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Video History-Suspension 5
Video History-Suspension 6
Video History-Suspension 7

Video Undercarriage 1
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Video Steering Wheel 1
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Video Steering Lock
Video Steering
Video Safety Steering
Video Rack Pinion Steering
Video Steering Ratio 1
Video Steering Ratio 2
Video Steering Ratio 3
Video Ball Steering
Video Worm Roller Steering
Video Hydraulic Power Steer. 1
Video Hydraulic Power Steer. 2
Video Electr. Power Steer. 1
Video Electr. Power Steer. 2
Video Electr.-hydraulic Pump
Video Torque (power steer.)
Video Electr. Stab. Program
Video Finger Steering
Video One-piece Track Rod
Video Four Wheel Steering 1
Video Four Wheel Steering 2
Video Four Wheel Steering 3
Video Dry Joint
Video History
Video Suspension control 1
Video Wheel positions
Video Suspension
Video Spring systems
Video Electr. Air Suspension
Video Center of Gravity
Video Oblique/lateral drift angle
Video Elasto-kinematics
Video Elk Test
Video Wheel Bearing 1
Video Wheel Bearing 2
Video Wheel Bearing 3
Video Wheel Bearing 4
Video Ind. pulse sensor
Video Wheel sensor 2
Video Transversal Axis
Video Suspension Carrier
Video Below View
Video Adj. suspension
Video Stabilizer 1
Video Stabilizer 2
Video Double-wishbone 1
Video Double-wishbone 2
Video Double-wishbone 3
Video Air suspension truck
Video McPherson Strut 1
Video McPherson Strut 2
Video McPherson Strut 3
Video McPherson Strut 4
Video Trailing Arm
Video Twist-beam Rear Axle
Video Space Arms
Video Multilink Axle
Video Semi-trailing Arm Axle
Video Rear-wheel Drive
Video Electr. Stab. Program
Video ABS/ESP-Hydr. Unit
Video One-arm Swing. Fork
Video Formula-3 Racing Car
Video Pend. Wheel Suspen.
Video Torson Crank Suspen.
Video DeDion Axle 1
Video DeDion Axle 2
Video Rigid Axle 1
Video Rigid Axle 2
Video Rigid Axle 3
Video Rigid Axle 4
Video Rigid Axle 5
Video Self steering axle
Video Track rod joint
Video Springs
Video Coil Spring 1
Video Coil Spring 2
Video Coil Spring 3
Video Leaf Spring
Video Torsion Bar Spring
Video Rubber Suspension
Video Hydropn. Suspension
Video Air Suspension 1
Video Air Suspension 2
Video Shock Absorber 1
Video Shock Absorber 2
Video Shock Absorber 3
Video Shock Absorber 4
Video Shock Absorber 5
Video Single-tube Damper 1
Video Single Tube Damper 2
Video Double-tube Damper
Video Shock Absorber Piston
Video Friction Absorber
Video Tyres
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Video Tyre Calculation
Video Inch -> mm
Video Slip
Video Axle Load Distrib.
Video Payload Distrib.
Video Roller Resistance 2

Video Wheel suspension 1
Video Wheel suspension 2
Video Wheels 1
Video Suspension 1
Video Suspension 2
Video Suspension 5
Video Steering 1
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Transverse Control Arm
    (Wishbone)






Pressed sheet-metal or aluminium part

This construction method can still be found, made from two halves of pressed or spot-welded sheet-metal. In the meantime, there are wishbones made of aluminium (see figure below). This offers more protection against corrosion - and twice as important - is lighter. It used to be made from forged steel and was heavier and more complicated.

Rubber bearings are more flexible

Here is, at least the second generation of rubber bearings at work. As can be seen on the left pivot-bearing, it is mounted at a certain torsion angle. Looking at the enlarged picture (click twice), one can see that the vulcanised rubber insertion reacts to kick movements to the left and to the right softer than it does to an up-and-down movement. Varying flexibility, in all four directions occurs often in the chassis frame.

Ball-head replacement, correction of the camber

Right at the top of the wishbone, we see the bearing for the replaceable supporting ball-joint. Judging by the shape, this is probably the left wishbone (McPherson-strut). Should camber corrections to the wishbone be possible, they are carried out by way of elongated holes for the supporting ball-joint or by shifting the complete wishbone assembly.

Stabiliser as part of the wishbone

One question does seem to be valid: does the second figure actually show a wishbone? It is of course, only a part of it. The other part is formed by the stabiliser. It is threaded on one end and is bolted on to the bushing with the rubber bearing on the right next to the ball-head. Together with the suspension strut, this wishbone probably makes up the simplest possible front suspension. 10/10

The wishbone is a typical part of the independent suspension.



Pressing out the old supporting joint









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