No Drill Installation SumoSprings for Ford F-53

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SuperSprings International, Inc. (Carpinteria, California) introduced new SumoSprings Front Rebel kits for Ford F-53 Class A gasoline motorhome applications. Part number series SSF-17 replaces the SSF-18 series. The new SSF-17 SumoSprings Front Rebel kits feature a new top bracket and jounce. The new and innovative top bracket allows the SumoSprings to be installed without any drilling on 2008-2017 applications – a simple bolt on installation that can be completed in less than one hour. The SumoSprings Maxim jounce has been replaced with a SumoSprings Rebel two-piece jounce that allows for unlimited travel, yet maintains the same progressive spring rate and capacity. This unlimited travel provides added ride comfort inside the coach.

As part of our commitment to customer service, SuperSprings has introduced these new innovative suspension solutions, all new SSF-17 SumoSprings, at the same price as the previous SSF-18 kits, MSRP $573.75.

The SSF-17 series does not have a direct 1-for-1 comparison to the SSF-18 series. The new top bracket allows one SSF-17 kit to supersede multiple SSF-18 kits. Ford F-53 applications and associated part numbers vary between coach manufacturer and coach GVWR. Search by Year | Make | Model for more information.

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    1. Hi Marianne, thanks for asking. We do have SumoSprings for your coach. Please e-mail [email protected] with your coach’s GVWR and he can give you a call with recommendations. If you prefer to call him directly, his number is (805) 219-6647.

  1. I have a 2013 thor windsport 32 ft. F 53 chassis i have installed a true center damper on it and it drives much better but it rides. pretty rough is it a good option to install you’re sumo springs

    1. Hey Reginald,

      Thank you for reaching out to us with your question! I definitely recommend giving the SumoSprings a shot! SumoSprings are manufactured from a material called micro-cellular urethane, which is excellent when it comes to dampening that unwanted road-shock and vibration. After installation, the SumoSprings absorb the energy that would normally travel from the road, all the way to your seat, and essentially dissipate it before it even gets to you! Take a look at this page link on our site to learn more about the SumoSprings: https://www.supersprings.com/products/sumosprings/

      Part numbers recommended for your specific vehicle can be found by using our year | make | model guide, or email me at [email protected] so I can help you find them.

      Thanks again Reginald!

    1. Hello Karrie,

      Thank you for your question. It depends on which bolts you are referring to.

      The bolts that secure the bracket to the frame: 35 foot-pounds.

      The bolts that secure the bracket to the SumoSprings: 25 foot-pounds.

      The carriage bolts: No torque. Just tight enough to securely attach. If these are too tight, the brackets will bend.

  2. I am interested in Sumo springs maxim for the front and rear of my 2016 Thor ACE motor home. Model 27.1. The GVWR is 16,000- 22,000. I am interested in bolt on application NO Drillong. Can you supply model numbers an possibly installation diagrams. Thank you.

    1. Ozzie,

      Thank you for your entry for your coach we have the no drilling application for the front which will be part number SSF-170-40-2, however for the rear because it is a newer version of the coach this will involve drilling. The part for the rear is SSR-187-54-1. Attached below are links to the installation guides for each model.

      Front: https://www.supersprings.com/instructions/INS_SSF-170-40-2.pdf
      Rear: https://www.supersprings.com/instructions/INS_SSR-187-54-1.pdf

    1. Hello Wes,

      Thank you for contacting us today. We are unable to decode the VIN. Can you tell us the type of chassis you have if not send a picture of the coach to [email protected]. If it is a class a motorhome (F-53 chassis) then I will also need the GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating.) Upon receving that information I will then be able to provide you with the SumoSprings part numbers.

    1. Hey John, we make both SuperSprings and SumoSprings for the ProMaster vans (1500, 2500, and 3500). The SumoSprings are the more popular choice for these vans, as they not only provide load support and stability, but they dampen vibrations to reduce noise and smooth out the ride. The part number is SSR-313-40, SSR-313-47, or SSR-313-54. Depending on the size van you have and what you are using the van for (commercial or recreational), we can make a recommendation on which density would be best for you.

  3. hello i noticed on the installation guide it says to use the bottom 2 holes when mounting the bracket to the frame,, tiffin is installing these at the factory using the top and bottom hole is this ok?
    Im seeing post from others where their bolts are breaking and these are new coaches within 5k miles the chasis is f53 open road coaches what should be done to secure these better? is adding a 3rd bolt ok? thanks

    1. Thank you for your entry, we are working on updating our instructions the top and bottom holes are the best holes to place them in for the most support on your vehicle. You can add an additional bolt to the middle hole if you would like that will not hurt the bracket. The position that they placed them in however is correct.

  4. I JUST PURCHASED A 2019 THOR CHALLENGER ON A 2019 FORD GAS CHASSIS, I WANT TO PUT SUMO SPRINGS AND SWAY BARS ON FRONT AND REAR OF THIS UNIT. PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF IT IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS NEW UNIT THANKS

    1. Hello Don,

      Thank you for your time. There are three Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) classes; 16k-18k, 20k-22k, and 24k-26k. Here are the front and rear combinations for front and rear for each GVWR class:

      16k-18k
      Front: SSF-170-40-2 https://www.supersprings.com/shop/SSF-170-40-2/
      Rear: SSR-187-40-1 https://www.supersprings.com/shop/SSR-187-40-1/

      20k-22k
      Front: SSF-170-40-2 https://www.supersprings.com/shop/SSF-170-40-2/
      Rear: SSR-187-54-1 https://www.supersprings.com/shop/SSR-187-54-1/

      24k-26k
      Front: SSF-173-40-2 https://www.supersprings.com/shop/SSF-173-40-2/
      Rear: SSR-187-54-1 https://www.supersprings.com/shop/SSR-187-54-1/

      Hope this helps Don, please let me know if you have any questions.

    1. Hi Peter,

      Thanks for reaching out! Here are the front and rear SumoSprings part numbers (and links) for your Ford F53/ Tiffin Class A motorhome, based on the GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating):

      If 16k-18k GVWR:

      Front
      SSF-170-40-2 https://www.supersprings.com/application-guide/SSF-170-40-2

      Rear
      SSR-184-40-1 https://www.supersprings.com/shop/ssr-184-40-1/

      If 20k-22k GVWR:

      Front
      SSF-170-40-2 https://www.supersprings.com/application-guide/SSF-170-40-2

      Rear
      SSR-180-54-1 https://www.supersprings.com/application-guide/SSR-180-54-1

      If 24k-26k GVWR:

      Front
      SSF-173-40-2 https://www.supersprings.com/application-guide/SSF-173-40-2

      Rear
      SSR-183-54-1 https://www.supersprings.com/shop/ssr-183-54-1/

      Please let me know if you have any questions.

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