TRW Aftermarket Launches Coil Spring Program In North America

TRW Aftermarket Launches Coil Spring Program In North America

TRW’s North American (NA) Aftermarket Group has announced the launch of a coil spring program. With an initial offering of 303 SKUs, the program covers 90 percent of the North American coil spring aftermarket, and includes parts for Chevy Avalanche; Chrysler 300; Dodge Ram; Ford E/F150; Ford Focus; Honda Accord; Jeep Liberty and Nissan Pathfinder, among others.

TRW - Coil SpringsBrian Rassin, product group manager, TRW Aftermarket North America, explained, “As a vital part of a vehicle’s suspension system, all TRW branded coil springs are manufactured to exacting OE standards. Storing energy, coil springs are situated in the part of the suspension system that supports the weight of the vehicle. Fitting a replacement spring that has different characteristics to the OE specification can not only destroy the ride and handling characteristics of a vehicle, but can also negatively affect braking performance. Worn springs can affect a vehicle’s braking performance by up to 5 percent and a broken spring can puncture a tire causing a blowout which can lead to an accident.”

Operating in a harsh environment, coil springs need to be strong and durable, says TRW. Road debris thrown up by the tires can strike suspension components and result in damage to the protective surface coating of the spring. Coil spring rate (strength) is defined by wire diameter, the number of coils, the coil spring body diameter and material specification. The vehicle manufacturers’ drive to reduce component weight has resulted in high stress coil springs with relatively few coils.

“As a leader in active and passive safety technology ZF TRW employs the very latest design and manufacturing methodology and testing; coils are shot peened for improved fatigue life and all finished product is cycle and load tested to ensure consistent quality for long-life operation,” said Rassin. “In addition, we powder-coat the coil springs to maximize corrosion resistance and for improved overall appearance.”

You May Also Like

Autoshop Solutions Partners with BlueRecruit

The two are working together to help bring exceptional technicians, mechanics, and service writers to Autoshop customers’ garages.

Autoshop Solutions has partnered with BlueRecruit, to help their customers find the right talent for their shops.

“We could not be more excited to partner with Autoshop Solutions. Daily, we hear from garage owners of the difficulty they are experiencing finding and connecting with talent. That is why this partnership allows us to better serve the thousands of garages that know and trust our friends at Autoshop Solutions. We could not find a better industry partner to work with,” said Rich Camacho, CEO of BlueRecruit. “Our mission at BlueRecruit is to provide America’s workers a revolutionary path to success, and this partnership is a perfect step on the way to achieving that goal.”

Honda, Ascend Elements partner on EV battery materials

Ascend Elements has recycled used lithium-ion batteries for American Honda Motor Co. since 2021.

Bosch Releases 52 Aftermarket Parts in Q1

The new Bosch products includes three braking parts, 16 fuel and water pumps, two ignition coils, 30 sensors and one fuel injector.

BCA Bearings Announces 2023 Summer Cruisin’ Promotion

The Summer Cruisin’ promotion runs from April 1 through June 15, 2023.

Standard Motor Products’ ABS Sensors Line Expands

Standard offers more than 2,600 ABS Sensors fitting import and domestic vehicle

Other Posts

Akebono Releases ProACT Brake Pad Kits for Honda and More

Electronic wear sensor and premium stainless steel abutment hardware is included in the kits that require it. 

Bartec USA To Host TIA’s ATS Class at Their Facility

Classes will be held from April 25-28.

Auto Value, Bumper to Bumper Ultimate Vehicle Giveaway

Two lucky technicians will win a vehicle of their choice this spring.

SMP Expands Hybrid and EV Product Offering

Standard is prepared to meet the demand of the growing hybrid and EV population with over 4,000 parts available for 150 models.