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Old 13th July 2008, 04:51   #61
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Didn't realize that there were three different suspension types. I thought only the original leafspring and later coil spring set up was all they had.
Hello, Addict! There are only 2 that I know of but the newer coil set up includes torsion bars and what they call "multi-link". It looks a little fragile to me when I actually see one. See the site below: click on "About Scorpio" and then under that "Specifications"

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Old 13th July 2008, 10:39   #62
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yes, you are right about that dirty dan. but even the CRDE had the torsion bars and they have stood the abuse well, believe me.
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I may be wrong ... perhaps the 4x4 Gurus like Arka or Behram Dhabhar may clarify ... but my 2 paisas :

Mahindra's Scorpio website is wrong when it describes the rear suspesnsion as follows = 4WD Independent, Torsion Bar, Multilink, Coil Spring

Generally speaking, a coil spring multi-link REAR live axle does NOT use torsion bars. The 5 links (4 longitudinal and 1 lateral) are used to LOCATE the axle and are NOT to provide compliance by way of suspension duties ... that's the job of the coil springs.

Afaik, the front uses torsion bars, on the 4x4 Scorpio.

Over to the Gurus ...

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Old 13th July 2008, 17:13   #64
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I may be wrong ... perhaps the 4x4 Gurus like Arka or Behram Dhabhar may clarify ... but my 2 paisas :

Mahindra's Scorpio website is wrong when it describes the rear suspesnsion as follows = 4WD Independent, Torsion Bar, Multilink, Coil Spring

Generally speaking, a coil spring multi-link REAR live axle does NOT use torsion bars. The 5 links (4 longitudinal and 1 lateral) are used to LOCATE the axle and are NOT to provide compliance by way of suspension duties ... that's the job of the coil springs.

Afaik, the front uses torsion bars, on the 4x4 Scorpio.

Over to the Gurus ...

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Hmmm...maybe. Clearly some of those pipe looking things are what I have always been told are "radial arm bushings" and their purpose is to prevent the rear axle from moving toward the front or rear of the vehicle. These are what look fragile to me, I can see rocks and ridges on a rough surface possible snapping these right off.
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Just came across this video, so sharing it here -

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