Automotive Dictionary: Swing Axle

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Automotive Dictionary: Swing Axle


Throughout this site we use many technical terms, and given the breadth of readership our site enjoys, sometimes we are remiss and incorrectly assume everyone knows what we are referring to. For those that do not, here are some explanations of the technical terms use.
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Swing Axle


Independent rear suspension favoured by the European manufacturers through the 1950's to late 1960's, typically found in the Volkswagen Beetle, some Mercedes models and rear-wheel drive Renault's. It consists of independently sprung shafts that are attached directly to the gearbox.
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