Springs or Super Springs: How to Decide
Having a large vehicle or
truck often means you will be using it for some heavy-duty operations like
attaching a snowplow or hauling a heavy trailer. For tough duties like this it
is important to have a suspension system that can handle the load, and the factory-installed
leaf springs are very often not up for the task. When your suspension system
needs an upgrade, there are two good options available: upgrading to heavy-duty
leaf springs or adding Super Springs, but which is the right option for you?
Here is some helpful information about how each one works to help you decide.
What are the Benefits of Heavy-Duty Leaf Springs?
are used as a replacement for your existing
leaf springs, but are designed to take much heavier loads. By installing a heavy-duty
leaf spring, you’ll have thicker leaf springs that can hold a larger load
without sagging and breaking as a regular leaf spring would do under the heavy
The use of a heavy-duty leaf
spring is extremely well suited for such applications as installing a snowplow
to your truck where an additional load will always be present on the leaf
springs. The heavy-duty leaf springs never need a break from these types of loads.
What are the Benefits of Super Springs?
are designed to sit on top of the leaf springs
that are already installed on your vehicle. They are only engaged when the load
on the leaf springs becomes too much and the leaves flatten out from the load
and the Super Springs take over the remaining load. This is ideal for an
application where you will occasionally have a heavy load, but often ride
empty. In this way, you do not have a problem with sitting too high when riding
empty. If you are occasionally adding a heavy trailer that would cause your
regular leaf springs to bottom out, but normally ride without it, Super Springs
are definitely something to consider.
Spring: Your One Stop for Quality Suspension and Quality Service
If you are making a decision
on upgrading your suspension, our team at
General Spring is the
best place to turn for knowledgeable advice. The General Spring team is
knowledgeable in leaf springs, coil springs, load support and attachment parts.
We virtually have everything you need to keep your suspension system working
great. We are confident that our team can help you find the right type of
suspension product at a price that is affordable.
Since we have a full service
shop in the New Century, KS area, the team that will be assisting you find the
right suspension products are the same technicians who install these same
products on vehicles just like yours. These experts have the technical
expertise to answer any questions you may have throughout the process.
We have been experts in the
automotive suspension business for almost 50 years and in this time we have
learned quite a bit about picking the right product for the job. We use this
knowledge to make sure you’re purchasing the right products. Even though we are
full service shop we also have the capability to ship out top quality
suspension products to the entire United States and around the world. So, if
you are ready to increase your suspension system, take a look at our
online inventory and
call us today or contact us
online. We can
be reached locally at 913-829-0619 and national customers can call us toll free