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What is irs?

proyzrider

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hey all was just looking at sum sway bars on the net for me vs and it says to fit irs sedan, are all sedans irs and what does it mean does any one know?
 

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Independent Rear Suspension. That means that the rear wheels move up and down without affecting each other, when going over bumps.
 

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the revenue service of the United States federal government. The agency is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury, and is under the immediate direction of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue. The IRS is responsible for collecting taxes and the interpretation and enforcement of the Internal Revenue Code.


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Independent suspension is a broad term for any automobile suspension system that allows each wheel on the same axle to move vertically (i.e. reacting to a bump in the road) independently of each other. This is contrasted with a beam axle, live axle or deDion axle system in which the wheels are linked–movement on one side affects the wheel on the other side. Note that “independent” refers to the motion or path of movement of the wheels/suspension. It is common for the left and right sides of the suspension to be connected with anti-roll bars or other such mechanisms. The anti-roll bar ties the left and right suspension spring rates together but does not tie their motion together.

Most modern vehicles have independent front suspension (IFS). Many vehicles also have an independent rear suspension (IRS). IRS, as the name implies, has the rear wheels independently sprung. A fully independent suspension has an independent suspension on all wheels. Some early independent systems used swing axles, but modern systems use Chapman or MacPherson struts, trailing arms, multilink, or wishbones.

Independent suspension typically offers better ride quality and handling characteristics, due to lower unsprung weight and the ability of each wheel to address the road undisturbed by activities of the other wheel on the vehicle. Independent suspension requires additional engineering effort and expense in development versus a beam or live axle arrangement. A very complex IRS solution can also result in higher manufacturing costs.

The key reason for lower unsprung weight relative to a live axle design is that, for driven wheels, the differential unit does not form part of the unsprung elements of the suspension system. Instead it is either bolted directly to the vehicle's chassis or more commonly to a subframe.
 

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Independent Rear Suspension. That means that the rear wheels move up and down without affecting each other, when going over bumps.
that statement is incorrect.
 

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that statement is incorrect.
Independent suspension is a broad term for any automobile suspension system that allows each wheel on the same axle to move vertically (i.e. reacting to a bump in the road) independently of each other.

How is what he said incorrect?
 

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when each rear wheel moves they do effect each other, not how he said that they dont.

if it didn't have an anti roll bar then he would be correct.

i was just being a smartass haha.
 

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I post the WiKi article for IRS an you guys still argue between yourselves...
 

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when each rear wheel moves they do effect each other, not how he said that they dont.

if it didn't have an anti roll bar then he would be correct.

i was just being a smartass haha.
 
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