CARPINTERIA, Calif., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SuperSprings® International has been awarded United States patents for its innovative SumoSprings vehicle suspension enhancers. The patents cover vehicular applications for two of the three SumoSprings designs, the Rebel and the Maxim.
"Vehicles are always evolving, so in order to be innovative, we have to continually test and monitor how our products fit and perform," says Gerry Lamberti, SuperSprings International CEO. "SuperSprings specialists are constantly exploring ways to make our products easier to install, last longer and perform better under working conditions. The patented SumoSprings designs are the result of studying how our products can meet and exceed the needs of truck, van and motor home users."
SumoSprings "airless airbags" are manufactured from a proprietary microcellular urethane. They offer a progressive spring rate, which provides increasing support for the suspension as the vehicle is loaded. SumoSprings enhance load-carrying ability, stabilize sway and improve overall driver control and comfort.
The newly patented SumoSprings Rebel line is the company's latest innovation. It features a two-piece design, while the Maxim utilizes a one-piece design. SumoSprings Rebel suspension enhancers fill the gap between a vehicle's axle and frame, and, unlike an airbag, they do not limit upward suspension travel. The top half of a SumoSprings Rebel is mounted to the frame, and the bottom half is mounted to the axle. As the suspension is loaded, the two urethane components meet, improving ride, reducing side-to-side body roll and eliminating sudden bottoming-out. Since the two halves do not constrain the axle, SumoSprings Rebels are ideal for applications involving rapid spring articulation, including dirt and off-road driving.
Most SumoSprings applications use existing mounting points and come with vehicle-specific brackets, eliminating the need for drilling during installation.
SumoSprings are manufactured in the U.S.A. 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.
About SuperSprings International
SuperSprings International produces a full line of suspension-enhancing products for load-carrying vehicles. The company was founded in 1996 to manufacture the original SuperSpring self-adjusting leaf suspension stabilizer, and later expanded to include microcellular urethane components. The urethane is utilized in SumoSprings "airless airbags" and SuperSway-Stops. SuperSprings International is based in Carpinteria, Calif. It is a member of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and the NTEA.
SOURCE SuperSprings International