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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A spring has in fact two fundamental requirements to fulfill: it must support the sprung weight keeping the vehicle at the correct ride height, and it must deliver a vertical suspension stiffness (wheel rate) compatible with ride and handling requirements.
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.