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SumoSprings – We take a look and the new “Airless Air Spring” Suspension Kit

Have you ever used air springs and had a problem with air leaks or blown an air bag while on the road? Frustrating, to say the least. Are you tired of having to check and adjust the air pressure in your air bags to compensate for the weight of your trailer?

SumoSprings are a new “Airless Air Spring” that looks at solving those problems by using a patented micro-cellular polyurethane foam spring. SumoSprings  were designed and developed in direct response to customer demand for a leak proof, rupture proof, maintenance free air bag.

The foam Sumospring uses tiny closed cells that provide support when weight is applied. They are progressive, so the more weight you apply on the spring, the stronger it becomes. Because the SumoSpring is progressive, it won’t affect your ride when you're not towing or hauling a heavy load. This is great for the weekend camper who doesn’t need support all the time.

The installation of a SumoSpring is relatively easy and only takes an hour or two at most. Below is SumoSprings kit SSR-201, 2001-2010 Silverado and Sierra,  fresh out of the box. Currently all of the kits simply bolt into place and do not require drilling. We were impressed by the amount of assembly that is already done at the factory.  

SumoSprings
 
With any suspension kit, one of the most common questions is "How much weight can they hold?" If you max out the weight rating on a SumoSpring, the odds are, you're going to break something else on your truck first. The above kit is rated at 10,000 lbs. Because they are progressive, you only use what you need, so they can have a high weight rating and still not have any negative effects on your ride when your not using it.  

Already have an air bag kit installed on your truck? Want to switch over to SumoSprings? The designers of SumoSprings have got you covered.  SumoSprings have been designed to fit existing Firestone and Air Lift airbag bracket systems as replacements for ruptured or leaking airbags.   



We are very impressed with the new SumoSpring kits and think you will be too. We will post some more install pictures and user reviews in the near future, so stay tuned. Feel free to comment if you've had any experience with SumoSprings.

SumoSprings are manufactured in the USA by Supersprings international.

Want more information on SumoSprings or would like to order a kit? You can contact 1-800-358-4751 or 989-755-0561. 

New Product - Air Lift Ultimate Plus Upgrade Kits

Air Lift Plus Upgrade Kits

If you have an Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 air bag kit on your truck, you can now upgrade your standard 5000 series kit with 5000 Plus features without having to purchase an entirely new system. New from Air Lift are two upgrade kits that give your standard LoadLIFTER 5000 series air springs the features and benefits of the new Air Lift Ultimate 5000 Plus line. The upgrade kits are designed to protect your air suspension from air leaks and the environment. So, whether you go with just the stainless steel braided air line upgrade (part 52300) or the complete Ultimate Plus package (part 52301),  Air Lift Ultimate Plus upgrade kits will give you the longest lasting load support system you can buy. No more cutting of air line or worrying about air leaks!

Braided Air Line Upgrade Kit 52300 includes:

Air Lift 52300

• Two 5.5 foot sections of stainless steel braided air line
• Two military-grade AN swivel fittings
• Two stainless steel Schrader valves
• Two fittings and nylon air line for integrating into on-board air compressor systems

Ultimate Plus Kit 52301 includes: 

Air Lift 52301

• Four Stainless steel roll plates which protect the air springs and help increase load capacity of the springs by up to 10%
• Two 5.5 foot sections of Stainless steel braided
• Stainless steel air spring mounting hardware.
• Two Military-grade AN fittings which simply thread together for a metal-to-metal seal, ensuring an easy-to-install, leak-free system with no air line cutting required.
• Two stainless steel Schrader valves
• Two fittings and nylon air line for integrating into on-board air compressor systems

If your air springs have been installed on your vehicle for longer than a year, Air Lift recommends also purchasing new air springs. Contact our air suspension experts at 1-800-358-4751 with any questions.

Air Lift Kit 57599 For The 2017 Ford SuperDuty Trucks is Now Shipping!

2017 Ford Superduty air bags

Air Lifts newest addition to the LoadLifter 7500XL series, air spring kit 57599, is now shipping. This heavy hauling air spring kit is designed specifically for the 2017 4x4 Ford F-250, F-350 and F-450 SuperDuty pickups. 

The 7500XL kits offer up to 7,500 lbs. of load-leveling capacity by using a huge 7 inch double bellows air spring. The 57599 kit has up to 20% more volume than the standard LoadLifter 5000 kits for the 2017 Ford pickups.

Air Lift Air Spring Kit 57599

If you are planning to tow a heavy trailer or haul heavy loads in your new 2017 Ford Superduty, this kit is the toughest in the market. The larger air bags allow it to level your truck by using less air pressure which will result in better ride quality.

Air Lift 57599 Install TimeThe kit is a bolt on kit, so no drilling of the frame is required.  The air springs mount on top of the axle and are an under frame application. This allows the kit to work with most 5th wheel and gooseneck hitches.

Air Lift 57599 installed on 2017 Ford Superduty


Order with confidence as Air Lift offers a 90 day ride satisfaction guarantee and stands behind it with a limited lifetime warranty with no mileage restrictions.  You can order the new Air Lift 57599 kit here or call us at 1-800-358-4751.

