Truck helper springs for Ford F250: FR250SDJ is the perfect solution
Is it worth installing F-250 overload springs? Well, the answer is yes! To tell you the truth, its rear leaf-spring suspension isn’t any stronger than the suspension on an F-150.
This short article will compare a Hellwig suspension product to see which one works best for the F-250. After we do a comparison of Hellwig suspension systems and Timbren SES products, we’ll examine a set of F250 overload springs and end with a Timbren helper springs review.
Why does your Ford F-250 need helper springs?
When a truck like the Ford F-250 has a towing capacity of 15,000 pounds, you’d think it wouldn’t need helper springs. However, most F-250 models are used commercially meaning the bed carries a load and tows a large utility trailer full of tools and cargo. Believe it or not, most Ford F-250s will need suspension assistance. If you use your F-250 commercially, you’d be wise to install a set of helper springs.
When this workhorse truck is loaded to the max on a daily basis, the suspension components will eventually show signs of wear and tear as the back end starts to sag. To protect your F-250, you’ll need to install a set of helper springs that provide a heavy-duty lift to lengthen the life of your suspension and prevent damage to the suspension components.
Truck squat happens because most pickup trucks and SUVs are built with suspensions that are meant to provide a nice, comfortable ride. The leaf springs that help support the rear of the F-250 are flexible, helping to absorb bumps and irregularities in the road… but unable to adequately support the weight of a heavy trailer.
Believe it or not, a fully-loaded F-250 will squat in the rear. When this happens, the weight of the vehicle shifts backward reducing the amount of traction on the front tires which will impact steering ability. Needless to say, a set of suspension helper springs is absolutely necessary.
Hellwig leaf springs are truck leaf helper springs designed to sit on top of the rear leaf spring suspension. They work in conjunction with the factory spring pack to increase the spring rate of the truck. Hellwig helper springs provide different load capacities and applications. The retail price of a Hellwig leaf spring suspension ranges anywhere from $500.00 - $1000.00.
Hellwig leaf springs will add an additional load capacity ranging anywhere from 500 lbs up to 3500 lbs. Even though Hellwig leaf-spring helper springs increase the suspension’s spring rate, they do not increase the GVWR.
It’s no secret that Timbren SES suspension upgrades are a better choice. Here’s why: Timbren SES upgrades use Aeon® hollow rubber springs. Here are two of their unique characteristics:
Unlike metal springs that have a linear spring rate, Aeon® rubber springs have a progressive spring rate, a rate that increases as more weight is added to the truck.
Unlike metal springs that need shocks to absorb the energy created when they compress, Aeon® rubber springs are self-damping shock helper springs, able to absorb the kinetic energy by themselves.
Aeon® springs two unique characteristics far outstrip an older, more conventional mechanisms like Hellwig sway bar suspensions and add-a-leaf systems.
Why is Timbren SES the best helper spring for your Ford F-250?
The following is our Timbren helper springs review...
A quick observation suggests that Timbren SES part # FR250SDJ is the easiest to install. It offers the best price, the most capacity – up to 8,600 lbs – and maximum stability by eliminating roll and sway.
Timbren SES offers you the biggest bang for your buck!
And if you were to take a closer look, you’d notice that Timbren SES wins big points for:
- best ride quality loaded or unloaded
- best added stability
- best warranty
We highly recommend Timbren SES suspension upgrades for your Ford F-250!
Think about it: Timbren SES products for towing have been around for over 50 years and are easily the smartest choice hands down!
Part # FR250SDJ is perfect for hauling and towing with your Ford F-250.
“Whether we’re towing with our GMC Sierra or our Toyota 4Runner, Timbren SES kits have been a game changer by reducing sag in the rear plus helping the tow rig gain maximum control. Over a year with SES and we would never go back.” @ClicOutdoor
All Timbren SES products come with a Lifetime Warranty and a 100-Day money back guarantee.
For more information about Timbren SES products, please visit Timbren.com