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ggadwa

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Posted: 12/20/20 10:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My 2012 F350 4x4 Supercab has lots of suspension upgrades and does a very good job of hauling my 2011 Eagle Cap 950.....the front end, even though I have added the extra heavy-duty front sway bar and Rancho 9000 shocks never seems solid instead seems to dive into bumps pretty harshly.
So yesterday I added 1500 pound rated SUMO Springs front axle bumpers. The puny yellow FORD MoCo bumpers are gone now and when inspected look as if they have never contacted the Axle.

I won't be on the road with the Truck and Camper for at least another month.

I am very curious what others might have so say experience-wise with SUMO SPRINGS????

Look forward to hearing from you all.
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Posted: 12/20/20 10:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have had Sumo springs on the rear of our 2013 F350 crew cab for years. Been very pleased - way better than air bags IMHO. The Igloo puts us right at our GVWR when loaded and the Sumo springs pick up the sag so we ride level. Added a Hellwig Big Wig sway bar and we go down the road not only level but with no sway either.


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Posted: 12/20/20 11:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Have you weighed the front and back axles fully loaded?


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Shawn,
Thanks for the positive comments on SUMO Springs for the rear. I have Timbren SES on the Rear essentially the same as SUMO. I didn't know about SUMO Springs back in 2012 when I installed the Hellwig Big Wigs Front and Rear at the same time I installed the Timbren's in the rear. I had Air Bags on the previous two trucks...Never again!!!! I am anxious to see how the SUMO's in front work out.

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I had them on my Tacoma Off Road & was pleased with them. I don't need them for my current combination.


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Posted: 12/20/20 05:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Gadwall,

I am curious as I never used Sumos.

Are the Sumos longer than the OE front bumpstops?

Does your TC actually transfer weight to the front axles?

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I see Dakota on the list but not Durango? It's a 2005 Hemi.


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Bill,
The SUMO Front Axle Bumper is considerably larger than the little yellow stock one. The SUMO Spring bumper sits right on the Axle without the Camper even lowered onto the truck. My 6.7 Diesel plus the Camper does put considerable weight on the frontend. I am so anxious to see what the rig acts like with the upgrade.

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ggadwa, I will be looking forward to your experience with the SUMO's. We plan to purchase a Lance 1172 next spring. I want to set my truck as good as I can. We plan a lot road miles.


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