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  1. Kevin
    February 28, 2021 @ 5:21 PM

    What would you do to limit the “twisting” motion (to the side with “z” axis going through the beam pivot point) when using half axles. Also what abouth using schokabsobers with a walking beam?

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    • Eldon
      April 12, 2021 @ 9:35 AM

      Half axles will place a huge “twisting” or moment load on the pivot. With big enough bearings and some added length to the pivot, and it can be designed. Timbren has a product similar to that.

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  2. P.M. Dolan
    February 18, 2022 @ 8:50 AM

    Would really like to hear your comments on Timbren “Silent Ride” walking beam that has a VERY short leading and trailing arm apply a large twisting element to what appears to be axles mounted with just a simple U bolt?

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    • Eldon
      February 18, 2022 @ 11:24 AM

      It’s a good observation, but I’m not sure if it’s a concern to worry about. Every suspension has some compromise — which is why we all keep tinkering — even Formula 1 cars. I think in a high articulation situation, the axles would act as torsion beams like the torsion bar in your car, to resist full articulation. Maybe it would slip the U-bolt if it was not tight? I don’t fully know because I have not used one. Generally, from what I’ve seen, I like the “Silent Ride” approach. That said, I don’t think it’s intended as a Jeeping adventure suspension.

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