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As wishbone are in the independent suspension transversely to the direction of motor vehicles arranged handlebar designated. They guide the wheel carrier approximately in a vertical direction and transfer the transverse forces between the wheel and the vehicle body . For transmitting the longitudinal forces either additional components are required or the handlebars are carried out area (triangular or trapezoidal link), so that it wide at the vehicle body and also with non-steered wheels on the wheel support mounted to be.

A wishbone for lateral guidance of a rigid axle is the Panhard rod rotating in a vertical plane (last picture).