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HMMWV suspension/steering upgrade kits.

Having problems with suspension and steering components on older HMMWVs? You no longer need to order each and every part individually. TACOM and the PM for Light Tactical Vehicles developed a kit to improve the suspension and steering components, especially those with add-on armor.

The new suspension and steering upgrade kit comes with NSN 2530-01-524-7319. The kit includes the pitman arm, idler arm, center link, upper and lower controls arms, ball joints, rear springs and shocks found on the M1097A2 vehicle for the rear of basic and A1 HMMWVs. This kit is estimated to take 14 hours to install, with frame welding required. HMMWVs in SWA will have the kit installed when they to go through the TWV Refurbishment Center, so see your DLA Customer Service Representative or TACOM LAR for more information before you order.

One thing to keep in mind with this kit: It will not change the gross vehicle weight (GVW) or allowable payload of your vehicle. That would require several other configuration changes for performance and safety reasons.

Kits are being procured and managed by DLA (S9C). Work continues on incorporating recommended changes to the kit (such as front springs, front shocks, tie rod assemblies, and radius rods), which will not only allow the kit to be used as an upgrade, but still makes it a great kit for the repair of suspension/steering components on a tired HMMWV. This was expected to happen sometime during the Jun 05 deliveries. First priority is given to trucks in SWA. CONUS started getting the kits during the Sep 05 timeframe.

MY SUSPENSION CAN'T HANDLE THE STRESS OF ALL THIS ADD-ON ARMOR!

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NO MORE WORRIES!

THIS NEW KIT WILL PERK YOU RIGHT UP!

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ONE KIT LATER ...

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YOU'RE RIGHT! I FEEL LIKE A KID AGAIN!

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CHANGES WILL CONTINUE TO THE KIT, ALLOWING IT TO BE AN UPGRADE.

AND IT'S STILL GREAT FOR REPAIRS!

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Publication:PS, the Preventive Maintenance Monthly
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Oct 1, 2005
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