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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.

2016 Nissan Titan and Titan XD Sway Bar

Nissan Titan owners, have you been looking for a rear sway bar for your 2016 truck? Hellwig has the answer with its new sway bars for stock height and lifted 2016 Nissan Titan pickups.  Hellwig sway bar 7748 fits stock height trucks and the 7847 fits Nissan Titans with a 2-4 inch lift. They fit both 2 wheel and 4 wheel drive Nissan Titan and Titan XD trucks and feature a 1 inch heat treated 4140 Chromoly sold steel bar.

Hellwig Nissan Titan Sway Bar 7748

The solid steel Titan sway bar is heat treated to a tensile strength of 180,000 psi to insure outstanding performance and long lasting durability under the severest conditions. The sway bar and brackets are powder coated for durability and good looks.

Nissan Titan Sway Bar Features:

  • Easy installation with no drilling required
  • Adjustable for desired amount of sway control and handling
  • Polyurethane bushings
  • Includes all necessary hardware
  • Lifetime guarantee
  • Made in the USA

P/N 7748 – 2016 Nissan Titan and Titan XD Rear Sway Bar (2 & 4WD) for stock height trucks. 
P/N 7847 – 2016 Nissan Titan and Titan XD Rear Sway Bar (2 & 4WD) for truck with 2-4 Inch Lift.

Hellwig Heavy Duty Sway Bars provide added sway control when hauling heavy loads or towing and greatly improve cornering traction for safer driving and better handling. So upgrade your Titan pickup today with a quality, USA made, rear sway bar from Hellwig.  Order online at TruckSpring.com or call 1-800-358-4751 to talk to one of our suspension experts.

Hellwig's HD Air Suspension Line Released

Michigan Truck Spring is proud to carry Hellwig Air Bags. One of the latest additions to our inventory is the new line of heavy-duty air suspension kits. If you use your truck for heavy towing and hauling jobs, Hellwig Air Suspension kits will ensure your ride comfort and load safety at all times. The kits functions in domestic trucks whether they are fully loaded or unloaded.

hellwig hd air bag kits

Hellwig Air Spring Kits

Hellwig Air Springs offer better handling and control and reduce the risk of bottoming out. These kits increase stability by properly distributing the weight over the front and rear axles and provide the ability to level loads from left to right and front to rear. Each air spring is rated for 2,500 lbs. level load capacity to provide the maximize safe load carrying capacity of your vehicle up to its GVWR. Each kit offers simple installation and ease of adjustment by manual fill using a remote air supply (standard) or add in-cab controls or automatic load leveling compressor kits.

Big Wig Air Spring Kits

Designed for heavy tow and haul applications, Hellwig Big Wig Air Spring kits feature a 2,800 lb. air spring for each side and heavy-duty brackets to stand up to the most demanding loads. The Hellwig Big Wig air spring is 2 inches larger in diameter and 3 inches taller than standard 2,500 lbs. air springs and have more air volume to provide better ride quality and performance. These kits require up to 40% less air pressure then smaller 2,500 lbs. air springs to level the same load and help reduce wear and tear on the chassis. Hellwig Big Wig air springs also provide better off-highway performance by extending up to 14 inches for articulation. Covered by a limited lifetime warranty and easy installation, Hellwig Big Wig air spring kits are your best solution for heavy tow and haul applications.

If you are worried about the installation of your new Hellwig Air Suspension kit, don't fret! You can install it yourself or lean on a Michigan Truck Spring specialist for assistance. Feel free to call 1-800-358-4751 for more information or questions. We provide free tech support to our customers that purchase Hellwig products from us.

Air Lift Company SmartAir II - New and Improved SmartAir Automatic Air Compressor System

Do you tow heavy loads with your truck or sport utility vehicle? If so, you know just how challenging it can be to keep your vehicle stable and level. Thankfully, a solution has arrived in the form of the SmartAir II Automatic Leveling System.

What is the SmartAir II Automatic Leveling System?

The masterminds at Air Lift Company designed this invention to help those who perform strenuous tows maintain their preferred ride height on any type of road in any type of conditions. SmartAir II is built with special leveling sensors that are programmed to figure out when the vehicle is not perfectly level. The Smart Air II then alters the air springs to the driver's pre-selected ride height to maximize stability and control. The system incorporates a one-of-a-kind, non-contact height sensor that allows for a consistently level ride without any lines or controls within the cab. SmartAir II also has a new weather-resistant harness and reliable components that adhere to the OEM standards for functionality and quality.

Air Lift SmartAir II 25490

What is Included in the SmartAir II Automatic Leveling System Kit?

