How Add-a-Leaf Kits
Improve Suspension Performance
If you are hauling around supplies, and feel that your vehicle
could use a little more lift, but already have a decent suspension system,
perhaps what you might need is an Add-a-Leaf kit.
The Add-a-Leaf kit is a more affordable way to add more
support to your existing leaf spring suspension system. This kit allows you to
avoid paying for the cost and labor to install brand new leaf springs. It is
designed to increase the capacity of your truck, trailer, SUV, trailer, and
What Do Add-a-Leaf
Kits Actually Do?
Add-a-Leaf kits adds a 2-3” lift to your vehicle. The
additional leaf spring provides more tension to the existing leaf springs
making it that much more shock absorbent from the bumpy roads, tough terrain
and heavy loads.
It is installed near the axle between the smallest leaf and
next to the largest leaf to re-arch your leaf spring for extra lift. This kit
is especially good for trailers.
Have you ever noticed that annoying squeaking sound when you
hit a bump in the road or when you’re weighing your vehicle down with an
unprecedented amount of weight? That is the friction between the leaf springs
and the axle. Some of the Add-a-Leaf kits come with an additional feature of
tip inserts. The tip inserts that can also be referred to as squeak pads are
provided to be installed on the end of the leaf to prevent the squeaking that
metal on metal contact typically has while reducing the friction.
Add-a-Leaf kits come in two sizes: the short and full size.
For maximum support and a better ride, the full size is highly recommended, as
it will reduce the axle wrap. Although it is a kit, unless you are getting one
custom-made, Add-a-Leaf kits will fit most vehicles, but not all. So it is not
guaranteed that an over-the counter Add-a-Leaf kit will fit your vehicle.
Will Work on Most Vehicles
General Spring, a supplier of automotive suspension parts,
manufactures custom-made Add-a-Leaf kits for Chevrolet/GMC, Ford,
Dodge/Chrysler, Plymouth, and Toyota. These Add-a-Leaf kits are specifically
arched, cut and punched to provide a perfect fit for our car, truck, van, SUV,
trailer, or recreational vehicle.
This kit is made of thick steel that typically comes in
pairs. It is highly unlikely that you’ll want to support just one leaf spring
with and an Add-a-Leaf. Even if it appears that only one side needs the
additional support, for the sake of your vehicle, it is highly recommended to
understand that if you are going to replace one side of your vehicle
suspension, then you must replace them both in order to achieve maximum weight
Manufacturing the Leaf Spring You Need
has a warehouse stocked full of Add-a-Leaf kits for your vehicle
that is ready to ship out upon ordering. If you are having trouble installing
the Add-a-Leaf kit that you bought at your local auto parts store, perhaps what
you need is one that is custom-designed. Chances are, getting a custom-made Add-a-Leaf
kit may still be less expensive than replacing an entire leaf spring system.
So contact the automotive suspension experts at General
Spring. We have over 50 years of servicing vehicles of all kinds perfecting its
suspension system. View our online catalog of all the Add-a-Leaf kits that we
have in stock
You can call us toll free at 888-829-0619 to place your order and we will ship
your Add-a-Leaf kit directly to your doorstep. If you have other inquires,
contact us online.