Is a trailing arm and a control arm the same thing?

1 Answer:
  • Ardi
    Control arms are used to constrain the axle or wheel knuckle in a particular degree of freedom (DOF). A Trailing arm is a type of control arm. The speciality of a trailing arm is that it is mostly used to constrain the longitudinal or fore-aft DOF.12 Feb 2022
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