Suspension Supplies Ltd works with owners, specialist car companies, car restorers, competition car preparers and other manufacturers to design, develop and provide suspension parts, systems and services.
This includes coil, torsion and leaf spring design, damper characteristic development, multilink suspensions and road testing.
Current projects include classic cars, race cars, three wheelers & endurance offroad 4x4.
Production and aftermarket suspension springs and upgrades for Morgans.
Dan White and his 2014 Morgan fitted with the Production SSL RS and SSL 5L front and rear suspensions.
Peter Ballard with his 1980's 2.0L 4/4 the initial development car for the RS and 5L front and rear suspensions.
Below Austin Seven race car. SSL have carried out a dynamic analysis of Austin Sevens and developed the spring rates and camber. SSL have also developed a new friction material for the friction dampers!
How's this for technology, we now have a FaceBook page for the latest news, just click on the logo!
Suspension Supplies Ltd supports many activities in the classic and specialist car industry. Dan & Peter have between them over 80 years of experience in the automotive industry from spring design & making, designing innovative suspension systems, setting up race winning race & rally cars, developing optimal damper (shock absorber) characteristics, working with damper manufacturers and rig & road testing.
Dan White Director Suspension Supplies Ltd.
Dan has driven Morgans for many years and currently has a 1600 Sigma 4/4, which of course is now fully equipped with the RS up front and the 5L at the rear. This car has already done well over ten thousand miles.
In the 1970s Dan worked with Maurice Owen at the Morgan Motor Company to
develop various new suspension ideas and supplied most of their suspension
A qualified engineer and apprentice trained spring maker, he has spent nearly
forty-five years working on suspensions.
He has worked with ICI and Formula One teams and the McLaren Can-Am programme to introduce and develop titanium suspension springs.
Dan created the company SSL to support the classic car market's demand for advanced and durable suspension systems. Dan works closely with UK and European spring manufacturers who design and make springs using the latest techniques and methods to suit even the most challenging applications.
Peter Ballard CEng MIMechE. Director Suspension Supplies Ltd
Peter drives a 2.0L 1984 Morgan 4/4 and is very enthusiastic about Morgans but felt that some aspects of the suspension needed refinement.
Initially he collaborated with Dan White to optimise and release the RS front suspension kit. To complement the RS front suspension kit, Peter designed a new five-link rear suspension with ‘coil overs’ that incorporated a novel system for progressive roll stiffness. It is a system that can easily be fitted to a standard chassis with no welding or drilling. The end result being an assembly of parts that can be easily fitted once the leaf springs and damper hoop are removed and could, if required, be returned to the original leaf spring setup. So the SSL 5L (Five Link) rear suspension system was born. The end result is no less a Morgan but is one that is both comfortable and fast and a pleasure to drive.
Peter has, in his varied career, worked for Leyland Trucks, Lotus
Engineering as Principal Engineer, Team Lotus F1, Avon Rubber automotive and with a major defence company as head of testing and development of advanced military vehicle suspension.
See SSL at the Silverstone MotorSport Day
on 2nd and 3rd November 2018.
A good day to decide and plan what you will do in 2019 to get you from A to B or start to finish line faster or in more comfort - or both!
Held at the home of British Motorsport, MotorsportDays.LIVE races into Silverstone 2nd-3rd November 2018 and is set to make 'getting on track' easier, enhance grids and allow for better preparation for the following season.
This inaugural industry event delves into all areas of motorsport on and off the track, catering for both professional and grassroots, from the track day market to the pinnacle of motorsport and everything in-between. For the first time at such an event, championships, independent race teams and manufacturers will be allowing you track time on Silverstone's famed international circuit from the iconic Wing facility. Featuring the very latest in motorsport, automotive and performance engineering technology, alongside exhibitors from every level of motor racing, MotorsportDays.LIVE is the must-attend event uniquely catered for the industry, trade and drivers of all ability only; members of the motorsport industry can meet, network and discuss their on track future at the home of British Motorsport, whilst sampling cars and products in a live racing environment.
Buy your ticket here www.motorsportdays.live and join us in garage along with Williams Automobiles (Morgan dealers and preparers of race cars) and Moetefindt car trailers at Garage G-40.