Welcome to Simple Engineering
Simple Engineering, LLC is owned and operated by a (now retired) aviation customer support engineer who loves to solve problems. Purchasing an SSR in 2005 was the kickoff of a truly passionate involvement with the Chevy SSR. Simple Engineering has been dedicated to providing products that improve and enhance the joy of owning your SSR since 2006.
Based in Phoenix, we felt the first area of improvement needed to be the SSR cooling system. In 2005, this brought about the SSR Auxiliary Fan Kit (SE-AUX1) to augment the air conditioning system and push some air through the radiator when the vehicle wasn’t moving. There are over 600 Auxiliary Fans in service today.
The squared-off OEM air dam didn’t seem to fit the contours of the SSR, so we designed a replacement SSR Air Dam (SE-AD) to be functional, but not noticeable. When we discovered that the OEM lower radiator support was made of plastic, we replicated the part in steel to produce the SSR Lower Radiator Support (SE-LRS).
In mid 2006 Chevrolet was having trouble keeping up with the demand for the Main Fan failures on the SSR. We took on this challenge and came up with a plug and play Direct Replacement Main Fan Kit for SSRs (SE-MFK-1) to fill the need. There are now approximately 3,000 MFK-1’s in service (world-wide) today.
In 2006, we also worked with Muth Mirrors to create the SSR application. The photos in the instructions (written by Simple Engineering) are of Mike’s own SSR.
General Motors stopped supplying the OEM Car Covers in 2006 and we negotiated with the manufacturer to begin supplying them through our web site. This started a fabulous long-term relationship with Coverking and their outdoor covers were added to the offerings in 2007 after a re-design of the pattern, using Mike’s SSR as the pattern dummy.
Simple Engineering has been quietly supporting Chevy SSR owners around the world for more than 15 years. From Canada to Australia, the EU and the Middle East, we’ve been the “go-to” supplier for folks that are looking for parts and accessories that will not only allow them to keep their SSRs running in top shape, but to make sure their Chevys look their very best. We may also be able to help owners locate hard to find Chevy SSR parts that otherwise wouldn’t be available locally. If you’re outside of the U.S., please don’t hesitate to get in touch using our 📧 International Customer Contact Form!
Through the years, we have continued to find other “opportunities for improvement” on the SSR and responded with expanded offerings into the web store.
Things like (click item for more info):
- Transmission Oil Cooler Kits
- Differential Covers
- Transmission Covers
- Anti-lock Brake Heat Shields
- Pneumatic Lift Supports
- 5″ Diameter Exhaust Tips
- Spare Tire Kits
- Chassis Stiffeners
- Bilstein Shock Absorbers
I’m dedicated to continue that work on everyone’s behalf because I know, as an SSR owner myself, how important it is to enjoy the ride!
Founding owner and operator…