2017 Ford F-250 and F-350 Sway Bars from Hellwig

Hellwig Products, a company that specializes in American made, precision engineered suspension  products, has released front and rear sway bars for the 2017 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty pickups. If you are looking for an upgraded sway bar that will improve the handling and control during everything from daily driving to heavy duty towing and hauling, Hellwig has the answer.

2017 Ford F-250

The 2017 Super Duty pickups are more than just the most capable heavy-duty Ford pickups ever built. The all-new Super Duty leads the way in maximum payload, as well as in conventional and 5th-wheel , gooseneck towing. It is also the pickup with the highest gross combination weight rating. These are some of the best trucks Ford has ever made. Want to make it even better? Add a Hellwig sway bar and improve the handling and reduce body roll.

How are they better?

It’s simple. They are larger than the factory stock sway bars. The larger Hellwig front sway bar replaces the undersized factory bar and when combined with the added larger Hellwig rear sway bar, provides the ultimate improvement for daily driving and towing. They are forged from 4140 Chromoly steel, heat treated for durability, and feature a forged 3-hole adjustable end to allow you to tune the bars to your exact load and driving style. Best of all, they are made in the USA.

2017 Ford Superduty Sway Bar

Easy to install?

Yes, they are bolt on and can be installed in a few hours with hand tools. They include all the parts needed to install and come with a Lifetime warranty on all the steel parts.

2017 Ford F-250, F-350 Sway Bars

Following a is list of the new Hellwig Ford sway bars. The Big Wig 1-5/16 inch diameter sway bars are designed specifically for heavy duty towing applications

Front Applications:
7712 - Front Sway Bar, 4wd, 1-5/16”
7713 - Front Sway Bar, 2wd, 1-1/2”

Rear Applications:
7761 - Standard Rear Sway Bar, 4wd, fits both single and dual wheel, 1-1/4”
7320 - Big Wig Rear Sway Bar, 4wd, fits both single and dual wheel, 1-5/16”
7762 - Standard Rear Sway Bar, 2wd, fits both single and dual wheel, 1-1/4”
7321 - Big Wig Rear Sway Bar, 2wd, fits both single and dual wheel, 1-5/16”

Hellwig



You can order online by clicking the part numbers above or call us at 1-800-358-4751. 

The Air Lift LoadLifter 7500 XL Air Bag Kit is here!

The Air Lift LoadLifter 7500 XL is here and it certainly does not disappoint. This new air spring kit is designed for pickup trucks that require top-notch load leveling ability. This beauty allows for a whopping 7,500 pounds of load leveling. It is the company's heaviest-rated air spring kit by a considerable margin.

Air Lift Load Lifter 7500 XL

The LoadLifter 7500 XL's - Who Should Use Them

If you own a pickup truck, and haul heavy loads, the LoadLifter 7500 XL will likely prove appealing. Those who drive a ¾ or 1-ton pickup and haul or tow large loads will gravitate toward the new air spring kit right away. It is perfect for towing/hauling trailers, campers and just about anything else that is large, heavy or cumbersome. Early reviews are positive and drivers have heaped on the praise for this new air bag kit. It has the perfect combination of ride quality and easy adjustability that allows for the perfect changes to be implemented without hindrance. It is the ideal answer for vehicle squat that occurs as a result of heavy loads. The air suspension kit spreads out the load's weight to each of the truck's wheels, ensuring stability and preventing dangerous driving conditions like trailer sway, bottoming out, body roll, the inability to brake as desired, unresponsive steering etc. Give this new air spring kit a chance and you will find it provides quite the smooth ride even with a heavy load or trailer.

LoadLifter 7500 Details

The kit is compatible with certain Ford, Chevy, Ram and GMC pickup trucks. The weight of heavy loads is accommodated with ease thanks to the kit's 7-inch double-bellow style air springs. This amazing air spring kit generates upwards of 20 percent more air spring volume than the LoadLifter 5000. Air can be altered according to one's desires without delay. Move it all the way from 5 PSI to 100 PSI as needed to maintain stability and comfort.

The air springs are designed with reinforced two-ply fabric for the ultimate strength and durability. They even have end caps built with the strongest possible nylon composite that will never corrode. This kit includes Air Lift's signature upper and lower roll plates to safeguard the springs from obtrusive edges. These roll plates also bump up the load capacity to boot. 

Installation Details

Don't fret about the installation of this beastly air spring kit. Most trucks can be outfitted with the LoadLifter 7500 XL in a couple of hours or less. In most instances, drilling will not be required as the kit makes use of existing holes within the truck's frame. The kit even has an instruction manual with full illustrations to ameliorate the installation process. Air spring inflation and deflation can be  simplified thanks to Air Lift's fully automatic wired or wireless air compressor technology. Add in the fact that this groundbreaking air spring kit is backed by a lifetime warranty and it is easy to see why pickup truck owners of all varieties are flocking this new air bag kit.

How To Order

You can order online or call us at 1-800-358-4751. Kits typically ship same day with free shipping in the lower 48 states.

