The Benefits of Installing Off-Road Helper Springs on Your Vehicle: Improved Handling, Increased Ground Clearance, and More
When you think of off-road vehicles – performance trucks and SUVs – one word often comes to mind: upgrades! Things like tow hooks and tow hitches, off-road tires, special wheels, rescue winches, steel bumpers, and suspension upgrades.
No off-road modification list would be complete without a suspension upgrade. Aftermarket suspension upgrades on four-wheel drives won't just provide increase ground clearance but will also increase load bearing and safety abilities. Because off-roaders are loaded with gear, they need a suspension system that can handle more weight than the factory suspension is able to handle. This is done by using off-road helper springs for trucks and SUVs.
What are Off-road helper springs?
Timbren Industries provide off-roaders with helper springs that can be used two ways: as a load-bearing helper spring and as an off-road bumpstop. Even though they look almost identical, their intended use is quite different.
- Timbren SES is a load-bearing helper spring that provides more capacity* and better ride quality.
- Active Off-Road bumpstops, on the other hand, supplies a softer landing and better ride control.
* Increased capacity means increased spring rate - GVW remains the same
If you plan to go overland camping, you’re going to need Timbren SES off-road helper springs for overlanding. With all the extra gear you’ll be hauling and towing, it is essential that you install a set of load-bearing helper springs.
On the other hand, if you want to try more extreme off-roading with your 4x4 truck or SUV, it is important that you invest in a set of Active Off-Road Bumpstops.
Why off-road helper springs?
- Progressive spring rate
In other words, there are six advantages unique to Timbren SES upgrades:
- PROGRESSIVE SPRING RATE
Because they’re made from natural rubber, Aeon® springs have an advantage over metal springs: the ability to increase their spring rate as the load increases. This means reduced squat, sway, and roll, even under the heaviest of hauls.
- SELF-DAMPING PROPERTIES
Aeon® rubber suspension enhancement systems possess a unique quality called “hysteresis.” Simply put, they act like a shock absorber. They’re particularly effective when used as a helper spring.
- SUPERIOR RIDE QUALITY
Products like Add-a-Leaf increase your vehicle’s unloaded ride height, sometimes up to 1.5 inches. Our Aeon® springs don’t affect empty right height at all, ensuring a smooth ride — loaded or unloaded.
- EASY DIY INSTALLATION
No need to pay for shop installation. Unlike air bags or Add-a-Leaf suspension products, you can install our products right from your driveway.
- ZERO MAINTENANCE
You read that right. Unlike air bags, you don’t have to check pressure, run air lines, or watch for leaks. Just set ‘em and forget ‘em.
Unlike foam or air bags, our Aeon springs® are durable and long-lasting. So durable, in fact, that they’re bulletproof. (Yeah, we put our springs through a serious torture test to prove it.)
Your best choice for Off-Road Helper Springs
Earlier we said that Timbren provides off-roaders with helper springs that can be used one of two ways: as a load-bearing helper spring and as an off-road bumpstop.
Timbren SES is a load-bearing helper spring that delivers more capacity* and better ride quality. The progressive spring rate of Timbren’s Aeon® hollow rubber springs keeps the load level at all times while their shock absorption provides better ride quality on rough, off-road terrain.
Because of its load-leveling abilities and shock absorption, Timbren SES is recommended for overland campers who travel longer distances with no particular destination. When you’re traveling with your family, safety is paramount.
Active Off-Road bumpstops were designed to smooth out each harsh jounce as your 4x4 continues to bottom out. This reduces the stress on your vehicle as well as the driver, allowing you to remain on the shorter trails much longer.
Either way, Timbren SES upgrades and Active Off-Road Bumpstops guarantees maximum safety and control while out on the trails. When you’re shopping for upgrades for your off-road 4x4, remember to include a suspension upgrade that allows you to travel with confidence and security.
For more information on Timbren off-road helper springs, visit Timbren.com