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live axle

[′līv ′ak·səl]
(mechanical engineering)
An axle to which wheels are rigidly fixed.
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Figure 2 is a view of an earlier design: the solid axle suspension with king pin.
It was also a consequence of strong input from the existing Mustang owner body, which insisted on the solid axle. "The core enthusiasts--the people who set the image for this car, many of whom are drag racers, said they want ed it," says Thai-Tang.
It also has Mopar K-Member and strut suspension geometry at the front and a four-link suspension, complete with a Panhard bar and a solid axle, at the back.
Quadrasteer is a rear steering system that looks an awful lot like the front end of a solid axle truck--complete with steering knuckles, rack and pinion steering gear and steering rods.
The suspension still delivers eight inches of travel as is found in the solid axle vehicles, but because the design packages better, the extra space is used to reduce front overhang.
The suspension is an independent SLA design in front, and a five-link with solid axle in back.
In its place sit far more economical MacPherson front struts with "reverse-L" lower control arms and a three-link solid axle with coil springs.
"It's an independent rear suspension for a large light truck and SUV currently on the market that can be swapped with the current solid axle in order to give both the OEM and the vehicle buyer the greatest flexibility possible in meeting their needs."