torsion bar suspension

A suspension system that makes use of torsion bars in place of the leaf or coil spring.

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

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  • Torsion beam suspension — A torsion bar suspension, also known as a torsion spring suspension or incorrectly torsion beam, is a general term for any vehicle suspension that uses a torsion bar as its main weight bearing spring. One end of a long metal bar is attached… …   Wikipedia

  • bar suspension — See torsion bar suspension …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • torsion bar — n. a metal bar exhibiting resilience under torsion; specif., one used in place of a coil spring in the suspension of some motor vehicles …   English World dictionary

  • torsion bar — A long spring steel rod attached in such a way that one end is anchored while the other is free to twist. One end is fastened to the frame at one end and to a suspension part at the other. If an arm is attached, at right angles, to the free end,… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • torsion bar — noun a bar forming part of a vehicle suspension, twisting in response to the motion of the wheels and absorbing their vertical movement …   English new terms dictionary

  • torsion bar — /ˈtɔʃən ba/ (say tawshuhn bah) noun a metal bar with the function of a torsional spring, resembling a coiled spring that has been drawn out into a rod, and used in the suspension system of some motor vehicles …   Australian English dictionary

  • torsion bar — noun Date: 1937 a long metal element in an automobile suspension that has one end held rigidly to the frame end and the other twisted and connected to the axle and that acts as a spring …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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

  • Torsion spring — A mousetrap powered by a helical torsion spring A torsion spring is a spring that works by torsion or twisting; that is, a flexible elastic object that stores mechanical energy when it is twisted. The amount of force (actually torque) it exerts… …   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

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