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truck suspension outline - Truck Suspension Peter Yacoub...

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Truck Suspension Peter Yacoub Speech 1 – Informative Tuesday Thursday 10:30-12:00 October 26, 2005 Introduction Attention step: Have you ever seen a small incline in the road and wonder to yourself if your car will get off the ground, or at least wonder what it feels like to be airborne in your car? Well if you never have thought about it then you have never thought about off-roading. For those of you that have been off-roading, you know the rush it can give you. If you have never been in a truck while off- roading, I highly recommend that you try it any time you have the chance. Context: Off-roading has been going on for a while now, over 50 years actually, but it seems that it’s a new thing because of all the lifted trucks you see today. Even though the truck is lifted, it does not mean that it is suitable for off-roading, most people lift their trucks for looks and not have the right suspension for off-roading. Need: Knowing this information will help you recognize which trucks are done up for looks and which ones are made to off-road. Or for those that have a truck, this will help you get a better understanding of how the suspension works. Thesis: Today I’m going to inform you on how to understand a trucks suspension and what each part does. Preview: First off, I am going to inform you on the trucks basic suspension and the different types. Secondly, you will learn about the suspension components or accessories that make the suspension work; and lastly I will explain some suspension vocabulary.
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Body I. Basic truck suspension A. A-arms are the most common used suspension on trucks made today. Actually, it is the only suspension on trucks that are made today. There are two parts of an a-arm system, the upper arms and the lower arms. 1. Even though both the upper and the lower arms are a necessity, the upper arms are more important. a. The upper arms are more important because it is what holds up the whole truck. b. The upper arms made by the car company does not make it sturdy enough for off-road use, if you want to off-road without breaking your suspension you need to buy aftermarket upper arms. (1). Aftermarket upper arms use a different material and makes the a-arms more sturdy which holds up the weight of the truck without breaking. 2. Lower a-arms are what make the wheels move in a vertical up and down motion. a. The lower arms are connected to the wheels and also has a shock attached to it, which connects it also to the body of the truck in a way.
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