 which have a 1,500 lb weight capacity. The reason I recommend going with this spring is because it has the perfect combo of support/comfort therefore will help with reducing sag while loaded or towing while also not decreasing ride quality. The SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs part # SSR-117-40 which have a 1,000 lb weight capacity I recommend using for very light duty, occasional...
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  • 2019 Ford F-250 FX4 Gooseneck Hitch, Air Bags and Compressor Recommendations
  • The Draw-tite Hide-A-Goose Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch # 9468-94 and Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs # AL88399 will work together well and not have any interference issues on your 2019 Ford F-250 FX4. The Hide-A-Goose # 9468-94 does have the highest weight capacity of the available goosenecks for your 2019 F-250, and the air bags are a great addition to keep the back end from sagging while your towing. I do recommend that you install the gooseneck first, that...
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  • How to Choose Correct SumoSprings Suspension Enhancement for 2019 Ford F-250
  • The available SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs for your 2019 Ford F-250 mainly just differ in their weight capacities. For your application where the truck will be under an almost constant load jounce-style springs like these are definitely your best option. Because it sounds like you're dealing with quite a bit of weight and the rear sag is noticeable I recommend going with the higher rated SumoSprings # SSR-127-54, which have a 2,800 pound capacity. These will do a really nice...
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  • Timbren Rear Suspension Springs and Bump Issue on 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor
  • The Timbren Suspension Enhancement System - Rear Axle # TFR150RB will provide great load support but it may feel a little jolt when you hit a bump or pothole. There is not a airbag system for your truck presently, so I recommend instead using the SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs - Rear Axle # SS52GR. These springs will provide load support but will not have as harsh a bump when they begin to engage as the TImbren brand. Timbren springs are great but that firm hit going over...
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  • Comparing Air Lift Air Bag Suspension Kits for a 2019 Ram 1500 New Body with Weight Distribution
  • I'd be happy to help you determine what Air Lift air bag kit to use on your 2019 Ram 1500! The selection can basically be divided up into 2 categories; air bags that install inside your suspension springs and air bags that install in place of your factory bump stop. The kit that installs in your springs, part # AL60828HD, is more of a cost-effective air bag kit and while it serves a purpose, if you are going to be using the air bags quite a bit it is not what you want to go with. All...
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  • Recommended Front and Rear Suspension Enhancement For 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro 4x4 With Winch
  • The SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs - Rear Axle part # SSR-610-40 will work well to eliminate the rear sag of the 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro 4x4. I confirmed with SumoSprings that these springs are a fit for your model. The SumoSprings will definitely provide a smoother ride quality compared to the Timbren springs because they are progressive springs. They compress lightly with no or light lighter loads and up to 80% with heavy loads compared to other brands that are always engaged...
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  • 2018 Promaster 2500 SumoSpring Recommendation
  • For your 2018 Ram ProMaster 2500 the SumoSprings rear suspension kit you'll need is the part # SSR-313-54. This has the most support at 2,800 lbs which will be ideal since you will be converting your setup to a camper. I'd first try it with both spacers. If you find the ride quality is too harsh then maybe take the one out, but I would be shocked if you didn't prefer the spacers. The springs are most likely going to touch all of the time due to the additional weight you are adding.
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  • Air Bag and Compressor Kit Recommendation for 2020 Ford F-350
  • The best air bag kit we have for your 2020 Ford F-350 is the Firestone kit part # F89ZR if you have a single rear wheel axle or # F88ZR for if you have a dually. The Firestone bags are just higher quality than the competition. Mainly due to them being 4-ply vs. others being only 2-ply. Unlike other kits these are also compatible with in-bed hitches like fifth wheels and goosenecks. For a compressor kit then the heavy duty part # F2097 will make inflating the bags and maintaining them...
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  • Firestone 7500 Air Bags vs. Air Lift 7500 Air Bags for 2019 GMC Sierra 3500 2WD
  • The 7,500 lb air bag kit I highly recommend for your 2019 GMC Sierra 3500 two-wheel drive are the Firestone Ride-Rite Red Label Extreme Duty Air Helper Springs # F2709 because of the superior construction of the bags compared to the Air Lift LoadLifter 7500 XL Air Helper Springs # AL57538. The reason the Firestone air bags are higher in quality than the Air Lift is because the Firestone bags are constructed with four layers of rubber which is reinforced, while the Air Lift bags are a...
