anti-roll bar

Sometimes called the "anti-sway bar," "stabilizer bar," or even (incorrectly) "roll-bar." It is usually a round bar which connects the left wheel suspension assembly with the right side. It may be found at the front and/or rear. Its main function is to keep both wheels rolling at the same rate when meeting bumps; but it also affects handling. A front anti-roll bar increases understeer and a rear bar increases oversteer.

Dictionary of automotive terms. 2015.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • anti-roll bar — ˌ noun Etymology: anti (I) + roll (I) : sway bar * * * anti roll bar /an ti rōlˈ bär/ noun A crosswise bar in the suspension of a motor vehicle that increases stability when cornering, etc ORIGIN: ↑anti (1) * * * ˌanti ˈroll bar …   Useful english dictionary

  • anti-roll bar — noun a) A bar that is stressed to reduce roll (leaning to one side) in a car body during cornering. b) An anti sway bar …   Wiktionary

  • anti-roll bar — /ænti ˈroʊl ba/ (say antee rohl bah) noun a torsion bar added to suspension systems in motor vehicles, to prevent roll when cornering. Also, anti sway bar …   Australian English dictionary

  • anti-roll bar — noun Date: 1951 sway bar …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • anti-roll bar — noun a rubber mounted bar fitted in the suspension of a vehicle to increase its stability, especially when cornering …   English new terms dictionary

  • anti-sway bar — noun a connection between the left and right suspension systems of a road vehicle designed to stabilise it, and reduce roll or sway on corners Syn: anti roll bar …   Wiktionary

  • anti-sway bar — /ænti ˈsweɪ ba/ (say antee sway bah) noun → anti roll bar …   Australian English dictionary

  • anti-sway bar — See anti roll bar …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Roll center — The roll center of a vehicle is the notional point at which the cornering forces in the suspension are reacted to the vehicle body.TheoryThere are two definitions of roll center. The most commonly used is the geometric (or kinematic) roll center …   Wikipedia

  • bar — [1] A unit of pressure. One bar equals 100 kilopascals or 14.5 psi. [2] A rod. Also see anti roll bar anti sway bar antiroll bar boring bar bull bar bumper bar busbar compensating bar compensator …   Dictionary of automotive terms

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.