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Thanksgiving Weekend Hours

Here it comes, ready or not.  The end of 2020 is approaching, much to the collective relief of, well everyone(!), and the holiday season will be in full swing.  Many of us are focused on family, friends, shopping, and finding time for well-deserved rest after a hard-fought year.  We sincerely hope the holiday season finds you and your family well.

Michigan Truck Spring and TruckSpring.com offices will be closed for Thanksgiving 11/26 - 11/29.  All online orders received during the holiday weekend will be processed beginning Monday, 11/30.

Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

 

We are open during the State of Michigan shutdown for COVID-19

Michigan Truck Spring will remain open and continue operating under our normal business hours from 7:00 am - 11:00 pm EST. Monday - Friday,  and from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm on Saturdays during the Michigan State wide shutdown ordered on Tuesday, March 24th 2020.

Michigan Truck Spring is considered an essential business by the Department of Homeland Security.  “Automotive repair and maintenance facilities” and “Employees who repair and maintain vehicles, aircraft, rail equipment, marine vessels, and the equipment and infrastructure that enables operations that encompass movement of cargo and passengers” are an essential business and can remain open. 

Please take a moment to review the CDC guidelines on ways to protect yourself from COVID-19 below. 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html

Stay safe and thank you for your business. 

Michigan Truck Spring
3649 Wolf Road
Saginaw, MI 48601
800-358-4751
989-755-0561

 

 

 

 

 

Ready Lift 69-3940 Lift Kit for the 2019 and 2020 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 Pickups

ReadyLIFT lift kit for the 2019-2020 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups. This bolt-on, no-cut kit, part number 69-3940 provides 4 inches of lift to give your truck a mild yet aggressive lifted stance. 

ReadyLift 69-3940 installed

2019-2020 Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra 1500 4wd 4" SST Lift Kit.

(excludes Trail Boss, Denali and AT4).

Made in USA.

4" Lift Front / 3" lift Rear.

20x9 0 offset 295/65 R20 - Chevy Max tire size.

20x9 0 offset 295/55-R20 - GMC Max tire size

No cutting or modifications required.

Increase ground clearance while maintaining the factory ride and handling.

Include DOM tube steel upper control arms with heavy-duty ball joints and TCT maintenance free pivot bushings

Ready Lift 69-3940

 

New Product - 2710 Red Label

NEW PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT

Firestone 2710 RED LABEL

Features and Benefits

  • No drill installation.
  • Compatible with most in-bed hitches.
  • 7500 lbs. of carrying capacity.
  • Installs in about 90 minutes.
  • Manual fill.
  • 5 psi minimum & 150 psi maximum air pressure.

Part Number: W21-760-2710

Year: 2019 - 2020

Make: RAM

Model: 3500 (4WD Only)

Weight: 24.6 lbs

UPC: 767555165317

Suggested Analog Air Command Kits

  • 2158 (Standard Duty - Single Analog)
  • 2178 (Standard Duty - Dual Analog)
  • 2097 (Heavy Duty - Single Analog)
  • 2219 (Heavy Duty - Dual Analog)

Suggested Wireless Air Command Kits

  • 2610 (Standard Duty - App Only)
  • 2581 (Standard Duty - Remote Only)

New Product Release

Rear Sway Bars for 2020 Jeep Gladiator 

Visalia, Calif. (October, 2019) - Hellwig Suspension Products, an industry leading manufacturer of towing, hauling and performance suspension products, today announced the release of its newest rear sway bars for the 2020 Jeep Gladiator. There are two offerings available, P/N 7779 for vehicles with stock ride height to a two-inch lift and P/N 7843 for vehicles with a three to five-inch lift.

P/N 7779 - Fits 2020 Jeep Gladiator (Stock Ride Height)

  • Powdercoated brackets and sway bar
  • 3-hole adjustable arms
  • Reuses factory end links
  • 7/8” diameter, solid, heat treated 4140 chromoly
  • Polyurethane bushings
  • Easy install, no drilling or welding required 
  • Fits stock height to 2-inch lifted vehicles
  • Improves handling and performance in daily driving and towing/hauling conditions
  • Lifetime warranty on steel parts
  • Made in USA

P/N 7843 - Fits 2020 Jeep Gladiator (3-5-inch lift)

  • Powdercoated brackets and sway bar
  • 3-hole adjustable arms
  • Includes adjustable end links
  • 7/8” diameter, solid, heat treated 4140 chromoly
  • Polyurethane bushings
  • Easy install, no drilling or welding required 
  • Fits vehicles with a 3-5-inch rear lift
  • Improves handling and performance in daily driving and towing/hauling conditions
  • Lifetime warranty on steel parts
  • Made in USA

Ford Transit 350 Air Bag Helper Spring Kit

Firestone Industrial Products has just released a new air spring kit for the 2015-2019 Ford Transit 350 dual rear wheel vans and cutaway (cab and chassis) vans. The new Ride-Rite kit W21-760-2603 will help provide additional suspension support, increased steering and braking control and reduce premature tire wear. The kit has a load rating of 5,000 lbs. and will help prevent the rear of your Ford Transit van from sagging.