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  • Firestone Vs Air Lift Air Bags and Single Vs Dual Compressor for a 2015 Chevy Silverado 3500
  • The air bags I recommend for a 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 are the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs part # F2596. I recommend the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs over the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs part # AL57338 because the air bags are more durable since they use a crimp rolled design instead of a band clamp (see photo) and there are typically fewer components therefore easier to install. The air compressor kit I recommend for the Firestone Ride-Rite...
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  • Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for 2019 Ford F-150 for Everyday Driving and Towing
  • There is a perfect option for a suspension enhancement system that will work to benefit your 2019 Ford F-150 for everyday driving as well as towing; I strongly recommend the Roadmaster Active Suspension Custom Leaf Spring Enhancement Kit, and correct one will depend on if your F-150 has Two-Wheel Drive or Four-Wheel Drive - Two-Wheel Drive: Roadmaster Active Suspension Custom Leaf Spring Enhancement Kit # RAS3611-B - Four-Wheel Drive: Roadmaster Active Suspension Custom Leaf Spring...
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  • Which SumoSpring Kit Is Recommended for 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • There are two sets of SumoSprings that fit your 2020 Chevy Silverado 2500 with the difference being the amount of suspension support each provides. The # SSR-203-47-2 has a 5,000 lb capacity which is for more heavy duty applications and the # SSR-203-40-2 has a 3,000 lb capacity which is for slightly lighter duty applications. So the temptation is to go with the highest rated kit right? Since more is always better...well in reality the best solution is the correct amount of support as...
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  • Recommended Rear Suspension Enhancement for Maintaining Level Ride on 2018 Ford F-150
  • Jounce-style springs like the SumoSprings # SSR-117-47 you referenced for the rear axle of your 2018 Ford F-150 do a great job of allowing your truck to better support heavier loads, but they aren't going to eliminate sag. This is because there's still going to be a gap between the spring and axle, meaning the rear of the truck will need to drop a bit before they will even engage. Since you aren't a fan of the idea of air bags, your best solution for maintaining a level ride when under...
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  • Which SumoSprings Kit for 2020 Ram Rebel 1500
  • We have two SumoSpring options that fit your 2020 Ram 1500 Rebel with the tow package. We have the part # SSR-307-47 which can provide up to 1,500 lbs of additional support or we have the # SSR-307-40 which can provide up to 1,000 lbs of support. Since you will be on the higher end of your towing capacity the better option would be the 1,500 lb # SSR-307-47. Unlike other options (Timbren specifically) the SumoSprings aren't nearly as harsh so the higher capacity kit won't make your daily...
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  • Is the Timbren Suspension System Or Torklift Stable Load Better for 2020 Ford F-350 With Rear Sag
  • I recommend to use the Timbren Suspension Enhancement System - Rear Axle part # TFR350SDJ which will give you more stability to reduce rear sag. The springs provide the additional support under heavier loads that your factory suspension cannot provide. The TorkLift StableLoad Suspension Upgrade w Quick-Disconnect part # TLA7310S does help to support the lower overload springs and eliminate body roll but they won't fix the rear sag.
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  • Why Is Drilling Required for the Air Lift 7500 Airbags On a 2018 GMC Sierra 3500 With 5th Wheel
  • There are two ways to install the Air Lift LoadLifter 7500 XL Air Helper Springs part # AL57538 on your 2018 GMC Sierra 3500, using the included u-bolts or drilling the brackets directly to the underside of the frame. The u-bolts would be used for when there are no in-bed hitch brackets that attach to the side of the frame but if you do have these then the u-bolts won't work because of where the in-bed hitch brackets mount therefore you will have to drill into the underside of the frame...
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  • Recommended Mechanical Suspension Enhancement for 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  • It sounds like your weight distribution system is working well and you just need some suspension support on your 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500. I don't recommend the leaf springs you referenced but rather the Roadmaster Active Suspension Custom Leaf Spring Enhancement Kit - Heavy Duty # RAS54FR. This is a mechanical system like the leaf spring system you referenced but this system allows you to fine tune adjust your ride and once set to your desired feel leave it alone as you will only engage...
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  • Recommended Air Bags Kit for Towing a 5th Wheel with a 2016 Ram 2500 4X4
  • For your 2016 Ram 2500 I recommend going with Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs. We have these with 2 different weight capacities, 5,000 lbs # F2598 and 7,500 lbs # F2706. The 5,000 lb system should be more than enough since they will be helping directly with the pin weight of your 5th wheel, but if you plan on doing a lot of towing or utilizing your pickup daily apart from towing your 5th wheel the 7,500 lb kit would be more beneficial. Both of these are compatible with an in-bed...
