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Macpherson Strut
The classic production car Macperson strut.

When used as a front suspension there are four chassis mounting points, one for the strut rod top mounting, two for the lower A-arm and one for the steering tie rod (which can be either the end of the steering rack, or the tie rod mounting on the track rod).

When used as a rear suspension there are either three or four mounting points, one for the strut rod top mounting, two for the lower A-arm, and either a separate toe link mounting, or the toe link mounting can be common with one of the A-arm link mountings.

Three strut mounting points, one for the strut rod top mounting, one bottom A-arm and either a steering arm or a toe control link mounting.

The design of the wishbone can take several forms.

Two of the most common styles are
        A single lateral control arm with a trailing link (where the anti-roll bar is used as the trailing link in which case this
                     is the classis Macpherson strut )
        A one-piece sickle or L  shaped arm

The king-pin inclination and caster are measured from the strut rod mounting point on the chassis and the bottom wishbone strut ball joint.

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