A helper spring is designed to allow you to carry more weight with your vehicle. But there’s always a limit to how many elephants your vehicle can carry.
The average Timbren SES kit will increase the spring rate of a half-tonne pickup by up to 6,000 lbs. An installed Timbren SES kit will allow you to haul a big load without experiencing any squat or sag under the load.
Also, if the load is sitting too high and creating instability, you will notice a big reduction in body roll and sway. All in all, your vehicle will sit level, corner better and ride smoothly over rough roads.
Even though an installed Timbren SES kit will enhance your vehicle’s performance, this will not increase the payload. It will increase your spring rate – not the payload.
You need to pay attention to your truck’s load rating and be careful not to exceed the manufacturer’s weight rating for the vehicle.
In other words, you can load your truck right up to the limit – the GVWR set by the manufacturer – and still experience a great ride.