XB Rear Suspension

Rear suspension not only defines ride and handling – it determines how much weight your vehicle can carry. Take a look at FCCC’s exclusive V-Ride and X-Ride for premium design and engineering.


DetroitTM Rear Axles

17,500 – 23,000 lbs.

Detroit Axle

Backed by many years of manufacturing expertise, Detroit axles provide market-leading performance and value. An integrated one-piece differential in these rear axles offer greater stability and durability, with a smaller ring gear size for reduced weight and higher payload. Precision cut gears allow for a quieter axle and better gear mesh for driving comfort and durability.

Meritor Single Rear Axles

17,500 – 25,000 lbs.

Meritor Single Axle

Meritor's proven designs are combined with high-strength engineered materials to provide excellent performance and durability.

  • Gearing and axle shaft designs are matched to deliver cost-effective, dependable functionality
  • Gearing options provide long life and increased durability
  • Precision-forged differential gears provide maximum strength and shock resistance
  • Rigid differential cases support precise gear alignment and durability
  • A wide range of axle arrangements and housing bowl positions allow customization and packaging flexibility for commercial bus manufacturers
  • The widest range of gear ratios available enable bus builders to choose axles to fit their desired fuel economy, greater torque or maximum traction
  • Available two-speed hypoid axles offer additional traction as needed
  • Versatile, high-quality components ensure quiet operation and ease of service
  • Lightweight aluminum carrier casting options deliver additional payload capacity and fuel economy
  • Optional Driver-Controlled Differential Lock (DCDL) provides superior traction and spinout protection in slippery conditions

Single-Axle Neway ADL Rear Suspension

17,500 – 23,000 lbs.

Neway ADL

By maintaining a constant driveline angle and isolating driver and passengers from the harshest bumps and road conditions, the Neway ADL Suspension provides a comfortable ride day-in and day-out.

  • Large volumetric air bags allow for more air in the suspension for a smoother ride
  • Large transverse beam minimizes body roll and increases bus stability
  • Parallelogram suspension design reduces driveline angle, noise and driveline wear

V-Ride Rear Suspension

V-Ride® Rear Suspension System

Luxury Without Limits.

V-Ride Rear Suspension

As the first-ever single axle suspension rated up to 23,000 pounds, V-Ride® is designed for today's demanding bus owners - who want the ability to carry more gear, the freedom to equip their interiors with premium amenities, and a comfortable, confident driving experience.

  • Multiple V-Ride configurations are available with varying GVWRs - all optimized to coach specifications:  17,500 lbs.  |  19,000 lbs.  |  21,000 lbs.  |  23,000 lbs.
  • Increased towing capacity
  • Quik-Align® allows for easy axle alignment without the use of shims
  • V-rod connection dissipates suspension forces, reducing stress for greater durability and longevity
  • U-Shaped Assembly – The transverse beam integrated with the trailing arm form a single-piece U-shaped assembly – enhancing stability at all speeds
  • Consistent Handling – The V-rod connection and U-shaped assembly design result in superior roll stability and more predictable handling in all road conditions, offering a confident driving experience
  • Smooth Ride – Large volumetric air springs and premium Sachs shocks deliver the smoothest ride available

X-RideTM Rear Suspension


The 23,000lb X-Ride suspension brings a new level of design, technology, and capability to the world of commercial bus chassis. Unlike any other suspension on the market, the X-Ride – offered exclusively on the XB series chassis from FCCC – combines two superior design elements: a four-point link and a four-bag suspension.

Individually, these elements offer commercial bus operators great functionality and flexibility. Together, they offer a higher capacity for mid-size coaches and form the foundation of the X-Ride suspension from FCCC.



The X-Ride’s 4-point link integrates the separate functions previously performed by the trackbar and the stabilizer bar. As a result, the X-Ride fulfills all of the familiar roll-stabilization requirements, including axle control even in extreme driving conditions, leading to increased ground clearance and decreased overall system weight.

In addition, the X-Ride’s 4-point link significantly improves vehicle safety over the performance range and life of the chassis while offering simplified and streamlined operation.

  • Fewer individual components
  • Weight reduction
  • Maintenance-free
  • Increased space for body installation
  • Improved ground clearance

4-Bag Suspension


The most significant advantage presented by the rear axle system of the X-Ride and its 4-bag suspension is significant weight reduction, allowing for increased passenger capacity. The total axle system weight, including all suspension elements, has been reduced to less than 2,200lbs total - without compromising ride quality and durability.

The reduction in unsprung mass ultimately results in improved ride comfort. The reduced pinion standout allows longer prop shafts to be used, thereby reducing the articulation angles of the suspension’s U-joints. This, in turn, reduces the noise level from the suspension while an overall wide stance produces better balance, stability and performance, as well as improved longevity of the driveline.

  • Overall weight reduction
  • Improved ride comfort
  • Noise reduction
  • Reduced articulation angles
  • Lowered maintenance costs
  • Usage of longer prop shafts