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  • 2005 Ford Excursion Squats when Using Husky Weight Distribution with 9,000 Pound Trailer
  • Let's first look at the numbers. A trailer weighing 9,000 pounds will have a tongue weight in the neighborhood of 900 to 1,350 pounds. But when you calculate tongue weight for weight distribution you also have to factory in the weight of any cargo loaded behind the rear axle of your 2005 Ford Excursion. So for example if your trailer's tongue weight is 1,100 pounds and you have 200 pounds of cargo behind the rear axle of the Excursion the total tongue weight would be 1,300 pounds and...
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  • Questions About Timbren Jounce-Style Springs for 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty
  • It is true that the 8,600 lbs capacity Timbren Jounce-Style Springs # TFR250SDJ measures 6-7/8" altogether while the 8,000 lbs capacity Timbren # TFRTT350J for heavy duty (Severe Service Vehicle) applications measure 7" altogether. I went out to the warehouse and double-checked these measurements just now. The 1" space for the # TFRTT350J kit is optional and does not have to be installed. I know it seems a little weird about the pricing, but it is important to remember that these...
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  • Air Helper Springs Air Bags That Fit 2020 Ford F-350 Super Duty
  • We have air springs that will fit a 2020 Ford F-350 Super Duty, but the part you mentioned is only a fit for certain model year Chevy/GMC trucks. The best air spring air bags are from Firestone because they are the most well-constructed with four layers of reinforced rubber, which is double the amount of similar bags. The fit of the Firestone Ride-Rite on your 2020 Ford F-350 Super Duty is going to depend on if you have 2WD or 4WD and if you have a dually (four rear wheels) or the standard...
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  • Correct Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System For a 2020 Ford F-350 Super Duty
  • The correct Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System for a 2020 Ford F-350 Super Duty is part # TFR350SDJ which works on both 2WD and 4WD models. The Timbren Suspension Enhancement System part # TFRTT350J is for models with constant loads like service bodies or truck bed campers therefore, not ideal for towing or hauling. The Timbrens are actually one of the most popular suspension enhancement systems on the market due to both cost and ease of installations. Furthermore, they will provide...
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  • Do I Need Spacers To Install Timbren Springs On 2020 Ford F-350 Super Duty With Lift
  • To install the Timbren Suspension Enhancement System - Rear Axle part # TFR350SDJ on the 2020 Ford F-350 Super duty you will need spacers to make up the space from the lift. Timbren recommends having 1/2" to 1-1/2" of gap between the spring and the contact point. Measure from the spot where the OEM bump stop is installed down 7-1/2". The Timbren spring will be 7-1/2" long once installed. If you have more than a 1/2" space between that measurement and the contact point you will need a spacer. Depending...
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  • Choosing Between SumoSprings or Timbren for 2013 Fleetwood Storm 32BH
  • Although either the # SSR-187-40-1 Sumo Spring or the Timbren # TFRF53A would be a great choice, the Timbren Aeon spring is actually rated higher at 8600 lbs, versus 2600 lbs for the Sumo Springs alternative. Neither of these options will come into play unless the factory suspension gets compressed. If ride quality is the more important consideration, the Sumo Springs option is what I'd recommend as they' give a more supple ride. If reducing roll in the corners is foremost in your mind,...
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  • Air Bag and Gooseneck Hitch Fit for a 2004 Ford Super Duty
  • I have a solution but since the Air Lift air bag kits for your 2004 Ford Super Duty all state they can't be used with a gooseneck hitch you'll have to swap out your current kit for a Firestone part # F2550 which installs in a location that allows a gooseneck hitch to fit without interference. Then you can install a gooseneck hitch like the very easy to use and high quality B and W part # BWGNRK1108 which I attached an install video for as well. B and W towing products are widely considered...
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  • Comparing SumoSprings Rear Helper Springs for 2020 Chevy Silverado 3500
  • There is only one difference between the SumoSprings Rebel Custom Helper Springs that fit your 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 3500, and that's the weight capacity: - SumoSprings Rebel Custom Helper Springs # SSR-203-40-2: 3,000 lb capacity at 50% compression - SumoSprings Rebel Custom Helper Springs # SSR-203-47-2: 5,000 lb capacity at 50% compression What that means is the heavier-duty capacity springs (5,000 lbs) are more suited for if your Silverado 3500 is carrying particularly heavy...
