Suspension can be the surprisingly mesmerizing bit of mechanical enjoyment. Go ...
Suspension can be the surprisingly mesmerizing bit of mechanical enjoyment. Go stare at the Trophy Truck as it rips across the desert, think about all of the work that the springs and dampers are handling.
The abuse being dished out is both amazing and terrifying. And yet those trucks float over most of the aggressive terrain in front of them at speeds and that would leave most of us reaching for the brake pedal.
On the lower tier of suspension goodness, we have the setup found under the skin of a new Ram Power Wagon. Jason from Engineering Explained managed to wedge the GoPro into the wheel space of the truck.
This point of view allows you to see many of a suspension and steering components at work. The back of the wheel and tire typically hide all of this from view, and the GoPro is there to give you a peek.
You can see the Articulink at work, which is the piece of suspension tech that gives the Ram more articulation from that front axle. And you can also see the bump stop come into play as the driver of this truck found some hefty bumps to tackle.
Finally, you are going to see a GoPro get smacked around by the tire and wind up pointing in towards the frame rails of the truck.
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