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Re: \---/ (archive)

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Posted by MicahO on December 16, 2000 at 06:57:57:

In Reply to: \---/ posted by Charlie Goodman on December 15, 2000 at 20:13:17:

On an older design car with an independent rear suspension, and no work on suspension geometry, the wheel is essentially out at the end of a lever. With the ass end of the car unloaded, and up in the air, the wheel (the outside of the lever) is angled down, away from the center of the car. When the ass end is loaded, and lower than unloaded, the wheel is at the top of the range of motion, angled in at the top.

Our glorious 5's have more work done on the suspension (multiple control arms, etc) that allow the wheels to move through the range of travel with minimal deflection.

--Micah O'C
'92 525iT, Load Leveling Rear

Does anyone have an idea as to why

Remember old citreons, fiats, etc. Very light cars looked \---/ empty but /---\ with a load.

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