Upgrading to Heavy Duty Leaf Springs Changes Your Vehicle’s Ride
If your leaf springs have worn out before you expected, you might
want to think about upgrading to heavy-duty springs rather than just replacing
what you have with the equivalent product. Before you make this decision, it’s
important to think through whether there could be any downside to upgrading to
heavy-duty leaf springs. Not every vehicle is used in the same manner, so each
vehicle has its own needs when it comes to leaf springs, and knowing your usage
is vital when deciding on what replacement leaf springs to purchase.
Heavy-duty springs will eliminate the sagging, wheel-hoping,
swaying and squatting that you might be experiencing with your vehicle, and
will add some overall stiffness to your ride. By adding to the stiffness of the
spring, you’ll see better load handling and less leaf spring wear.
Difference Between Riding with a Full Load and Riding Empty
Probably the biggest thing to note about using heavy-duty springs
is the difference you’ll see and feel between driving with a full load and
driving without a load. With heavy-duty leaf springs, you’ll be able to carry
more weight and see less wear on your leaf springs, because they’re designed to
handle the larger load without deforming to the point that their structure
becomes compromised. Heavy-duty leaf springs are stronger and resist bending as
easily as regular leaf springs so that the load will ride better without the
leaf spring bottoming out. This can be a great help if you are hauling
extremely heavy loads.
However, there is something else to consider about heavy-duty
leaf springs. If you regularly travel without a load in your vehicle then the heavy-duty
springs can sit a bit high when they’re not under load. This can cause some
problems with the handling of your vehicle in certain situations. If you are
rarely without a load, this is not an issue, however, if you routinely drive
without any load then consider using
instead, which will take any additional load only after the regular leaf
springs carry their maximum load.
Spring: The Team to Call for Expert Advice
we’ll help you find the right leaf springs for your
vehicle. As a full service shop we have the experience you need when choosing
your replacement leaf springs. The knowledgeable individuals you talk to on the
phone are the same people installing suspension products in our shop. Any of our team members can give you expert
advice that will be tailored to your unique situation.
So, if you are looking to upgrade your leaf springs, why not
give us a call? We are ready to answer all your questions and offer the right
product for your needs. If you are local
to New Century, KS you can call us at 913-829-0619, while national customers
can call toll free at 1-888-829-0619. When you are looking for heavy-duty leaf
springs for your vehicle, the experts at General Spring should be the first
phone call you make.