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Super Springs SumoSprings Custom Helper Kit Installation - 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

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How to Install the Super Springs SumoSprings Custom Helper Kit on a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado

Today on our 2013 Chevy Silverado 1500, we'll be installing the SuperSprings Sumosprings custom bumper kits; part number SSR-209-40. To begin our install, we'll first need to remove the older manufacturer's bumpstops. The bumpstops are bolted into the bumpstop cup up through the center of the bumpstop. We'll need to remove the bolt so we can remove the bumpstop. To give ourselves a little more working room, we're going to go ahead and jack up the body of the vehicle; creating more space between the bumpstop and the axle. Now we can go ahead and get our socket on the head of the bolt and remove it. Now, for this application, we're going to use a ten millimeter socket to get on the head of the bolt. Once we have the bolt out of the well nut, built into the cup seat, we'll go ahead and pull the bumpstop out.

Here's what they look like once they're removed. Were now going to go ahead and move to the assembly of our spring. We'll go ahead and remove the top plate from the spring as it's attached by a threaded stud in the plate. We're going to set our spring aside for now. The hardware will come as a bolt, nut and a stack of washers. The stack of washers will go inside the cup to compensate for the space where we removed the old joust bumper.

Our cap-headed bolt will go up through the plate, through our stack of washers and get secured into the manufacturer's joust bumper attachment point. Then, we're going to apply a Loctite to the threads of the plate stud and reinstall the spring. Let's go ahead and bolt our plate here on the driver's side. Note, as we install the bolt plate, the stud and offset will face the rear of the vehicle. We'll get our fastener installed finger-tight and then we'll go ahead and tighten it down to secure it. Now, quick tech tip. You only need enough washers between the plate and the bottom of the cup to make up the depth of the cup.

In some applications you will not use them all; like this one where we had two extra. Now, when we've got our plate secured, we're ready to install the spring. Well use the Loctite provided, cut the tip off to open it and apply it to the threads of our plate and the threaded stud. Then we'll take our spring, thread it onto the stud and tighten it down. With the driver's side installed and secured, I'll move over to the passenger's side and repeat the same process. Now that we have both sides installed, we'll go ahead and remove the jack and we're ready to hit the road. That does it for the install of the SuperSprings SumoSprings custom helper spring kit, part number SSR-209-40, on our 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. .

Richard L.


With different sumo springs, what would you Recomend for 2016 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali? Black, Yellow or Blue sumo springs? I’m towing a Travel Trailer. TIA

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Kef G.


It all depends on the tongue weight of your travel trailer. If your tongue weight is 1000 lbs. or below, go with the blue ones, part # SSR-209-40 . If it's between 1000 and 1500 lbs., go with the black ones, part # SS95MR . It's highly unlikely your tongue weight will be higher than that, but if it is between 1500 and 2800 lbs., then go with the yellow ones, part # SS45MR .

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