We wanted to provide a quick education for recreational consumers to help lead you to resources about your vehicle and product warranties. Did you know there is a law protecting you from manufacturers voiding or denying coverage under your warranty simply for adding aftermarket products? This law is known as “The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.”
A consumer should have the option to unleash their “DIY” skills, just as much as we should have the option to take our vehicle to a dealership or automotive shop, to have components repaired, replaced, or enhanced as we see fit. Thanks to this particular act/law, we can! The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), validates the right to install automotive aftermarket parts without having to worry about voiding, or being denied warranty coverage.
This warranty information also brings up a question regarding our innovative suspension solutions:
What kind of modifications are made by using these suspension solutions?
Suspension enhancement products do not increase your payload capacity or GVWR. GVWR is set by the manufacturer of your vehicle and no aftermarket product can change it. GVWR should never be exceeded. Instead of modifications, think enhancements. Here is a quick rundown of what factory components are enhanced, and what (if anything) is being replaced by our suspension enhancement products.
For most applications, the front or rear factory bump stop needs to be removed before installing any of the three different styles of SumoSprings: Solo, Maxim, and Rebel. The bump stop is an inactive, preventative, component in your suspension. The factory spring (coil of leaf) is your vehicle’s suspension. The SumoSprings replace the inactive bump stop and act as a secondary spring, an air spring, an active part of your suspension.
Unlike SumoSprings, SuperSprings do not require any components to be removed in order to be installed. SuperSprings sit on top of your factory spring assembly, and support it. You do not need to disassemble or modify your original spring pack at all.
These dynamic air spring inserts slide directly into the turns of the factory coil springs. That’s it! No tools, no hardware.
SuperCoils are a heavy-duty replacement. They replace the factory spring. SuperCoils are a true replacement, not a secondary spring.
SuperStops replace the original contact pads on the frame perches (if any). Sometimes the original pad is a thin piece of rubber, other times there is no pad and the overload spring contacts steel. Whether replacing original pads or adding to perches with no pads, SuperStops are contact pads for top overload springs. SuperSway-Stops help engage the spring earlier to reduce sway, and SuperSilent-Stops prevent raucous noise in transportation applications.
Trailer SumoSprings do not replace any original components. They mount to the factory trailer leaf spring assembly, and create an air spring cushion between the frame and suspension.
- sema.org: FTC Validates Right to Install Aftermarket Parts
- wikipedia.org: Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act
- ftc.gov: Magnuson Moss Warranty-Federal Trade Commission Improvements Act