Independent Suspension

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independent suspension

[‚in·də′pen·dənt sə′spen·chən]
(mechanical engineering)
In automobiles, a system of springs and guide links by which wheels are mounted independently on the chassis.

Independent Suspension


a system in which each wheel of a motor vehicle is suspended from the frame or under-frame independently of any other. It is used mainly for the front axle of passenger cars; much less frequently, it is used for both axles of passenger cars or for all axles of trucks.

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Not only does this give a solid base on which to mount the fully independent suspension," says Seel, "it helps the LX's crash performance as well.
NASDAQ: FRPT) today announced that it has received a modification to contract M67854-07-D-5031 not to exceed $158 million from the United States Marine Corps Systems Command to supply Force Protection Cougar Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles with the Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) TAK-4 Independent Suspension Kits.
The exclusive LTSA guarantees the continued supply of independent suspension systems for Bushmaster PMV, and all military and civil variants of the vehicle, including the Copperhead Armored Logistic Vehicle, and the FireKing bushfire-fighting vehicle.
This order follows the company's MaxxPro rolling chassis body swap, which upgrades more than 2,700 MaxxPro vehicles with a DXM independent suspension, MaxxForceA 9.
Hyundai engineers benchmarked the best crossovers in the world before designing Veracruz's unibody and four-wheel independent suspension system.
for Wagner says the Link-X design costs about the same as a double wishbone or multi-link independent suspension, minus the cost of the anti-roll bars.
The 75th Anniversary Edition Dearborn Deuce features a performance show chassis with 4-wheel independent suspension, disc brakes, rack and pinion steering, custom wheels, Pirelli performance tires, custom leather interior and finished trunk, console, air conditioning, CD player, custom instrumentation, modern halogen head lights and LED tail lights, tinted glass, wipers and the choice of an automatic or 5-speed manual transmission.
Improved mobility --The LVSR suspension incorporates Oshkosh's TAK-4(R) independent suspension system, as well as its proprietary mechanical rear-steer technology for improved mobility and off-road capability.
Accident avoidance technologies start with Elantra's all-new chassis featuring fully independent suspension, front and rear stabilizer bars and motor-driven rack-and-pinion steering.
The XL7 is now a front-wheel-drive vehicle that features four-wheel independent suspension and available all-wheel drive.
Acting together, the independent suspension and ETS optimise the handling safety and stability of the M-Class, both on and off the road.
Not all were incorporated into the Tucker '48 car, but it included a rear engine, rear-wheel drive, safety-glass windshield, padded dashboard, independent suspension, and automatic transmission.

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