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We offer a complete selection of both rubber spring and air ride suspension enhancement systems from Firestone, Air Lift, Super Springs, and Timbren. These kits are custom fit to your vehicle for an easy installation. They can offer either a progressive suspension enhancement or an adjustable level of suspension depending on your system and the types of loads you carry.

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SuperSprings Vehicle Suspension SSR-207-47 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at the SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs for the rear axle. This part fits certain gears for the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500 trucks. To ensure that is a fit for your vehicle, you can always use the vehicle fit guide, which is located at etrailer.com.Now these helper springs upgrade your vehicle's rear suspension for improved driver control and comfort. They're designed to keep your vehicle level when you're towing or hauling a heavier load. They also help to absorb bumps and shocks, which is going to protect your suspension system. Overall, you'll experience a nice smooth ride, and they help minimize sway.They do feature progressive load control, so these springs will actually compress according to the weight of your cargo.


SuperSprings Vehicle Suspension SSR-210-40 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at the Sumosprings Solo Customer Helper Springs for the rear axle. This product fits certain years and models of the GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Colorado, Nissan NV and the Nissan Xterra. To ensure that this is a fit for your vehicle, you can use the vehicle fit guide, which is located at etrailer.com.Now these helper springs upgrade your vehicle's rear suspension for improved driver control and comfort. They're designed to support heavy rear loads to help keep your vehicle level. They're also designed to help absorb bumps and shocks and they drastically help minimize sway. They feature progressive load control, so these springs will actually compress according to the weight of your cargo.


Air Lift Ride Control Rear Air Helper Springs Test Course

Speaker 1: Now we'll take our airbags out on our test course. On the left side of the screen you'll notice the vehicle without the airbags installed and on the right side of the screen you'll notice the vehicle with the airbags installed. The first part of our test course, we'll be doing some evasive maneuvering, doing some quick turns side-to-side, you'll notice how unstable and unsettled the suspension is without the airbags installed and with them installed you'll notice how much more settled and more control that we have over the vehicle. There is a significant amount less body roll than what we had without them.On the next part of our test course, we'll be going over some bumps and you'll notice without the airbags installed how much suspension travel we don't have. The suspension can't do its job properly because its sagging down and doesn't have the amount of travel that it needs in order to help absorb the bumps. With the airbags installed, you can see how much less jouncing and jarring there is going on.


Replacement Air Spring for Firestone Coil-Rite Rear-Axle Kits Test Course

Speaker 1: And now we'll take our air bags out on our test course. On the left side of the screen you'll notice the vehicle without the air bags installed. And on the right side of the screen, you'll notice the vehicle with the air bags installed. The first part of our test course, we'll be doing some evasive maneuvering and doing some quick turns side to side. You'll notice how unstable and unsettled the suspension is without the air bags installed and with them installed you'll notice how much more settled and more control that we have over the vehicle.There is a significant amount less body roll than what we had without them. On the next part of our test course, we'll be going over some bumps and you'll notice that without the air bags installed how much suspension travel we don't have.


Air Lift AirLift 1000 Rear Air Helper Springs Test Course

Speaker 1: And now we'll take our airbags out on our test course. On the left side of the screen, you'll notice the vehicle without the airbags installed, and on the right side of the screen, you'll notice the vehicle with the airbags installed. In the first part of our test course, we'll be doing some evasive maneuvering, doing some quick turns side to side. You'll notice how unstable and unsettled the suspension is without the airbags installed, and with them installed, you'll notice how much more settled and more control that we have over the vehicle. There is a significant amount less body roll than what we had without them.On the next part of our test course, we'll be going over some bumps and you'll notice without the airbags installed how much suspension travel we don't have. The suspension can't do its job properly because it's sagging down and doesn't have the amount of travel that it needs in order to help absorb the bumps.


