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New Product Announcement - Rock Ride Air Spring Kits


ROCK RIDE  air spring kits are now available at! ROCK RIDE air springs are made by MEKLAS, a company based in Turkey, which employees over 250 people. They have been manufacturing high quality air springs and air bags since 1986. ROCK RIDE has kits available in three popular applications:

  • 2250 - Chevy / GMC 2500HD, 3500, and 3500HD (2001-2010) (4x2 or 4x4)

  • 2299 - Dodge / RAM 2500 and 3500 (2003-2013) (4x2 or 4x4), RAM 1500 MEGA CAB (2006-2008)

rock ride air spring kit

Rock Rite Air Spring Kit Benefits:

  • 5,000 Leveling Capacity
  • Easy To Install
  • Economical Air Spring Kits
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Same Specs as Firestone Air Spring Kits

All Rock Rite air spring kits are rated at a 5,000 lb. capacity and they include heavy duty brackets and all of the hardware necessary for installation. They can be inflated in the same way you inflate a tire and ROCK RIDE kits are compatible with Air Lift and Firestone compressor systems. All ROCK RIDE products carry a limited lifetime warranty. Order online today at or call us with any questions at 1-800-358-4751.

Do you need an on-board air compressor system for your air bag kit?

air compressor kit for suspension air bags

So, your thinking about purchasing an air bag kit and are seeing on-board air compressor kits in all different price ranges and with a ton of different options. Do I need one? Can I use my air bags without an air compressor? 

Do I need an an air compressor kit?

The short answer for all air bag manufacturers is "No". All Air Lift, Firestone and Hellwig air bag kits come with manual inflation valves which allow you to inflate the air bags the same way you would a car tire.

The inflation valves can be installed anywhere on your vehicle. The most common place for trucks and SUV's is on the back bumper or front bumper for motorhome front kits. The air bag kits come with 2 inflation valves that allow you to inflate your air springs individually. It is vary common to use a "T" fitting and run one inflation valve so both bags are inflated individually. All air bag kits use 1/4 inch air line tubing, part 3025 is the go to "T" fitting for single inflation.

air bag inflation fitting

Is it recommend to use an air compressor kit with my air bags?

Air compressor kits are not required to run air bags, but are a very nice convenience and in many cases extend the life of your air bag kit. The number one cause of failure for air bag kits is running them without the minimum air pressure. Not towing for awhile or hauling a heavy load? It's common for people to forget about the air bags and in doing so, forget about the minimum air pressure they require. An air compressor kit gives you constant monitoring from inside of your cab which takes the 'work' out of maintaining the optimal air pressure in your air bags.


Hellwig Sway Bar for 2014 Silverado and Sierra Pickup

Hey Silverado and Sierra pickup owners, have you been waiting for a rear sway bar for your 2014 truck?  Hellwig has your answer: the Helllwig 7735 sway bar works on both 2WD and 4WD Silverado and Sierra trucks and features a 1-1/8 inch heat treated 4140 chromoly sold steel bar. 

hellwig sway bar kit 

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


  • 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

Hellwig Heavy Duty Sway Bars provide added sway control when hauling heavy loads or towing and greatly improves cornering traction for safer driving and better handling. So upgrade your Silverado or  Sierra pickup today with a quality rear sway bar from Hellwig.  Order online at or call 1-800-358-4751.

(Sway Bar 7735 will not work with lifted applications)

ReadyLift Leveling Kit for the 2013-2014 Dodge Ram 2500/3500 4WD Truck


The new ReadyLift front leveling kit 66-1113 is designed to fit the Dodge Ram 2500/3500 4WD trucks with the new generation radius arm suspension.  

ReadyLift Leveling Kit  

The new kit provides up to 1.75 inches of front leveling lift using coil spring spacers which provides lifted clearance for up to 35 inch wheels and tires.

This kit also includes special designed welded steel front shock extensions with new hardware which means you do not have to buy longer front shocks. 

 Kit features:

  • Easy bolt on installation, no modifications requires
  • Tough black powder coated finish
  • Heavy Duty welded steel front coil spring spacers
  • Special design welded steel front shock extensions
  • Keeps your factory ride
  • Will never wear, break or fail
  • Made and designed in the U.S.A.

The 66-1113 leveling kit is designed for use on the new radius arm Dodge Ram front suspension found on 2014 and up 2500 4WD trucks and 2013 and up 3500 4WD trucks. To better identify if your truck has the new suspension, the front shock will be outside of the coil spring.

