Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2003 10:10:32 +0000
From: Grunff <grunffnopsam.com>
Subject: Re: It's official - Saab on a deroute.....


Johannes H Andersen wrote: > > pablo wrote: >>It's news to me that the double wishbone suspension is "superior" to >>McPherson setups. Indeed, it's not that simple. >> >>...pablo <replying to JHA's post because pablo's post isn't on my server> Double wishbone is indeed far superior to McP struts. Struts were invented as a means of saving money (fewer components) and to make more room under the bonnet for transverse mounted engines. They have one severe flaw - the wheel's camber changes as the suspension travels up and down. This makes for poor performance in cornering situations where the suspension is heavily loaded. Double wishbones maintain the same camber throughout the suspension travel, therefore perform much better under those circumstances. -- Grunff

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