[ROVERNET - UK] People who buy Rovers
vmitps at netspace.net.au
Mon Apr 7 22:39:01 BST 2008
In that situation it only has as much effect as an IRS.
The DeDion tube pivots allowing the RH wheel to move up.
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From: "Glen Wilson" <rovercar at comcast.net>
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Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2008 1:08 AM
Subject: Re: [ROVERNET - UK] People who buy Rovers
> Netspace wrote:
>>> I never saw the point of the De Dion axle , all the complications of IRS
>>> and none of the advantages . It was effectively most of a well located
>>> solid axle , with disc brakes hidden inboard and the added confusion
>>> a sliding joint. The Volvo had a well located solid axle , no sliding
>>> joint , accesible outboard disc brakes and an intelligent hand brake .
>>> You could argue abstruse benefits of reduced %unsprung weight , but this
>>> was not apparent in real life .
>> Disagree entirely.
>> It has the advantages of IRS (lowish unsprung, inependent movement of
>> wheels on bumps without steer) and the advantage of fixed, being no
>> camber change under both bump. There is some under roll, but not as much
>> as IRS.
>> I rate the backend performance very highly.
>> I wish they had been more sensible with the calipers...
> When the right wheel bounces upward six inches going over a bump, does it
> have no effect on the left wheel at all? It's really a SEMI-independent
> arrangement, right?
> The P6 suspension is cool and seems to work well, but the simpler SD1
> suspension seems to work well, too. In a practical sense (as in what you
> feel when you drive the car, ride, control over uneven surfaces), how is
> the P6 superior to the SD1? Is it enough to be worth the complexity and
> expense? The SD1 seems to get pretty high marks for its rear suspension in
> terms of how it actually performs on the road, and I know from experience
> that the back end of an SD1 feels pretty securely planted.
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