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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.e.
"And it offers better packaging for a third seat row." But he notes the tradeoffs with IRS are limited off-road capability and higher cost, versus a live axle.
Bringing up the rear for all trucks is a live axle with two-stage leaf springs.
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
At the back there's a live axle (the opposite of independent suspension), which is from a Suzuki van.
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.
There's a live axle at the back with leaf springs and lockable rear and centre differentials.
The Jeep also has a sophisticated double-wishbone suspension up front though, curiously, it retains a live axle rear end.
The incoming fourth generation Jimny looks to continue that tradition with a separate body and frame, solid live axles, and a 4x4 transfer case with high and low gearing.
With two rigid axles - live axles as opposed to independent suspension - the ride quality is never going to be first class.