Firestone 2603 Helper Spring Kit Ford Transit

Firestone air bag kit 2603 will level your van, prevent bottoming out, create a more comfortable ride and help protect the cargo in your Ford Transit 350. The kit includes everything you need to install: 2 air springs, mounting brackets, fittings, air line, mounting bolts and detailed installation instructions. Working your Transit van hard? Give your suspension the added support it needs!

Ford Transit 350 van

Firestone Part Number: W21-760-2603
Installation Instructions: View or Download
Vehicle Fit: 2015-2019 Ford Transit 350 Vans with dual rear wheels
Typical Install Time: 60 Minutes
Weight: 29.5 lbs.
UPC: 767555164464

You can order the Firestone 2603 air bag kit online or call 1-800-358-4751.

Buy Firestone air bags online at TruckSpring.com

Snow Plows - Front Suspension Improvement Options

Snow plows can be heavy! If you are sick of bashing your plow brackets every time you enter a driveway it may be time to consider some additional suspension support. The extra weight of a plow can cause the front of your truck to sag and sway. Not only does it look ugly, but it can be damaging to suspension and plow components. Whether you use a snow plow for your personal driveway, a landscaping business, or a municipality clearing runways and interstate highways there is a suspension kit designed to help support your snow plow.

Fixed Load Support for Snow Plows

These are suspension load support options that require no maintenance or adjustment after installation. Once installed these will offer constant support for any situation.

Timbren SES (Suspension Enhancement System)

The Timbren SES has been designed and tested in Canada since 1982 so they know snow! There are kits available for everything from light trucks to heavy duty municipal vehicles. The Timbren AEON is constructed from hollow rubber with specifically tuned durometers (rubber hardness) depending on the application. They are designed to be progressive, so they will have minimal effect on the unloaded ride. Timbrens are extremely durable and can take just about any punishment that you can dish out. Not only are they load rated for compression, but they are also rated for side loading. This means that the Timbrens will withstand applications where the Aeon may be in contact with control arms or suspension components at angles. Timbrens are normally recommended for heavy use where you may use a large plow or an aftermarket bumper. They will work best on a truck that has weight on the front end full time because when they are unloaded they can make the ride stiff.  Installation of these kits is easy. They are designed to replace the original bump and they will mount in their place. If any hardware or brackets are required, they will be included with the kit.

Timbren Timbren
Weight capacities: 600-14,000 lbs.
Installation: 45 Minutes - 1 Hour
Warranty: Lifetime

SumoSprings

SumoSprings by SuperSprings used a closed cell urethane which is proprietary to SuperSprings.  It is a progressive material that has a softer engagement that increases as it is compressed. The materials density, tensile strength, rebound, and compression characteristics have been designed to suit snow plow applications. These will also mount in the factory bump stop locations making installing these kits fast and easy. We will normally recommend the Sumo Springs on front applications using lighter plows or if you need replacement bump stops that will help prevent rough bottoming out when going up steep driveways. These also work well on trucks that are not used to plow in the off season as they will have less of an effect on the unloaded ride.

SumoSprings for Snow plows

SumoSprings
Weight capacities: 500-4,600 lbs.
Installation: Approximately 1 Hour
Warranty: Limited Lifetime Warranty

Coil Spring Air Bags

Air Lift 1000 from Air Lift Company or Coil-Rite air springs from Firestone can be used on vehicles with a front coil spring suspension. The air bags fit inside the coil spring and when inflated they fill the gaps between the twists of the coil and resist compression. These kits can be adjusted by changing the air pressure in the bags and tuned to balance ride comfort and support.  When not in use they can be deflated to a minimum PSI and there will be little to no change in ride quality. These work best on a truck that is daily driven and will not have extra weight on the front in the off season.

Coil Spring Air Bags

 


Front Coil Spring Air Bags
Weight Capacity: 1,000 lbs.
Installation: 30 minutes - 1 Hour
Warranty:  Limited Lifetime Warranty

Heavy Duty Coil Springs

Heavy-duty coil springs are a great snow plow support option on plow trucks with worn out coils that are used primarily to plow. New heavy-duty coils will bring the ride height up and, on some applications, may even provide lift over stock height to act as a leveling kit. Dayton Super Duty coil springs will provide 1000LBS of additional capacity and a maximum of ½” lift over stock. SuperSprings SuperCoils can have as much as 2 to 2.5 times the capacity of stock coils and on some applications, they will lift up to 2.5” over stock. Installation is a bit more involved and may be more than a driveway project in some cases, but the results are worth it. These work best on full time plow/ work trucks and going overboard on the weight can make the ride stiff. If choosing a lifted coil, it may be necessary to move to a lifted shock to prevent over extension.

coils springs for snow plowing Weight Capacity: 
  • Dayton:  +1,000 lbs. per pair
  • SuperCoils:  2-2.5 X stock capacity
Installation: 1-2 Hours
Warranty:
  • Dayton: 1 year
  • SuperCoils: 3 years


All of these load support options will help provide your truck with the extra front-end support it needs for your snow plow. When choosing what kit is right for you it is best to consider the weight of the plow and how the vehicle is used in the off season. If you still need help deciding what kit is right for you give us a call at 1-800-358-4751 and we can help you make a decision that will best fit your needs.

