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Hyundai Scoupe Control Arm for a Pleasant Drive

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Topics:  Hyundai Scoupe

Hyundai Scoupe Control Arm for a Pleasant Drive

Anthony Fontanelle
January 24, 2008

Nobody wants a bouncy ride. Thus motorists always look for a component that will provide convenience and comfort to all the vehicle occupants. The Hyundai Scoupe control arm is one of these. As part of the suspension system, it attaches other suspension components to the chassis of the Hyundai Scoupe. The two-door coupe was named after merging the words “sporty” and “coupe.” Sold from 1991 to 1995, it features a 1.5 liter engine made by Mitsubishi. The engine is capable of producing 81 horsepower and can be combined with either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission.

The Hyundai Scoupe control arm, sometimes called A-arm or wishbone, is described as a bar with a pivot at each end. Depending on the coil springs used in front and rear suspension, there can be a number of controls arms tasked to support the driving and brake torque. These are located between the rear axle housing and the frame. The Hyundai Scoupe control arm saves weight and adds adjustability. It is equipped with cylindrical linings, called bushings, to reduce friction and prevent the auto parts from going to different ways.

Two types of control arms are used today, differing on the number of A-arms installed in the suspension system. A double wishbone suspension requires two devices per wheel, while a MacPherson strut suspension is composed of one control arm per wheel. An independent suspension design, the double wishbone suspension locates the wheel through two parallel wishbone-shaped arms. Commonly used in sports cars, luxury cars and light trucks, a double wishbone suspension is also sometimes called a double A arm or short long arm suspension.

Although the suspension system is more notable for creating a comfortable ride, it also plays a part in vehicle safety as it affects turning and braking. That is why maintenance of all components of the suspension system is important. When it comes to control arms, it is recommended to have them lubricated at every oil inspection. Defective control arms can make handling and steering erratic.

Source:  Amazines.com

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