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What Are the Best Leaf Springs or Coil Springs for Mudding?

What Are the Best Leaf Springs or Coil Springs for Mudding?If you are using your truck for mudding or off-roading, a factory installed suspension is just not going to cut it! For mudding, you want a suspension that will sit high and absorb the bumps that come with the big hills and sudden drops that are common when you’re taking your truck off-road. Having a heavy-duty suspension upgrade will prevent your axle from bottoming out, hitting your chassis and either causing damage, or an uncomfortable ride for you and your passengers. But what are the best suspension products to make your mudding experience the best it can be?

Leaf Springs: The Backbone of the Suspension System

Any suspension will have the invaluable leaf spring as the main item used to absorb a load, so it is only logical that you can turn here to improve the load capacity of the suspension system. By replacing the factory leaf springs with heavy-duty leaf springs, you can quite easily increase the load capacity, improving the springiness of your suspension and thus improving the ride of your truck when mudding.

Depending on the truck you are using, there are super heavy-duty leaf springs available that have a variety of different load capacities. It’s important to make sure you purchase the right heavy-duty leaf spring for your truck.

Coil Springs: Heavy Duty Additions to the Leaf Spring

Another common thought for improving the suspension for off-roading applications is the addition of coil springs behind the leaf springs. These will add quite a bit of tension and capacity to the suspension, and will add to the capacity of the existing leaf springs, helping to absorb the shocks of driving over rough terrain. Coil springs can easily add significant capacity to each leaf spring to help increase the ability and versatility of your suspension.

It’s important to note that heavy-duty coil springs are mostly used for farm use, or work trucks and can greatly increase the rigidness of the ride, which means they may not be the best choice for a mudding vehicle.

General Spring: The Team to Find the Right Mudding Suspension for You

At General Spring, we have been in the leaf spring and suspension business for almost 50 years, and we have a dedicated service team to help you find the right suspension upgrades for your unique case. We specialize in leaf springs, coil springs, add-a-leafs, load support and attachment parts, so we have everything you’ll need to get your truck ready for all things mud-related.

Getting Advice from Experienced Professionals

Also, since we are a full service shop, our technicians who will answer your calls are the same people who work with our suspension products every day. If you have a very unique requirement, we can even have leaf springs made to your unique specifications.

Feel free to give us a contact us for your suspension needs, as we ship our products anywhere in the world. 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. You can also contact us online. When you need to work on your suspension, we are here to provide the advice and products you need.