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The front suspension design allows maximum wheeltravel and axle articulation providing good groundclearance without loss of traction or directionalstability.Long radius arms are fitted to the front axle andprovide maximum axle articulation which is vital for offroad performance. The radius arms are secured tofabricated mounting brackets welded to the front axle.Flexible rubber bushes are used on a stem end jointto secure the rear of the radius arms to mountings onthe chassis cross member.A panhard rod, which ensures that the front axleremains centrally located, is fitted transversely andalso uses ferrule rubber bush mountings at both axleand chassis locations.mountings, while bushed links support the front of thebar to the front axle.Conventional long travel coil springs and hydraulicshock absorbers are used to control body movementin all conditions. The shock absorbers are secured tofabricated towers which are bolted to the chassis. Theupper and lower fixings use a single location stud withflexible rubber bushes, support washers and securingnuts. Retaining plates are used to secure the coilsprings to the fabricated towers and axle mountings.Rubber bump stops are fitted underneath the chassis,adjacent to the front road springs, and preventpossible damage that could occur should there beexcessive axle to chassis movement.
The rear suspension design locates the rear axle withtwo round section steel lower link arms and a forged’A’ frame, upper link assembly. This system allowsmaximum axle articulation and wheel travel whilemaintaining roll stiffness and directional stability.The link arm is secured by a single retaining nut to thechassis mounting, comprising a rubber bushedbracket, which is retained by three fixings. A ferrulerubber bush with a single retaining bolt is used tosecure the link arm to its axle mounting.The upper link assembly is located on the reardifferential housing by a pivot ball-pin assembly. Twobrackets bolted to the chassis crossmember supportboth sides of the ’A’ frame of the link assembly,secured by single retaining bolts.A Boge Hydromat self levelling unit can be fitted, asan option, on 110/130 models to give additionalsupport when the vehicle is used to carry heavierloads.Two rubber bearing bushes, with retaining straps,secure the rear of the anti-roll bar, if fitted, to thechassis mountings, while bushed links support thefront of the anti-roll bar to the axle.Conventional long travel coil springs and hydraulicshock absorbers are used to control body movement.The shock absorbers are secured to chassis mountingbrackets and fabricated lower mountings welded to tothe rear axle. Retaining plates are used to secure thecoil springs to the axle mounting while fabricatedbrackets, welded to the chassis, are used for theupper spring location.
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And that is as detailed as it gets on the front and rear Defender suspension operation....