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Aventador LP700-4
Posted: Sunday, October 01, 2017 4:58:01 PM
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What does the word " laterally-telescoping " mean in this context?

With this system, the wheels are interconnected by a de Dion Tube, which is essentially a laterally-telescoping part of the suspension designed to allow the wheel track to vary during suspension movement.

What does the verb telescope mean here?

Source:
http://www.carbibles.com/suspension_bible_pg2.html

I found this meaning but it doesn't fit to this text:

Telescope as a verb:
5. to slide together in the manner of the tubes of a telescope.
palapaguy
Posted: Sunday, October 01, 2017 7:38:25 PM

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Aventador LP700-4 wrote:
What does the word " laterally-telescoping " mean in this context?

With this system, the wheels are interconnected by a de Dion Tube, which is essentially a laterally-telescoping part of the suspension designed to allow the wheel track to vary during suspension movement.

What does the verb telescope mean here?

Source:
http://www.carbibles.com/suspension_bible_pg2.html

I found this meaning but it doesn't fit to this text:

Telescope as a verb:
5. to slide together in the manner of the tubes of a telescope.

The definition you found fits the question you asked. The pieces slide apart (extend) or toward each other (contract), and do so laterally (toward or away from the sides).
Aventador LP700-4
Posted: Sunday, October 01, 2017 9:09:20 PM
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palapaguy wrote:
Aventador LP700-4 wrote:
What does the word " laterally-telescoping " mean in this context?

With this system, the wheels are interconnected by a de Dion Tube, which is essentially a laterally-telescoping part of the suspension designed to allow the wheel track to vary during suspension movement.

What does the verb telescope mean here?

Source:
http://www.carbibles.com/suspension_bible_pg2.html

I found this meaning but it doesn't fit to this text:

Telescope as a verb:
5. to slide together in the manner of the tubes of a telescope.

The definition you found fits the question you asked. The pieces slide apart (extend) or toward each other (contract), and do so laterally (toward or away from the sides).


But De Dion suspension has a tube which is a solid bar. How can a solid bar extend or contract?
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Sunday, October 01, 2017 10:15:43 PM

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Your source defines de Dion Tube:

de Dion Tube, which is essentially a laterally-telescoping part


This specifically states that it is not a solid bar - it is a telescoping part.



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