semi-trailing arm suspension


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  • semi-trailing arm — A type of independent rear suspension where the pivot axes are usually at about 25 degrees to a line running straight across the car. This arrangement gives rear wheel camber somewhere between that of a pure trailing arm (which has no camber… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Trailing arm — A trailing arm suspension is an automobile suspension design in which one or more arms (or links ) are connected between (and perpendicular to and forward of) the axle and the chassis. It is usually used on rear axles. A leading arm as used on a… …   Wikipedia

  • arm suspension — See flex arm suspension long and short arm suspension semi trailing arm suspension swing arm suspension …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • semi-trailing link — An arm of a coil spring, independent rear suspension system which pivots at an angle to the centerline of the vehicle, thus imparting negative camber with increase in load. Also called semi trailing arm …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • trailing arm — Type of independent rear suspension in which the pivot axis is exactly across the vehicle, or perpendicular to the longitudinal axis. This means the wheels are always upright relative to the body and hence leaning with the body in a corner.… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Suspension (vehicle) — Suspension is the term given to the system of springs, shock absorbers and linkages that connects a vehicle to its wheels. Suspension systems serve a dual purpose – contributing to the car s handling and braking for good active safety and driving …   Wikipedia

  • suspension — [1] The assembly of springs, shock absorbers, torsion bars, joints, arms, etc., that cushions the shock of bumps on the road and serves to keep the wheels in constant contact with the road, thereby improving control and traction. [2] A mixture of …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • arm — A part attached to or projecting from something. Also see a arm a arm actuator arm ball joint rocker arm breaker arm check arm contact arm control arm crankarm door check arm …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Semi-automatic transmission — Transmission types Manual Sequential manual Non synchronous Preselector Automatic Manumatic Semi automatic Electrohydraulic …   Wikipedia

  • suspension link — Any arm which links the chassis to the axle. See leading arm semi trailing link trailing arm transverse link wishbone …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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