Magazine Q3-2021 -- ONE -- paperturnV2 - Flipbook - Page 36
THE 5TH GEN 4RUNNER
COMPLETE INSTALL & OVERVIEW
umoSprings are a line of bump stops designed and manufactured by
SuperSprings International. They are offered for the Toyota 4Runner,
Tacoma, and Tundra, along with many other makes and models. SuperSprings International has offered load-carrying enhancement suspension
parts for many different trucks, and SUVs since 1998.
With a platform such as the 4Runner, we have many different
options when it comes to building out these rigs. Whether you want to
build a badass rock crawler, a full-blown overland build, or just to enhance
the ride quality of your daily driver, SuperSprings International has an
option for you – and that’s what makes them truly unique.
By Brenan Greene
Owner/Editor of Trail4Runner.com
There are two different density options to choose from; Blue and
Black. The blue SumoSprings are made of a softer density material, while
the black is made of more firm density material.
The blue SumoSprings take less weight to compress which results
in a softer unloaded and loaded ride. The black SumoSprings have a higher
density, meaning there’s more material packed into the same size SumoSpring, which in turn necessitates more applied weight to compress it. This
is what gives the black version a higher load rating, but also what creates a
stiffer unloaded ride. In most cases, the blue version will apply to most
4Runner drivers on the road.
WHAT ARE SUMOSPRINGS?
SumoSprings are a product line that SuperSprings International offers and
are the first load-assisted airless airbags on the market. This doesn’t
necessarily mean that SumoSprings’ sole purpose is for towing though. In
fact, the Blue and Black SumoSprings are designed to replace the factory
bump stops providing a better, smoother ride all around, for both on-road
and off-road applications. They are maintenance-free, do not leak air, and
do not require air-lines or compressors. They enhance the load-carrying/towing ability and most importantly for the 4Runner, they reduce and
stabilize sway. Overall, they will improve driver control and ride comfort
when daily driving, off-road driving, and even rock crawling.
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Brenan’s personal 4Runner - outfitted with SumoSprings