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SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs - Rear Axle

SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs - Rear Axle

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1,400-lb Capacity. Upgrade your vehicle's rear suspension with these maintenance-free helper springs. Sturdy microcellular urethane springs cushion bumps and help support a heavy load to level your ride and minimize sway. No-drill installation. Lowest Prices for the best vehicle suspension from SuperSprings Intl. SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs - Rear Axle part number SS42XR can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-636-306-4830 for expert service.
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SuperSprings Intl Vehicle Suspension - SS42XR

  • Jounce-Style Springs
  • Rear Axle Suspension Enhancement
  • SuperSprings Intl
  • Light Duty

1,400-lb Capacity. Upgrade your vehicle's rear suspension with these maintenance-free helper springs. Sturdy microcellular urethane springs cushion bumps and help support a heavy load to level your ride and minimize sway. No-drill installation.


Features:

  • Helper springs upgrade your vehicle's rear suspension for improved driver control and comfort
    • Keep your vehicle level when you're towing or hauling a heavy load
    • Help to absorb bumps and shocks
    • Minimize sway
  • Progressive load control - springs compress according to the weight of your cargo
    • Lighter loads - springs compress easily at first for soft engagement and a less bumpy ride
    • Heavier loads - springs compress by as much as 80 percent for support
  • Springs work independently from each other to compensate for off-center loads and reduce body roll during sharp turns
  • Durable microcellular urethane
    • Works in temperatures from -25 F to 200 F
    • Resists damage caused by oils, road salts, and UV rays
  • Minimal lateral expansion - springs compress vertically instead of to the sides so they aren't easily damaged when operating in tight spaces
  • Maintenance-free - no tubing to run or air pressure to monitor like with air springs
  • Simple, no-drill installation
  • 2 Jounce-style springs included
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Weight capacity (at 50-percent compression): 1,400 lbs
    • SumoSprings will not increase your vehicle's weight-carrying capacity
  • Limited lifetime warranty
  • 30-Day satisfaction guarantee


Rear Suspension Support

Towing or hauling a heavy load can cause rear sag as your factory suspension compresses under the weight of the load. This means that the rear axle is trying to support not only the extra load but also the weight of your vehicle. And because there is less weight on your front axle, your front tires make less contact with the road, which causes problems with traction, steering, and braking. SumoSprings upgrade your vehicle's factory suspension to level your vehicle, improve driving performance, and keep your ride comfortable.


Installed spring when it is not compressed

SumoSprings provide progressive load control - the more you load them, the stiffer they become. With a lighter load, the springs will compress easily for soft engagement and a less bumpy ride. The closed-cell urethane material allows for smooth contact between the springs and your vehicle. And the springs act like a shock absorber to dampen road vibration.


Installed spring when it is compressed

The springs can also compress by as much as 80 percent to support a heavy rear load and to help your factory suspension bear up under the load. This evens out the weight, which levels your vehicle and ensures that your front tires are making better contact with the road. A level ride means that you have improved driving control, ensures safe headlight aim, and helps to minimize sway. The springs also support your factory suspension, which helps prevent sagging and reduces bottoming out.


The springs work independently from one another to support each side of your vehicle. This action helps to reduce body roll when you make a sharp turn. This also helps compensate for an off-center load.


Durable, Custom-Fit Springs

These microcellular urethane springs are tough. They resist abrasion, oil, salt, and UV rays that can more quickly wear out other springs, and they perform well in temperatures ranging from -25 F to 200 F (-33 C to 93 C).


SumoSprings compress vertically with minimum expansion to the sides, so they won't be damaged by nearby mechanical parts and they fit safely into tighter spots. And unlike air springs, SumoSprings require no maintenance or adjustment.


The helper springs are custom designed to fit your vehicle, and they install easily - no drilling required.



SSR-407-40 SuperSprings Sumo Springs Solo Rear Vehicle Suspension Kit for Trucks

Installation Details SS42XR Installation instructions

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Video Transcript for Review of SuperSprings Intl Vehicle Suspension - Jeep Gladiator Suspension Enhancement - SS42XR

Hi there. I'm Michael with etrailer.com. Today, we're gonna take a quick look at these SumoSprings solo custom rear axle helper springs. These springs will replace the factory bump stops to upgrade the rear suspension on your 2020 and newer Jeep Gladiator. These will help to improve the driver control and comfort of your Gladiator to help keep your Gladiator level as you're towing or hauling a heavy load. Help to absorb bumps and shocks as you're going down the road and minimize your sway.

