Are helper springs better than air bags?
Support: Helper springs will range anywhere from 550lbs to 3,500lbs while air bag helper springs will range from 1,00lbs to 5,000lbs. For a full size pickup, air bags will give you more load support than any of our steel helper spring models. Firestone, Air Lift, and Hellwig all make extremely durable products.
Do Hellwig helper springs raise vehicle?
No. When the helper spring is installed, there is no increase in the bed height of your truck when empty. They will prevent it from going down, but will not raise it up.
Do leaf spring helpers lift?
A leaf spring helper appears to lift the truck because it eliminates the sag commonly seen when a truck is loaded to its full capacity, but it’s really only keeping the truck at the level it would be if there was less weight in the back. If you are looking for a lifted truck, we recommend a lift kit or leveling kit.
What is a helper spring?
A helper spring is a suspension enhancement product engineered to enhance, support, and help various types of original equipment suspension. There are two basic types of helper springs: steel springs and pneumatic springs, more commonly known as air springs.
What are helper leaf springs?
Helper Spring Hellwig Helper Springs are designed to sit on top of the leaf springs at the rear of your truck and work in conjunction with the stock spring pack to effectively increase the level load rating of your truck up to the vehicle’s gross vehicle weight rating.
Do helper leaf springs go on top or bottom?
Hellwig helper springs are supposed to sit on top of the leaf springs at the rear of your truck, working together with the existing suspension to keep the vehicle level under load. Hellwig helper springs are adjustable, easy to install and come complete with all the necessary hardware.
Are helper springs worth it?
Sometimes it needs extra help. That’s what helper springs are for. Whether you’ve got a front suspension that squats beneath the weight of a snowplow or a sagging rear suspension laboring under the additional stress of a slide-in camper, helper springs can have a positive impact on the truck’s overall performance.
Do helper springs actually work?
But do helper springs really work? Helper springs work with leaf spring suspension systems. For trucks that don’t get sufficient lift from leaf springs, helper springs can provide the needed boost to keep a vehicle flat when fully loaded.