Suspension Systems use BFGoodrichs exclusive TORSILASTIC®
rubber torsion springs to literally cradle your vehicles
chassis in rubber. The result? Shock from every direction is
absorbed so your vehicle handles better, maneuvers easily
and has a smoother, more enjoyable ride overall, no matter
how tough the driving conditions may be.
is no newcomer to providing safe, smooth rides. In fact, for
over 60 years, we have designed and supplied springs and
suspension systems for intercity buses,
transit buses, class 8 trucks, military vehicles, conversion
coaches, motorhomes and ambulances.
Suspension Systems are available to accommodate most chassis
configurations. Designs exist for solid axle, independent
front and rear, tag axle, bogie axle, low floor and high
floor requirements. Systems exist or can be designed to
handle axle loading from 5,000 lbs to 28,000 lbs. In each
case, the suspension will be tuned to the requirements of
Engineered Polymer Products
6061 BFGoodrich Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32226-3409 Phone (904) 696-4121
Fax (904) 757-7116
VELVET-RIDE Suspension System is based on BFGoodrichs
exclusive TORSILASTIC® rubber torsion spring technology. Put
simply, its designed with an inner steel shaft thats
surrounded by durable molded rubber and encased in a
high-strength metal outer shell.
your vehicle is being driven, turns and bumps in the road
cause the inner steel shaft to rotate in relation to the outer
shell and the rubber resists this twisting. This helps ensure
a smooth ride -
when the road isnt -
the rubber can return to its original position once the force
air springs that can only absorb vertical impact, our
TORSILASTIC springs absorb impact forces and moments from
In an RMS Acceleration Test, vibrations were measured at the
floor of each vehicle.
RMS Acceleration Chart plots the RMS Acceleration level for
each vehicle evaluated in the test. The higher the RMS, the
less comfortable the ride. Conversely, the
more comfortable the
each case, the lowest RMS was attributed to the VELVET-RIDE
Suspension Systems. Which proves we offer the most
comfortable ride on the road.
also means improved maneuverability. Unlike most traditional
air bag and leaf spring systems, the VELVET-RIDE Suspension
System is attached outboard
of the chassis frame rail
to help make sure your vehicle resists swaying and stays
in contact with the road- even when you need to dodge in and
out of traffic.
uncompromising roll stability gives a driver enhanced control
and added safety. Equally as important, it gives everyone on
board a greater sense of comfort.
time, transitory vibration from all directions makes its
presence known to your vehicles body and components.
VELVET-RIDE Suspension Systems isolate vibration below the
vehicle frame rail which results in less vibration reaching
your body fasteners, welded joints, window seals, seats,
cabinetry, interior lights and other fixed vehicle contents.
controlled engine and transmission components will benefit
from the added vibration reduction features inherent in
VELVET-RIDE Suspension Systems.
more moving parts there are, the more likely something will go
wrong. With air bag and leaf spring suspension systems, the
bushings, bearings, radius rods, air lines, compressors and
individual leaf springs will eventually need to be repaired or
component in the VELVET-RIDE Suspension System requires
lubrication, only periodic height adjustments are necessary,
and these are easily accomplished by adding or removing shims,
or loosening or tightening threaded adjustment rods.
VELVET-RIDE Suspension System is built for a long service
life. Its simple and proven engineering design ensures that
the VELVET-RIDE Suspension System will operate virtually
maintenance free. Your vehicle will never be stranded or
inoperable due to a catastrophic spring failure, which can
happen when operating air bag systems.
fact, only one thing rivals the comfort of a BFGoodrich
VELVET-RIDE Suspension System: its cost effectiveness.