sprung weight

sprung weight

[′sprəŋ ¦wāt]
(mechanical engineering)
The weight of a vehicle which is carried by the springs, including the frame, radiator, engine, clutch, transmission, body, load, and so forth.
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Optimising the sharpness in both steering and suspension movement, sprung weight has been reduced as much as possible through the extensive use of lightweight, forged aluminium componentry.
The compression cycle controls the motion of a vehicle's unsprung weight, while extension controls the heavier sprung weight.
Replacing the traditional mechanical-hydraulic power steering pump with an electronically controlled, electrically actuated power assistance unit reduces engine load, but more significantly reduces not just vehicle sprung weight but also reduces complexity of installation on the production line.