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  • SumoSprings Recommendation for 2020 Thor Axis on Ford E-450 Frame
  • The SumoSprings I recommend for your 2020 Thor Axis, which is built on a Ford E-450 chassis are: - Rear Axle: SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs # SSR-130-54 - Front Axle: SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs # SSF-106-47 These will fit any of the floorplans for a '20 Axis, the 24.1, 25.6 and 27.7. The SumoSprings are a great addition to your rig because they reduce the amount of sway and body roll you will experience, which is all too common on any size motorhome. The SumoSprings...
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  • Comparing Timbrens and Air Lift Springs for a 2019 Ram 1500
  • The big deciding factor in comparing these popular suspension enhancement options is usually ride quality and adjustability since both are simple to install. The Air Lift AirLift 1000HD Air Helper Springs part # AL60818HD will provide a smoother, less stiff ride experience for all in the tow vehicle and for that reason it is my recommendation. That ride quality counts for a lot on long trips to your favorite camping locale as well as in day to day use. The only trade off to consider...
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  • Comparing Timbren and SumoSprings Suspension Enhancement for 2017 Ford F-250
  • All of the jounce style suspension enhancement kits we offer work in the same way as they basically give the rear suspension additional support as the suspension gets compressed. The Timbrens like the part # TFR250SDJ that you referenced are the most popular option that we sell a lot. They are easy to install, lower priced, and provide really great support. They do have a tendency to make the ride a bit harsh when the vehicle is unloaded which is their biggest drawback. The other jounce...
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  • Difference Between Firestone Ride-Rite Air Spring Kits for 2018 Ram 2500
  • The difference between the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs is pretty simple and just has to do with fit. The part # F2580 only fits a 2018 Ram 2500 with 4-wheel drive while the newer fits your truck no matter if it is 2-wheel drive OR 4-wheel drive. So you will want to go with the part # F2598, and the Ride-Rite kit is a really good choice for your Ram because Firestone's air bags are the strongest, most durable air bags on the market. The reason for this is because they are...
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  • Best Sway Control Suspension Enhancement for 2015 Ram 2500 With Truck Bed Camper
  • When it comes to carrying a truck bed camper, I always go with Timbren Suspension Enhancement Systems over the SumoSprings Custom Helper Springs similar to the # SSR-312-54 . With that being said, I think the better solution for your 2015 Ram 2500 are the Timbren # TDRTT3500E, since they are specifically designed for trucks carrying truck bed campers. The Timbren # TDR2500D would also work but are meant more for carrying heavy payloads and may not provide as much body roll dampening. The...
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  • How To Help Prevent Sag While Towing with a 2019 Ram 1500
  • In order to help prevent sag while towing with a 2019 Ram 1500 (4x4 or 4x2) you have a few options, the SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs part # SSR-307-47 or the Firestone Coil-Rite Air Helper Springs part # F4130. The Coil-Rite Springs are nice because you can adjust them for varying loads whereas the SumoSprings are non-adjustable. The SumoSprings however are maintenance free whereas the Coil-Rite Springs are not. That said, the adjustability of the Coil-Rite Springs exceeds the...
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  • Height of Timbren # TTORSEQ and Spacers Needed for Lifted Truck
  • I went out to our warehouse and measured an overall height with the mounting bracket of 5 inches for the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System # TTORSEQ. Timbren recommends having a 1/2 inch to 1-1/2 inches between the spring and the axle when the truck is empty so if you measure between the frame where your bump stop is mounted and the axle and get greater than 6-1/2 inches you will want to fill that gap with a spacer or two. We have 1 inch Spacers with # TA25723-90AD00 or 1/2...
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  • Recommended Air Bags for 2020 Ford F-250 with B&W Gooseneck Hitch
  • For your 2020 Ford F-250 I highly recommend the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F89ZR, which includes custom mounting brackets that won't interfere with the existing hardware from your B&W gooseneck hitch. These are excellent quality air bags that feature a unique double-convoluted construction that essentially creates 4 layers of support when compressed. These are built to last a long time and they provide you with up to 5,000 pounds of load-leveling capacity. I have attached...
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  • Will the Timbrens Provide More Support Than the TorkLift StableLoads On a 2017 Chevy Silverado 3500
  • I am not personally a huge fan of the TorkLift StableLoad Suspension Upgrades part # TLA7310 and # TLA7202 as you have come to find out they don't always provide the most support but I am a big fan of the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System part # TGMRCK25D that you referenced. The Timbrens will provide more support than any other option for your 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 so you are most likely not going to sag with these installed which I might add is super easy just like the...
