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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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At the time, such carts had beam axles, in other words rigid axles.
The suspension is typical supermini with struts at the front and a torsion beam axle at the back.
All of our test cars were fitted with multi-link rear suspension and only the lowest spec cars have the simpler, lighter and cheaper torsion beam axle. So why bother making the latter version if few cars use it?
The quality of ride, handling and grip can't be faulted, thanks to revisions to the running gear, which feature MacPherson struts to the front and torsion beam axle to the rear, while the suspension set up with its softer springs offers all those on aboard a truly comfortable and relaxed ride.
The suspension is typical supermini, with struts at the front and a torsion beam axle at the back.
The suspended beam axle provides the advantages of an independent link suspension, but with fewer moving parts and simpler controls.
Tenders are invited for Set Of Polyamide Bushes For Equaliser Link Compensating Beam Axle Box Of Wag-7 Locomotive As Per Rdso Drg.
ZF is also looking at more conventional solutions designed to improve ride comfort while also reducing cost, including its Multi Compliance Twist Beam Axle, which uses the basic architecture of the cost-effective twist beam as the basis for a new design that features an additional wheel carrier on each side that produces a virtual pivot point that moves the wheel in toe-in under both lateral and longitudinal load forces.
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.
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.
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.