jump to last post 1-5 of 5 discussions (8 posts)

What is unsprung mass of a car?

  1. irwanfazri profile image55
    irwanfazriposted 7 years ago

    I heard about unsprung mass, what is it? Thank you if someone could explain

    1. Mike Craggs profile image73
      Mike Craggsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      As I understand it unsprung mass is any weight 'downside' of the suspension, so things like wheels, tyres, brakes etc.

      Check out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unsprung_mass

      1. irwanfazri profile image55
        irwanfazriposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        thanks mike for helping

      2. warchild75 profile image44
        warchild75posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        The above is correct.

  2. SHR profile image57
    SHRposted 7 years ago

    Yes thats correct. Reducing your unsprung mass will increase your acceleration speed. It also makes the tires and wheels transition over bumps more smothly reducing the work on the springs and shocks.

  3. irwanfazri profile image55
    irwanfazriposted 7 years ago

    If reduce sprung mass?

  4. SHR profile image57
    SHRposted 7 years ago

    Lighten brake rotors and lighter wheels is the easy things to change. Aftermarker upper and lower a arms can also be purchased that are lighter.

  5. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    Getting rid of suspension weight has many advantages, among them being that it is a lot easier to dampen the suspension when you do not have a lot of weight that is subject to sudden forces. This also results in lower wear of consumables such as wheel bearings, tie rod ends, control arm bushes etc. smile

 
working