Pro Comp Products Pass FMVSS Test for 2015 Ford and Toyota Trucks

June 8th, 2015 by admin

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FMVSS (Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard) testing for suspension systems is a vital safety component to prevent loss of control crashes in vehicles. Trucks, Jeeps and SUVs undergo the rigorous FMVSS 126 test and Pro Comp has received certification that its 6-inch suspension system for the 2015 Ford F-150 meets standards.

Pro Comp underwent testing on an F-150 outfitted with their 6-inch Stage I suspension, 35-inch Pro Comp Xtreme MT2 tires mounted on 20-inch Vapor Pro Comp Alloy wheels. “Pro Comp is proud to confirm that our 6-inch suspension system is compliant with the federal safety standards for America’s top-selling truck,” says Pro Comp Marketing Manager, Chloe Eady.

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Testing is conducted on a closed course in Arizona where the truck’s movement is monitored by a sophisticated set of sensors and technology. Robotics maneuver a steering wheel until the F-150 gets up to the designated 50 mph speed before the computer takes over and testing begins.

During robotic operation, the wheel quickly spins left and right and in less than half a second reaches up to 300 degrees then returns back to dead center, causing the truck to change direction and start to slide. This triggers the truck’s AdvanceTrac ESC system to activate and regain control. After analyzing the data, it conclusively demonstrated that the Pro Comp products did not interfere with the performance of the Ford F-150’s ESC systems.

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Pro Comp has also FMVSS tested its Long Travel Suspension on the Toyota Tundra and passed with flying colors. “Pro Comp is very excited to gain FMVSS approval on this kit, as we are the first manufacturer of performance suspension to do so,” says Eady. “We’re constantly striving for innovation and will continue to raise the industry standards in the name of performance and safety.”

In addition to being FMVSS 126 compliant, the new 6-inch and long-travel performance suspensions are both covered by the Pro Comp Promise Lifetime Warranty.  These suspension systems also qualify for the Pro Comp Lift Shield 5-year/60,000 mile powertrain warranty at no additional cost when installed by a Pro Comp Authorized Installer.

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For more than 20 years, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has mandated safety for motor vehicles through their FMVSS No. 126 testing of ESC systems. When vehicles begin to lose directional stability, ESC technology is intended to proactively help drivers.

 

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