Friday, June 28, 2013

New SumoSprings “Airless Airbags” for Isuzu N-Series Improve Driver Comfort

Carpinteria, Calif. (June 26, 2013) – SuperSprings International now offers a solution for Isuzu N-Series drivers who love the truck’s capabilities, but require a more comfortable ride. An easy-to-install SumoSprings application has been developed for the N-Series’ front suspension that dramatically improves driver comfort.
 
 
            The N-Series, Work Truck Magazine’s 2013 Medium-Duty Truck of the Year, features a low cab forward design that maximizes cargo space and visibility. The driver sits directly above the front axle where there is little forgiveness, though, so bumps in the road can be especially jarring.
 
            “We have been outfitting N-Series trucks with SuperSprings® rear leaf spring stabilizers for several years and had a lot of users ask for something to help in the front,” said Mike Visser, president of SuperSprings International. “After extensive testing, we now offer a low-density SumoSpring that bolts directly to the N-Series frame. SumoSprings fill the gap left by the short factory bump stop, which eliminates the sudden bottoming-out on rough roads that troubles drivers.”
 
            SumoSprings operate like an airbag without the air and accompanying hassle of a compressor system. They provide smooth load engagement, reduce side-to-side body roll and improve ride. SumoSprings are composed of a proprietary microcellular urethane that offers a progressive spring rate, so the vehicle’s suspension receives extra support only when needed. Each SumoSpring can be compressed by 80 percent of its original height with full memory rebound, delivering better performance and long-term durability than competing rubber products.
 
            The new application for the N-Series (P/N SSF-601) comes mounted on an “L” bracket that attaches to the truck using two existing holes in the frame. Typical installation takes less than an hour; the user just has to jack up the vehicle’s front end and attach two bolts through each SumoSpring bracket.
 
“Since you can install SumoSprings in-house, you don’t have to worry about wasting time and resources shuttling trucks back and forth from the spring shop,” said Visser. “They are a fit-it-and-forget-it solution that can be left untouched for the life of the vehicle.”
 
            SumoSprings are completely maintenance free and will never sag due to a leak, further lowering overall total cost of ownership.
 
            All SumoSprings are manufactured in the U.S.A. Front applications are also available for Chevrolet, Ford, GMC and Ram work trucks. For more information about SumoSprings or any of the other suspension-enhancing products available from SuperSprings International, visit www.supersprings.com or call (866) 898-0720.

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