Tow Vehicle Suspension

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kilovictor
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Tow Vehicle Suspension

I have read about helper springs enhancing performance of pick-up trucks. I have an 07 Toyota Tacoma with is rated less than a 1/2 ton truck.

I installed a set of Hellwig EZ550 helper springs to the existing springs of my truck. They are inexpensive and easy to install, taking lest than an hour including jacking up the truck. I have two trailers, a Scamp 16 and a utility trailer rated for 4000#. My first haul was to take my mower which weighs about 1200# with a tongue weight well over 250# about 45 miles away. I could not get over the excellent feel when hitting rough road or over RR tracks. Next I took my Scamp on the same trip and it too was such an improvement I am glad I put them on. Any one with a small pick-up pulling a trailer or those of you with Scamp 19 should consider these. I wish I had known about them when I had my 5ver. They make some for other TVs as well. I got mine from SDTrucksprings.com

Here are some pictures of the insalled helpers.

You can see how the bolt on.

 

49north
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Nice

Thank you for the post. I am a big fan of easy and those helper springs look to be an easy improvement.

 

My O8 Tacoma hauls my 16' Scamp nicely but I mostly take short trips in the nearby  mountains on gravel roads and have yet to travel any great distances. But your improvement looks nice for my bouncy roads. Thanks, Wade..

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kilovictor
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Cost

I payed $54.00, free shipping and had them in three days. The best thing about them is when you hit RR tracks or a rise in the road like a culvert pipe bump. The back end of the truck stays stable and not lift & drop. I can't say enough.

KV