View Full Version : Understanding independant front suspension

12-04-2007, 04:11 PM
you may have heard the term, but may not know exactly what it means. When one front wheel of a vehicle hits a bump or pothole, it will move up or down to compensate while the other wheel remains steady. Both wheels are independent of each other, hence that expression.
Watch the attached video, a German commercial for the Nissan Pathfinder, to find out exactly how this works. This gives a moving experience which should benefit your understanding of this piece of Engineering.
web page (http://www.clubcitron.net/humour-videos/index_html/Nissan_pathfinder.wmv/)

12-04-2007, 05:53 PM
Thanks, Jack. I watched it over and over again. A few more viewings and I may come to understand it after all.

12-04-2007, 06:18 PM
Definitely a complicated bit of machinery, and if they ever solve the "Gravitational effect" should continue to deliver good road handling, for over 50 years....

12-05-2007, 09:49 AM
Watching that is also helping to add years to my life.

DG - as per a previous thread /ccboard/images/graemlins/blush.gif

12-05-2007, 02:59 PM
I was really looking forward to this video, but all I got was "Nous sommes désolés mais cette page n'existe pas…" which according to my memories of high school French means "We are sorry but the page does not exist...". I think I'm gonna cry.

12-05-2007, 03:03 PM
try this..
web page (http://video.aol.com/video-detail/nissan-pathfinder-independent-front-suspension/3834055990)
AOL????? they are still in business?

12-05-2007, 07:22 PM
Ah, yes, now I understand how it works. /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif