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Old 12-11-2012, 02:27 PM   #1
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Sulastic Rubber Springs

These have only been mentioned on here before, and they get generally positive reviews on some of the truck forums.

I'm just wondering if anyone who actually tows with a 3/4 ton or larger truck actually uses them, and what your think of them, towing and not towing?
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:14 PM   #2
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No one?
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:42 PM   #3
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Well Steve, I've never had that brand of rubber spring but have used the Firestone shackle type rubber one that was Sulastic's predecessor. Had about 150,000 miles on them and no problems. I think they called it the Velvet Ride shackle.
The Sulastic's are pretty much the same but have some regular maintenance that is required based on mileage, I believe.
Anyway the velvet ride type worked great. The 3/4 ton truck rode like a 1/2 ton and when you loaded it down it just went to the regular spring and went back to acting like a 3/4 to haul the extra weight.
My present 1 ton rides pretty nice so I didn't add those to my present truck. But I would not have hesitated to get the Sulastic if I had a rough ride or a hop when going down the road.
Hope that helps, although it's not exactly what you asked for.
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Thanks Bluto, the input I was looking for.
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The greater the constant load, the sooner they wear out (is the other thing to know about them).

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Yep, Rednax that's the one. You are right, it was Goodrich and not Firestone.
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