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Posted: August 1, 2014

A new brochure from Dana Corporation’s Commercial Vehicle Systems group highlights the Dana Spicer SmartRide suspension family’s weight-efficient design. The six-page brochure presents a component-by-component overview of key product features and options available on this family of suspensions.

Dana says SmartRide suspension customer benefits include fuel savings, reduced maintenance, and increased payload, achieved through a weight-efficient design that results from careful materials selection, the use of proprietary shape-optimization software, and sophisticated validation
testing. It’s claimed that the suspensions are up to 18% stronger than competitive designs to resist buckling.

The piece describes Dana’s use of large diameter (5-3/4-in.) axle tubes that lower system weight by 30 lb, while also minimizing tube deflection to help extend tire life and improve fuel economy. The brochure describes numerous SmartRide features and options, including air disc brakes, drum brakes, wide-base configurations for single tires, and Dana Spicer TIMS tire inflation and monitor system for trailers.

The brochure, item number SUSL-0002, can be downloaded or ordered free of charge at


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