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Wishbone suspension

Wishbone suspension Steering swivel ball joint Wishbone Frame Tie rod Damper mounting on lower wishbone Castellated nut

A double-wishbone suspension. Wishbones are fitted at their outer ends to the top and bottom of the steering swivel member. The two forks of each wishbone extend inward to pivot on the frame. A tie rod - a steadying bar - is connected between the frame and the lower wishbone.

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    How car suspension works

    There are various ways of attaching the wheels of the car so that they can move up and down on their springs and dampers, and do so with as little change as possible in the distance between adjacent wheels or in the near-vertical angle of the tyres to the road. Read more