So get your Ram truck front end up to the task with the new ReadyLift 66-1113 leveling kit at

ReadyLift Max Flex 4 Inch Lift Kit for 2007-2014 Jeep Wrangler

The new ReadyLift Jeep lift kit for the Jeep Wrangler features progressive wound coil springs to give 4 inches of front lift and 3 inches of rear lift and allow for up to 38 inch tires with 4.5 inch backspacing wheels or less for your 2007-2014 Wrangler.  

ReadLift Max Flex

The kit includes 1-3/4 - 5/16 inch heavy duty DOM tube steel control arms and a 3/16 inch plate steel rear track bar bracket to correct roll center and bushing alignment. Heavy duty extended length front and rear sway bar end links provide for uncompromising on road handling and maximum flexing qualities.  Easy bolt-on installation requires no modifications and the tough silver and black powder coated finish will keep your lift kit looking good for years.


Short_arms-smlThe Original Currie Johnny Joints are fully serviceable with a tough zinc plated finish to provide maximum articulation even in the most extreme flexing situations.


Longer shocks like the ReadyLIFT SST9000 CNC Machined Performance Shocks are required and heavy duty track bars (ReadyLIFT 77-6002 / 77-6003) are recommend.



So get the best short arm Jeep JK Wrangler system on the market today with the ReadyLIFT 49-6407 Off Road Suspension Max Flex Lift Kit, proudly engineered and made In U.S.A. You can order Ready-lift kits by calling Michigan Truck Spring at  1-800-358-4751.

Tuff Country 3 Inch Lift for the 2013-2014 Ram 3500 Truck


Give your Ram 3500 truck the lift you always wanted with the Tuff Country 33118 or 33119 lift kit.  Tuff Country suspension’s new 2013-2014 Ram 3500 3 inch lift kits are simple to install and priced right.  The kits include front coil spring spacers and rear lift blocks to lift your truck and maintain that factory ride.  A track bar relocation bracket keeps the front end in proper alignment while a drop pitman arm maintains correct steering geometry.

With four kits to choose from, Tuff Country has what you are looking for.

The Tuff Country 33118 kit includes front shock relocation brackets and does not require extended shocks.  

The Tuff Country 33119 kit is available in two versions, without shocks or with SX8000 shocks.

  All four Ram 3500 3 inch lift kits allow you to fit up to 35 inch tires and gives additional fender clearance.  So get your truck up to the task with a Tuff Country lift kit from today or call 1-800-358-4751.

SumoSprings Helper Springs for Colorado and Canyon Trucks

SumoSprings, the world’s first and only airless airbag suspension system for trucks and vans are now available for the rear of the 2004-2012 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks. Manufactured from proprietary closed microcellular urethane, SumoSprings SSR-209 helper springs are designed to enhance the vehicle load carrying ability to stabilize sway and improve overall driver control and comfort. These jounce style SumoSprings attach to one end of the vehicle frame and replace the smaller factory bump stop.

SumoSprings are 100% maintenance free and are a true “fit-it-and-forget-it” product. They are able to compress up to 80% of their original height with full memory rebound and will never leak and cause a loss of performance. 


SumoSpring Benefits

  • Minimal expansion under loading, will work in confined spaces
  • Excellent abrasion resistance, highly resilient to oils, salts and UV rays
  • No possibility of a system failure due to leaking air - there are NO air lines or compressors
  • Closed cell foam won’t rupture and can be punctured without loss of performance
  • Indifferent to weather extremes, SumoSprings can handle temperatures ranging from - 40 degrees to + 200 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Zero maintenance required ever, fit it and forget it
  • SumoSprings kits have all been designed to be "no-drill" installation
  • All kits ship fully assembled in the box to facilitate a quick, easy, bolt-on installation

Manufactured in the USA, SumoSprings by SuperSpringswill provide years of trouble fee service for your Colorado or Canyon.   Order them online at or call 1-800-358-4751 today.


Hellwig Sway Bars – Heat Treating Makes The Difference

Hellwig Sway Bars are design to reduce body roll on your vehicle which will result in better control and improved cornering traction for safer driving and cornering capabilities.  Each sway bar is made from high quality 4140 chrome molly steel and powder coated to give you a durable addition to your suspension.  But have you ever wondered what gives your sway bar it’s toughness?

