FMVSS 126 Certified - Electronic Stability Control

2015 Toyota Tundra LONG-TRAVEL SUSPENSION

CERTIFIED COMPLIANT - FMVSS 126

2015 TOYOTA TUNDRA LONG TRAVEL SUSPENSION
Pro Comp Offers First FMVSS 126-Compliant Long Travel Suspension for Toyota Tundra

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 126 (FMVSS 126) certification by the 4WD aftermarket has been limited to standard lift kits that provide room for larger tires… until now. Pro Comp has been a leader in FMVSS 126-compliance for their suspension products, so it should come as no surprise that the company is the first to certify a performance suspension that increases wheel travel while integrating seamlessly with federally mandated stability control.

The kit tested provides 14 inches of front wheel travel and 12 inches of rear wheel travel, an increase of over 50%. The test was performed with 35-inch Pro Comp Xtreme A/T tires mounted on 18-inch Pro Comp Phaser wheels. The Pro Comp long travel Tundra suspension uses 2.75-inch internal bypass coilover shocks with remote reservoirs and extended control arms in front and another pair of internal bypass shocks coupled with mini spring packs and a new shackle in the rear.

On the closed test course, the Pro Comp-equipped vehicle was accelerated to 50 mph, at which point the computer took over. The robotically-controlled wheel was spun abruptly; left and right, up to 300 degrees in less than half a second, and returned to dead center. This caused the truck to change direction and slide, activating the truck’s ESC system, and regain control. When the data was analyzed, it conclusively demonstrated that the Pro Comp products did not interfere with the performance of the Toyota Tundra’s ESC systems.

2015 Ford F-150 6" pro comp suspension

PRO COMP’S 6-INCH FORD F-150

PASSES ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL TEST

Pro Comp is proud to announce that their 6-inch Pro Comp suspension system for 2015 Ford F-150 has received certification that it meets Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 126 (FMVSS 126). FMVSS 126 requires the successful operation of electronic stability control (ESC) on all new vehicles under 10,000 pounds GVW. In order to demonstrate that Pro Comp’s suspension system did not negatively affect these systems on the new Ford pickup, Pro Comp had tests performed on an F-150 outfitted with their 6” Stage I suspension, 35-inch Pro Comp Xtreme MT/2 tires mounted on 20-inch Phantom Pro Comp Alloy wheels

On the closed test course, the Pro Comp equipped vehicle was accelerated to 50 mph at which point the computer takes over. The robotically controlled wheel spins abruptly; left and right, up to 300 degrees in less than half a second and returns back to dead center causing the truck to change direction and begin to slide. This event caused the trucks AdvanceTrac ESC system to activate and regain control. When the data was analyzed, it conclusively demonstrated that the Pro Comp products did not interfere with the performance of the Ford F-150’s ESC systems.

In addition to being FMVSS 126 compliant, the new 6-inch F-150 suspension is covered by the Pro Comp Promise Lifetime Warranty. This suspension system also qualifies 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.

2014 RAM 1500 6" pro comp suspension

PRO COMP’S 6-INCH RAM 1500

PASSES ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL TEST

The latest addition to Pro Comp’s line of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 126-compliant suspensions is their 6-inch system for the 2014 Ram 1500. The test was performed on a half-ton Ram truck equipped with the 6-inch Pro Comp suspension, 20-inch Pro Comp alloy wheels, and 35x12.50R20 Pro Comp Xtreme A/T tires as the only modifications to the vehicle.

A wide array of outriggers and sensors were installed to monitor and ensure that the suspension system does not compromise the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) systems that are government mandated on all new vehicles. On the closed test course, the Pro Comp equipped vehicle was accelerated to 50 mph at which point the computer takes over. The robotically controlled wheel spins abruptly; left and right, up to 300 degrees in less than half a second and returns back to dead center causing the truck to change direction and begin to slide. This event caused the trucks ESC system to activate and regain control. When the data was analyzed, it conclusively demonstrated that the Pro Comp products did not interfere with the performance of the Ram 1500’s ESC systems.

Ram is the only auto manufacturer currently offering a coil sprung rear suspension on their trucks, which created a unique set of challenges that have left other suspension manufacturers flustered. “As the only half-ton truck on the market with a standard rear coil springs and a diesel engine option, the new Ram 1500 is going to play a big role in new vehicle sales in the coming year,” explained Adam Trowbridge, Pro Comp Suspension Brand Manager. “Consumers want a more impressive performing suspension off-road, while still maintaining all of the vehicle’s safety features on-road. Pro Comp works hard to make sure our kits excel in both environments.” Unlike other manufacturers that have elected to do self-testing through laboratory simulation, Pro Comp’s testing was performed on a test track where the true capabilities of their products could be measured more accurately.