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  • Recommended SumoSprings for 2019 Ford F-53 Chassis With 24,000 lb GVWR
  • The SumoSprings I recommend for your motorhome built on a 2019 Ford F-53 chassis with a 24,000 lb GVWR are the SumoSprings Maxim Custom Helper Springs - Rear Axle # SSR-187-54-1 and the SumoSprings Rebel Custom Helper Springs - Front Axle # SSF-173-40-2. I do need to note that the Rear Axle SumoSprings will NOT fit Coachmen, Holiday Rambler, Jayco, Tiffin, or Winnebago models, but is a fit for all other models of motorhome. These springs are the best option for your F-53 because they...
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  • Comparing Timbrens and Air Lift Suspension Enhancement Kits for 2019 Ram 1500
  • Air bag kits like the Air Lift kit part # AL88375 and the Timbrens part # TDR1500DQ that fit your 2019 Ram 1500 are both solid options for suspension support but they are very different so it depends on what you are looking for from your truck/ride quality for picking out which will serve you the best. The Timbrens offer a very easy install and zero maintenance which is their advantage but the unloaded ride quality tends to be a bit harsh. So these kits are great for trucks that will...
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  • What is the Difference Between the Roadmaster RAS3611-YHD and RAS3611-Y
  • The difference between the # RAS3611-YHD and the # RAS3611-Y is that the RAS3611-YHD is a heavy duty suspension enhancement designed to provide up to 3000-lbs of leveling and support; the RAS3611-Y is only designed to provide up to 2000-lbs of support. We do recommend the # RAS3611-YHD for trucks carrying heavy loads frequently or those towing heavy 5th wheels and trailers. These kits are easy to install and require no drilling, just attaching some bolts. I've linked a review video we...
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  • What Is Recommended Space for SumoSprings On 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500
  • The SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs part # SS45FR which are a fit for a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will provide around a 1/4"-1/2" gap between the spring and contact point. These will have a much tighter fit than the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System part # TGMRCK15S but since they are softer won't create any ride quality issues. If the vehicle has been lifted, you can use spacers like the Timbren 1" Spacer For Raised Frame Vehicles part # A25723-90AH00.
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  • Comparing SumoSprings, SuperSprings, RAS, and Air Bags for 2019 Ford F-150
  • The Roadmaster Active Suspension (RAS) Custom Leaf Spring Enhancement Kit part # RAS3611-Y is what I recommend for a 2019 Ford F-150. The RAS Kit unlike the SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs part # SSR-117-47 will engage right away so you don't have to reach a threshold before the support kicks. Therefore, they will do a better job of reducing sag/squat. In comparison to the SuperSprings Custom Suspension Stabilizer and Sway Control Kit part # SSA28, The RAS Kit can be adjusted and...
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  • Can Air Tank be Added to Firestone Air Command F3 Compressor
  • Yes, you can add an air tank up to 3 gallons with the Air Command F3 Compressor System with Wireless Remote and Heavy Duty Compressor # F2590. I checked with Firestone, and this is the correct compressor for use with the Firestone Ride-Rite Red Label Extreme Duty Air Helper Springs # F2710 you installed on your 2015 Ram 3500. To mount the compressor you can use the No-Drill Mount Kit # F2588. Then for an air tank, the ones that are capable of the 150 psi of the compressor are the...
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  • Recommended Roadmaster Active Suspension Kit For 2018 Toyota Tundra With Level Kit
  • I do have an option for you but the Roadmaster Active Suspension Custom Leaf Spring Enhancement Kit part # RAS3611 is not a fit for the 2018 Toyota Tundra however the Roadmaster active suspension systems are compatible with a leveling kit. I recommend to use the Roadmaster Active Suspension Custom Leaf Spring Enhancement Kit part # RAS4611TD which is going to support the leaf springs to level out the ride. This system helps to extend the life of your suspension on the truck especially...
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  • Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for a 2020 Ford F-150
  • If you're looking to add some suspension enhancement that can be disengaged without completely uninstalling it then I recommend going with the TorkLift StableLoad which is available with the standard powder coat # TLA7310 or as stainless steel # TLA7310S. These will work to prematurely engage the lower overload spring on your 2020 Ford F-150 so that you get more help for your suspension quicker. The only way you won't see a benefit from this is if you are already at your max towing...
