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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 .

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SSA7 SuperSprings Helper Spring SSA7 SuperSprings Helper Spring

SuperSprings Self-Adjusting Suspension Stabilizers work with your current suspension to reduce sway and increase load capacity while never needing any adjustments due to the roller design.

  • Increase Load and Tow Capacity without Increasing Ride Stiffness
  • Reduce Sway - Independently tested to give 29% improvement in driver control
  • Maintenance Free and No Adjustments Needed
  • Easy to Install - Most Kits Install in Less than 30 Minutes
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Sold as Kit - Order 1 per Vehicle
  • Free Shipping to Continental U.S.
  • Dimension - 40" Long x 2.5" Wide x .401 gauge
  • 1100 Pounds Spring Capacity Increase

SuperSprings are progressive in nature in that they work on an as-needed basis. The installed springs are under nominal tension even when the vehicle is unloaded. This is so there is no rattle or noise and the patented rollers will activate automatically.

As a vehicle with rear leaf springs comes under load the factory springs react as they are designed to. The center of the springs move vertically causing the overall leaves to flex and flatten out. This movement in the factory spring activates the SuperSpring through the rollers at the end of each leaf. Because the SuperSpring rollers aSupersprings Shacklere under tension, a movement in the factory spring causes them to move, seeking their new point of least resistance. This simple roller principal allows the SuperSprings to activate and deactivate automatically, free of any manual adjustment.

The SuperSprings are length specific to fit varying sized leaf springs. In addition the different lengths typically are manufactured in light, medium and heavy duty strengths. The sole adjustment on the SuperSprings is found in the roller shackles at the end of each leaf. The typical shackle has two bolt holes, as shown in the diagram below though some single hole and three holed shackles are used. The most common installation involves positioning all four rollers in the lower (furthest from the eye of the SuperSpring / closest to the ground) bolt holes. This ensures the least amount of preload tension on the SuperSprings and keeps the vehicle closest to its original factory ride conditions. Upper bolt holes may be used if additional lift is desired in the vehicle; if clearance from obstructions is required or if the installation is on an older vehicle with some fatigue in the springs.

SuperSprings enhance load carrying capacity, handling and towing. Do not load any vehicle beyond the manufacturers gross vehicle weight rating.

Our Price: $317.99
SSA28 SuperSprings Helper Spring SSA28 SuperSprings Helper Spring

SuperSprings Self-Adjusting Suspension Stabilizers work with your current suspension to reduce sway and increase load capacity while never needing any adjustments due to the roller design.

  • Increase Load and Tow Capacity without Increasing Ride Stiffness
  • Reduce Sway - Independently tested to give 29% improvement in driver control
  • Maintenance Free and No Adjustments Needed
  • Easy to Install - Most Kits Install in Less than 30 Minutes
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Sold as Kit - Order 1 per Vehicle
  • Free Shipping to Continental U.S.
  • Dimension - 42" Long x 3" Wide x .558 gauge
  • 1500 Pounds Spring Capacity Increase

SuperSprings are progressive in nature in that they work on an as-needed basis. The installed springs are under nominal tension even when the vehicle is unloaded. This is so there is no rattle or noise and the patented rollers will activate automatically.

As a vehicle with rear leaf springs comes under load the factory springs react as they are designed to. The center of the springs move vertically causing the overall leaves to flex and flatten out. This movement in the factory spring activates the SuperSpring through the rollers at the end of each leaf. Because the SuperSpring rollers aSupersprings Shacklere under tension, a movement in the factory spring causes them to move, seeking their new point of least resistance. This simple roller principal allows the SuperSprings to activate and deactivate automatically, free of any manual adjustment.

The SuperSprings are length specific to fit varying sized leaf springs. In addition the different lengths typically are manufactured in light, medium and heavy duty strengths. The sole adjustment on the SuperSprings is found in the roller shackles at the end of each leaf. The typical shackle has two bolt holes, as shown in the diagram below though some single hole and three holed shackles are used. The most common installation involves positioning all four rollers in the lower (furthest from the eye of the SuperSpring / closest to the ground) bolt holes. This ensures the least amount of preload tension on the SuperSprings and keeps the vehicle closest to its original factory ride conditions. Upper bolt holes may be used if additional lift is desired in the vehicle; if clearance from obstructions is required or if the installation is on an older vehicle with some fatigue in the springs.

SuperSprings enhance load carrying capacity, handling and towing. Do not load any vehicle beyond the manufacturers gross vehicle weight rating.

Our Price: $341.99
SSA11 SuperSprings Helper Spring SSA11 SuperSprings Helper Spring

SuperSprings Self-Adjusting Suspension Stabilizers work with your current suspension to reduce sway and increase load capacity while never needing any adjustments due to the roller design.

  • Increase Load and Tow Capacity without Increasing Ride Stiffness
  • Reduce Sway - Independently tested to give 29% improvement in driver control
  • Maintenance Free and No Adjustments Needed
  • Easy to Install - Most Kits Install in Less than 30 Minutes
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Sold as Kit - Order 1 per Vehicle
  • Free Shipping to Continental U.S.
  • Dimension - 40" Long x 3" Wide x .447 gauge
  • 1650 Pounds Spring Capacity Increase

SuperSprings are progressive in nature in that they work on an as-needed basis. The installed springs are under nominal tension even when the vehicle is unloaded. This is so there is no rattle or noise and the patented rollers will activate automatically.

As a vehicle with rear leaf springs comes under load the factory springs react as they are designed to. The center of the springs move vertically causing the overall leaves to flex and flatten out. This movement in the factory spring activates the SuperSpring through the rollers at the end of each leaf. Because the SuperSpring rollers aSupersprings Shacklere under tension, a movement in the factory spring causes them to move, seeking their new point of least resistance. This simple roller principal allows the SuperSprings to activate and deactivate automatically, free of any manual adjustment.

The SuperSprings are length specific to fit varying sized leaf springs. In addition the different lengths typically are manufactured in light, medium and heavy duty strengths. The sole adjustment on the SuperSprings is found in the roller shackles at the end of each leaf. The typical shackle has two bolt holes, as shown in the diagram below though some single hole and three holed shackles are used. The most common installation involves positioning all four rollers in the lower (furthest from the eye of the SuperSpring / closest to the ground) bolt holes. This ensures the least amount of preload tension on the SuperSprings and keeps the vehicle closest to its original factory ride conditions. Upper bolt holes may be used if additional lift is desired in the vehicle; if clearance from obstructions is required or if the installation is on an older vehicle with some fatigue in the springs.

SuperSprings enhance load carrying capacity, handling and towing. Do not load any vehicle beyond the manufacturers gross vehicle weight rating.

Our Price: $384.99