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Softride® Technology gives you all the vigorous off-road handling needed while providing the smooth street riding characteristics that you demand. Skyjacker's® advanced method of shotpeening, tapered, leafs, Teflon® wear pads and 'presetting' process achieves articulation at its best...without sacrificing the life of the spring.
Softride® springs use only American steel and the individual leafs of each spring are shot-peened with hard steel pellets at very high velocities. This shot-peening compresses the surface of the steel thereby increasing the tensile strength of the spring. Without this shot-peening procedure, the maximum wheel travel and ride quality could not be achieved without sacrificing the life of the spring.
Softride® springs use ‘bolt’ style spring clips, eliminating friction. Other spring designs use the ‘cinch’ style bend clips which bend tightly over the spring leafs causing binding and friction.
Skyjacker® Softride® springs taper over the entire length of the leaf creating more flex at the leaf ends. This tapering distributes loads more evenly over a greater area and reduces the tendency for one leaf to dig into the leaf above it.
Rear Softride® springs are used to complete the ‘SYSTEM’ in a Skyjacker® suspension lift.
Fitted Leafs are designed as an option Exclusively for Skyjacker® Softride® Lifted Leaf Springs. These are used when the additional weight of aftermarket accessories are installed such as a heavy winch bumper, an engine conversion, a swing-away tire carrier, all your extra gear, etc.).