Tag Archives: Rear Suspension

Wheelbase

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‘Wheelbase’ is the distance between the centre of the front axle and the centre of the rear axle. Wheelbase length has a big influence on the axle load distribution. Longer wheelbase : Less load transfers between the front and rear axles…

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Trail / Caster Offset

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The distance from the ‘Steering Axis’ to the centre of the tyres’ footprint on the ground is called ‘Trail’ or ‘Caster Offset’. The larger the trail, the more steering torque is needed. Under acceleration or braking Trail can be broken…

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Track Width

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‘Track Width’ is the distance between the center line of each of the two tyre contact patches on the same axle. It is not the distance between the wheel mounting flanges. On most vehicles, the track width will differ between the front and…

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Toe In / Toe Out

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The amount of toe is expressed in degrees, as the angle from parallel of the front wheels. Sometimes Toe is expressed as the difference between the track widths of the leading and trailing edges of the front wheels. Toe adjustment…

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Rear Wheels

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With the change in profile of the rear bodywork, the rear wheel arch can either be moved upwards or increased in diameter. This is the standard rear wheels and arch arrangement (16in wheel) before the rear bodywork re-profile. From an…

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Rear Cantilever Pushrod Suspension

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With the rear pushrod suspension, initially the decision was made to use Sierra 4×4, for which I found that many websites claim the the rear track width to be 1468mm. I’m not sure where this comes from as it is actually 1550mm hub to…

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Push Rod Cantilever Suspension

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The push rod suspension on the rear of this Haynes Roadster is almost complete. The reduction in un-sprung weight should help handling, but more importantly they look GREAT.

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Fully Adjustable Rear Suspension

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Getting a fully adjustable rear suspension set-up on a Kit Car is not easy. With the use of Urethane, Clevis and rose joints I think I have found the best compromise.

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Haynes Roadster Rear Upright

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Haynes Roadster Rear Suspension is quite basic. Why not spice up the mix with Anti Squat, camber, caster and toe in and out adjustment, just like a Formula 1 race car.

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Haynes Roadster Rear Suspension

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Haynes Roadster Rear Suspension based on the Ford Sierra is a common choose. Anti Squat geometry has been included to give better acceleration.

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