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SuperSprings vs SumoSprings

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mtman04, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. Apr 30, 2017 at 9:03 PM
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    mtman04

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    New to this forum. I'm seeking some user experience for either the SuperSprings or SumoSprings (or other bump stop style brand), or if anyone has experience with both. I installed a Hellwig EZ Level Helper Spring Kit for our '04 2wd, and it's been pretty good. I'm not too keen on the adjustability of the setup, and it definitely makes for a stiffer ride when not loaded.

    We now have added a '12 4X4 Double Cab LB to our garage and the same super soft leaf springs are leaving the ride with so much to be desired if I throw more than 500 lbs in the back. I don't tow with it, but frequently load it with heavy yard debris or camping gear. We're soon putting a Leer high cap on as well, which will add to the over weight.

    I'm inclined to go with the SuperSping due to the progressive rate, but the technology and simplicity of the bump stop style seems very appealing.

    Thank you for the insight!
     
  2. Apr 30, 2017 at 9:19 PM
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    airwhen "You done messed up A.A.Ron!!!!

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    Welcome to TW.

    The company SuperSprings makes the SumoSprings.

    I tow a heavy boat (4800lbs) and a travel trailer (4600lbs) and although the stock springs held up, upon a dip in the road or harsh bump, my springs collapsed onto the bumps stops pretty hard.

    I bought the SumoSprings SSR-610-40. Towing became a breeze. Large bumps were absorbed and no more bottoming out, well technically yes since the SumoSpring, but the suspension didn't slam down anymore.
     
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  4. May 1, 2017 at 8:02 PM
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    @airwhen Thank you for the welcome and the experience with the SumoSpings. I've been familiar with the SuperSpings company for many years now. Mostly have heard great things about their original patented helper spring (the SuperSpring). I think I'm beginning to lean toward their SumoSpring for the rear now. It seems super simple, and mostly maintains the stock suspension feel.

    @Pigpen I've always loved the concept of the airbag setups, but I feel like they'd be best put to use on a full size truck and towing a lot. I know they have their place, but for my application, I think it would be hard to justify the cost.
     
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    The SumoSprings are easy and don't have the complexity of the airbags, but they really shine when add a bunch of weight to the rear.
     

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