Suspension Parts You’ll Need for Your New Truck
If you currently own or thinking about buying a
truck—whether it is for work, or recreational purposes, there are some
aftermarket parts that you might want to consider adding to it. Even if the
purpose of the truck is for casual driving, it’s always wise to make sure that
your vehicle is equipped to carry out any unexpected tasks.
The most crucial part of a truck is the suspension system.
The suspension system balances out your vehicle when driving down bumpy roads,
making turns, and braking.
Just as a braking system wears out and needs replaced, so
doother parts of your suspension system. A vehicle’s suspension system is made
up of springs, shock absorbers, tires, and everything that links a vehicle to its
wheels. Its main purpose is to provide balance and keep the wheels on the
ground during movement. This usually requires a type of push-pull technology
that can wear some suspension parts out after a certain amount of mileage.
Then there are other aftermarket suspension parts that can
supplement an existing suspension system, improving its overall performance.
This is often needed when you buy a truck with the intention of loading it
beyond its capacity. Not all of these suspension parts will always be needed,
but may be necessary depending on what tasks you intend to use your truck for.
Here is a short list of aftermarket suspension parts you
might want to consider for your new truck:
The Add-a-Leaf kit
supports your existing factory leaf springs, increasing its capacity. It is the
least expensive way to increase your vehicle’s holding power without having to
replace the entire leaf spring. The Add-a-Leaf kit can allow an additional 700
lbs. to your truck. This particular kit provides a quick upgrade for casual
drivers who occasionally use their trucks for strenuous tasks, like helping a
friend move or hauling heavy items from a home goods or furniture store.
are another aftermarket add-on that balances out the weight applied on your
truck. These could be considered the next step up from the Add-a-leaf kit when
you feel that you need a little more suspension support.
One of the issues with Add-a-Leaf kits is that while they
will increase the capacity load, it also tends to make the ride a bit more
sensitive to bumps when unloaded. This might be acceptable for work trucks that
are constantly hauling goods or even towing lightweight cargo. Drivers who
don’t do as much towing or hauling could greatly benefit from SuperSprings,
because these springs offer a consistent ride that reduces swaying in the road while
absorbing the bumps and shock of rough terrain, providing a smoother ride for
the passenger whether the truck is loaded, or unloaded.
Heavy-Duty Coil Springs
While the leaf springs and its supplemental parts are
installed on the rear end of the truck, there needs to be some type of
suspension on the front end to balance all of that energy. Tufttruck coils are
the perfect solution for this.
alsomaintains a level of balance when adding a snowplow or
heavy-duty bumper to the front of a truck.
This suspension system is a perfect supplement for your leaf
spring and especially SuperSprings. The
prevents your leaf springs from flattening out,
preserving its bow-like shape ultimately pro-longing the life of it, and saving
you the cost of replacing them sooner than needed.
General Spring: Your
One-Stop Shop for Suspension Parts
Do you have any more questions about aftermarket suspension
parts? The knowledgeable and experienced team at
have all of the answers! We have been the leaders in automotive suspension
since 1965. Our company has first-hand experience with a variety of suspension
parts and is confident that we can provide you with the part you need. If we
don’t have the suspension part you’re looking for, we can make it for you! So
give us a call toll free at 888-829-0619. If you are local to the New Century,
KS area, call 913-829-0619, or bring your truck in for us to inspect and
suggest the best aftermarket suspension part for you.