Talk:Transverse leaf spring front suspension

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
WikiProject Automobiles (Rated Start-class, Low-importance)
WikiProject iconThis article is within the scope of WikiProject Automobiles, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of automobiles on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Low  This article has been rated as Low-importance on the project's importance scale.
 

Re-name[edit]

This is too long a name, but at least not derogatory! David R. Ingham (talk) 02:15, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

center pivot[edit]

Perhaps someone who knows more about modified American cars can explain if there really were such suspensions with zero roll resistance at the front. It would explain the therm "suicide axle", because all roll torque would be taken at the rear, tending to extreme oversteer. David R. Ingham (talk) 03:24, 17 March 2013 (UTC)

Is this article necessary?[edit]

To me it looks like an article about a specific type of suspension that isn't terribly notable. --Therealelizacat (talk) 15:48, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

Few articles are "necessary", nor are some "less notable". If it meets WP:N, it is notable. After all, we have articles on two US footballers that basically state, "He is notable for never having done anything notable in his career".
The subject is the Model T, and that's a massive number of cars, at an important transitional point in the history of the car. There is scope for this article's coverage, whether in one article here or as part of a larger scope on transverse front leaf spring suspension. But if you're planning to make such a change, at least achieve a change that makes it better. Corvette leaf spring is an example of what happens when someone says "This article is too small, it must be fixed!" but then fails to make it any better. Andy Dingley (talk) 15:58, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

Merge to Independent suspension?[edit]

Per [1] [2], should this be merged? I'm against it, mostly because this design isn't even an independent suspension. Andy Dingley (talk) 18:43, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

Merge, re-name, anything[edit]

Looking at the above it's clear I'm not the first person to question the state of this article.

I don't see how the Ford setup is more notable than any other car to use such a setup aside from likely being the most prolific - but that doesn't justify a separate Ford-only article. Even so, it's lacking in that respect, as "early Ford cars" is vague and there's nearly no Ford-specific information to begin with. I had to do a fair bit of research to determine that it didn't appear on Fords until the Model T, and continued up through 1948. "Early" implied to me that it both started and ended earlier than that.

There's no general article for transverse leaf spring setups. Corvette leaf spring appears to be specific to independent suspensions.

I'd suggest, at minimum, renaming this article to cover either all transverse leaf spring front suspensions, or all with a solid axle. Merging it into another article would be an option as well, but there doesn't seem to be one particularly suited for that. Any input would be welcomed. --Sable232 (talk) 02:44, 14 October 2018 (UTC)

For lack of any input, and noticing that the original page title was not manufacturer-specific either, I've moved the page. --Sable232 (talk) 16:28, 28 October 2018 (UTC)