July 31st, 2013: BDS Suspension FMVSS No.126 Compliant

compliant-badgeIn an effort to reduce the risk of rollover crashes the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) established the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 126 requiring all new passenger vehicles under 10,000 lbs GVWR include an electronic stability control (ESC) system as standard equipment. FMVSS No. 126 tests new vehicle ESC systems through a series of evasive lane-change maneuvers at highway speeds to ensure the driver can maintain control in critical driving situations. Effective August 2012 this law requires aftermarket products to be compliant with these same standards.

With the new requirements in place, SEMA reached out to aftermarket manufacturers to test kit compliance of products. The initial investment to test compliance is large, so many companies have chosen to self certify their products without any formal engineering analysis. BDS Suspension, however, has been on the industry forefront by working towards independent verification of all applicable suspension kits to show compliance with the new standards.

This accomplishment is just a small representation of the large investment by the BDS Suspension team to produce the safest and highest quality product on the market today. For additional information on this and other quality products available log on to our website at bds-suspension.com. BDS Suspension is a division of Sport Truck USA Inc.


5 Comments on “BDS Suspension FMVSS No.126 Compliant
  • aaron says:

    Do you have a kit for 2015 sierra denali?

    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      At this time we do offer 2”, 4”, 6”, 6” C/O kits for the 2015 Chevy/GMC 1/2-ton truck equipped with standard struts. Most of the 2015 1/2-ton Denali trucks use the MagneRide system which we currently don’t offer any lift solutions for.

  • Aaron says:

    do you make a kit for a 2016 denali

    • Carter @ BDS Suspension says:

      We don’t offer a kit for the MagneRide equipped GMC Denali 1500 at this time, however kits are in the works.

  • 2015 Jeep JK Lift Kits Now Available by BDS Suspension says:

    […] Coldwater, MI—September 12, 2014—BDS Suspension is now shipping a full line of suspension lift options for 2015 Jeep Wrangler JK and Wrangler Unlimited JK. Available in sizes for 2″ spacer kits to 6.5″ 4-link long arm systems, BDS Suspension has a kit to meet your needs. All BDS kits include the No Fine Print Warranty and are designed to improve the performance, functionality, and curb appeal of the new Wranglers without sacrificing drivability.In addition to kit development, BDS has been working towards independent verification of FMVSS No.126 (electronic stability control system) compliance of all applicable BDS lift kits. On the JK/JKU applications to date, the 2″, 3″, and 4-4.5″ kits have been verified compliant. For more on BDS’s FMVSS No.126 compliancy testing head to FMVSS126. […]


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