SumoSprings Rebel Custom Rear Helper Springs Installation - 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

Speaker 1: Today on our 2016 Chevrolet Silverado 2500, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the SumoSprings Rebel Custom Helper Springs, part number SSR-203-47-2.So here's what our helper springs look like once they're fully installed. These are not only going to give us a more comfortable ride, but if when we're towing something very heavy, it's going to take some of the stress off of our factory suspension and help support it.Now, the spring itself is made of a micro-cellular polyurethane, and it's going to be resistant to oil, road salt, and UV protection, so it's going to hold up for quite a while. Now, it is a two-piece design. We're going to have an upper section and a lower section, and the spring is going to have unlimited travel since it is two pieces, allowing us to have a little bit more comfort. But, like I said, at the same time, supporting our factory suspension and not wearing it out when we tow a heavy load or have that swat 00:00:58 happen in the back.Our springs are progressive, so when it's unloaded, we're still going to have a comfortable ride because the springs is going to compress rather easily. But the more we put in our truck bed, and the more load we have on it, the stiffer the springs are going to become and the more support they're going to give us.The springs are going to work independently from each other, which is going to help if we have an off-center load.


Timbren Vehicle Suspension TFRTT350F Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to take a look at the Timbren rear suspension enhancement system. Now this is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 1999 to 2004 Ford F-350, F-450, and F-550 cab and chassis models, and the 2005 and new Ford F-250 and F-350 Super duty trucks. And on a custom fit part, I always like to recommend for you to go to our website, use our fit guide, put in your year and model vehicle, and it will show you if this will work for your application.This part will improve your suspension, handling, and safety on your vehicle. Provides additional support as needed, so you always have a nice smooth comfortable ride. Allows the lease spring ample movement while cushioning any light loads.


Timbren Vehicle Suspension TFRF53A Review

Speaker 1: Today, we're gonna take a look at the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System. Now, this is custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 1989 and newer Ford F53 Chassis vehicles. On a custom fit part, I always like to recommend for you to go to our website, use our fit guide, put in your year and model vehicle, and it'll show you if this will work for your application.This part will improve the suspension, handling and safety on your vehicle, provides additional support as needed, so you'll always have a nice smooth, comfortable ride. It will allow the leaf spring ample movement while cushioning light loads, so it does not affect the empty rod of the vehicle. It'll become more rigid as more weight is added, so it increases stability, provides great performance while hauling heavy loads and helps reduce vehicle sag.These do work independently, side to side, so they do help compensate for off-center loads.


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Vehicle Suspension Questions and Answers

