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Title:
VEHICLE SUSPENSION
Document Type and Number:
WIPO Patent Application WO2002076772
Kind Code:
A3
Abstract:
A vehicle suspension and a control arm therefor are provided. The control arm includes first and second members each defining a recess corresponding to a portion of the outer surface of a vehicle axle. The members are welded or otherwise coupled together to surround at least a majority of the axle thereby enabling installation of the control arm without sliding the arm onto the axle. Each of the members includes a pair of sidewalls and a lateral wall joining, and integral with, the sidewalls. The sidewalls are angled relative to an axis of the axle to provide sufficient clearance for a spring assembly mounted to the control arm and centering of spring loads. The two sidewalls of one member may further include aligned apertures configured to receive a tube on which a shock absorber may be mounted. The tube enables strong and accurate mounting of the shock absorber.

Inventors:
SCHLOSSER KRAIG
BLESSING MARTIN
DAVISON KENT
Application Number:
US0208324W
Publication Date:
March 27, 2003
Filing Date:
March 20, 2002
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Assignee:
DANA CORPORATION
International Classes:
B60G7/00; B60G9/00; (IPC1-7): B60G7/00; B60G9/00
Domestic Patent References:
WO1998017487A11998-04-30
Foreign References:
US6039336A2000-03-21
US5954351A1999-09-21
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