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live axle

[′līv ′ak·səl]
(mechanical engineering)
An axle to which wheels are rigidly fixed.
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The live axle has been redesigned because based on the available bibliography and the documentation within the Romanian manufacturing company for forestry machines and the "National Institute of Research and Development for Machines and Installations in Agriculture and Food Industry" we have noticed that an essential market requirement was called for, i.
There's a live axle at the back with leaf springs and lockable rear and centre differentials.
Bringing up the rear for all trucks is a live axle with two-stage leaf springs.
The Jeep also has a sophisticated double-wishbone suspension up front though, curiously, it retains a live axle rear end.
Compared to the 2004 Mustang live axle, the new version controls longitudinal and lateral forces separately, which greatly reduces head-toss and axle hop.
Suspension (rear): live axle, leaf springs, gas-charged shocks
Based on a modified Lincoln LS floorpan, the Mustang has MacPherson struts in front and a three-link live axle with a Panhard rod in the rear.
Realizing that Ford's across-the-board application of independent rear suspensions (IRSs) on SUVs locked it into a higher cost structure and reduced differentiation of models, Adams put together a team charged with investigating the creation of a bolt-in IRSn module for live axle vehicles, one that requires no modifications to the floor pan.
The rear suspension is a multi-link affair, so you won't have to put up with ill-informed barbs about leaf springs and live axles.
It continues to offer a bodyA[degrees]onA[degrees]frame design, front and rear fiveA[degrees]link suspension system, live axles, electronic diffA[degrees]lock and is one of the few midA[degrees]size SUVs that offer a sixA[degrees]speed manual transmission A[degrees] in addition to its fiveA[degrees]speed automatic transmisA[degrees] sion.
Indeed, one may wonder why independent suspensions came into such demand in recent years, when for decades earlier lorries, trucks and troop transports were apparently quite happy to live on live axles.