Every Hellwig Sway Bar is heat treated, a process used to change the crystalline structure of the steel to improve its strength, toughness, and hardness.  The heat treating process can double the tensile strength of alloy steel while still maintaining its toughness and ductility. Not all aftermarket sway bars are heat treated. They may be made from alloy steel, but unless it has been heat treated, the alloy steel is not being processed to its full potential.  This is what sets Hellwig Sway Bars apart from the competition. 

The process used at Hellwig is a multi-step process that provides a tough, durable product that will last a lifetime. The 4140 chrome molly steel is received as hot rolled material from the steel mill.  As is, it has a tensile strength of 95,000 psi.  After the heating process, Hellwig Sway Bars have an average tensile strength of 180,000 psi. 

The first step in the heat treating process is called “coining”.
Hellwig Sway Bars

In this process the ends of the sway bar are formed maintaining the integrity of the sway bar.  Hellwig sway bars are never welded as the heat affected zone of the weld will compromise the material.
Hellwig Sway Bars

Once the ends are coined, the sway bars are heated to 1,600 degrees Fahrenheit and formed to the desired shape.
Hellwig Sway Bars

Every Hellwig sway bar is developed for a specific vehicle application.
Hellwig Sway Bars

Once the bar is form to shape, the bar is cooled in a quenching tank to reduce the temperature from 1,600 degrees to 150 degrees Fahrenheit.  Hellwig uses a specially formulated quench oil to improve the crystalline structure of the steel, increasing its tensile strength.
Hellwig Sway Bars

The next step is tempering of the metal.  The sway bars are moved to a tempering furnace where they are heated to 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit. This process improves the toughness and ductility of the sway bars while maintaining a high tensile strength.
Hellwig Sway Bars

Once the bars are removed from the furnace, they are checked for correct dimensions and then powder coated in a hammertone finish.
Hellwig Sway Bars

Fast, easy bolt on installation with simple hand tools using high tech polyurethane bushings, Hellwig gives you the best sway bar for your truck, van, SUV or performance and muscle car.   Talk to the experts at at 1-800-358-4751 or go online and get your quality Hellwig Sway Bar today.

Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Springs

If you are looking to add extra support to your truck when towing a trailer or hauling heavy loads, Air Lift has just introduced a new line of air spring kits that are different than any other.  The new Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate air springs feature an internal jounce bummer which is designed to absorb road shock and prevent the vehicle and air spring from bottoming out. 

AirLift LoadLifter 5000

The internal bumper replaces the factory jounce bumper that is typically removed when adding air springs to your suspension.  The internal jounce bumper inside of the air spring allows drivers to safely run their air springs with zero air pressure, offering truly maintenance free air springs. Before now, if you run you air springs without the minimum air pressure, it will damage and often ruin the air spring and it’s not something that is covered under warranty. The Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate has solved this problem.

The Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate series is available for all of the same makes and models as the current Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 line and provides the safest, most durable  and maintenance-free suspension option available for towing or loaded vehicles.   The Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate is the only air spring available that provides a combination of suspension adjustability and safety features similar to run flat technology.

All Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate air spring kits come complete with everything you need to install and are rated up to 5,000 pounds. Not sure about how they will ride? Air Lift air spring kits come with a lifetime warranty and a 60 day ride satisfaction guarantee. Air Lift is confident that you will like the ride, if not, simply send them back for a full refund!

AirLift LoadLifter 5000You can order Air Lift Air Spring kits by calling 1-800-358-4751 or online at

Hellwig Big Wig Air Springs for Heavy Haulers

Looking for an air bag kit for your heavy duty truck? Hellwig’s Big Wig Air Springs are designed for the heavy hauler and offer better handling and control under loaded conditions.  

 Each kit is designed to maximize safe load carrying capacity and offers simple installation for years of heavy duty control.  The larger air springs also provide better off-highway performance as the air
springs in the Big Wig kits will extend up to 15 inches for articulation that can’t be matched with smaller air bags.  With up to 3 inches more free height, these air springs have more air volume to provide ride quality and performance that can't be beat with a heavy load in the bed.  

Hellwig Big Wig

Hellwig's Big Wig Air Kits only require 60 psi of air pressure to level the vehicle while most kits require 90 psi or more.  Lower air pressure provides a better spring rate for ride quality you can feel.  The Big Wig kits feature a 2800 lbs. air bag for each side and heavy duty brackets for a total 5,600 lbs. load capacity.

Each kit comes complete with double convoluted heavy duty air springs, brackets, airline and mounting hardware.  

So the next time you need to update your air springs, look to Hellwig Big Wig Air Springs and  If you have any qeustions about Hellwig Big Wig Air Springs, call 1-800-358-4751.