2019 Silverado and Sierra 1500 Leveling Kit

2019 Silverado 1500, 2019 Sierra 1500 with 2 inch leveling kit

2 inch leveling kits for the 2019 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 are now available from ReadyLift. Leveling kit part 66-3920 is manufactured from CNC-machined 6061-T6 aircraft-grade Aluminum with a unique taper designed to work with the new 2019 GM 1500 series pickup trucks. This 2" leveling kit has been engineered to provide the proper amount of front lift to establish a level stance. ReadyLift engineers also included a 5-degree taper to the lower strut spacers to eliminate the potential for strut binding while allowing for incredibly easy installation.

This all-new leveling kit will allow for up to a 285/65-20 tire on a 20x9 0 offset wheel OR a 33x11.50 tire on up to a -12 offset wheel.

ReadyLift 66-3920

For more information and to the order the new 66-3920 leveling kits, click here or call 800-358-4751

New from Air Lift - Air Bag Kit 57589 For RAM 2500 Trucks

2018 RAM 2500

Air Lift has just released the newest addition to their LoadLifter 7500XL line up for the 2014-2018 RAM 2500 trucks, air bag kit 57589. This kit provides a whopping 7,500 lbs. of load leveling capacity with its huge 7 inch double convoluted air springs.

  • Up to 7,500 lbs. of load-leveling capacity
  • Massive 7-inch double-convoluted-bellow air springs creates a better ride than most products with similar weight ratings
  • Up to 20% more air spring volume than traditional LoadLifter 5000 air springs
  • Air bags are adjustable from 5 to 100 PSI
  • Upper and lower roll plates protect the air springs from abrasion and increase load capacity up to 10%
  • End caps made of ultra high-strength, corrosion-proof, nylon composite which is as strong as steel but weighs less and will not rust

This kit fits the following trucks, both 2 and 4 wheel drive models:

2018 Dodge RAM 2500
2017 Dodge RAM 2500
2016 Dodge RAM 2500
2015 Dodge RAM 2500
2014 Dodge RAM 2500

It can be installed with basic hand tools and does not require drilling. View the below installation video for more information on the process.

Or view the Air Lift 57589 Installation Instructions.

Feel free to call us at 1-800-358-4751 for more information or you can order online.

Fulton XLT Powered Boat Winches - New Product

Fulton XLT Boat Trailer Winches

When you're beginning or ending your day on the water, the last thing you want to do is spend unnecessary time and energy at the boat ramp. With the Fulton XLT Powered Marine Winch, you no longer have to tire yourself out, or waste precious time cranking your boat on or off your trailer. With just the push of a button, show your boat who's boss, and let the powerful performance of this boat trailer winch do the work for you.

Fulton XLT Boat triailer winch

Powered Marine Winch

The XLT Powered Winch is Fulton's first fully DC powered marine winch that eliminates manual cranking. The XLT includes a free spool feature that allows you to get your line out quick if needed. It's sleek cover design protects against the elements, and allows for easy access of its controls. The line-in and line-out buttons conveniently located on the XLT's face, makes winching effortless when you're ready to launch your boat, or get back on dry land. Even better, Fulton went a step further and included a wireless remote, allowing you to stay high and dry while the XLT with its high torque power and fast pulling speed takes care of business. Tired of having your strap tangle and twist? The integrated swivel hook technology of the Fulton XLT keeps the preinstalled strap flat while winding. The fairlead is designed specially to protect your strap, or optional synthetic rope from damage.

Packed Full of Features

Don't like winching and hitching in the dark? Three built-in LED's light up the front of your boat and trailer hitch, letting you launch a boat at the crack of dawn, or stay on the water till the stars come out. Depending on what size boat you have, Fulton's got you covered. For your day runners, fishing boats and ski boats, the 500620 powered winch is perfect, handling boats up to 20 feet. The 500621 packs the power to handle those larger cabin cruisers up to 26 feet. Installing your XLT to your trailer is simple with Fulton's easy install system. Powering it only requires a two-wire hookup to your battery, and don't worry if your battery power's low. The XLT has a manual override that allows the winch to still be used.

  • Convenient wireless remote included
  • Rugged strap includes swiveling hook to prevent strap twisting
  • 3-position guide so strap comes out straight
  • Manual override using standard tools in case of power loss
  • Power in / Power out and free spool
  • Easy to access light and winch control switches
  • Corrosion resistant

Fulton XLT Boat Winch 500620

Works with boats up to 20 ft.
7,000 lbs. maximum boat weight

Fulton XLT Boat Winch 500621

Works with boats up to 26 feet
10,000 lbs. maximum boat weight

The power and performance of Fulton's XLT Powered Marine Winch means peace of mind, backed up by Fulton's five year limited warranty. 

Feel free to contact 1-800-358-4751 if you have any questions regarding Fulton boat trailer winches.