When you buy a Smart Air II system, you receive a comprehensive kit that includes a variety of components. First, there is an easy to read instruction manual with clear images that will help you perform a quick and easy install. The kit also includes a compressor, an electronic sensor system and a pre-assembled wiring harness. Interested parties can select their choice of two different models. There is a single-path system, part 25490, that empowers two air springs to inflate at the same time. There is also a dual-path system, part 25491, that is engineered to inflate the springs on either side, independent of one another, depending on the size of the load.

Air Lift SmartAir II 25490
Place Your Faith in SmartAir II and You Won't be let Down

Every Smart Air II that we sell comes with a 60-day money-back guarantee. We won't ask a single question if you decide to return your SmartAir II. There is also an overarching two-year warranty as well. The only caveat to this revolutionary product is that it does not function with vehicles that use Air Lift 1000 adjustable air helper springs. Nor is it compatible with coil-sprung vehicles.

Air Lift Company is a Name You can Trust

Michigan Truck Spring is proud to carry Air Lift Company products. Air Lift Company has been in business for over 60 years for good reason. The company is solely focused on providing the industry's premier air suspension products. Air Lift Company suspension systems do more than just fit your vehicle. They function without flaw and they stand the test of time. 

Find out More Today

You can find the Smart Air II Automatic Leveling System on our website at www.TruckSpring.com.  If you have any questions or comments, give us a call at 1-800-358-4751. We are an authorized Air Lift Distributor.

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.

Firestone Air Bag Kit 2250 Installation Video

Firestone Ride-Rite air bag kit 2250 is one of most popular Firestone air suspension kits and has been leveling the rear suspension of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500 HD and 3500 series pickup trucks for years.

 
The air bag kit mounts on your Silverado or Sierra's rear axle and provides extra support using 2 firestone air bags. You simply inflate the air bags when towing your trailer or hauling a heavy load and then run them at a lower psi so you ride isn't impacted when unloaded.

A common question we get is "how hard it is to install?" Below is a video that shows how to install the kit and is helpful to watch before you get your tools out.

 Firestone Ride-Rite Kit 2250 Installation Video

 
Fits the following GM trucks:
 
2001-2010 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD and 3500
2001-2010 GMC Sierra 2500 HD and 3500

It fits both two and 4 wheel drive trucks and does not require drilling of the frame.


If you have any questions about the 2250 or any other air bag kits for your car, truck, van, suv or motorhome, feel free to give us a call at 1-800-358-4751 or email truckspring@truckspring.com

What is Air Compressor Duty Cycle?

All air compressors are built with a duty cycle rating. This rating is typically given as a percentage of the amount of time that an air compressor can be run in a full cycle, typically one hour, that includes the compressor’s run time and rest time.

Some compressors, such as Viair air compressors are built with a thermal protection that will automatically shut them down when they reach a temperature that they can be damaged. Others may not and it is up to the operator to shut them down in the correct amount of time. The compressor must be off and cooling down for the rest of the time they were run to avoid damage.
Viair air compressor


Air Compressor Duty cycle refers to the amount of time a compressor can be operated in a given time period at 100 PSI, and a standard ambient temperature of 72° F. If you are running the air compressor in the dead of winter or on a hot summer day, the amount of cool down time will vary. With duty cycle, It's all about heat dissipation and the rates will vary depending on ambient temperatures and operating conditions.

Duty Cycle is almost always expressed in percentage format: Compressor on time ÷ (on time + off time) = Duty Cycle %. The times to duty cycle in an hour is broken down in a chart below.

9% Duty Cycle      5 Minutes On / 55 Minutes Off or Cool-Down time
10% Duty Cycle     6 Minutes On / 54 Minutes Off or Cool-Down time
15% Duty Cycle     9 Minutes On / 51 Minutes Off or Cool-Down time
20% Duty Cycle     12 Minutes On / 48 Minutes Off or Cool-Down time
25% Duty Cycle     15 Minutes On / 45 Minutes Off or Cool-Down time
30% Duty Cycle     18 Minutes On / 42 Minutes Off or Cool-Down time
50% Duty Cycle     30 Minutes On / 30 Minutes Off or Cool-Down time
100% Duty Cycle   1 Hour Run Time or Constant Duty

If you want to break it down into 10 minute intervals - if an air compressor has a duty cycle of 50%, the air compressor will be running for 10 minutes, then it should run for a combined maximum of 5 minutes ON and 5 minutes OFF.  If the compressor is 60% duty cycle this means the compressor must be off for approximately 4 minutes of every 10 minutes.

If your air compressor is maintained and the duty cycle followed they will provide many years of reliable service.

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.