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Reese 30156 Rail Kit for Ford Pickups with factory tow packages

Do you have a Ford pickup truck with a factory hitch prep package and want to use a 5th wheel hitch other than the Reese Elite series? Does your pickup truck have Reese Elite series rails installed and you want to use a 5th wheel hitch other than the Reese Elite series?

Ford pickup trucks with the 5th wheel hitch prep pack have "pucks" installed that only allow the use of Reese Elite series 5th wheel hitches, until now. The Reese 30156 mounting adapter kit is designed to work with newer model Ford pickups with the factory installed 5th-Wheel or Gooseneck tow prep package or trucks with the
Reese® Elite™ under-bed rail kits already installed.

 

The rail kit is rated for up to 20,000 lbs. gross weight and is designed to not touch or scratch the bed. It will allow you to use your existing 15k, 16k, or 20k standard 5th-wheel hitch in your pickup truck.

 

 

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Reese 30156 Features:

  • Black powder coat finish

  • Use with Ford OEM under-bed rail kit or Reese® Elite™ under-bed rail kits

  • Will not touch or scratch the truck bed

  • Uses the fast and secure Reese® patented latching system

  • Limited lifetime warranty

  • Reese 30156 Instructions

Get this easy to install kit from TruckSpring.com today or call 1-800-358-4751 and put your existing 5th-wheel to use in your pickup truck!

T-One Trailer Connectors - Take the work out of trailer wiring

Need to set up your new vehicle or an older vehicle that doesn't have trailer wiring?

Spring is finally here and Summer is quickly approaching. Now is the perfect time to take a look at the trailer electrical connectors on your tow vehicle and your trailers.

Tow Ready T-One connector harnesses are a quick and easy way to get your vehicle ready to tow. You can have your vehicle wiring ready to tow in 3 easy steps. With Tow Ready T-One trailer wiring harnesses you do not have to cut your existing wiring. No cutting or splicing of wires will minimize areas where corrosion can occur and it makes trailer wiring installation quick, affordable and easy. Many of the units now come with circuit protection which will protect your vehicle from electrical faults that may be in the trailer wiring.



how to wire a trailer - step 1STEP 1:

Locate your existing wiring harness. T-One connectors are vehicle specific and the instructions will show you where your existing harness can be found.

 

 

 

 

how to wire a trailer - step 2STEP 2:

Unplug your harness.

 

 

 

 

 

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STEP 3:

 Plug In the Tow Ready T-One Connector

 

 

 

 

how to wire trailer - step 4

 

 

That's it! You're ready to tow!

 

 

 

If you are having problems with your existing trailer connections on either your tow vehicle or your trailer and the ends of the connectors are missing caps and starting to corrode or looking just plain worn out it may be time to replace them. At Truckspring.com we carry a full assortment of trailer side and vehicle side connectors, adapters, and testers. Call us today and we can help you find the trailer wiring product that is right for you!

New TruckSpring / Michigan Truck Spring logo

Coming in 2014, Michigan Truck Spring will be combing our online website logo and our local store logo into one. Over the years we have had a logo for our local business and a logo for our truckspring.com online store.  Our local trucks , advertisements and signage will soon match our online store.

Below is a snap shot of our logo over time. 

TruckSpring.com online logos


2014+

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2011-2014

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2006-2010

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2002-2005

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2001

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Michigan Truck Spring Of Saginaw Retail Store Logos

One of our 1st store logos going back to 1976

 

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1980's Michigan Truck Spring store logo

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1990's -> 2015

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Thanks for the support over the years and we look forward to many more years growing, evolving and of serving you.

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.

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

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 TruckSpring.com 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

ReadyLift

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 TruckSpring.com.

Wurton Scout 5-Watt LED Cube Lights - Big light in a small package

Wurton Light Cube     

Want to add some additional light to your off road vehicle?  Then the new WurtonScout 5-watt LED Off-Road Cube Lights are what you need.  Engineered using the most advanced technology, they are unparalleled in quality and are designed for the demands of automotive, off-road and industrial markets.

Each Scout Cube Light comes with four 5-watt LED bulbs rated at 493 lumens per bulb. That adds up to a lot of light in a very small 3 inch square package and is available in three light patterns; flood, spot and diffused.

Wurton FloodWurton SpotWurton Diffused

Each light cube is IP68 rated for dust and moisture ingress protection and has a 50,000 hour LED bulb life expectancy. 

Available in single or two packs, they include an adjustable mounting bracket, stainless steel hardware and polycarbonate primary lens and are backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

Wurton Single CubeWurton Double Cube

The Scout Cube Light requires 10-30 volts DC operation and draw 1.2 amps per light.

