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Review of SuperSprings Intl Vehicle Suspension - Jeep Gladiator Suspension Enhancement - SS42XR

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SuperSprings Intl Vehicle Suspension - Jeep Gladiator Suspension Enhancement - SS42XR Review


Hi there. I'm Michael with etrailer.com. Today, we're gonna take a quick look at these SumoSprings solo custom rear axle helper springs. These springs will replace the factory bump stops to upgrade the rear suspension on your 2020 and newer Jeep Gladiator. These will help to improve the driver control and comfort of your Gladiator to help keep your Gladiator level as you're towing or hauling a heavy load. Help to absorb bumps and shocks as you're going down the road and minimize your sway.

Now, when most people think of suspension enhancement, they're thinking of airbags. These are obviously not airbags, they're an alternative to it. So, there are some benefits, there are some benefits to airbags. We'll go over some of that. But these are a microcellular urethane construction, so they are gonna be very durable.

They'll work in temperatures from -25 degrees Fahrenheit, all the way up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. They'll resist damage caused by oils, road salts and UV rays, so they are gonna be very durable. One of the main benefits to these SumoSprings is that it is going to be very simple to get these installed. Like I said, they are just going to replace your factory bump stops. So essentially, all you have to do is remove your bump stop, put this up in its place and you're ready to go.

There's not gonna be any drilling. You're not gonna have to run air lines and tubing like you would for air springs. Another major benefit to these is that they are gonna be maintenance free. So, unlike your airbags, which you have to monitor the air pressure in there, make sure that you always have enough, that it's not going to collapse the bag, cause damage, these are basically just set it and forget it. So, once you get them installed, they're going to automatically adjust to the weight of your load, so that you'd never have to worry about adjusting that.

So, that is gonna be a major benefit of these. Because they have that progressive load control, the springs will compress according to the weight of your cargo. So, the lighter the load, the less they're going to compress. It's gonna be a nice spring. Soft engagement at the lighter loads, so you're gonna have a less bumpy ride. But then as you get more and more load put on there, they're going to compress and become a little bit more rigid. So, they're gonna compress up to about 80% for support. So, these do have a weight capacity of 1,400 pounds. Now, when you hear that, it's typically pretty easy to jump to the conclusion that it's going to increase your vehicle's weight carrying capacity by 1,400 pounds and that's not what that saying. So, no suspension enhancement system is going to increase your weight carrying capacity. All of them are just going to be kind of like a back brace. So, it's there not to help you lift more weight, but just to kind of help support your suspension, so that it's taking some of that strain off of it so it can do its job better. So, these are gonna do a really good job of that for you. Because they are independent, they are going to compensate for off-center loads. So, it's going to, if you have really heavy load on one side, that spring is going to engage, get stiffer. And that other side is still going to be riding nice and free, so that you'll have that soft engagement on that one side. So, it's going to help compensate for those off-center loads. It's also going to help reduce your body roll. So, if you are carrying a top heavy load, and you're not gonna have to worry about that shifting back and forth because these will engage to compensate for that. They also have minimal lateral expansion. So, unlike some of your airbags that can kind of expand out as they get compressed, these are gonna be nice up and down. So, it's going to prevent damage and it's going to help these to operate in tight spaces. So really, a lot of advantages here. The disadvantage that the airbags have an advantage in this would be that you don't have any control over how much support you're getting. So, like I said, they are just kind of a set it and forget it. They do their own thing. With the airbags, you have the option to put more air in there to give you a little bit more support or take some air out. So, you don't have as much control with these. But if you are the kind of person that just wants to get it installed and let it do its thing to help support your suspension, this is probably the way to go. These do come with a limited lifetime warranty, so if you we're to have any problems with them, you're more than welcome to reach out to us here at etrailer.com. We're always happy to work with our customers. Make sure that you're getting a good quality product. Having a good experience. And these are made here in the USA, so you can trust they are made to the high standards of quality that we've come to know and trust the products that are made here in the US. So, like I said, they are an alternative to airbags. There's some good to them. Less maintenance, easier install. The downside is that you don't have as much control over how much support you're getting like you would with the airbags. So, just kind of depends on what is most important to you. If you'd like to having that control or if you like having the convenience. So, that's going to complete our look for today. Again, I'm Michael with etrailer.com. Thanks for watching..


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