3 Types of Springs Used in Trucks & Trailers

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Rocky Mountain Spring & Suspension is a full-service suspension repair shop located in Colorado Springs, CO 80907, offering parts and maintenance for commercial and medium-to-heavy duty trucks, freight trucks, trailers, buses, RV’s and more.

Auto suspension parts work together to keep your vehicle on the road safe and comfortable to drive.

Here is a quick breakdown of the leaf springs that may be on your vehicle:

🔹 Multileaf Springs: These springs feature four to 12 leaves that get shorter as you near the base of the spring. The leaves share the same thickness but are of varying lengths, which creates a tapered effect.

🔹 Full Taper Springs: This leaf spring utilizes two to four leaves that are of differing thicknesses but share the same length. Shot peening isn’t employed in the creation of full taper springs. Rather, these springs are stress peened.

🔹 High-Stress Full Taper Springs: With these springs, a pair of leaves with the same length but varying thicknesses are used. These springs are crafted with 6150H high-stress steel, and this allows them to be tempered to a high Brinell or Rockwell hardness without sacrificing load integrity.

Whether you’re looking for fleet maintenance, truck repair, or suspension parts choose Rocky Mountain Spring & Suspension for the absolute best service and prices. We have been in business for over 35 years and staffed by experts who have the skills and insight to successfully tackle your suspension repair or part(s) needs. For the fastest turnaround time, call us at (719) 528-8418.

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