Steering knuckle assembly Patent #: 4722540
ApplicationNo. 996248 filed on 12/23/1992
US Classes:280/124.145, Including vertically extending strut280/93.512, Kingpin, steering knuckle, steering arm, or wheel carrier construction403/131Stud extends into ball
ExaminersPrimary: Tyson, Karin L.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassesB62D 007/06
AbstractA "soft" knuckle for a vehicular suspension system provides additional compliance in the fore/aft, and vertical directions while maintaining desirable high stiffness in the lateral, steer and camber directions. The present spindle and knuckle assembly permit the kinematics and stiffness o a suspension system to maximize handling without compromising impact isolation. Thus, the present invention decouples handling and impact isolation requirements of a suspension system. The present invention can be adapted for both driven and undriven wheels, and thus can be used at any location in either a front or rear wheel drive vehicle.