EVOLUTION OF THE NEW FORD LIGHT TRUCK FOUR WHEEL DRIVE INDEPENDENT FRONT SUSPENSION

A new Twin Traction Beam, independent front suspension system has been designed for 1980 Ford light duty 4x4 trucks. It was designed to provide: improved fuel economy, ride, handling and performance, while still retaining all the toughness associated with Ford's previous four-wheel drive models, which utilized the more common monobeam suspension.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared for SAE meeting November 5-8, 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Bedi, G S
    • Lake, WHR
  • Publication Date: 1979

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00325058
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 791035
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM