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Dec 6th 2020

Heavy Duty Coil Springs: How to Increase the Capacity on Your Truck

    Heavy Duty Coil Springs: How to Increase the Capacity on Your Truck

    A great way to increase the load capacity on your truck is to install heavy-duty leaf springs. This is especially helpful for trucks that haul more weight on the front end of the vehicle. Farm equipment, plowing trucks, and recreational vehicles can especially benefit from coil springs.

    Coil springs are designed to take on an enormous amount of weight. As the truck picks up additional poundage, the coil springs compress. The design of the coils allows all of the energy from the extra weight to absorb it while still maintaining a relatively smooth ride. So, it would stand to reason that if you were to install heavy-duty coil springs, your vehicle would be able to take on a lot more weight, making it a more efficient work truck.

    The heavy-duty coil springs that General Spring, a manufacturing distributor of coil springs and other automotive suspension parts, are sold in pairs. The prices for these pairs range from $129.99 - $339.99 depending on the make, model, and specific hauling needs. The load capacity varies. So, it’s a good idea to know exactly what you plan on utilizing your vehicle for before replacing them with just any kind of coil spring.

    General Spring offers coil springs for the following automotive models:

    Chevrolet and GMC Heavy Duty Coil Springs

    The coil springs for this model offers applications in the new and old body style, Savana and Express with gas and diesel motor, and for motorhomes longer than 28 feet.

    The 1973 – 2005 P Series Motor Home Front Extra Heavy-duty coil springs has a 7200 lb. capacity using TUFTRUCK brand coils. To view the full list of Chevy and GMC heavy-duty coil applications that General Spring offers, visit their webpage here.

    Ford

    General Spring stocks heavy-duty coil springs for Ford’s F150 Bronco priced at $139.99 for the pair. It is designed to give your truck an additional 1,000 lbs. of handling capacity while providing a 1/2” of ride height.

    The heavy-duty coils springs for the 1992 -2012 E450 offers a total capacity of 5,000 lbs. per coil offering maximum weight. This particular type of coil spring also uses TUFTRUCK. The price point for this particular brand is $209.99.

    To view a full list of all the Ford heavy-duty coil springs, visit General Spring’s official webpage here.

    Dodge

    General Spring also carries heavy-duty coil springs for the Dodge Ram. The premium coil springs in this category are the 2009 - 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Rear 2" Lowering Coil Springs with Shocks priced at only $379.99 for the pair. These are also equipped with the TUFTRUCK brand, ideal for domestic light truck or vans that need a little extra lift support than what the factory coil springs offer.

    If you have any questions regarding what kind of coil springs would be the right fit for your application, contact the authority leaders in the automotive leaf spring and suspension business at General Spring online, or call toll free at 888-829-0619 today.