If the vehicle is used regularly for such tasks, cargo coils or heavy-duty leaf springs can be installed. However, when the vehicle isn’t towing or is driven unladen, the ride quality with these springs may be too harsh. If you only occasionally tow or carry heavy loads, helper springs are the answer. They work with your existing coil or leaf springs, to level the vehicle and provide a smooth ride and optimal handling when hauling cargo or towing.

We offer both air springs and secondary leaf springs as helper springs. Secondary leaf springs are available in a wide range of load support ratings, from 500 to 3500 lbs. These progressive rate springs are manufactured from heat treated spring steel for maximum strength, and can be adjusted independently to accommodate uneven side-to-side loads. When weight at the rear of the vehicle increases, load assistance takes place gradually as the main springs compress. During normal unloaded driving, they have no effect on the main springs, and don’t cause any ride harshness.

Our helper air springs supplement your factory springs and install on top of the leaf springs or axle, or fit inside the coil springs. They come in vehicle specific kits that can provide from 1000 to over 5000 lbs. of load support. Air springs can be adjusted to the load within the range of their rated capacity, so you can level your vehicle for optimal handling, braking and control, and get a comfortable ride. The air springs are inflated via air lines and Schrader valves, and can be set up to fill in pairs or individually. However, to get the most benefit from your air springs, install an on-board air compressor system.

We have complete systems that include the compressor, air springs, and everything needed for installation, as well as compressor systems that can be used with any brand air springs. Instead of having to find a source of air when you want to pump up your air springs, with an on-board compressor system you can adjust air pressure with the touch of a button. The ultimate compressor setup is our automatic leveling control system which includes sensors that signal the compressor to inflate the air springs when a change in ride height is detected, so you get a smooth, level ride automatically.

When a vehicle tows a trailer or carries a load that is beyond the capabilities of the original equipment rear springs, the rear end can sag, compromising ride height. This can result in poor handling and ride, and because the weight distribution is now biased to the rear, the headlights may point skyward instead of illuminating the road ahead, and traction for steering and braking will be reduced at the front wheels.

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Average rating:  4.5  4.5 - 15 reviews
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Bravada Helper Spring
Product was on point, good quality and Install was not hard. We'll see how long it lasts now. I had an spring bracket in the way so I improvised and it worked. Would recommend these.
HPosted by Hans (Anchorage, AK) /
1998 Oldsmobile Bravada
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