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Title:
FRONT SUSPENSION
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO2004000583
Kind Code:
B1
Abstract:
A suspension for coupling a steer axle assembly to a vehicle frame is provided that moves one or more of the spring reaction points outboard to increase roll stiffness and enable the use of a lighter axle. In one embodiment of the invention, the suspension includes a spring coupled to the vehicle frame and a shock absorber having a first end coupled to the spring and a second end coupled to a component of the steer axle assembly, such as the kingpin, at a location outboard of a longitudinal frame rail of the vehicle frame.

Inventors:
ZIECH JAMES F (US)
ZEBOLSKY MICHAEL L (US)
Application Number:
US0318904W
Publication Date:
April 01, 2004
Filing Date:
June 17, 2003
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Assignee:
DANA CORPORATION
ZIECH, JAMES, F.
ZEBOLSKY, MICHAEL, L.
International Classes:
B60G9/00; (IPC1-7): B60G9/00
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