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Aventador LP700-4
Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 11:12:05 AM
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What does it mean by " infinite-length " when talking about suspension control arm?


I don't understand what " infinite-length " mean in the following context?

With McPherson suspension, the upper arm is basically infinite-length and perpendicular to the strut so the angle doesn't change that much when lowered.

Source:
http://www.carbibles.com/suspension_bible_pg4.html

How could it be possible that a control arm have infinite length? It is a piece of steel and certainly has a fixed length.

It is just confusing!
NKM
Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 11:58:27 AM

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I suspect that it's downright wrong, not just confusing. It could be a bit of technical jargon, but it doesn't seem to make sense.

Donthailand
Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 12:11:29 PM
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Personally, I think it would be more correct to describe the the upper arm as varying length, since it has the shock absorber/spring which allows the length to vary due to compression.
georgieporgie
Posted: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 3:20:39 PM
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What does it mean by " infinite-length " when talking about suspension control arm?

It's technical jargon, not an English language issue.
palapaguy
Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 12:34:30 AM

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Obviously it's not literally true.

So that MUST mean it's jargon.

If you want a technical explanation, ask on an appropriate site. This isn't one.
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