Post by hobbybobby on Jun 26, 2014 15:04:25 GMT -5
Many vehicles have an IRS, as the name implies, a Independent Rear Suspension has the rear wheels independently sprung.
A fully independent suspension has an independent suspension on all wheels.
Some early independent systems used swing axles, but modern systems use Chapman or MacPherson struts, trailing arms, multilink, or wishbones.
Independent suspension typically offers better ride quality and handling characteristics, due to lower unsprung weight and the ability of each wheel to address the road undisturbed by activities of the other wheel on the vehicle.
Independent suspension requires additional engineering effort and expense in development versus a beam or live axle Arrangement, a very complex IRS solution can also result in higher manufacturing costs.
The key reason for lower unsprung weight relative to a live axle design is that, for driven wheels, the differential unit does not form part of the unsprung elements of the suspension system.
Instead it is either bolted directly to the vehicle's chassis or more commonly to a subframe.
The relative movement between the wheels and the differential is achieved through the use of swinging driveshafts connected via universal (U) joints, analogous to the constant-velocity (CV) joints used in front wheel drive vehicles.
Well, Dave, I've been thinking about, but I have nothing suitable at Hand and the lack of space does not Permit, that I could squeeze in here something Elaborately...
Actually, I wanted to just look out the differential, follows I made this hole with a conical reamer
I wanted to have a straight bore as possible to the engine compartment...
But somehow you're right, that would be too easy...
So, I saw out a recess, for the beginning...
Last Edit: Aug 29, 2018 15:57:54 GMT -5 by hobbybobby
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