SuperSprings and Towing: What You Need to Know
If 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.
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
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