Now, when most people think of suspension enhancement, they're thinking of airbags. These are obviously not airbags, they're an alternative to it. So, there are some benefits, there are some benefits to airbags. We'll go over some of that. But these are a microcellular urethane construction, so they are gonna be very durable.

They'll work in temperatures from -25 degrees Fahrenheit, all the way up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. They'll resist damage caused by oils, road salts and UV rays, so they are gonna be very durable. One of the main benefits to these SumoSprings is that it is going to be very simple to get these installed. Like I said, they are just going to replace your factory bump stops. So essentially, all you have to do is remove your bump stop, put this up in its place and you're ready to go.

There's not gonna be any drilling. You're not gonna have to run air lines and tubing like you would for air springs. Another major benefit to these is that they are gonna be maintenance free. So, unlike your airbags, which you have to monitor the air pressure in there, make sure that you always have enough, that it's not going to collapse the bag, cause damage, these are basically just set it and forget it. So, once you get them installed, they're going to automatically adjust to the weight of your load, so that you'd never have to worry about adjusting that.

So, that is gonna be a major benefit of these. Because they have that progressive load control, the springs will compress according to the weight of your cargo. So, the lighter the load, the less they're going to compress. It's gonna be a nice spring. Soft engagement at the lighter loads, so you're gonna have a less bumpy ride. But then as you get more and more load put on there, they're going to compress and become a little bit more rigid. So, they're gonna compress up to about 80% for support. So, these do have a weight capacity of 1,400 pounds. Now, when you hear that, it's typically pretty easy to jump to the conclusion that it's going to increase your vehicle's weight carrying capacity by 1,400 pounds and that's not what that saying. So, no suspension enhancement system is going to increase your weight carrying capacity. All of them are just going to be kind of like a back brace. So, it's there not to help you lift more weight, but just to kind of help support your suspension, so that it's taking some of that strain off of it so it can do its job better. So, these are gonna do a really good job of that for you. Because they are independent, they are going to compensate for off-center loads. So, it's going to, if you have really heavy load on one side, that spring is going to engage, get stiffer. And that other side is still going to be riding nice and free, so that you'll have that soft engagement on that one side. So, it's going to help compensate for those off-center loads. It's also going to help reduce your body roll. So, if you are carrying a top heavy load, and you're not gonna have to worry about that shifting back and forth because these will engage to compensate for that. They also have minimal lateral expansion. So, unlike some of your airbags that can kind of expand out as they get compressed, these are gonna be nice up and down. So, it's going to prevent damage and it's going to help these to operate in tight spaces. So really, a lot of advantages here. The disadvantage that the airbags have an advantage in this would be that you don't have any control over how much support you're getting. So, like I said, they are just kind of a set it and forget it. They do their own thing. With the airbags, you have the option to put more air in there to give you a little bit more support or take some air out. So, you don't have as much control with these. But if you are the kind of person that just wants to get it installed and let it do its thing to help support your suspension, this is probably the way to go. These do come with a limited lifetime warranty, so if you we're to have any problems with them, you're more than welcome to reach out to us here at etrailer.com. We're always happy to work with our customers. Make sure that you're getting a good quality product. Having a good experience. And these are made here in the USA, so you can trust they are made to the high standards of quality that we've come to know and trust the products that are made here in the US. So, like I said, they are an alternative to airbags. There's some good to them. Less maintenance, easier install. The downside is that you don't have as much control over how much support you're getting like you would with the airbags. So, just kind of depends on what is most important to you. If you'd like to having that control or if you like having the convenience. So, that's going to complete our look for today. Again, I'm Michael with etrailer.com. Thanks for watching..


Customer Reviews

SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs - Rear Axle - SS42XR

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (1586 Customer Reviews)

1,400-lb Capacity. Upgrade your vehicle's rear suspension with these maintenance-free helper springs. Sturdy microcellular urethane springs cushion bumps and help support a heavy load to level your ride and minimize sway. No-drill installation.

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2021 Jeep Gladiator

These spring helpers perform as they should. Install without lifting vehicle.




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2022 Jeep Gladiator




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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


Very straight forward installation. Simple. very noticeable difference under load. Towing with the gooseneck also an improvement, looking forward to the longer road trip test. So far pleased with the product and results


Comments
after a year i could buy them again. great performance and no issues.
Richard J - 06/04/2022
My wife and I loved him on our trucks
-- comment by: Ben L - 07/26/2022


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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


I would have give it a 5star but the bolts are 1/4” I think it should be at least minimum of 3/8” or1/2” bolts to hold the sumo springs. I like them toed the camper handles very well. Wishi got these a long time ago worth getting. With out camper can tell that it’s there but rides ok. I wanted the same ride it not quite. I ask what the how high they are said 5” with bracket but it’s actually 6” with bracket see picture. I would recommend getting the sumo springs ssr-610-47.


