Rear Suspension Styles. Rear wheel drive. Live Axle with leaf springs. Wide leaf springs control side sway well A large amount of unsprung weight Leaf springs take up a lot of space. For every action there is an equal & oposite reation
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the axle is mounted off center on the spring
A Watt’s link allows the suspension to travel up and down while preventing the axle from moving side to side.
on independent suspension (RWD)
Used on several sports cars
Handles cornering loads better
on this model
Superior noise and vibration dampening
Another style also used with a semi-independentrear suspension
Is this Fords
Note. . .
Common on FWD vehicles
Some models have flexable rubber bushings
This causes a toe change to enhance straight line stability
Toe change during corning leads to quickerand more responsive steering