De Dion rear end design..

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Re: De Dion rear end design..

Post by Brian P » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:30 pm

Don't forget the one BIG bad disadvantage of using de Dion suspension: the advertising folks can't shout out "LOOK! 4 wheel independent suspension!"

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Re: De Dion rear end design..

Post by englertracing » Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:13 am

The testing was done in the 60s I believe.
Also regarding the full independent....
Usually the trophy trucks and truggys finish the Baja 1k before the irs buggys :D

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Re: De Dion rear end design..

Post by lemons racer » Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:27 pm

The De Dion was used allot back in the 50s-60s mostly by european manufactures that could not afford to produce a full independent suspension which is MUCH more expensive to develop. The advantage of the De Dion is less unsprung weight compared to a live axle and that's about it.
The last car I worked on using this suspension was a Montaverdi Hi (forgive my spelling, this was back in the mid 80s)) built in 68, 1st of 2 built. 426 Hemi, ZF transaxle, the car looks something like a Bora. When under that car it was less than impressive although I was told when new it was clocked at 189 mph.

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