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qtla9111

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Posted: 04/05/20 05:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Could I ask, what is the difference between Sumo Springs and Super Springs?


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qtla9111 wrote:

Could I ask, what is the difference between Sumo Springs and Super Springs?


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BobsYourUncle wrote:

My air bag had a lot of excessive air, way too much in fact.
Enough to float 100 heavily laden trucks down the road.

But the problem went away after I divorced her....
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Rofl Bob!


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SweetLou wrote:

I know this has been discussed to nauseum, but I am currently towing my cargo trailer that is combined weight of about 7K LBS, and some stuff in the bed of the truck and of course fuel and two bodies. I have a slow leak in the air system which after a day of traveling, it squats the truck and puts more weight on the front of the tandem trailer wheels. The truck handles the squat fine with a dually, but it causes for concern. I just add air and go at this point. Timbrens won't do this and I will be dumping the air system depending on what I find, and switching back at some point. Hopefully its just a small hole in the air line.


If you have a 7klb trailer that even remotely squats a dually, you either need to re-think how it’s loaded or it’s well over 7klbs.
So your system has a leak and that’s a reason to not have them?
If your tires have a leak is that a reason to not have tires!

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deltabravo wrote:

Sounds like you need a weight distribution hitch.


For a 7k trailer and a dually? Mmmmkay buddy!

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qtla9111 wrote:

Could I ask, what is the difference between Sumo Springs and Super Springs?


Sumos are an extended rubber bump stop essentially. And super springs are add on leafs

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Can’t wait for my BUDDY Lou to reply!!!

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Why don't you find the leaks in your air system with soapy water and fix them? It's really easy! Craig

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Grit dog wrote:

qtla9111 wrote:

Could I ask, what is the difference between Sumo Springs and Super Springs?


Sumos are an extended rubber bump stop essentially. And super springs are add on leafs


Thanks. Can either be used on an SUV pulling a trailer?

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Grit dog wrote:

qtla9111 wrote:

Could I ask, what is the difference between Sumo Springs and Super Springs?


Sumos are an extended rubber bump stop essentially. And super springs are add on leafs


Thanks. Can either be used on an SUV pulling a trailer?


Yup.
Sumos can be set to not engage until some sag in the suspension and there are a couple different durometers for the amount of "support" you're after. Super springs and add a leafs are 100% on all the time.

Look at the different options in detail and figure out how they work.
And unless your SUV is a Ford Excursion or built before the millennium, I'm not sure how you'd put add a leafs on it.

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