Also, this valve arrangement allows a desirable failure mode whereby hydraulic fluid is locked into the hydraulic actuators, there by locking in the anti-roll bar in case of a system failure.
The subframe (25) may further comprise an anti-roll bar (72) connected to the subframe (25).
An amphibious vehicle, which may plane on water, has at least one pair of front or rear wheels having wheel suspensions fitted with an anti-roll bar (46).
The invention relates to a system for operating a coupled anti-roll bar on a motor vehicle, whereby the anti-roll bar may be released by means of a coupling.
This means that at least part of the forces which arise in the anti-roll bar (11) can be countered by the weight of the engine (4), resulting in less stressing of the chassis frame (2, 3).
The torque introduced into the stabilizer is transferred to the respective wheel carriers via the stabilizer limbs.
For the method, it is possible to use a two-part stabilizer for each vehicle axis.
A hydraulic actuator is integrated inside the stabilizer and can twist both stabilizer halves in relation to one another.
Actuators that are independent from the stabilizer can also be used.
Stabiliser for a motor vehicle, comprising a torsion spring bar, divided into two shafts (1) and (2), whereby both shafts (1) and (2) are connected to each other by means of a mechanical coupling.
The other end of each bracket (2) is connected via at least one resilient mounting (8) to the vehicle's lateral stabilizer.
The brackets (2) can be mounted along the vehicle's longitudinal axis, in which case they are connected to the stabilizer (7) via two resilient mountings (8).
The brackets can be bent in plan to form a fork-shaped unit, in which case the appropriate end of the bracket is connected to the stabilizer (7) via one resilient mounting (8).
A sway bar is rigidly mounted between the first and second arms substantially distal to the first ends of the first and second arms, proximate to the second ends and parallel to the axle.