Air Lift Company

This company was founded way back in 1949 and has produced a steady stream of elite auto products across the past 65+ years. Air Lift designs, builds and sells the industry's best air suspension products that integrate in a flawless manner, function to perfection and stand the test of time. The company is located in Lansing, Michigan. It has been family owned for three generations.

 Air Lift Company logo

ReadyLift March Madness Discount Days are Here!

ReadyLift Sale

ReadyLift, the maker of top of the line lift kits, leveling kits & truck suspension parts is having a rare sale. From now until April, 3 2017 you will save 15% off all ReadyLift products. There is no coupon code needed and the 15% discount is already taken off of the price.

Shop now for ReadyLift products.

ReadyLIFT Suspension Inc. is the number one preferred manufacturer of pickup truck, SUV and Jeep suspension leveling kits, lift kits and suspension systems. They are guaranteed to retain your factory ride while providing the looks and lift you want.

If you have any questions about ReadyLift suspension products, feel free to call 1-800-358-4751.

SumoSprings for Lifted Jeep Wrangler and Cherokee

Do you have a lifted Jeep XJ or XK and want to maximize your load carrying ability and provide stability? SuperSprings International now has your answer in the SumoSpring 403 and the 404 series spring.
 
 

SumoSprings are designed to stabilize sway and improve overall driver control and comfort while enhancing load carrying ability. The one-piece, “Solo” design attaches on only one side of the vehicles suspension for easy installation.

Manufactured from proprietary closed microcellular urethane, SumoSprings will compress up to 80% of their original height with full memory rebound.  Easier initial compression will allow softer engagement, greater resistance with heavier loads equaling a progressive load control.
 
The airless SumoSpring will never leak and cause a loss of performance and are highly resistant to oils, salts and UV ray making them the perfect solution for off road or wet environments. And best of all, they are 100% maintenance free and made in the USA.
 



SSR-403-40 Jeep Cherokee XJ (1984-2001) with a 2 inch rear lift
SSR-404-40 Jeep Cherokee XJ (1984-2001) with a 4 inch rear lift
SSF-403-54 Jeep Wrangler XK (2007-2016) with a 2 inch front lift 
SSF-404-54 Jeep Wrangler XK (2007-2016) with a 4 inch front lift

So get a set of SumoSprings for your Lifted Jeep and “fit-it-and-forget-it”.  Contact one of our suspension experts at 1-800-385-4751 or order online at TruckSpring.com.

Rough Country LED Bull Bars - Light Up The Night While Protecting Your Truck!

Looking for Bull Bars for the front of your truck or SUV, but want something a little different than the standard bull bar? Rough Country has your answer.
Rough Country Bull Bars
 
Rough Country, the makers of industry leading lift and leveling kits, has released a line LED bull bars that are sure to make your truck stand out in a crowd. Made from durable 3-inch-thick tubular steel, these 100% bolt-on bars feature an integrated 20-inch Rough Country LED light bar to not only give your truck that extra protection up front, but will light up the night. The LED light bar provides ample lighting for the trail ahead with 90 watts of power and 7,200 lumens of output.  The all-weather LED lights feature a durable, die-cast aluminum housing and include a waterproof, flat-wound braided wiring harness. A toggle switch and in-line fuse completes the installation. The Rough Country LED Bull Bars feature a corrosion resistant black powder coat finish to ensure it will last for years to come and includes a removable license plate relocation bracket. 
Truck Bull Bars
Features:
  • Easy bolt-on install
  • CREE all weather LED’s
  • 3-inch diameter steel tubing
  • Stamped "RC" logo
  • Corrosion resistant black powder coat
  • Includes license plate adapter bracket
  • Adds protection for the front end of your vehicle
  • Integrated 20-inch Rough Country LED light bar, 90 watt and 7,200 lumens
  • Bull bar features 5-year limited warranty
  • Light bar features 3-year limited warranty

Check out the new line of Rough Country LED Bull Bars at TruckSpring.com or call one of our truck accessory experts at 1-800-358-4751 for more information.

TruckSpring.com Earns 2016 Bizrate Circle of Excellence Award

We are pleased to announce that we have earned the Bizrate Circle of Excellence award for the 4th time. Bizrate is one of the largest sources of consumer-generated reviews of online retailers in the United States.
 
In 2016, over 3,600 online retailers in North America were considered for the award. The ratings are from direct feedback, collected at the point-of-sale and after the delivery of goods, from customers concerning seven key satisfaction indicators:

  • Overall Satisfaction at the point-of-sale
  • Product Selection on the website
  • Ease of Finding Products on the website
  • Repurchase Intent (from the same retailer) after the order is received
  • Product Met Expectations, collected after the order is received
  • On-time Delivery of the order
  • Customer Support assistance

We are honored to have our name alongside other award winning companies such as Under Armour, Crutchfield, L.L. Bean, etc.  Your feedback, both good and not so good, is what keeps us working hard and striving to be a better company every step of the way.

Everyone at Michigan Truck Spring would like to thank our customers for their honest feedback that helps us to improve our practices. For more information about the 2016 Bizrate® Circle of Excellence award click here.