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First off sorry for the lack of Jeep related tech over the last few months. I have been upside down in a new venture and it leaves little time for sleep let alone jeeps.

I am actually gonna wheel this weekend though!!! First time out since the bash!!

Anyway to the point.

I have a set of overload springs on the tow vehicle. They work great when you sit about 2000 on the trailer they start working and the springs never bottom out.

I just ordered a new 2006 24 foot gooseneck deck over. I need my truck to last until spring next year, so I am looking at suspension.

The truck will pull the weight that does not concern me. The issue is the suspension holding it up. The rear springs are worn and flexy. truck sits level when unloade but in stock form it was higher in the rear than the front.

Friend gave me a set of helpers that go above the spring pack and connect to the springs. Supposedly the work in all positions, from slight load to what the heck are you doing.

The new trailer weighs 4000 lbs empty, the old one is just over 2000.

I have pulled 10,000 lbs on a 3000lb trailer once before on a bumper pull. The truck handled it without a problem so I figure while the trailer has a 4000 lb weight and a 14000lb capacity even loaded to 10,000 lbs would be no worse than the previously mentioned pull. But a little tighter suspension would be better for my concious.

So does anyone have any experience with this style helper spring?

While I would be better off with a new set of springs, I don't want to pt that kind of money into something that has limited life.
 

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I Had a set on the explorer and they made a world of diffrence.

I plan to keep it about another year. That is why I wanted to make the freebies work. When I got the set for the explorer they were 99.99 now they are almost double that.
 
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