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D35 SLA Locker?

Will

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Gnaw Bone, Indiana
Vehicle Year
2007
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Toyota
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4.0
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Manual
Short long arm makes no sense. Is it short? Or long? Just Why?

How about you just call them facotry a-arms as that's what they are? Nothing more, so why try to make them sound cool?
It's 2 control arms--a long bottom and a short top. The bottom arm is mounted closer to the center of the vehicle and has to be longer. Some McPherson strut suspensions only have a lower control arm (Dodge Caravan, Honda Cr-v) some have a lower and upper (Toyota IFS 4wd). Old full-size Ford cars, Chevy trucks etc. had the spring on the lower control arm and old small Fords (Mustang/Falcon/Fairlane) had the spring on the upper. Old Chryslers used a torsion bar on the lower, as does Nissan 4x4s and Ford Ranger 4x4. On longer travel suspensions the lower arm is usually much longer than the upper to pull in the top of tire and sort of increase track width on an inside corner to help keep the truck from rolling over. So that's why it's noted as an SLA suspension, particularly.

We sometimes called them A-arms in the past, but more commonly upper and lower control arms.
 



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