There are two things to consider: If your GM car has a solid axle
, the differential carrier can be replaced without removing the differential.
That solid axle
makes the ride a little fidgety over very rough surfaces when compared to normal SUV's, but it rides respectably by pick-up standards and really, ninety per cent of the time it is fine.
The '05 Xterras have an independent all-steal double-wishbone front suspension with a stabilizer bar and a solid axle
leaf spring suspension out back.
There are a variety of designs, including coil spring, longitudinal leaf, transverse leaf, torsion bar, MacPherson, Christy, and solid axle
. Figures 1 through 3 are drawings of typical suspension systems found on most vehicles on the road.
So at the back, the Cherokee maintains a solid axle
suspended on three links and coil springs for maximum articulation in severe off-road situations.
Then workers install a solid axle
with a drive shaft that leads to a transfer case at the back of the transmission.
The rear 4-link suspension with solid axle
keeps the rear tires on the ground while driving over whoops.
Sophisticated double wishbone front suspension and a solid axle
with leaf springs mean maximum reliability and sturdiness.
The vehicle features a Strange Engineering four-inch solid axle
with nine-inch aluminium third member, 40-spline gun drilled axles, shocks with adjustable compression and rebound and an anti-roll bar and upgraded rear axle mounting points.
The front suspension on both models comes straight from GM's pickups, whereas the rear suspension is a solid axle
on coil springs.
As before, the solid axle
rear suspension has four links, coil springs, and a Panhard rod.
The disadvantage of that solid axle
only really becomes apparent either if you're carrying a lot of weight in the back or travelling over really, really rough roads.
At the rear, the new Mustang eschews the LS's independent suspension design for a solid axle
. According to Thai-Tang there were several technical and manufacturing related reasons for this choice.
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and leaf springs.