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Unread 12-31-2011, 08:47 PM   #1
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Unread 12-31-2011, 11:13 PM   #2
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None of the above. I've never seen any sort of active suspension make it past ten years without issues.
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as for as longevity I would have to agree with Kenny for performance I wouod have to say Magnaride.
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Macpherson struts. Theyre everywhere and in everything. Just like corn.

Also, cheap, light, simple, and compact.
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Macpherson struts. Theyre everywhere and in everything. Just like corn.

Also, cheap, light, simple, and compact.
I'd still have to say double wishbone. Lets me set my camber to near horizontal

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Macpherson struts. Theyre everywhere and in everything. Just like corn.

Also, cheap, light, simple, and compact.

Double Wishbone > MacPherson. It's stronger, camber doesn't change based on suspension deflection unless you want it to, it's stronger, it's easier on tire wear, and did I mention it was stronger?

They're everywhere because they're cheap, simple, and work fine for daily commuter cars, not because they're the best option out there.
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Double Wishbone > MacPherson. It's stronger, camber doesn't change based on suspension deflection unless you want it to, it's stronger, it's easier on tire wear, and did I mention it was stronger?
Dude! You missed the most obvious point about the double wishbone! It's stronger!!

(btw, in most applications I'm for double wishbone, but for those very rare ocassions where the application is offroading or super-heavy-duty weight-bearing, I'd have to go with multilink. It's level of adjustment is... amazing. But god its so expensive, and complicated, and has more things to go wrong, etc. etc.)

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Dude! You missed the most obvious point about the double wishbone! It's stronger!!

(btw, in most applications I'm for double wishbone, but for those very rare ocassions where the application is offroading or super-heavy-duty weight-bearing, I'd have to go with multilink. It's level of adjustment is... amazing. But god its so expensive, and complicated, and has more things to go wrong, etc. etc.)
Two leaf springs + panhard bar + sway bar. Done.
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Double Wishbone > MacPherson. It's stronger, camber doesn't change based on suspension deflection unless you want it to, it's stronger, it's easier on tire wear, and did I mention it was stronger?

They're everywhere because they're cheap, simple, and work fine for daily commuter cars, not because they're the best option out there.
'Twas a joke. Must have gone over your head..

High fructose corn syrup... It's even in bread and packaged meats now.
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'Twas a joke. Must have gone over your head..

High fructose corn syrup... It's even in bread and packaged meats now.
It must have lol.
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1997 Ford Explorer XLT | 4.0L Vulcan V6 | 5-speed automatic | shift-on-the-fly 4WD | 210,000 miles | Running 95% - Needs brakes on all four corners + bald tires
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