About Us

Magnum Suspension was originally founded in 1983 as Magnum Axle Co. by former Super Bell Axle partner Victor Leon and TCI Engineering’s Ed Moss in Southern California. In 1989, Ed Moss sold his share of the business to lifelong hot rodder Fred James who also owned Fast Freddy’s. Fred and Victor continued to expand the business and the companies’ product line moving warehousing and retail sales into Fast Freddy’s Santa Ana, CA location with the product manufacturing at the company facility in Hesperia, CA. During the ensuing years, Magnum Axle Company continued to build its’ product line, branching into additional suspension products and a complete line of brake kits and components.

By 1991, Fred sold Fast Freddy’s, and along with his son Mike, relocated the warehousing and sales divisions of Magnum to the community of Oakhurst in Central California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains near Yosemite National Park. While the company also maintained its’ manufacturing facility in Hesperia, CA.

In 2013, Victor Leon and Fred James were looking to retire from their full-time schedules. It was at this time that John Lawson, a devout hot rodder with an impressive collection of cars, acquired the assets of Magnum Axle and formed Magnum Suspension, Inc. John relocated the sales, assembly, and warehousing into a spacious new 10,000 square foot facility in Fresno, CA. In addition to the new Magnum headquarters, John also maintains a full time facility that now serves a role as an in-house R&D and new product development function for the company.

Our product line is continuing to evolve with the additions of our new 6" tube axles and 5' I-beam axles and a host of other new parts and accessories.

In the summer of 2015, after assisting with the transition of the new company, Fred James retired from day-to-day operations and remains available to the company as a consultant. Mike James, who has been with the company since 1989, has taken over the sales and administrative management roles within the company.

Today, Magnum Suspension is committed to providing our customers with top notch customer service and industry leading technical support. We invite you to visit our website more in depth and welcome the opportunity to work with you on your next build.