  • Best Way to Prevent Sagging Suspension When Towing a Trailer
  • For sag from towing a trailer the best recommendation I can make is actually a weight distribution system. Suspension enhancement will help level your truck while towing. But the advantage to a weight distribution system is that it levels the vehicle by distributing the tongue weight of the trailer up to the front axle of the vehicle as well. This will help greatly with handling and braking, especially in an emergency situation. The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is...
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  • Recommended Air Pressure of Firestone Ride Rite Air Springs # F2071 on Dodge Ram 3500 Dually
  • Other than saying that the air bags need to be kept between 5 and 100 psi, Firestone does not offer much in the way of specifics. The instructions mention that as a general rule of thumb, 1 psi will support approximately 40 lbs of load. Your best bet is to use enough pressure to level the vehicle, and then adjust plus or minus according to your personal preference. You can do this with the 5th wheel in place, and for the unloaded scenario. Keep in mind that using an air bag suspension...
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  • How to Remove the Air Hose for the Firestone Sport-Rite Air Helper Springs
  • I made a short video for you showing you how to remove the air hose from the air line fittings on your Sport-Rite air helper springs. The main thing to remember is to have the collar on the fitting pushed down when removing the air hose. It may take a little elbow grease to remove, but it should release if the collar is held down.
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  • SumoSpring Suspension Enhancement for 2017 Fleetwood Bounder with 22k Ford F-53 Chassis
  • If you wanted to install SumoSprings on your 2017 Fleetwood Bounder built on a Ford F-53 that are designed for the higher GVWR chassis you could but you should note that it would probably give you a harsher ride quality than you'd want. For GVWR between 20k and 26k you'd want the part # SSR-187-54-1. The kit for 20-22k like what you have would be the part # SSR-180-54-1 which would give you the support you want without sacrificing ride quality. I can see how it would be tempting to...
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  • Towing Capacity of a 2013 Toyota Tacoma 4.0 Double Cab 4x4 with Factory Tow Package
  • I can help you out, no problem. What you are going to want to look at is the towing capacities of the truck. You need to know the gross combined weight rating. This is the most the vehicle, including cargo and occupants, plus the trailer can weigh. This information is usually in the owners manual or on a sticker in the door jamb. Looking at an online copy of the owners manual the 4 liter V6 model of the 2013 Toyota Tacoma with 4-wheel drive could have one of several capacities depending...
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  • Rear Suspension Enhancement Options for a 2004 Cadillac Escalade EXT
  • I may have a solution that will work for you, however, we do not offer replacement air shocks for your 2004 Cadillac Escalade EXT at this time. We do offer coil spring air bag inserts like the AirLift 1000 Air Helper Springs, # AL60769. These air bags fit in the rear coil springs and can be manually inflated for additional support. Another option would be a bump stop replacement like the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System, # TGMRG25C, that you referenced. These are rubber springs...
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  • Timbren or SumoSprings Recommendation for a 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500
  • Because the Timbrens like part # TGMRCK25D that you referenced have a reputation as having kind of a harsh unloaded ride quality I would recommend the SumoSprings part # SSR-207-47 since you will get the same support without as harsh of a ride when the vehicle is unloaded. I attached an FAQ on Timbrens for you to check out as well.
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  • Diameter, Maximum and Minimum Height for Air Bags in Firestone Ride-Rite System # F2071
  • I went out to the warehouse and pulled a Firestone Ride-Rite system # F2071. When fully collapsed and no air in the system it measures 2-3/4 inches not counting the valves on the top. Please note that you should always have at least 5 psi in the springs up to 100 psi. When in its regular state the bags will not expand much beyond how they come in the box. They are 6 inches tall again not counting the valves. And finally, the diameter is 5-3/4 inches. Use these measurements as guides...
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  • Recommended SuperSprings Front Suspension Enhancement for 2016 Forest River FR3 28DS
  • For your 2016 Forest River FR3 28DS, I recommend the SumoSprings Rebel Custom Helper Springs # SSF-170-40-2 for your front axle. These springs are made for models ranging from 16,000 to 22,000 lbs. These springs will mount both on top and bottom but are not connected. They will absorb the road shock, but will also allow full axle movement so you will have the best steering ability and traction. For the rear, I recommend the SumoSprings Maxim Custom Helper Springs # SSR-187-40-1....
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  • Comparing Timbren Helper Springs for a 2015 Chevy Silverado 3500
  • Timbren helper springs # TGMRCK25D and # TGMRTT35D have different designs. The springs for kit # TGMRCK25D are double-convoluted. For optimal balance between softness and toughness, fabricators choose the double-convoluted rubber spring. Taller than the single donuts, these springs are engineered to deliver superior ride quality and significant load capacity. The springs in kit # TGMRTT35D are single-convoluted. When space is limited or extra stability is required, fabricators and engineers...
