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Hellwig Helper Springs & Bilstein 8112 Shocks

New Off-Road Truck Gear!

May 4, 2020
We constantly scour the internet in search of the newest and coolest parts for your trucks. This week, we're taking a look at two products that are near and dear to our hearts, and we think you'll love them, too.
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2020 Ford Ranger Hellwig Helper Spring

Hellwig Suspension Products has just released a new helper spring for the 2019 and 2020 Ford Ranger. Available for both two and four-wheel drive trucks, these helper springs can provide up to 2,000 pounds of load-leveling support. It should be noted that helper springs do not increase a truck's payload capacity; rather they work to keep the truck's stance level for a more controlled hauling experience.
The new helper springs are a single-leaf design that is unique to the Ranger. The springs are adjustable, allowing users to dial in the amount of load-leveling support needed. Adjustment with the single-leaf design is achieved through adjustable U-bolts.
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Hellwig's new 2019 and 2020 Ford Ranger helper springs are powder-coated and can be installed with no drilling using simple hand tools. Hellwig Suspension Products are proudly made in the USA and include a limited lifetime warranty on all steel parts. The new helper springs retail for just $569.
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Bilstein B8 8112 Shocks For 2020 Toyota 4Runner

Bilstein, one of the leaders in shock absorber technology, has just announced an exciting new addition to the company's lineup of B8 8112 ZoneControl CR dampers. These incredible dampers feature three internal compression zones and two rebound zones, which are controlled with three separate pistons. This is different than the more common, sleeved, internal bypass shocks. Bilstein claims that because of this technology, users are able to forgo costly suspension limiting straps and external bump stops.
New to the lineup are applications for the 2003-2020 Toyota 4Runner, 2007-2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser, and 2003-2009 Lexus GX470. Each coilover spring rate is specific to the application; however, each has the ability to add up to 2 inches of lift. The new 8112 applications are complimented by the company's 8100 series external bypass shocks for the rear.
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This setup from Bilstein is not inexpensive, as just the front B8 8112 shocks cost about $2,000. A full setup with front coilovers, rear bypass shocks, and rear springs will set you back about $4,100.