Submitted: Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 08:24
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I believe there is a helper spring out called something like " Smart Spring " that fits below the rear leaf & only works after so much downward pressure. Can anyone elaborate on this & if so where can they be procured ? Thank's in advance.
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Reply By: roofscooter2 - Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 09:01

Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 09:01
Shane, i have f250 &was at work & bloke came around out of the blue & started talking about helper springs as i had fair bit of weight on the truck & sagging said he could help, right then he fitted them & it had stopped the almost 100% for $280. Money well spent in my opinion.If you want his name & ph. no. let me know i am midway Bris. & Gold Coast, regards Bob.
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Follow Up By: Shane (QLD) - Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 14:10

Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 14:10
I'm on the G/Coast, so am close by, any info would be appreciated. I am after the Helper type spring rather than the Aussie Super Spring as I already have a 2" lift & don't want a harder ride which the Super Spring would probably give.
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Reply By: mfewster - Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 09:37

Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 09:37
Also check out Aussie Super Springs from TFG. Works quite differently, and in my opinion, better. Available from TFG. I have them on my 60 series TOYO and have been very pleased with the results.
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Follow Up By: Shane (QLD) - Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 13:48

Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 13:48
That's the same vehicle I want to fit them to.
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 09:55

Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 09:55

They are known as helper springs and go under the rear spring pack.
They are usually a thicker spring with less camber. When there is a heavy load in the back the springs will flatten out until they meet the helper springs.
The helper spring will then help carry the load. It is like having a bigger spring pack when the vehicle is loaded but when it is empty the vehicle has a softer ride.

You can add or remove the helper springs with out breaking up the spring pack. The size and number of helper springs that you have will depend on how much weight the vehicle has to carry. I have 9 leaves in the spring pack with 3 helper springs.


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Reply By: tonysmc - Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 18:13

Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 18:13
Shane, May not be of help to you because they are in the NT, however territory spring works make a "helper spring" called the territory tamer (I think thats the name) It bolts on 'top' of your springs and when they compress too much they push up against pads that are bolted to the chassis.They say that this speads the load instead of all being on the spring shackles They are used on alot of the mining vehicles that carry big loads. I haven't used them but I liked the idea of bolt on/bolt off and that they only work when the load is heavy if you want to leave them on.
8 9 84 421 7 is there number. I don't know if they have a web site.

Cheers Tony.
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Reply By: roofscooter2 - Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 19:53

Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 19:53
Shane,this fellow's name is John Molnar 1300780874 or mobile 1412 592 333 or email sales@cvss.com.au he told me he was a mechanic.he has a range of load helper springs & coil & leaf springs,also tailored & designed suspension kits, winches,bars & snorkles.As i said above he fitted mine on site.The one's he fitted went on top of my springs as of the way the F truck springs are & they are supposed to be adjustable,I am in no way affiliated with him or what he does, Regards Bob.
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Reply By: Member - 'Lucy' - Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 21:17

Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 21:17
Iron Man Suspension has a 'thingo' that goes on the the top of the spring pack and does what you are talking about.
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Reply By: shredder1 - Monday, Mar 13, 2006 at 06:41

Monday, Mar 13, 2006 at 06:41
gooday shane i just sold a set for $50.00 they were made by pedders in south africa i had them on a navara then my mate used them on a triton then he bought them to put under his new rodeo. they were sent from pedders in adelaide as i was in darwin at that time,they worked well on my vehicle ,thanks shredder1
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Reply By: Shane (QLD) - Monday, Mar 13, 2006 at 18:11

Monday, Mar 13, 2006 at 18:11
Thanks fellas for all your help in this matter. I ended up buying a pair of Load Plus Helper Springs put out by Ironman Suspensions. Not exactly what I wanted, but they will do the job. Only one problem now, I have to move the tail pipe as they sit on top of the spring & will hit against it even with no load. REPCO ( Ripco ) sell them if anyone is interested, mine were $140 for the 60 Series Cruiser.( got a discount ). I might be wrong but looking at the way these bolt on, it may be possible to tighten one more than the other to compensate for any origonal sag on one side.
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