Why modern suspension isn't always the best option *article*

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  1. Mitchj

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    99% of the people who downtalk Vette suspension don't even understand basic physics. They assume that the leaf setup is the same as a pickup truck. Mistake #1.

    But then again this is a training wheels forum where everyone is a dramatic theologist and no one is an expert.
     
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    Cool theory Hansel.

    How explain, does this article have anything to do with the vette suspension.
     
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    [​IMG]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corvette_leaf_springs

    Instead of a coil spring mounted at the outside of the control arm, there is a stiff bar of metal mounted under tension at the bottom of the rear suspension subframe between the ends of the two control arms. In the end the arm will see almost the exact same spring rate, change in travel deceleration and overall feel as a normal coil spring.

    So yes, that article is close to how a Corvette rear suspension works where the leafs are mounted transversely rather than longitudinally in a truck.
     

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