How to Upgrade Your Suspension for Off Roading If you love off-roading, then you already know the amount of
abuse your truck can take on such recreational activities. There are
manufacturers that make vehicles just for this. All terrain vehicles (ATV) like
the three and four-wheeler are specifically designed to navigate off of
highways and onto tough terrain. There are even some trucks and SUVs that are
designed for the road and also built to withstand challenging turf.
ATVs are specifically built for off-roading, and they look
like it too! Take a look at some of the ATV vehicles here.
Some of other ATV hybrids are Jeeps, Hummers, Ford, Land
Rovers, GMC, and Dodge to name a few. The thing about some of the hybrid off-roading
vehicles is that even these suspension parts will wear out over time as well.
If you are taking your truck or SUV out on an off-roading
excursion on a frequent basis, you’ll soon begin to notice a difference in the
suspension system. Bumps will eventually start feeling a little harder and
you’ll also notice that they are more frequent. This doesn’t necessarily have
to do with the terrain. It could just mean that your suspension system is beginning
to flatten out.
What this means is that the springs that make up your
suspension system is not “springing” back to its original form. When that
happens, it’s time to get your vehicle suspension system checked out, because
if you don’t, serious and permanent damage could happen that will render your truck
or SUV inoperable.
The best way to prolong the life of your off-roading vehicle
is install your suspension parts with replacements that can withstand the roughness
that an unpaved road can bring about. Here is a list of recommended suspension
parts you might want to consider for off-roading activities:
SuperSprings–This is an easy-to-install suspension part that attaches to your
existing leaf springs that will significantly increase your load capacity. The
design of these SuperSprings allows this attachment to be put to use only when
needed. The rolling shackles activate when the leaf springs begin to flatten
out due the amount of weight it is taking on. This is where the SuperSprings
kick in with its rollers, providing extra support for those bumps in the roads.
Roadmaster Active Suspension – Bring balance to your load with this
suspension part. The good thing about standard leaf spring attachments is that
it will definitely increase the load capacity and amount of pressure your
vehicle takes on. The side effects to such remedies may cause for a more sensitive
ride. With off-roading, there is not such thing as a smooth ride, but with the
Roadmaster Active Suspension system, it will bring balance to your rides, preventing
any unnecessary swaying that might cause your vehicle to roll over.
Heavy Duty Coil
Springs – As the SuperSprings and Roadmaster Suspension system support the
back end of your vehicle, you are going to need something just as durable to
support the weight being shifted from the back end to the front. This is where
the Heavy Duty Coil Springs come in. These are more durable than your factory
installed coil springs and won’t compress as easy. To learn more about Heavy
Duty Coil Springs, read, “How
to Check Your Current Coil Spring’s Durability.”
If you have more questions about the type of suspension parts that your
off-roading vehicle might benefit from, contact General Spring toll free at
888-829-0619. Residents in the New Century, Kansas City area can bring their
ATV in for an inspection by calling 913-829-0619 to schedule an appointment.
Even if you live out-of-state, contact us online and
we’ll answer any questions you may have right now!