Trailing arm

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Rigid axle on four trailing arms and Panhard rod (wishbone). The axis is kinematically overdetermined.

As trailing arms are in the suspension is arranged in the direction of travel of motor vehicles handlebar designated. They guide rigid axles and, in the case of independent wheel suspensions, the wheel carrier approximately vertically and support longitudinal forces and braking reaction moments on the vehicle body . Additional links are required to transfer the lateral forces.

Other designs can be found on the VW Beetle on the crank arm axle (double crank axle) as a double crank arm or the pendulum axle as a longitudinal thrust strut.