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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. 

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.

KrestoGT Hand Soap – Destroy dirt and grime, not your hands!

kresto gt hand soap
KrestoGT's line of all-natural hand cleaning products get the job done without those harmful solvents you find in other soaps. These biodegradable scrubbers are soft enough for the hands and just about any other surface. KrestoGT scrubbers have smooth edges that will keep things clean while simultaneously neutralizing odors. These cleaning solutions are available in pump-top bottles, cartridges for wall-mounted dispensers, dual-sided portable scrubber towels and 250 ml flip-top tubes.

KrestoGT Features

 
You won't have to worry about KrestoGT's ingredients harming your hands or other sensitive surfaces. These heavy duty cleaners clean without any damaging agents mixed in. There's no pumice, solvents, distillates, petroleum, kerosene, plastic particles or byproducts of crude oil. Each KrestoGT formulation has been thoroughly tested to ensure compatibility with skin. The hand soap is environmentally friendly to boot. Apply some KrestoGT to heavy soils and you will be surprised at just how well it works. The soap's scrubbers are actually made with walnut shell powder and cornmeal for a smooth and easy application that won't damage your drain on the way down.


Who KrestoGT is Made For

 
Just about everyone can benefit from this soap product. It removes grime, grease, oil and graphite from the hands without drying out your skin. This is made possible thanks to the soap's built-in moisturizers. Those who do work with their hands will especially love this soap's ability to clean through just about any substance. KrestoGT is even available in wipe form so you can use it when you have a mess but lack access to a source of water. The wipes are great addition to your tool box, car, camp site, or anywhere where water is not readily available.  You can mount KrestoGT dispensers in your shop, garage, basement or pole barn. Each dispenser has BioCote protection to fight against exposure to mold and bacteria.
 

KrestoGT Fragrances and Package Selections

 
Kresto GT is available in a variety of scents. The Cherry Turbo has a lovely rich fragrance that blocks out pesky odors you'd like to eliminate. It cuts right through grime, grease, oil and just about anything else. Other fragrances include Orange Boost and a specialized formula called Paint Shop. Paint Shop is ideal for quickly and safely removing oil-based paints, tar, adhesives, lacquers and asphalt. It's an excellent substitute for thinners and other varieties of solvents. Each fragrance will last at least a full two years from the date of manufacture. This is a soap you can trust. It is perfect for your workshop, garage, basement or anywhere else in the home.
 
You can order KrestoGT online or call us at 1-800-358-4751.

New ReadyLift Upper Control Arms for the 4WD Dodge Ram 1500

Do you have a lifted or leveled Dodge Ram 1500 truck? Has the upper control arm ball joint failed or popped out? ReadyLift has an answer for this common suspension problem with Dodge Ram 1500 trucks. The inherent design flaw that results in the upper ball joint popping out of the control arm at full droop is now a thing of the past with the new ReadyLift 67-1500 Upper Control Arm.

 ReadyLift 67-1500 Product Information Video

 

The problem can occur on stock vehicles with the suspension at full droop on a lift or jacked up, or after installing a leveling or lift kit. The stamped steel OEM control arm simply mushrooms and allows the ball joint to pop out.

ready lift control arm

ReadyLift's robust tubular DOM tube steel designed upper control arm features the best engineering and construction, along with added benefits of geometry correction and ball joint angle correction. The proprietary ball joints are far superior to the OEM joints and are designed to work with both leveled and lifted applications.

 

The ReadyLift 67-1500 is intended for use on all 2006-2016 Ram 1500 4WD trucks with leveling or mild lift kits.

Benefits of the ReadyLift 67-1500
  • Robust tubular DOM tube steel design
  • Proprietary ball joints for superior performance
  • Geometry correction and ball joint angle correction
  • Urethane bushings included
  • Made in the U.S.A
  • Sold as a pair

So give yourself peace of mind and your Ram 1500 the upgrade it needs to work properly with a lift or leveling kit with ReadyLift's 67-1500 Upper Control Arm. Contact one of our suspension specialists at 1-800-358-4751 for more information or order online today.

