rigid axle

A simple non-independent suspension, consisting of a rigid transverse member with wheel hubs solidly bolted to it. The axle can be attached to the body by leaf springs, or by a combination of suspension arms and links. A rear axle which may be either live (in rearwheel drive cars) or dead (in front-wheel drive cars).

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