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  • Dimensions for the Springs in the Timbren Suspension Enhancement Kits for a 2013 Chevy 3500HD Diesel
  • Once installed, the double convoluted springs from the Timbren SES Kit, # TGMRCK25D, will sit 5-3/16 inches below the jounce bumper holder on the frame. The outer diameter of these springs is 4-5/16 inches. The single convoluted springs from the Timbren SES Kit, # TGMRTT35D, are only 3-9/16 inches tall, but this kit also includes a 1 inch spacer, so it will sit 4-9/16 inches below the jounce bumper holder on the frame (see photos). The outer diameter of these springs is 4-1/4 inches.
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  • Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for 2016 GMC Sierra 3500 for Smoother Ride Unloaded
  • We have found that the Timbren setups affect the unloaded ride quality of a vehicle more than the other suspension enhancement solutions. For a similar solution that we have found to be a bit less harsh the Firestone Work-Rite kit part # F8632 would be a great option.
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  • Timbren Suspension Enhancement for the Front and Rear Axles of a 2015 Chevy Silverado 4WD
  • The Timbren System part # TGMFK25D that you referenced is just for the front axle of your 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500. Each side of the front axle takes 2 of the rubber springs. For the rear axle you would want the # TGMRCK25D as well.
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  • Recommended SumoSprings for a 2016 Thor A.C.E 29.3 RV
  • Since your 2016 Thor A.C.E 29.3 RV utilizes a Ford F-53 chassis, you can use suspension enhancements designed for this chassis. I recommend using the following products depending on the weight of your RV. Front: SumoSprings Rebel Custom Helper Springs part # SSF-170-40-2 (16,000 and 22,000 lbs) SumoSprings Rebel Custom Helper Springs part # SSF-173-40-2 (24,000 and 26,000 lbs) Rear: SumoSprings Maxim Custom Helper Springs part # SSR-184-40-1 (16,000 and 18,000 lbs) SumoSprings...
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  • Can Timbren Front Axle Helper Springs be Used with Torsion Keys on a 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • The Timbren springs # TGMFK25D for your 2013 Chevy Silverado 2500HD fit in place of the factory bump stops at the front of the truck. Provided the torsion keys you are using are not in this same area then the 2 products can be used together. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a video review to the right that should clarify the installation location.
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  • Which Timbren Suspension Kit Fits Rear Axle of 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500HD
  • The part # TGMFK25D can only be used on the front axle of a vehicle. It is a fit for your vehicle though but you would need all 4 pieces. For rear Timbrens confirmed as a fit for your 2015 Chevy Silverado 2500HD we have the # TGMRCK25D which would be what you need. I attached an install video for this kit for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Rear Axle Suspension Kit for 2015 GMC Sierra 2500 Towing Trailers
  • The type of rear axle suspension enhancement kit that will do what you're looking for - provide support when your suspension is under load from the trailer, but not otherwise change anything in terms of ride quality - is a Timbren jounce spring kit. Timbren kit # TGMRCK25D that you referenced will do this while offering an easier installation than almost all other kits. The Timbrens provide progressive resistance as the load increases. It is also a zero-maintenance item that you can...
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  • Comparing Timbren's and SumoSprings for a 2017 Chevy Silverado 3500
  • Yes, the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System part # TGMRCK25D and the SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs part # SSR-207-47 are confirmed to fit your 2017 Chevy Silverado 3500. Both products will help to reduce sag, improve stability, and increase the existing suspensions wear life. Generally speaking, Timbrens are going to give you more support but SumoSprings will have a smoother ride. Of these two options, I recommend using the Timbren's as these will be more inline with...
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  • Recommended Timbren Suspension Enhancement For Slide In Camper On 2016 Chevrolet 3500 4WD
  • I definitely recommend the Timbren springs over the Stableloads. I reached out to my contact at Timbren about the differences between the rear suspension models for your 2016 Chevrolet 3500 4WD and he said that the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System # TGMRTT35D are definitely what you want for your Lance 950s application. He said that these rear springs are made specifically for slide in campers. They are designed to have more coverage than the # TGMRCK25D, and even though they...
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  • Can Spacers be Added to Timbren Helper Springs for a Lifted 2012 Chevy Silverado
  • Timbren does have spacers, # A25723-90AH00, that you could use. You would need a total of 4 of them since each is 1 inch tall and because you have a 2 inch lift. I have included a couple of video links for you. One is an installation of kit # TGMRCK25D. The other is an installation that uses the spacers.
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