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Old 05-06-2010, 10:47 PM   #15
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What is the advantage of using rubber? Does it provide a dampening action like a shock absorber?

I recall when torsion bar suspensions came out on cars. It was a steel bar secured to the frame at one end and to the wheel at the other. Much simpler than leaf or coil springs. They also required shocks, though.

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Old 05-07-2010, 01:19 AM   #17
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A torsion bar is basically a straight spring. A coil spring is torsion bar wrapped up in a helix.

The rubber has a viscous response when deformed, hence it is also a shock absorber.

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