Comments
They are working great in my 12 tundra still would recommend them. I tow 8000lbs camper handles great at times I probably wished I got the next step up but might be to hard when not towing. Will see next time I need to get some for next truck. Wish they have measurements to know how high they are from the lighter ones to the heavier ones.
Luc - 04/18/2022


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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


I had Sumo helper springs installed on my Winnebago Sprinter RV both front and back. It made an amazing difference! It no longer felt like riding in a Conestoga wagon…swaying side to side and bouncing everything to the floor. The ride is now smooth. Driving was easier. Turns are suddenly level instead of feeling like I might turn over. I could not be happier with these products! And it only took 20 minutes to install all four!




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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


2015 Frontier Crew cab Desert Runner (purchased the yellow Sumo Springs). Easiest install ever! 18mm deep socket and long breaker bar for breaking nuts loose. Removed factory bumpstop, install sumo bracket and retighten U bolts to 58 foot pounds. After installing both brackets, lifted back of truck up 4 inches to install sumo spring with blue lock tight on bracket bolt, tighten sumo spring onto bracket and lowered truck off the jack. Overall it raised the back of my truck bed 1 inch. Ride is stiffer with no bed roll in the turns. Loaded my 24 foot travel trailer with load leveler- equalizer bars and gained 3 inches (less “squat”.) Truck is level now vs nose high (without the sumo springs). Definitely an upgrade that was needed in 2015 when I first bought the truck!!!


Comments
Yellow for the super heavy load and daily driving I have the black middle weight springs. Easy swap out when I need the yellow Heavy Duty.
Mike M - 02/01/2022


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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


I just finished installing the Sumo Springs to my 2020 Ram 3500. The install was super easy. Instruction were easy to follow and the whole thing took less time than I thought. I won’t know how they perform until I pull the 5er out of storage this spring, but I am ready. My only question and the reason for 4 stars instead of 5 was I thought they would sit closer to the axle than they did, may 2” from axle and I would have liked may 1” maybe I could have used another spacer and longer flat head screw to bring it closer but we will see when I put the weight on the truck. I included picks if someone wants to give me their opinion. So far I am really happy with them.


Comments
Fantastic, the Sumo’s are working as promised. Helps with sag, smooths out the ride and provides support from sway. I couldn’t be more happy. This year we will be adding Sumo’s to the 5er to help in the back, super excited about this upgrade.
Brian - 01/31/2022


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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


Made towing TT with my Toyota Tundra much better. My camper has a tongue weight over 900 pounds. Made bridge crossing and overpasses much smoother.




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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


As advertised very easy to install these Sumo Springs on my 21GMC 1500. I only installed the plate not the 1” spacer. I tow an RV and expect the ride to be more balanced and able to carry more “stuff”. Ride after install is still smooth but on larger bumps I can notice stiffness. Very satisfied right now




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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


We pull an off-road teardrop camper with our 2013 Toyota Tacoma and were looking for a little help with the rear end sag when we have that hitched plus putting some weight in the back of the truck (firewood, water, etc). Our Tacoma is lifted (2.5") but the lift kept the stock springs with an added Deaver leaf to help with the notoriously soft Toyota springs. However, with the shell and ~300 pounds of weight in the back, it still sagged, especially with another 250 lbs of tongue weight from the trailer. The Sumos have eliminated that sag, even with bigger loads in the bed, eliminated body roll (also notoriously bad with Tacomas) and didn't destroy the ride for day to day driving. There might be a slight bit more stiffness when hitting speed bumps, but definitely not bad at all. If anything, I would say it IMPROVED the ride and handling.

The springs themselves were simple to install, less than half an hour start to finish. Some reviews have said they were bumping the frame after installing but we had about 1/2" gap on both sides. The only "specialty" tool would be a torque wrench capable of 90 lbs to get it to spec.

We considered Firestone air bags but after talking with the reps at e-trailer, we decided on these and couldn't be happier. Reasonably priced (half the price of air bags), no maintenance, great customer service...can't argue with anything at all.


Comments
One year and working better than I imagined it would. Carrying loads in my Tacoma is no longer an exercise in fear and my shocks are way happier happier with a little help!
Barry - 08/07/2021


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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


Easy to install. One easy hour and did not take tires off.

