suspension system that allows each wheel to move up and down without undue influence on the other wheels. Thus independent suspension on the rear wheels means that if only the right rear wheel hits a bump, the left rear wheel is not affected by it. Generally it is more expensive to manufacture independent suspension.
Any suspension in which the movement, or angle, of a wheel is not directly affected any motion of the opposite wheel.
A suspension system in which either wheel on an axle can undergo its normal vertical motions without directly influencing the motions of the opposing wheel.
A term used to refer to any type of suspension system in which the deflection of one wheel is not directly transmitted to the other, allowing a given axle to move up and down independently of each other.
A term used to refer to any type of suspension system that allows each of the two wheels of a given axle to move up and down independently of each other.
Most modern cars have independent front suspension, in which each wheel operates independently. If one hits a bump it doesn't affect the other. Independent rear suspension (IRS) is not universal on rear-wheel drive cars. In non-IRS cars there's one solid rear axle; if one wheel goes over a rough patch, both are affected. With IRS the car has more composure on rough roads.
Suspension in which each wheel is sprung individually so that any disturbance on the wheel has no effect on the opposite wheel.
One in which all wheels can rise and fall independently of each other.
Each wheel of an independent suspension is sprung separately so that a bump affecting one does not affect the others.
A suspension where the motion of one wheel does not affect the opposite wheel. Independent suspension allows a vehicle to provide a more level and stable ride.
A suspension arrangement in which the left and right wheels are attached independently to the chassis rather than sharing a single, solid axle Read more SEE RELATED TERMS: A-arm control arm double-wishbone suspension multilink suspension
One wheel position can move vertically without imposing any corresponding movement on the other wheel on an axle. The straight axle had been eliminated and replaced with upper and lower A-Frames (control arms) that pivot at the individual wheel position.
Any suspension in which the camber of a wheel is not directly affected by the vertical motion of the opposite wheel.
This is where each wheel on an axle can move up and down at a different rate to the other, rather than always moving together.
A suspension system that allows each wheel on a vehicle to move up and down independently of the other wheels.
A suspension design that lets each wheel move up and down independently of the others. A vehicle can have two-wheel or four-wheel independent suspension; sportier models have four-wheel independent suspension. See also Multi-Link Suspension, Live Axle.
A suspension system by which a wheel on one side of a vehicle can move vertically without affecting the wheel on the other side, and wheel jounce or rebound travel of one wheel does not directly affect the movement of the opposite wheel.
A suspension setup where all four wheels move independently of each other. Formerly used almost exclusively on cars, IRS can now be found on some SUVs.
Independent suspension is broad term for any automobile suspension system that allows each wheel on the same axle to move vertically (i.e. reacting to a bump in the road) independently of each other. This is contrasted with a beam axle, live axle or deDion system in which the wheels are linked - movement on one side affects the wheel on the other side.