The Liquid Spring suspension system is a completely different direction for heavy-duty suspensions. Andre got to go deep with this Ford F-550 example. This suspension has its own sensors and a computer to actively adjust the spring rates in near real-time. Could this be a super heavy-duty Ford Raptor you’ve been waiting for? Here are all the details.
Liquid Spring builds suspension systems are built to underpin heavy-duty trucks. Leaf and coil springs along with shock absorbers are removed to make way for the (silicone) hydrologically-adjustable system. It provides a variable spring rate and can adjust itself in 40-milliseconds to the desired setting.
The in-cab controller allows you to select various ride settings almost instantly. These include comfort, normal, and sport which changes with the pre-programmed algorithm. At under 10-mph, the system will allow you to go to its maximum height (for better off-road ability) or lowest height (for clearing low hanging obstacles).
Normally, the company focuses on chassis cabs, heavy-duty trucks for industrial and agricultural applications, but they also work on Recreational Vehicles (RVs) as well. Motorhomes and personal off-road vehicles are also part of their focus. This example, an F-550 that was built by Elevation Off-Grid, is a beefy example of what is possible for enthusiasts.
A typical Liquid Springs system runs around $9,300 for the rear suspension and approximately $6,300 for the front axle. Installation prices and modification prices will vary. The potential for upgrading to a rugged, fully adjustable suspension that can handle excessive loads, cannot be ignored.
We got this footage from the 2022 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, IN this week. In this video, Andre goes into detail with Liquid Springs’ rep Carl and gets a ton of information – just for you!