THE BUICK <italic>Air Poise</italic> SUSPENSION

580046

01/01/1958

Event
Pre-1964 SAE Technical Papers
Authors Abstract
Content
THIS paper describes the springs, control system, and ride of the air suspension system on the 1958 Buick.
The system is a semiclosed one, providing a variable-rate suspension, automatic leveling and trim control, and manual lift. The latter feature is a knob below the instrument panel which can be operated when necessary to cope with unusual clearance conditions. The car remains at the same height with loads of up to five passengers and 500 lb in the trunk.
The authors describe the road-holding ability of a car with this suspension system as excellent.
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DOI
https://doi.org/10.4271/580046
Pages
5
Citation
McFarland, F., Peckham, E., and Dietrich, E., "THE BUICK Air Poise SUSPENSION," SAE Technical Paper 580046, 1958, https://doi.org/10.4271/580046.
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Published
Jan 1, 1958
Product Code
580046
Content Type
Technical Paper
Language
English