2013 Tacoma Pre-Runner


Comments
They do their job and loving it. Im able to put max load 1650 lbs on my Tacoma and there is very little sag. Only a small complaint that has to do with the ride when unloaded. I had lay with the adjustable stock absorberá for a while finally findings a suitable ride. With the SUMOs having no clearence between the frame and the springs when installed, they cause a bumpy ride unless the shocks react very fast to attenuate it.
John - - 08/30/2022


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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


Parts arrived on schedule. At first I thought that the parts did not fit my truck, so I called customer service and they immediately started to send me a return label and refund. It turned out that I was wrong, and the parts did fit. I called them back cancelled the refund action.
Great friendly service!
I also found that the price I paid was much cheaper than [online store]. I highly recommend etrailer!


Comments
The springs still work as they should. They are nice because they dont seem to affect the ride quality when the camper is not on the truck. Very happy with my purchase.
David B - 05/31/2022


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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


This product is a excellent addition to my 2018 ram 2500 when I hook up my reflection 280rs fifth wheel the truck squats less than a inch with the factory coil rear springs and the ride is smooth and no jerking




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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


The SumoSprings Solo came to the RV Resort today. I installed them on my Titan SV today in less than an hour. Only drove 10 miles with them and they are what I was looking for. In my opinion it was a needed upgrade and thumbs up!




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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


I often pull my 3800lb boat with me 2021 Tacoma, I needed some extra help with the bouncing and sway control, these Sumo Springs are the best thing I could have done, it handles like a completely different truck now. 100% satisfied.




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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


Instructions were adequate. installer has to contribute to the outcome with bolt cleaning, match marking axle saddle and finding out "u" bolt torque value.
I think the mount should be radiused where the "u" bolt contacts it as opposed to the square edge. Was unnecessary to jack up truck to get clearance to screw on spring, I put a wood between frame and leaf and raised the box 1/2" with a wedge.
I got the ride height I was looking for, the blue springs are very close to offsetting trailer tounge weight allowing for a bit of takeup with my Andersen hitch.
Barely noticeable change in unloaded rear end stiffness.




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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


Couldn’t have been a simpler install! Total time was less than 15 minutes which included digging the floor jack out, blocking the tires and cleanup. Makes a heck of a difference in keeping the nose of the truck up when towing trailer or hauling 16 golf cart batteries.


Comments
Still awesome. A year later, have hauled up to 16 golf cart batteries with no issues due to the weight. A real help in getting the work done without the fear of bottoming out.
EV T - 08/19/2021


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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


2007 Workhorse W22 chassis, easy install, slight KJ knuckle busting on drivers side, but patience works.


Comments
Most Excellent, great ride
Bryan - 12/30/2021


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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


When installing the springs I discovered that one of the mounting plates (1 out of 4) had 2 of the holes missed drilled and was unable to install. I had to send back to etrailer.


Comments
Sorry to hear about this defect. I see in your account that the manufacturer has provided you with a new mounting plate.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 10/18/2021


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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


I have always used airbags in the past and this is my 1st time using SumoSprings and I can say I will never go back to airbags! I run a heavy load on a 21’ 4Runner pulling a Teardrop with two motorcycles on stock suspension




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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


You can't go wrong with ordering from etrailer. As for the springs, install was truly a breeze. They don't bother your factory ride when empty which is important to me. Haven't hauled anything heavy yet.




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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


I am happy doing bussines with Etrailer, I ordered the wrong Super springs for my Ram Promaster 2500 by mistake, called them up spoke to miss Paula and she was able to find and ship the correct one fot my Vehicle within a couple of days. She even send me a Return lable so I can return the other one back to the company. I look forward to continue doing bussines with this company.




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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


We installed the SumoSprings SSR-612-40and replace the OEM shocks with the Rancho RS9000 XL on a 2016 Nissan Frontier. When pulling a trailer (KZ Sportsmen Classic 160QB)the back of the truck sag only 1 1/4".I have used Sumosprings in the past and with great results.




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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


Put these on my 05 Nissan Titan, install was very easy took 30 min. To install! Needed these since I pull my Travel Trailer and load my golf cart in the bed of my truck and the squat was terrible. Now there is no squat and a much better ride!




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Review from a similar SumoSprings Solo in Vehicle Suspension


This is one of the best upgrades ever. The sumo springs were like adding pillows to the back. Took out the bad body roll and rear shock chatter from the factory junk rancheros. On my Sierra 1500 2017 z71. Easiest install and upgrade spent on this truck.



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    I would be happy to help you and I have a great set of helper springs for your 2022 Jeep Gladiator. I recommend the SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs item # SS42XR. These SumoSprings have a 1,400 lbs capacity. They will keep your vehicle level when you're towing or hauling a heavy load, help to absorb bumps and shocks, and minimize sway. The springs work independently from each other to compensate for off-center loads and reduce body roll during sharp turns.
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