Firestone Digital Wireless Air Command F3 - New Air Compressor Kit

 

Firestone’s new Air Command F3 Wireless Air System, part number 2581, is a great way to adjust your air springs remotely from either inside or outside the vehicle. The one push wireless controller allows side-to-side leveling, real-time pressure readout, dual left and right psi and air pressure control readouts. The easy to read digital display can be read during the day but does not blind you at night. It also utilizes a new sleep cycle and LED display that reduces energy use and improves battery life.Firestone wirelesss air digital air control system

Installation could not be easier with only three wires to connect to the vehicle and one to the compressor. The new design allows the air lines and wiring harness to all be plugged into the same side of the unit for simpler routing of lines and power supply.

The Wireless F3 kit bundles the Electronic Control Unit (ECU) and valve block into a single unit for improved durability, reliability and streamlined installation. The new single-unit design has been tested to withstand pressurized water, road chemicals, salt spray, and immersion. The housing unit is also environmentally protected from ice, slush, mud, dust, extreme temperatures and rust, so it can be mounted anywhere.

Firestone F3 wireless air

Firestone’s new Air-Command F3 gives you the freedom to adjust your air springs to accommodate different loads and road conditions whether you are in or away from your vehicle and includes everything you need to get your system up and running.

Benefits of the Firestone Wireless Air Command F3


So add the convenience of wireless remote control of your air springs with the new Firestone Air-Command F3 wireless air system and take the work out of airing up your air bags.


firestone rr2581

You can order the new Firestone Wireless Air Command F3 air compressor kit online or by calling 1-800-358-4751.

New Product Line - LED Lights from Grote Industries

grote led truck lights

We welcome a new line of quality LED lighting products from Grote Industries to Michigan Truck Spring / TruckSpring.com. Family owned for over one hundred years, Grote Industries is an innovator in LED lighting technology. Beginning in 1989 with the first LED marker light to today’s Hi-Count LED lamps, Grote is a brand you can trust for all your truck, trailer or bus lighting needs.

Why Grote? Grote has a true passion for understanding their customers and the ways they can help them become even more successful. Their LED lighting products provide better visibility at lower power consumption which means you have more power available for other uses. Longer life LED’s also saves you money and time by not having to replace the lights or bulbs on your vehicle or trailer as often.  Keeping your fleet on the road and not in the shop is what LED lighting is all about.

Grote LED's offer the right lighting solution for any situation. From Hi-Count LED marker/clearance lamps, to Stop/Tail/Turn lamps and license plate lighting, they not only give you better visibility, but they look great too.

All Grote LED lighting products meet or exceed the quality and performance standards established by SAE and FMVSS and are legal in all 50 states.

So upgrade your truck or trailer with LED lighting products from Grote Industries at TruckSpring.com. Order online or feel free to call us at 1-800-358-4751.

New Product - Air Lift Air Bag Kits for 2015 Ford Transit Vans

ford transit with suspension air bags

 

AirLift Company has two new air bag kits for the 2015 Ford Transit vans, Air Lift Kit 57213 and Air Lift Kit 88213. The Ford Transit air bag kits are designed to work with your existing suspension to give your Transit more leveling support when you need it, so your Transit Van is always level and stable. AirLift air bags help to improve braking and steering by keeping all four tires firmly on the ground, reduce sway and provide better vehicle stability.

Both Air Lift Air bag kits have the same mounting hardware and brackets, but the 88213 Ultimate kit has an upgraded air spring that includes an internal jounce bumper inside the air spring that will prevent the bag from getting damaged if run without air. The internal bumper inside the air spring in the 88213 Ultimate kit is a great add-on for commercial vehicles and especially if more than one person is driving your Transit van. You won’t have to replace an air spring if someone runs it without air as the internal bumper protects the air spring from bottoming out.

