HMMWV UPGRADES 1995-2016
Lower control arms and new springs
SUSPENSION – Improves ride and restores Ride Height
Now that you can drive faster, quicker and haul more weight, a ride improvement kit restores original (ORD) ride height and wheel travel at weights up to 20,000 pounds. The kit gives you a new lower control arm that smartly provides a recessed spring mount and a 3 and ½ inch longer spring for each wheel. The arm is made with ½ inch steel plate. The spring provides more steel to support the higher HMMWV weights along with wider coil gaps. The wider gap reduces coil bind and lets through more air to cool those shocks (for longer life) that you will put to the test with those added horses under the hood. With different bolt-on lower spring mounts you can reuse existing shocks, install our adjustable shock kit or install the shock of your choice. The new control arms mount right to the HMMWV.
To provide smoother, safer maneuverability another option for you is to install a solid billet idler arm kit with new larger front and rear sway bars. These sway bars are mil-spec hot bent, quenched and tempered. The added rear bar includes bolt-on brackets for simple fit. A 1.75 inch rear sway bar was selected by the military after testing at the higher vehicle gross vehicle weight
HMMWV has been around for over 30 years. Everyone knows what it is. It has always been out of reach until now. We have been working with military contractors and the aftermarket builders. We have what you will need to drive the HMMWV daily.
Bare Speed, Inc
TRANSMISSION – More speeds and lower torque
Now that you have added more horsepower – a transmission upgrade kit provides further improvement in performance. This is a modified commercial truck transmission that can handle over 20,000 GVW pounds with better acceleration and lower heat rejection. Remanufactured units with complete dyno testing are even available with a long warranty. The transmission is adapted to fit between the engine and transfer case without moving either and includes new tail housings, new frame cross member, linkages to mate to the existing shift selector and a harness that plugs into the existing vehicle harness, another simple solution.