Category: Helper Spring

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When you have made an investment on a pickup of upwards of $30,000, and then discover you have a problem that the dealer or even a representative of the manufacturer tells you there is nothing that can be done to fix the problem, this will most likely not be the end of it.


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Earlier this year, I had several people contact me with an issue they hoped we could help solve. This issue seemed to be more unique to one particular make and model truck. The problem was a rear end “shudder” when accelerating at a low speed and became worse when the vehicle was carrying a load. Before getting into the fine details of what causes this issue, we suspected this was a case of axle wrap!


Leaf Versus Coil Springs Most trucks and many older cars and SUV’S come with leaf spring suspensions from the manufacturers. The question over which is the better suspension has a long history. Leaf springs have been around for centuries while coil springs for only a hundred years. Both have proven their respective advantages. Which is better will… Read more »