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SuperSprings and Towing: What You Need to Know

SuperSprings and Towing: What You Need to KnowIf you are preparing your vehicle for towing, you want to make sure that your rear suspension is up to the task, and that normally involves upgrading your leaf springs to heavy-duty leaf springs. This is often a good option, especially if you will be hauling a heavy load quite often. However, in some cases you don't want the added stiffness of heavy-duty leaf springs, which is when you may want to consider SuperSprings for your suspension upgrade.

What are the Benefits and Drawbacks of Heavy-Duty Leaf Springs?

Just like their name implies, heavy-duty leaf springs can handle heavier loads than standard leaf springs without causing damage or excessive wear to the leaf springs. By increasing the load capacity of your vehicle, you can handle greater loads on your trailer and in turn pull more cargo. Heavy-duty leaf springs are also readily available for most heavy-duty vehicle makes and models.

One drawback of heavy-duty leaf springs occurs if you are routinely riding with an empty load. When you are not stressing your leaf springs, then the excess stiffness can cause some handling problems for your unloaded truck. So, if you’re not always riding with a full load, you may want to consider an alternative solution.

SuperSprings: Another Option for Heavy-Duty Leaf Springs

SuperSprings are a revolutionary suspension product that works with your standard leaf springs to handle heavy loads. The SuperSprings unit attaches to the existing leaf springs in such a way that they will not engage unless the existing leaf spring reaches its load capacity. When the leaf springs stretch to their limit, the SuperSprings take the additional load.

In this way you are still using your factory leaf springs when riding under a light load with no effect on performance, but heavy loads can be handled without damage to the leaf springs and other suspension system equipment. In essence, you’ll have capacity when you need it, and only when you need it.

General Spring: The Place to Turn for SuperSprings Products

As experts in suspension products, the team at General Spring is the place to turn for unique suspension products like SuperSprings. We have been in the leaf spring and suspension business for almost 50 years, and our dedicated service team is there when you have questions about improving your suspension. We even have the ability to manufacture leaf springs specifically to our designs to meet the needs of our customers. This way, we can custom make leaf springs for any vehicle you have—old, new, or if the spring is no longer available.

When you need a suspension upgrade, we are confident that we can help you find the right type of suspension product at a price that is affordable. If you are local to New Century, KS call us at 913-829-0619, and national customers can call us toll free at 1-888-829-0619. Call us today to learn more about SuperSprings, as well as our large line of other suspension products. You can also contact us online .