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Old 08-26-2007, 11:48 PM   #1
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Multilink or semi trailing arm?

With RWD, the choice between multilink wheel location control, and space saving semi trailing arms both have advantages. Opinions?
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Old 10-04-2007, 11:16 AM   #2
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multilink > semi rear trailing arm...the issue with the semi trailing arm is that the suspension angles change during deflection...
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Old 10-06-2007, 02:06 PM   #3
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Looking at my semi trailing arms, I can see just what you mean. But wouldn't the angle changes be good in hard cornering? I can see where the angle would be bad if there is heavy weight in the trunk though!
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in a multilink does the angle stay the same in hard cornering too? i think in rebound from a bump or something, the angle in a semi is probably what is sharp.
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I think multilink makes the tire to road angle more ideal than semi trailing arms can when there is a load in the car. Unloaded, they may be more similar. Think about the semi trailing arms already deflected by weight in the trunk and how that being removed allows better angles in track driving
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