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Why Super Springs are a Necessary for Heavy Loads

Why Super Springs are a Necessary for Heavy LoadsSuper Springs can be considered the “Hulk” of the Add-a-Leaf kit, but they are in no way to be confused with them. While Add-a-Leaf kits will support the existing leaf springs by a few pounds, Super Spring provides maximum support for lumbering loads and strenuous jobs, improving ride handling up to 30%.

What this means is that Super Springs are most advantageous for industrial vehicles like cranes, trucks, or even a charter bus. When you are operating a vehicle that has the duty of taking on tons of weight, consider Super Springs for the best suspension solution.

What is a Super Spring?

A Super Spring is a suspension system that is attached to your vehicle’s current leaf springs that will provide added support only when it’s needed. Unlike the over-the-counter helper spring attachments, the Super Spring stands completely on its own and is built for those industrial tasks that regular leaf springs would otherwise flatten out at. When leaf springs flatten out, your vehicle will start sagging. When your vehicle starts to sag, it can cause damage to the backside of the vehicle as well as the front end due to the bouncing back and forth because of the lack of suspension control.

How Exactly Do Super Springs Work ?

The way it works is when a load is placed on at truck it weighs down, causing the leaf springs to stretch or flatten out some. Because the leaf springs are designed in a bow-like shape, the tension is increased, taking in all of the weight of the load. As long as the leaf spring keeps some sort of arch, it is performing its job. If the leaf spring flattens out completely, they are no good.

Super Springs help prevent leaf springs from flattening out based on the patented shackle with a dual roller system. The dual roller system that will always spin and move as leaf spring stretches out, the roller from the Super Spring is able to receive it, therefore absorbing the extra amount of weight that the leaf spring would not otherwise be able to take.

Who Benefits from Super Springs?

Anyone whose vehicle is sagging from the rear end can greatly benefit from Super Springs. Even if your vehicle isn’t used for industrial purposes, Super Springs will provide a nice and smooth controlled ride. With the help of Super Springs, your car, truck, van, SUV or recreational vehicle will be able to ride at an even level no matter how heavy of a load it bears.

Where Can You Find Your Super Springs?

Some vehicle operators and mechanics prefer Super Springs because they’re just easier to install. Supplementing leaf springs with other support leaves can often take hours to install, but with Super Springs, the installation can take as little as one hour. General Spring has a full stock of Super Springs for most Chevys, Fords, Nissans, Dodges, Mazdas, and Toyotas. When ordering online, please take in to consideration that some of these Super Springs may require a mounting kit.

If you have any questions regarding Super Springs and mounting kits, and getting them deliver right to your doorstep, call us toll free at 888-829-0619 or send us a question online.

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SSA36 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 .323 gauge
  • 750 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: $279.99
SSA16 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 - 47" Long x 3" Wide x .499 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: $309.99
SSA17 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 - 44" Long x 3" Wide x 1.116 gauge
  • 4400 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: $469.99