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Angled trailing arm pivots


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Planning a rear suspension build and have pretty much decided to go with trailing arms instead of semi-trailing arms. However, I see some trailing arm setups with pivots that aren't parallel to the centerline of the car (see attached pic) and I like the idea of this because it does give me a bit of camber change. My track width will be on the narrow side at 80" so I'm thinking a design like this would also help with CV plunge.

However, I know these angled pivots will give me some toe change which isn't ideal but I'm thinking the toe change wouldn't be as dramatic as the VW semi-trailing arm setups.

Are angled trailing arm pivots a good compromise? Are there any downsides???



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I looked at the straight vs traditional "angled rear pivot" and saw that the angled did help with camber and axle plunge. Longer arms helped with less toe change.

Not an expert as I went a different direction. But you can't deny that the traditional lets you go faster than you might want to.


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FYI, stock Volkswagen is 13 degrees and aftermarket/longer arms are 10 degree. Just for your refernce.