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dead axle

[¦ded ′ak·səl]
(mechanical engineering)
An axle that carries a wheel but does not drive it.
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The old Civic had a simple torsion beam axle at the back but the new car has a more sophisticated (and expensive to make) multi-link set-up that is not only better for hustling through bends like a young road tester, but also improves ride comfort.
Tenders are invited for Set Of Polyamide Bushes For Equaliser Link Compensating Beam Axle Box Of Wag-7 Locomotive As Per Rdso Drg.
Had the program been a little longer--or had management listened when told you can't just switch overnight from a beam axle to an independent design--things might have been different.
With a suspension set-up of MacPherson struts at the front and a torsion beam axle at the back, smart claim they have tuned the Forfour for ``sporty'' handling.
Ride quality is also much improved due to the adoption of suspension refinements, including MacPherson struts at the front and a coupled torsion beam axle at the rear.
The previous Altima used the independent rear suspension from the Nissan Skyline because it was the only IRS available to replace the beam axle originally planned," says Haidos.
The design not only retains all the advantages of a conventional torsion beam axle -such as minimal space requirements,low weight and high camber control -but can also be precisely tuned to the specific requirements of different variants within the model range.
Variable height, air suspension and independent rear suspension rather than a solid beam axle should give the Range Rover clearance and grip advantages over rivals.
The front suspension uses MacPherson struts with offset coil springs and a stabilizer bar; the rear features a semi-independent torsion beam axle.
Because Ford fits a stiffer torsion beam axle at the back as well, which means the springs don't need to be much stiffer.
A beam axle held up the rear wheels, and the small but symmetric cargo hold--aided in the task by a folding rear seatback--had a split plywood floor.
Saab went for simplicity with the suspension with struts at the front and a beam axle at the rear.