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Overload Springs

Postby KsHusker2500 [OP] » Apr 25 2010, 3:07pm

Does anyone have any suggestions on overload springs they have on their trucks. I have been looking at the Timbrens but would like to hear some opinions from anyone with personal experience with any brand or type. Thanks.

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Re: Overload Springs

Postby lzn197 » Oct 24 2010, 2:33pm

Visit your local Trailer supply/RV sales store. I am sure they will have great advice and quality products.
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Re: Overload Springs

Postby farside1 » Oct 24 2010, 9:34pm

You can also try a dedicated 4X4 store. they should have some suggestions as well.
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Re: Overload Springs

Postby gmctruckguy » Nov 30 2010, 11:01pm

We have a couple spring shops around town that will build a set for you depending on how much extra weight you want. I'm sure there are some around your area.
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Re: Overload Springs

Postby sportredtruck » Feb 04 2011, 3:24am

I have a set of overload springs made by Supersprings (http://www.supersprings.com)on my truck and love them. When empty the truck does not ride that harsh due to their progressive nature. When loaded they really keep the truck level. There are two different springs available for the chevy, a medium (adds 900 pounds of capacity) and an heavy (adds 1500 pounds extra). I have the medium for my application. Very easy to self install if you have ever turned a wrench. Good Luck.
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Re: Overload Springs

Postby GMman » Feb 05 2011, 5:48am

Maybe heavy duty air coils instead ?
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Re: Overload Springs

Postby goatinthegrove » Feb 21 2011, 3:31pm

sportredtruck wrote:I have a set of overload springs made by Supersprings (http://www.supersprings.com)on my truck and love them. When empty the truck does not ride that harsh due to their progressive nature. When loaded they really keep the truck level. There are two different springs available for the chevy, a medium (adds 900 pounds of capacity) and an heavy (adds 1500 pounds extra). I have the medium for my application. Very easy to self install if you have ever turned a wrench. Good Luck.


Did the supersprings add any height to the rear of your truck when you installed them?
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Re: Overload Springs

Postby sportredtruck » Feb 22 2011, 2:37am

Yes, it did add a little height to the truck bed. It lifted my bed if I remember correctly around an inch, but I have them set on the lower setting (the springs have two settings, a low and a high, depending on which hole you install the rollers in the shackle on. The high setting would lift it more). I have a Leer topper shell on my truck bed and it offset the weight drop of the bed plus a little more.
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Re: Overload Springs

Postby goatinthegrove » Feb 22 2011, 12:25pm

Thanks, I thought they might do that. I've been looking for a set of springs to help my truck out while hauling and towing but seems like most of the helper springs out there raise the rear of the truck some. Don't really want to do that, just looking for some more support.
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Re: Overload Springs

Postby gmctruckguy » Feb 24 2011, 6:08am

If thats the case then installing air bags in the rear instead is probably a better way to go. That is my plan come spring, for towing my trailer.
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