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  • Best Suspension Enhancement for 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 for Squat When Towing
  • Thanks for the photo and the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System # TGMRCK15S you mentioned is a good option for helping keep your 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 level, but the best option is something a little different, the Roadmaster Active Suspension Custom Leaf Spring Enhancement Kit # RAS4611. The reason why the RAS kit is the best is because it is an active system, which means it continually works to reinforce your Silverado's leaf spring suspension. The force normally put on...
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  • Comparing Roadmaster RAS, Timbrens, and SumoSprings for a 2019 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • The best fit and forget systems we have for your 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD are going to be between the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System part # TGMRCK25D and the SumoSprings Rebel Custom Helper Springs part # SSR-203-47-2. These systems both dampen the load placed on the vehicle and allow the factory suspension to still work accordingly whereas the Roadmaster Active Suspension Custom Leaf Spring Enhancement Kits work by preloading the factory suspension with no dampening...
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  • Firestone Ride-Rite Red Label Air Helper Springs For 2020 Ram 3500 Dually
  • The Firestone Ride-Rite Red Label Air Helper Springs part # F2710 are a fit for your 2020 Ram 3500 with dual tires. This particular Ride-Rite kit is compatible with a in-bed hitch like a fifth wheel hitch or goose neck. It is not compatible with the factory air assist system. I do recommend to get an air compressor to make inflating the bags much more convenient. Instead of carrying around a bulky compressor in the truck or stopping at a gas station for air the compressor allows you...
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  • Comparing Timbren and SumoSprings Rear Suspension Systems for 2019 Ram 1500
  • The primary difference between the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System # TDR1500DQ and the SumoSprings # SSR-307-47 for the rear axle of your 2019 Ram 1500 is their overall strength. The Timbrens feature a much denser rubber construction and have the higher 8,600 pound weight capacity to prove it, while the SumoSprings offer less capacity with a 1,500 pound limit but will be a bit more comfortable, especially when riding empty. So your choice between the two options really comes...
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  • Choosing Between the 1,000 Lb and 1,500 Lb SumoSprings for a 2019 Ford F-150 4x4
  • I recommend the SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs part # SSR-117-47 instead of part # SSR-117-40 for your 2019 Ford F-150. In regards to the SumoSprings, you will always want to have a safety margin and the above will be perfect for your setup. The springs have a progressive load rate so the 1,500 model with 850+ lbs will have a smoother ride than the 1,000 lb model with 850+ lbs. In regards to unloaded ride quality, there should be no affect on this for the exception of going...
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  • Timbrens Vs SumoSprings for a 2017 Ram 1500
  • If you were to place 1,500 lbs into the bed of your 2017 Ram 1500, you would experience less squat using the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System part # TDR1500DQ than the SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs part # SSR-307-47. However, as you mentioned the benefit of the SumoSprings is that they don't produce as harsh of a ride. The Timbrens are made of a much denser rubber than the SumoSprings which means they will provide more support but less ride comfort. It really just...
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  • How Will SumoSprings and Anti-Sway Bar Affect Ride Quality of 2019 Thor Tiburon on MB Sprinter 3500
  • You are correct that the recommended enhancements for ride quality on your 2019 Thor Tiburon RV (MB Sprinter 3500) includes the SumoSprings # SSF-106-47 (front), # SSR-338-54 (rear), and the Roadmaster Rear Anti-Sway Bar # RM-1209-131. The installation of all of these parts will give you more control while you're driving and you won't feel like you're fighting your RV down the road. These will neither increase nor decrease the weight rating of your RV. Just like any other suspension...
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  • Comparing Firestone and Timbren Jounce Style Suspension Enhancement TGMRCK15S vs F8610
  • So the Timbren kits like the part # TGMRCK15S that you referenced are known to provide great suspension support but they are also known to be a bit harsh when unloaded. The Firestone Work-Rite kits like part # F8610 are much more comfortable than the Timbren kits but maybe they don't provide quite as much suspension support. I'd pick between the two based on what you prioritize. If you want the most support possible then Timbrens, if you want a slightly more comfortable ride with still...
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  • Recommended Suspension Enhancement For 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500 Towing Fifth Wheel Trailer
  • There are air bags that are compatible with the B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch w/ Custom Installation Kit part # BWGNRK1019-5W and part # BWRVK3500-5W for the 2020 Chevy Silverado 1500! I recommend the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs part # F2609 because they are compatible with an in-bed hitch without drilling compared to some of the other air bag brands that require drilling through the brackets of your hitch to install the bags. These bags install in a different...
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