Each Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Bag kit includes:

  • 2 air springs
  • Up to 5000 lbs. of leveling capacity
  • All necessary mounting brackets
  • Air lines
  • Schrader valves
  • All of the hardware needed for installation
  • A fully illustrated instruction manual.


Air Lift kits 57213 and 88213 fit the following vehicles:

  • 2015 Ford Transit 150
  • 2015 Ford Transit 250
  • 2015 Ford Transit 350 (will not fit HD models)


If you load your Ford Transit van with tools, work supplies or cargo, the new Transit Van air bag kits from Air Lift will help level your van and keep it at factory ride height. So whether you choose the LoadLifter 5000 or the LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate, give your Ford Transit van the support it needs to get the job done.

Order online at TruckSpring.com or call one of our suspension experts at 1-800-358-4751.

New ReadyLift Multi-Lift System for the 2009-2015 Ford F-150's

The ReadyLift 44-2157 Multi-Lift System for the Ford F-150 offers drivers the chance to customize the lift height and look to exactly what you want with 2 simple choices.  The MLS kit is engineered with a never before seen central bracket kit that uses 1 front and 1 rear option to complete the lift on your Ford F-150.

The 44-2157 lift kit is designed specifically for 2009-2015 4x4 Ford F-150's.

readylift lift kit for Ford F-150

The lift kit system allows for either 5, 6 or 7 inches of front lift with the options for 1 of 3 rear block heights to either level, rake or set a nose-high or pre-runner look to the truck.  Ultimately, choose your height and choose your look, and you’re done.

 

Ready Lift 44-2157 Features:

 

  • Ride Height Adjustable Strut Towers allows the choice of 5, 6, or 7 inch of front ride height
  • Heavy duty one piece cross members
  • Integrated Sway Bar Drop Brackets maintain proper front sway bar operation.
  • Rack and Pinion Steering Drop System lowers the factory rack and pinion steering system to improve tie rod mounting points on the steering knuckle.
  • Steering extension and support assembly provides secure and precise steering
  • Heavy Duty Extended Length Steering Knuckles maintain upper and lower control arm relationship
  • Heavy Duty Front Differential Skid Plate
  • Rear Suspension Features three optional rear height choices for desired front lift and provide a level stance
    • 3” Lift Block & U-Bolt Kit (for 5” Front Ride Height)
    • 4” Lift Block & U-Bolt Kit (for 6” Front Ride Height)
    • 5” Lift Block & U-Bolt Kit (for 7” Front Ride Height)
  • Lift Blocks feature a built-in bump stop contact pad to ensure proper bump engagement
  • Brake Line Drop Bracket maintains proper length and function
  • Capable of use with extended length performance rear shock absorber - ReadyLIFT SST9000 series billet aluminum shocks (not included)
  • Tough Silver Powder Coat Finish
 
ready lift lift kit
The ReadyLift 44-2157 Multi-Lift System for the Ford F-150 allows you to get the most out of your lift kit and decide the stance you want.  Get your ReadyLift suspension lift kit today at TruckSpring.com or call one of our ReadyLift specialists at 1-800-358-4751.
 

New Product Announcement - Firestone Compact Remote Air Command Kit 2555

 

Want to control your air helper springs remotely?  Now you can with the Firestone 2555 Compact Remote Air Command SystemThe kit features a key fob controller that allows you control the amount of air in your helper springs with the push of a button.
wireless air key fob
The Firestone 2555 air compressor kit consists of a light duty compressor, electronic control unit (ECU) wire harness, relay, exhaust valve, airline and key fob.

The key fob controller turns the light duty compressor on to inflate the helper springs and opens the exhaust valve to release air.

  • The kit is easy to install and convenient.
  • Provides an easy and convenient air source solution for air bags and air springs
  • No wires inside the vehicle which makes for an easy install.
  • Adjust the height of your vehicle up to 25 feet away

firestone ride rite kit

So put the power of air at your fingertips and get the Firestone 2555 Compact Remote Air Command System for your air helper springs today from TruckSpring.com or call 1-800-358-4751.