Caster angle

What is Caster angle? Caster angle is an angle between vertical axis of wheel and the steering axis or king pin axis as seen from side view of vehicle. Caster is the angle to which the steering pivot axis is tilted forward or rearward from vertical, as viewed from the side. It is measured along …

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Camber angle

What is camber angle? Camber angle is an angle between the wheel’s plane and the vertical plane. It is measured generally in degrees. Camber angle can be observed from front view of vehicle. The camber angle may be positive, negative or zero depending upon the direction in which wheel is tilted. Camber angle conventions are same as …

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Types of suspension geometry

There are mainly two types of independent front suspension geometries which are commonly used in commercial cars. 1. MacPherson strut type       In this type of geometry, a strut (damper + coil spring) is mounted on stub axle (upright). Also, the lower wishbone arm is connected to the stub axle using a ball joint …

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suspension system

Simply suspension is the system which consists of various components such as shock absorbers, wheels, linkages, uprights, bushing, ball joints and which allows relative motion between the chassis and wheel end of the vehicle. We always thought that the suspension system is only responsible for the comfort of the driver. But if we deep dive …

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