2014 Jeep Wrangler 3.5" pro comp suspension

PRO COMP EQUIPPED 2014 JEEP WRANGLER

PASSES ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL TEST

On March 23rd, at a proving ground in the Arizona desert, Pro Comp successfully tested and passed the FMVSS 126 Electronic Stability Control Test with its new 3.5” Suspension System on a 2014 Jeep Wrangler.

Adam Trowbridge, Brand Manager of Pro Comp Suspension, explains that the company elected to perform FMVSS 126 due to its relentless drive for quality. "The Jeep Wrangler is a vehicle continually pushed to its limits in the off-road environment. Consumers want a more impressive performing kit off-road, while still maintaining all of the vehicle’s safety features on-road. Pro Comp works hard to make sure our kits excel in both environments. We performed this physical test because we believe this stands as a symbol of our ongoing commitment to safety, engineering and technological advancement."

2014 Toyota Tundra 6" pro comp suspension

CERTIFIED COMPLIANT – FMVSS 126

PRO COMP PASSES ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL TEST

Another industry first! Pro Comp is proud to announce that it has tested and successfully passed the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS 126) test on a 2014 Toyota Tundra 4wd . This highly specialized test was performed to show that the installation of a Pro Comp 6-inch suspension system, Pro Comp wheels and 35-inch Pro Comp Tires would not compromise the performance and effectiveness of the vehicle's Electronic Stability Control system.

Pro Comp's testing was performed on a test track where the true capabilities of their products could be measured more accurately. This accomplishments is just another example of Pro Comp’s ongoing commitment to advancing the performance and technology of its products.

2014 Silverado 6" pro comp suspension

CERTIFIED COMPLIANT – FMVSS 126

PRO COMP PASSES ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL TEST

Pro Comp is proud to announce that it has tested and successfully passed the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS 126) test. This highly specialized test was performed to show that the installation of a Pro Comp 6” suspension system, Pro Comp wheels and 35” Pro Comp Tires on a 2014 GM 1500 4wd would not compromise the performance and effectiveness of the vehicle’s Electronic Stability Control system.

Unlike other manufacturers that have elected to do self-testing through laboratory simulation, Pro Comp’s testing was performed on a test track where the true capabilities of their products could be measured more accurately.

Testing was conducted on a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 4WD. The truck was equipped with an off-the-shelf Pro Comp 6” suspension system, 20” Pro Comp alloy wheels and 35” Pro Comp Xtreme A/T Tires. The truck was then fitted with an elaborate array of sensors and test equipment to monitor all aspects of the vehicles movement and dynamics including a robotically operated steering wheel to assure precise and accurate tests.

On the closed test course, the Pro Comp equipped vehicle was accelerated to 50 mph at which point the test operator initiated the test and let the computer take over. The robotically controlled wheel spins abruptly; both left and right, up to 300 degrees in less than half a second and then returns back to dead center causing the truck to change direction and begin to slide. This event caused the trucks ESC system to activate and regain control. When the data was analyzed, it clearly showed that the Pro Comp products did not interfere with the performance of the ESC systems.

Adam Trowbridge, Brand Manager of Pro Comp Suspension, explains that the company elected to perform FMVSS 126 due to its relentless drive for quality. “We performed this physical test because we believe this stands as a symbol of our ongoing commitment to safety, engineering and technological advancement.”

2013 Ford F-150 6" pro comp suspension

CERTIFIED COMPLIANT – FMVSS 126

PRO COMP PASSES ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL TEST WITH 6” KIT ON 2013 FORD F-150 4WD

Pro Comp is proud to announce that its 6” suspension system for a 2013 Ford F-150 has been tested and successfully passed the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS 126) test. This highly specialized test was performed to show that the installation of a Pro Comp 6” suspension system, Pro Comp wheels and 35” Pro Comp Tires would not compromise the performance and effectiveness of the vehicle’s Electronic Stability Control system.

The truck was equipped with an off-the-shelf Pro Comp 6” suspension system, 20” Pro Comp alloy wheels and 35” Pro Comp Xtreme A/T Tires. The truck was then fitted with an elaborate array of sensors and test equipment to monitor all aspects of the vehicles movement and dynamics to assure precise and accurate tests.

Adam Trowbridge, Brand Manager of Pro Comp Suspension, is excited to offer their loyal customers another safe and quality product. “One of the key motivations of Pro Comp is to develop products that not only perform great, but ensure the highest level of safety to its users. We invest in these tests to give our customers peace of mind, knowing that our products have been put through its paces.”