November 30, 2016 at 8:16 am #5023269957gilParticipant
I’m building a leaf sprung, lifted 4×4 with 14 inch travel front and back. I would like progressive bump stops and to increase load carrying and stability without compromising down travel. What is the total maximum travel of a blue solo sumospring? I would like to end up with 5″ up 9″ down.November 30, 2016 at 5:54 pm #5023269959jimmycrackcorn79Participant
I would like to hear an answer as well.
I bought a set last year for my lifted Ram 2500 and didnt think before purchasing, because of the lift i had, they would not engage.
As far as your down travel, your options may be vehicle specific, but i thought the Solo line was only a bump stop type of unit. So your down travel would only be dependent on your suspension setup. The Maximum line looks as if it’s connected at both ends, so it will expand by 50% of its size. It will also give you max load support compressed at 50% as well. Then there’s the Rebel model that is attached at both ends, but seperate in the middle so, again your down travel would be endless, only limited by your existing suspension.
I see timbren has a offfering for some lifted applications, however you lose alot of travel when the only difference between the 2 product models is a solid metal spacer or metal drop.
I would like to see an offering from Sumo Spring that lets you retain your additional uptravel you gained from the lift, but in a way that you don’t bottom that out unless your payload is maxed out. In other words create a longer sumo spring for said vehicle without adding a hard stop in there until that vehicles travel is supoose to be done traveling. I think this could be easily done by just using a longer mold for the sumo spring material. Maybe add an additional bellow (ring) for each inch you go up in height.
It would be nice to hear from a rep on this type of stuff. Otherwise a forum on a product site is rather useless..November 30, 2016 at 6:05 pm #5023269960jimmycrackcorn79Participant
Maximum model = “Maxim”
Compression of springs 50% = 80%December 1, 2016 at 8:13 am #5023269963Gabe HerreraKeymaster
Gil/Jimmy, thanks for the posts. This type of custom application is becoming more popular. We intend on developing more “builders’ kits” for custom applications, but do not have finished kits available yet. That said, we do have the parts and have, and will, help get you a product that will help. Most of the custom applications I have helped with have used our SumoSprings Solo springs with spacers. Spacers come in different sizes 1/4″ to 2″. The solo is only attached on one side, so there is no limitation. If you can get the spring within a half inch, or better, pre-loaded a half inch, that is ideal. 5″ tall spring, with a 2″ spacers should be a good fit. I’d recommend chatting on the phone with one of our engineers. Try Chad, at (805) 745-5553, and dial by first name option.
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