Comparing Hellwig Leaf Spring Trailer Suspensions to Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension: Why Nothing Compares To The King Of Trailer Suspensions
Today we’re going to compare Hellwig leaf-spring trailer suspension upgrades to the King of trailer suspensions, Timbren’s Axle-Less trailer suspension. You could say that we’re going to compare a conventional suspension design from Hellwig to a very unique, and yes, very unconventional design from Timbren. And believe me, Axle-Less is a total departure from anything conventional.
What are Hellwig Leaf Spring trailer suspensions?
*CONVENTIONAL: A design (or belief) that follows certain acceptable norms.
The Hellwig leaf spring trailer suspension is another add-a-leaf product that bolts to a trailer’s leaf spring suspension: Part # Hellwig 1301/Trailer Helper Spring fits the leaf spring suspension of a single-axle trailer. One set of these steel helpers retails for $523.56.
This add-a-leaf product is another conventional design meant to reduce spring sag and increase trailer stability. The company proudly declares that their product is “designed to stop trailer sway at the source instead of the hitch.”
What’s in the box?
4 metal helper springs
8 metal crossbars
All necessary fasteners
Kit comes with a non-transferable lifetime warranty (normal life of the vehicle upon which it was installed)
What is the Axle-Less trailer suspension?
UNCONVENTIONAL: A design (or lifestyle) that is unusual (unorthodox), not following certain accepted norms.
Timbren has historically broken with the normal suspension approach right from the start. Patented Aeon® hollow rubber springs is the foundation for their unusual (and genius) suspension designs. One perfect example is Timbren’s Axle-Less trailer suspension.
What makes the Axle-Less trailer suspension so unusual? Because there’s no solid axle! This break with convention has proven to be pure genius.
You may wonder: “Why no axle?” Here are some of the features and benefits that result when there’s no axle:
Maximum ground clearance
Maximum ground clearance
Fewer hang-ups on the trail
Smooth, quiet Ride
Ultimate Off-Road Control
Flexible Enough For Custom Builds
The Axle-Less trailer suspension permits you to tow your trailer anywhere your tow vehicle can go. With no through axle to cause hang ups, you’ll experience exceptional ground clearance. And its independent-like trailer suspension, you’ll maintain maximum control of your rig, even navigating rough, off-road terrain.
And if you simply want a durable suspension for your custom rig, the Axle-Less suspension is flexible enough for any build. (Remember, there’s no solid axle!)
The Axle-Less patented design of two Aeon® rubber springs on a metal control arm guarantees a smooth, quiet ride — whether you’re heading down the highway or out on the trails.
How do Hellwig trailer suspensions compare with Axle-Less trailer suspensions?
To be perfectly honest, there’s really no comparison. The Axle-Less trailer suspension is in a class all by itself.
The conventional wisdom of Hellwig leaf spring trailer suspensions may be fairly simple to install, but it’s usefulness is a far cry from the Axle-Less suspension. Hellwig products - like part # Hellwig 1301 - meet the expectations of the conventional mind that relies on orthodox thinking, rejecting any ideas that are ‘outside the box’.
The Axle-Less trailer suspension is a direct result of a company that’s not afraid to think outside the box. In fact, Axle-Less received an award at the 2011 SEMA Show in Las Vegas for best new product in the off-road category. Since then, Timbren has expanded the number of Axle-Less models that are available to the average consumer.
Timbren’s innovative designs like the Axle-Less remind the average consumer, “Go big, or go home!” Does the Axle-Less cost more than the Hellwig Leaf Spring trailer suspension? Indeed it does! But if you’re ready to let go of older, more conventional products, then the extra cost of the Axle-less suspension will pay you back in dividends.
Introducing the King of trailer suspensions!
What do you actually get when you purchase an Axle-Less trailer suspension? Below are the basic components of a pre-assembled Axle-Less trailer suspension:
The seven items listed above are the essential components in every pre-assembled Axle-Less suspension. But you’re probably wondering how an average person like yourself could install such a wonderful product all by yourself. Take a look at the simple instructions outlined in the following DIY YouTube video:For more information and get your hands on an Axle-Less trailer suspension, visit Timbren.com or contact Customer Service: Sales@timbren.com