 

Here is a set installed on an Argo ATV. at Michigan Truck Spring in Saginaw, MI

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Before – replacing old halogen lights

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On/Off switch and wiring installed

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Completed job - Installed Wurton Scout 5-Watt LED Cube Lights

 

So light up the night with a set of Wurton Scout 5-Watt LED Cube Lights from TruckSpring.com.

Draw-Tite Ultra Frame Trailer Hitch

drawtite ultraframe trailer hitch

Are you looking to do some heavy-duty towing with full sized truck, van or utility vehicle? Then you need a heavy-duty trailer hitch that can get the job done. The Draw-Tite Ultra Frame Trailer Hitch is up to the challenge. This frame hitch is designed for full-sized long wheel based trucks and vans, as well as utility vehicles with heavy-duty suspensions. These hitches’ strong and secure side bracket design, heavy-duty all frame attachment and solid all-welded construction makes it ideal for marine and commercial use.

We recently installed the Draw-Tite 41926 Ultra Frame Trailer Hitch on a Ford E-150 Econoline Van. The owner of the Econoline needed a hitch with extra towing capacity to tow his large boat. The OEM hitch had an inadequate gross trailer weight capacity and an upgrade to the Draw-Tite hitch was necessary to ensure safe and secure operation.

DrawTite Hitch Type
The OEM frame hitch was rated for a 5,000 lbs. max. gross trailer weight and 500 lbs. max. tongue weight in a weight carrying (WC) configuration and in a weight distributing (WD) configuration it is rated for 10,000 lbs. max. gross trailer weight and 1,000 max. tongue weight.

In comparison, the Draw-Tite Ultra Frame hitch has a much higher capacity. This hitch has a max. gross trailer weight which is rated up to 10,000 lbs. and 1,000 lbs. tongue weight for a weight carrying (WC) configuration or up to 12,000 lbs. max. gross trailer weight and 1,200 lbs. max. tongue weight in a weight distribution configuration.


drawtite trailer hitch installation

When placed side-by-side, the differences between the OEM frame hitch and the Draw-Tite Ultra Frame hitch are not apparent. However, the extra weight capacity of the Draw-Tite Ultra Frame has the strength necessary to pull the customer’s large marine craft.

These hitches feature a 2 inch square receiver tube and an E-coat base with a black powder finish. Custom built to manufacturer and model year specifications, these hitches will fit your vehicle perfectly for top towing performance that can withstand the toughest road abuse.

Installation of the Draw-Tite Ultra Frame trailer hitch is fairly simple and only takes about 30 minutes. Installation does not require drilling or any special tools. 

The Draw-Tite 41926 Ultra Frame Trailer Hitch fits the following vehicles:

  • Econoline Van E150 2000 – 2011 Ford E-150 Econoline full sized vans
  • 2000 – 2011 Ford E-250 Econoline full sized vans & Super Wagons
  • 2000 – 2011 Ford E-350 Econoline full sized vans

 

Buy a Draw-Tite Ultra Frame Trailer Hitch from Truckspring.com, your source for towing and coupling products.

DrawTite Hitch

Draw-Tite Ultra Frame

  • Part #: 41926 Buy online at Truckspring.com or call 1-800-358-4751.

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.

Draw Tite 75788 Receiver Hitch for the 2014 Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra

Draw-Tite’s Max-Frame Class III/IV Round Tube Receiver Hitch 75788 for the 2014 Silverado and Sierra trucks are designed to complement your vehicle’s rugged good looks and blend elegantly into its overall appearance.

DrawTite Hitch 75788

Built with solid welded construction for maximum strength and durability, it is backed by a Nationwide Limited Lifetime Warranty. The Draw Tite 75788 hitch E-Coat base with black powder coat finish is designed to withstand road abuse yet retain its attractive appearance for years to come.

Rated at up to 6,000 lbs. gross trailer weight (GTW) weight carrying (WC) and up to 9,000 lbs. gross trailer weight GTW) with weight distributing (WC) it features easy, bolt-on installation with no welding required.

The Draw Tite 75788 hitch comes complete with all necessary hardware and installation instructions to allow for a simple installation.

Features:

  • 2 inch square receiver tube opening
  • Neat appearance, all frame attachments
  • E-Coat base with black powder coat finish
  • Custom built according to manufacturer and model year
  • Solid all-welded construction for maximum strength and safety
  • Designed to withstand road abuse within specified capacities
  • Backed by a Nationwide Limited Lifetime Warranty

So get the Draw Tite 75788 receiver hitch for your Silverado or Sierra and get towing. You can order by calling 1-800-358-4751.