When manufacturers decide on a suspension specification, they generally choose settings that the majority of drivers will be comfortable with. This may mean that, for a truck, they’d look at two or three occupants and maybe a ton of cargo as the design specification. But what if you needed to attach a snow plow?
A ten foot plow could weigh 1,000 pounds, or more. It’s obvious the springs that the vehicle left the factory with would never cope.
The solutions to this fairly common problem range from fitting replacement steel overload springs to bolting on hollow rubber springs; or adding spacers to the spring seats. Nevertheless, there are several problems associated with these solutions:
However, using AirCell™ as a static load support system eliminates all the issues surrounding uprating springs to carry a fixed load. In addition, AirCell kits are available for both front and rear suspension applications.
Made from the same rugged material as factory jounce bumpers, AirCell is a low cost, maintenance-free microcellular urethane spring. Designed to reduce squat and enhance ride comfort in vehicles with constant loads, AirCell costs about half the price of steel overload springs while providing a better ride than steel or rubber load supports.
AirCell is easy to install and maintain: simply snap in and bolt on. Each AirCell kit includes everything needed to easily install in an hour or less, and in most applications there’s no need to lift the vehicle.
Some of the benefits of AirCell include: