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Does your snow plow make the front of your truck sag or nose dive?

Suspension Support for Snow Plows

Snow plows are heavy and can cause the front of your truck to sag and sway. This not only looks bad, but can be unsafe and damage your front suspension components.
Snow Plow Truck

Whether you use your snow plow for your personal driveway, a landscaping business, or clearing runways and interstate highways, there is a suspension kit designed to help support your snow plow. Let’s take a quick look at a few popular options for beefing up your front suspension and giving your truck the support it needs for a snow plow. We’ll look at the options for a popular plow truck, a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD, 4 wheel drive.

Timbren Suspension Kits for snow plows

Timbren has been in the front end snow plow support business for years and they have a ton of customers using their kits. They offer front kits for everything from a Chevrolet S-10 to large municipal plow trucks. Timbren uses an AEON rubber progressive spring to provide support. AEON springs are hollow and progressive so they won’t affect your ride when the plow is not connected. The AEON springs comes into play when your plow is connected, providing support and preventing damage to your suspension. 

Timbren Kit Timbren GMFK25S
Material: Rubber
Warranty: Lifetime
Installation Time: Approximately one hour
Notes: Timbren offers a ride-satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not happy with the product after you install it, you can send it back for a full refund.


Air Lift Air Cell for Snow Plows

Air Lift uses a closed cell urethane foam for snow plow support. Air Lift Air Cell has been around for a few years and is gaining more popularity every year. The closed cell foam provides a cushion of air to protect your trucks front end from sagging when your snow plow is hooked up. The rugged, long-lasting closed-cell urethane foam is the same material used in factory suspension parts. Quick, easy, bolt-on installs.

Air Cell
Air Lift Air Cell: 52212
Material: Urethane Foam
Warranty: Lifetime
Installation Time: Approximately one hour

Sumo Springs for Snow Plows

Sumo Springs are a variable rate spring with load capacities of up to 3,000 pounds. Front SumoSprings are ideal for leveling out your truck when your snow plow is connected. They will maintain the original factory ride and only provide additional support when needed. SumoSpring kits ship complete with all mounting hardware required for a quick, easy installation.

Timbren Kit
Sumo Springs SSF-201
Material: Polyurethane foam
Installation Time: Approximately one hour
Warranty: 2 years

Firestone Level-Rite for snow plows

Firestone Level-Rite is the Cadillac of snow plow support. They combine Firestone air springs with Bilstein's premium Heavy duty shocks, and you have the perfect front-end leveling system for snow plows. They are air adjustable, so you can maintain the ride height that you want from inside the cab of your pickup.

Fireston Level-Rite

Firestone Level Rite Air Adjustable Shocks
Material: Firestone Rubber air springs and Bilstein Shocks
Installation Time: 1-2 hours
Warranty: 2 years

All of the above suspension kits will help provide your truck with the extra front-end support it needs for your snow plow. A couple hundred bucks and a few hours of time and you'll have a level front end and protect your suspension from costly repairs down the road.  You can order any of the above front suspension overload kits by calling Michigan Truck Spring at 1-800-358-4751.

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