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Re: type 44 brake question - long answer

At 05:57 PM 10/13/98 -0400, Sachelle Babbar wrote:
>I just assumed that a torsion bar setup is what I've seen on American cars
>and trucks from the 60's on. The preloaded bar that acts as a spring. I
>think Blazers still have 'em on the front.

911's use the torsion bar as well.
the torsion beam rear has been used in the A model volkswagens for more
than 20 years...

in and under countless vw a's

>On Tue, 13 Oct 1998, Phil Payne wrote:
>> In message <Pine.SOL.3.96.981013161546.19066B-100000@iris.nyit.edu>
Sachelle Babbar writes:
>> > I never remembered seeing torsion bars ever on non quats. Just a solid
>> > beam axle, panhard rod, and struts.
>> That solid beam _IS_ the torsion bar - look at how the hubs are mounted.
>> Any upward or downward force at the hub results in torque at the beam.
>> It's a _very_ sophisticated design, an Audi patent, and Audi was very
>> proud of it at the time.