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Ann Ballard L.H.G

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October 2016.

SUPLEX UK Ltd have decided to concentrate on their excellent core products of automotive coil and leaf springs and pass all suspension system business to SSL. The I.P. being licenced to Dan White founder and Director of SSL.

 

SSL will thus be continuing to develop the RS Morgan front suspension and 5L Morgan rear multilink suspension together with tuned dampers ('shock absorbers') from such as Quantum Racing, Blistein and GAZ.

 

21st November 2016.

Morgan Rear Suspension 5L. Today SUPLEX UK instructed SSL to take over manufacture of the 5L Morgan rear suspension. The 5L kit will still be made by the same manufacturers but will be branded 'SSL 5L' not as a SUPLEX product.

 

Morgan Front Suspension RS. SUPLEX UK are running down their stock, but then SSL take over the manufacture and sales of the same product rebranded as SSL RS.

30th January 2017

 

RS kits in production with SPAX dampers, will be available early Feb 2017.

 

5L kits also in production with SPAX dampers, in production.

 

All kits available from SSL, Morgan dealers, Morgan specialists and Morgan AeroRacing. See the Products page to see the UK dealers that have been trained in fitting.

 

22nd December.

Early 2017 SSL [Suspension Supplies Ltd] will be supplying the RS [Refinement System] front suspension kit for all Morgans from 1954 to current day.

 

These RS front suspension kits are also being fitted in Morgan Chassis Build on new cars to customer order.

 

SSL Engineers are currently working with SPAX to tune their non-adjustable and adjustable dampers ['Shock absorbers'] for the RS [Front suspension] and the 5L [Rear Suspension] as an alternative to the Bilstein and Quantum options currently available.

 

Note that SPAX are the Morgan factory preferred damper suppliers.

 

Note also that the all the parts within the RS and 5L kits supplied by SSL are the very same parts, made by the same people in the same factories as the previous kits sold by SUPLEX. They are the same products, the branding has changed from SUPLEX to SSL and the design and development will continue by the same engineers as before.

 

7th January 2017. We now have taken over production of the RS (Front suspension Refinement System) and the 5L (Rear suspension 5 link system) from SUPLEX so that there is no overlap with the product previosuly branded as SUPLEX. Just to confirm, the RS and 5L are the same products.

 

These SSL funded RS and 5L products will be available branded as SSL this month January 2017.

 

NEWS we have now completed the road testing of the SPAX adjustable dampers on the RS and the 5L, brilliant! SPAX dampers will be our approved supplier to match what Morgan themselves prefer. There may still be some Bilstein products at the dealers and of course Quantums on special order. Just ask.

 

30th January 2017

 

RS kits in production with SPAX dampers, will be available early Feb 2017.

 

5L kits also in production with SPAX dampers, in production.

 

All kits available from SSL, Morgan dealers, Morgan specialists and Morgan AeroRacing. See the Products page to see the UK dealers that have been trained in fitting.

March 2017

SSL have won the supply of all front suspension main and rebound springs for 'traditional' Morgans in the factory 'Chassis Build'. These springs are now made in Sheffield England!

 

Been approached by two Morgan race teams to be considered to help set up the suspensions following on from success with the Williams 4/4 and the two other Morgans (+8 and 2.0 4/4) they support.

 

10th March 2017

Delivered first batch of SSL RS Morgan front suspension kits to the Morgan factory that are fitted as a customer option on the chassis build. These are the first with Sheffield made springs and SPAX adjustable dampers made in Bicester. English parts for English cars!

Delivered first batch of SSL steering thrust bearings and rubber seals used on all 'traditional' Morgans.

SSL at Race Retro February 2017

APRIL 2017

SSL are now able to buy SPAX adjustable dampers and coilovers direct from the SPAX factory for Morgans and anything else you run or are building. So replacement dampers for the front suspension (Factory or RS), the rears of cars with leaf springs or dampers for the Rutherford ‘lever-arm to tele’ conversions. Also we can specify full race SPAX dampers for Morgans and other race cars.

 

SSL have also supplied softer damping with adjustable SPAX and progressive springs on a lovely ARP4 Morgan to give better ride and a more balanced front to rear feel. These are the same springs as on the SSL 5L but with the damper settings developed by SPAX initially for the ARP4.

 

The Lamborghini nose lift system development is nearing completion. It is installed on a 1999 Diablo. The system is stand-alone so does not rely on the power steering pump pumping up the dampers to achieve a nose lift. This car has also been fitted with new adjustable dampers and slightly softer springs to offer a better ride yet still give the handling required. Road testing due soon, delayed locating the ‘Uni-ball’ rear wishbone joints, more news next month. Work progressing at Thornley Kelham. The system is believed to fit the Diablo and the Murcielagos that followed the Diablo. If wish to know more then contact us!

 

 

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