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Mopar Torsion-Aire Suspension

Mopar Torsion-Aire Suspension brings many benefits to the 1963 Plymouth and Valiant.
The smooth, bump-leveling ride that turns back roads into boulevards has always been an
easily demonstrated feature. But there are others equally important. Precise handling.
Road-hugging stability. Flat cornering, with a minimum of lean. Predictable braking, with
no brake dive. No rear-end "squat" on acceleration.
How a Torsion Bar Works

These features result from the skillful coordination of many factors. Oriflow shock absorbers adjust the ride to fit the road and speed – give a soft, easy boulevard ride on smooth roads at city speeds; get progressively firmer as car speed goes up or as the road roughens, to damp out pitching and bouncing. Front suspension design overcomes brake dip. Rear springs, with a short, comparatively stiff section forward of the axle, combat acceleration "squat." And they're set wide apart, giving extra stability and resisting leaning in turns.

Mopar Torsion-Aire Suspension

Thanks to Jules V. for the source: the Ross Roy Data Book for Salesmen, 1963 Plymouth edition.

July 1, 2004

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