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Pictures below show the suspension as it was before modifications (pre June 2011).

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All the old spring mounts have been cut off. New parts have been made with a priceless help of CNC mill. Some parts were milled on lathe and TIG welded together.

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The force from the road are transferred by system of the push-rods and levers. Suspension is now 2.6 times harder than the spring itself.

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The M10 end rod bearings were placed on the end of push-rods.

 

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There are 8mm thick backplates cut by laser cutting services to mount the wheel hubs. The end rod bearing mounts previously turned with lathe were welded to backplates.

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The M16 end rods connect backplate with an A-arm. It was set up so when standing, the plate (and later the wheel) is perpendicular to the ground. The wheel hubs with the disk brakes came from the back axle of scrapped VW Golf.

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Installed the brake calipers and disks.

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Video of working suspension